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Rob Michitsch

Posted Mar 02, 2019
It is more environmentally friendly (less resources, energy) to create a plastic bag versus a paper bag. However, we really only have infrastructure in place to capture and recycle paper bags. What then is the more→
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Kim Ragaert
Ghent University
Replied May 30, 2019

perhaps relating to the topic’s original question: depending on geographical location, there are available systems to collect and recycle foil (back to foils)

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Shelbi Shelbi
Posted Mar 01, 2019
United by Blue and Sole have collaborated to create what they are calling the most eco-friendly shoe in the world. It boasts recycled cork soles, fibers made from discarded buffalo fibers, and in soles made from more→
Caleb Armstrong
Replied Oct 10, 2019

I like the idea behind these shoes a lot and how everything that is used in them is either recycled or organic. They look nice and comfortable. Might have to check out a pair of my own.

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Peter Schelstraete
Posted Mar 01, 2019
Recently there has been a flurry of articles, outlining to what extend recycling in the US is broken, as a result of China’s ban in plastic waste imports. Examples: more→
Hendrik Steckhan

Replied Nov 01, 2019

Personal anecdote related to this subject:
I’ve just put in a couple of hours of web search and phone calls to understand specifically what to put and not to put into my blue recycling waste bin in Fulton County. After glass bottles and beverage aluminum cans it gets quite ambiguous and confusing very quickly.
Maybe it’s just me. But if I’m like the average person, and Fulton is like the average county, there appears to be a large upside opportunity in providing homes with much clearer instructions. Which would lead to a more valuable and less contaminated mix of blue bin contents. Which could bring by significant productivity gains along the recycling value chain, I suppose.

Carlos Diaz-Acosta

Posted Feb 28, 2019
I have looked at this topic from an academic and research perspective. However, creating a close loop were these materials end up in a composting facility or in an anaerobic digester is a whole different ball more→
Eric Naas
Replied Oct 10, 2019

To add onto the biodegradable packaging, a supermarket in Thailand started using banana leaves for their packaging. In this way, grocery shopping becomes much less dependent on plastics between packaging and transportation of the goods. Maybe a transition into natural items would be a beneficial idea to run with as far as packaging of food and other items.

Mike Schultheis

Posted Feb 27, 2019
I was involved in looking for bio-renewable chemicals for certain applications. One of the challenges was that renewable feedstocks were many times being developed for fuels markets in the US because they more→
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Willemien Veele
Circular Business Development
Replied Apr 05, 2019

I know in Europe they are opting on a so call Subisidy for Materials (SDM) instead of Subsidy for Energy (SDE). But this is the big dillema! What has our highest priority? Resource for Energy use or Material/Chemical use?!

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Jeremy Macdonald
Global Energy and Sustainability Director
ISS Facilities Services
Posted Feb 26, 2019
I am working with a cafe services company that wants to find a better option for disposable gloves. Currently using nitrile gloves all around the United States, and because of the food waste they mostly end up in more→
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Karan Pandey (WTG)
WTG (unregistered)
Replied Jun 25, 2020

I'd request you to change the way you use. Buy 2 pairs of washable gloves for every person using it. Workers should use one pair of it on work and on the other day the used one should be washed and non used ones can be used. This will surely save a lot money and millions of pairs of glove waste. Hope this helps!! ✌️

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