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Inside Climate News
Jan 27, 2020

Booming plastics industry faces backlash as data about environmenta...

Environmentalists cite “an incredible disconnect” between government support for plastics manufacturing and evidence of the industry’s pollution and climate impact.
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Modern Diplomacy
Jan 27, 2020

Global Tourism Plastics Initiative takes on one of the worst polluters

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative is ground-breaking and ambitious in its goals. It aims to reduce the amount of plastic pollution caused by the tourism sector. To achieve this vision, tourism companies and destinations will be required to make a set of concrete and actionable commitments by 2025.
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ACE News
Jan 27, 2020

Hunza Valley become Asia’s first plastic-free district

Adviser to the PM on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said while addressing a ceremony held at Altit Hunza that the scenic Hunza Valley has become Pakistan’s first plastic- bag free district.
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Recycling Today
Jan 27, 2020

Is China about to roil the global plastic market?

Commodity analyst says single-use plastic ban there would have sizable ripple effects on the polymers and recycling markets.
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Toy News
Jan 27, 2020

Mattel details its next sustainability move through new Mega Bloks ...

As part of the move, Mega Bloks will now feature three pre-school building sets in Polar Friends, Safari Friends, and Woodland Friends, all of which will be made from bio-based resins. The building sets have Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified packaging that is fully recyclable.
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112 International
Jan 27, 2020

Ministry of Energy plans to ban plastic bags in Ukraine from 2021

Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine Oleksiy Orzhel appealed to the deputies of the profile committee of the Verkhovna Rada with a request to accelerate consideration of the bill No. 2051-1 "On limiting the turnover of plastic bags in Ukraine", which is in committee for consideration at the second reading since November 12,...
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Packaging Gateway
Jan 27, 2020

SC Johnson and Milwaukee Brewers to partner for plastic cup recycling

As part of the partnership, the partners will create a new market and recycling model for more than one million plastic cups used each season at the Milwaukee Brewers’ ballpark.
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Jan 27, 2020

Unilever-owned Dove aims for 100% recycled plastic bottles by 2025

On Monday, Unilever announced its boldest sustainability initiative yet: It plans to incorporate 100% post-consumer recycled plastic into its biggest brands, Dove, Dove Men+Care and Baby Dove by 2025.
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Manchester Evening news
Jan 27, 2020

Why new plastic expiry date stickers have started to appear on supe...

Shoppers have started to notice new expiry date stickers being placed on some popular items, and there's a good reason
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Citizens Journal
Jan 25, 2020

Oniracom Partners with Jack Johnson to curb plastic pollution in mu...

Santa Barbara-based marketing and technology partner of Sony, Disney, Universal, Warner, Sonos, Deckers and The Santa Barbara Bowl, along with a host of startups and nonprofits – is proud to announce initial results of its partnership in a new initiative led by multi-platinum recording artist Jack Johnson – BYOBottle – designed to significantly ...
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Jan 25, 2020

PET MINI - Worlds first recycled electric skateboard

PET MINI is an Open Source, Recycled Electric Skateboard for urban transportation. With the goal to end stressful commutes while simultaneously giving you the perfect last mile recycled green vehicle.
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Manila Bulletin
Jan 25, 2020

SMC builds roads, AEV makes cement out of plastic garbage

Philippine companies like San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. are using discarded shopping bags, sachet wrappers and plastic packaging to fire cement plants and build roads as the country embarks on an 8 trillion-peso ($157-billion) infrastructure push through 2022.
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Jan 25, 2020

Tesco teams up with Heinz to scrap plastic packaging on tin multipacks

Tesco has announced plans to scrap all tin multipacks housed in plastic shrinkwrap, in a move that will mitigate the use of 67 million pieces of plastic annually.
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Jan 25, 2020

This company clocks Rs 40 Cr yearly turnover by recycling factory w...

