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Gina Lee

Upcyclers Network
Posted May 01, 2019

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According to this professor, the stat of 10 rivers being responsible for 90% of plastic pollution was cited incorrectly. Instead, the studies that were cited in the media said that OF THE PLASTICS coming from RIVERS... Show More
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Venkatesh Kini
Co-Founder
Ubuntoo LLC
Replied May 15, 2019

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Thanks for an insightful post Gina. I agree that the media tends to oversimplify studies, and often one media headline gets picked up by multiple sources, so much so that the original truth gets lost.

This should help address criticism by many people who feel that the problem can be solved purely by focusing on these 10 rivers, and who campaign for inaction in developed western countries.

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Willemien Veele

Posted Apr 23, 2019

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Hi all, I’m looking for companies and/or organisations that can play a role in the recycling of derelict fishing gear (DFR). Within the Netherlands and Belgium through a project called Fishing for Litter (website in... Show More
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Willemien Veele

Replied May 17, 2019

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Hee Nicole, I have send you an email. Did you receive it?

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Willemien Veele

Posted Apr 01, 2019

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Hi all, I’m searching for alternative materials to use in the production of teabags, the pyramid shaped version, for biological and fair trade teas. Favorably the material is bio-degradable and industrial compostable... Show More
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Logan Dwyer
Student
UWSP
Replied Oct 01, 2019

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Hey Willemien,
After doing some research and seeing what other issues people have encountered with plastics and other materials contained in tea bag products, I found an article written in July 2019 with a list of some manufacturers located in the UK that refrain from using plastics in their tea products.

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/create/food-and-drink/news/a3291/plastic-tea-bags-environment/

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Alex Hamilton

Clorox
Posted Apr 01, 2019

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Has anyone done an LCA of stone or mineral paper? I see claims of photo-degradability but would love to know more. Anyone have any experience with this material?
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Chris DeArmitt

Phantom Plastics
Replied May 06, 2019

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I am a leading plastic materials expert. You are being given incorrect advice. Calcium carbonate-filled PE can be recycled multiple times with no loss in properties. Check phantomplastlcs.com 2 if you want hard data on plastics and the environment rather than false rumors.

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Rob Michitsch

Posted Mar 02, 2019

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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 proper... Show More
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Kim Ragaert
Professor
Ghent University
Replied May 30, 2019

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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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Michael Knutzen
Plastics
Ubuntoo LLC
Posted Mar 01, 2019

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I just came across the following article: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-innovative-ecobottle-is-the-first-compostable-paper-bottle-destined-to-eliminate-the-worlds-plastic-problem-300810832.html Do you... Show More
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Tommy Bledsoe
MBA Student
Georgia Tech
Replied Nov 15, 2019

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@joefiddelman @ben.hollerbach

Reusable packaging models are also in existence in the US too. Check out Limeloop and Terracycle’s Loop program. Remains to be seen whether this will scale long-term but it is encouraging to see this taking place now

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