confused about bioplastics? | EP 7 | podcast

July 18, 2019

We often hear the terms 'bioplastic' or 'biodegradable' which are confusing. 'Bio' usually means biology, so something that breaks down biologically. Right? The market place has a tendency to market eco friendly trends to the public expecting the mass majority to not take time to look at what the terms ...


what is compostable packaging?

July 16, 2019

There are a variety of terms out there about packaging. Biodegradable, compostable, are terms we typically used to describe how the packaging can be broken down and reused. What does the packaging need to be made out of in order for that to be possible? What do these terms define? ...


how africa is leading the way on plastic bag bans

July 12, 2019

When you think of environmental consciousness, the first continent that comes to mind is Europe. However, the surprising truth is that Africa is leading the way when it comes to bans and regulations restricting single use plastic bags. Here are two videos that highlight the seriousness with which countries like ...


the spread of plastic bans and regulations

July 12, 2019

What began as a small trickle has now become a flood of countries that are announcing bans, regulations and restrictions on single use plastics, plastic bags, and plastic waste.While these policies and regulations are welcome initiatives, their design and implementation across countries is inconsistent. At Ubuntoo, we are working to assess the effectiveness of these measures across countries to identify best practices that can be widely adopted.


report about plastic regulations by country

July 11, 2019

As country after country adopts regulations to limit, ban, tax or regulate single use plastics, it can be quite hard to keep up with the regulatory landscape. This report by the UN Environment Programme in partnership with World Resources Institute has compiled A Global Review of National Laws and Regulations ...


plastic bag regulations around the world

July 10, 2019

Countries around the world are imposing bans or taxes on single use plastic bags to counter the pollution caused by litter. This Wikipedia page has compiled a list of all these countries and details about the policy. This world map summarizes it quite well.


asian plastic circular economy innovations

June 27, 2019

More and more Asian countries are taking a strong stance in the wake of China’s National Sword policy which started a ban on foreign waste imports from early 2018 onwards. In the wake of this trend, we are witnessing a surge of entrepreneurial inititatives in Asia that address the problem of plastic waste and pollution through innovations. We highlight a few of these ecopreneurs in this Ubuntoo Digest.


the game changer | EP 2 | podcast

June 26, 2019

"Zero Waste is radical. It changes everything. In this episode, you'll learn more about how cities, policymakers, businesses and private citizens can help change the game and create a zero waste society - way sooner than you think. We take a look at Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), why so many ...


waste management for dummies | EP 1 | podcast

June 26, 2019

"To truly understand the concept of zero waste, it's essential that we dig into the current state of waste and waste management. In this, the first episode of Love Zero Waste, you'll learn more about why the amount of waste is increasing every year, what happens with your waste after ...


bioplastics | podcast

June 26, 2019

"Plastics have changed the world in good and bad ways. Could bioplastics give us the benefits of plastic without the nasty downsides? We explore the future of plastic." -from FW thinking podcast What exactly are bioplastics, and what are they made up of? How are these bioplastics better than other ...

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