Deluxe Recycling founded by Jignesh Shah is ensuring that more trees are saved by substituting wood with recycled factory waste as dunnage for companies. The B2B company from Mumbai counts Indian Railways among its impressive list of customers.
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Jan 25, 2020

ThredUP launches fashion footprint calculator

ThredUP has created thredUP’s Fashion Footprint Calculator partnership with independent environmental research firm Green Story.
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Jan 24, 2020

Armenia to ban use of plastic bags from 2022

The use of plastic bags will be banned in Armenia starting from January 1, 2022, but with some exceptions.
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Resource Magazine
Jan 24, 2020

Compostable packaging infrastructure can solve the plastic packagin...

Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and Co-founder of compostable packaging producer TIPA, calls for a significant investment in facilities capable of dealing with compostable packaging to address the problems posed by plastic packaging
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Jan 24, 2020

Discovering viable alternatives to plastic straws

UNDP Accelerator Labs is approaching the question by carrying out an experiment on grass straws, both imported and home-grown Xyris Indica grass straw. The experiment aims to unveil the grass straw production line, quality, hygiene, and cost, by working with suppliers and manufacturers, testing the grass straws at cafés, getting real time feedba...
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Jan 24, 2020

Down plastic, up morale: How a sustainability graduate school is re...

In October, we started work with SUPER to help us eliminate single-use plastic from our workplace. The graduate school is also working toward certification and sharing our experience of the process with other organizations who are interested in the SUPER process.
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Packaging Gateway
Jan 24, 2020

Hilton Grand Vacations eliminates plastic straws across 34 locations

Global timeshare company Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has successfully removed all single-use plastic straws across its 34 branded properties.
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Jan 24, 2020

How companies can source nylon more sustainably

The production of nylon is similar to that of polyester, with similar environmental consequences. Like polyester, nylon is made from a non-renewable resource (oil) in an energy-intensive process. It sheds microplastic fibers that end up in waterways and oceans every time it is washed, and because it is not biodegradable, it will end up sitting i...
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Contxto (press release) (blog)
Jan 24, 2020

Plasticoin, the cryptocurrency that wants to clean up Uruguay's coast

Two entrepreneurs want to clean up beaches using crypto. As a result, they’ve joined forces with the Uruguayan government’s National Agency for Development (ANDE).
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Packaging Europe
Jan 24, 2020

Researchers develop biodegradable, recyclable material made from ba...

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into recyclable, biodegradable packaging material.
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Manila Bulletin
Jan 24, 2020

Senate to tackle ban on single-use plastics in Philippines soon

Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, said this as she reiterated the need to curb plastic wastes, which she described as the “most alarming environmental issue.”
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The Guardian
Jan 24, 2020

Tesco to stop sale of plastic-wrapped multipacks in stores

Supermarket chain will remove items packaged in plastic and replace with multi-buy deals
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Jan 24, 2020

Toray debuts a PET-recycled version of its Primeflex stretch fabric...

Toray Industries, Inc., today announced a new iteration of its highly successful Primeflex™ series of flexible stretch fabric - Primeflex PET-recycled type. Available in spring/summer 2021, the new, Primeflex PET-recycled type is made with , meeting the sportswear consumer's demand for sustainability without compromising stretch.
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Ledger Insights
Jan 24, 2020

WEF launches blockchain traceability platform for sustainability

Yesterday, the World Economic Forum (WEF) launched a blockchain track and trace platform to prove the environmental sustainability of supply chains. The traceability platform claims to be neutral and public and will collate blockchain-based supply chain data from multiple companies and sources.
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Jan 23, 2020

Accor and AB InBev vow to phase-out single-use plastics

Global hotelier Accor has committed to remove all single-use plastics from guest-facing operations by 2022, in the same week that brewer AB InBev's Brazilian subsidiary pledged to end plastic pollution from its packaging by 2025.
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Jan 23, 2020

Aldi joins campaign to turn back the period products plastics tide

German discount supermarket Aldi is removing plastic applicators from its own-brand tampons from the end of this month
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Recycling Today
Jan 23, 2020

APR offers new website for recycling grocery rigid plastics

The association’s new website offers retail grocery operations hands-on guidance and information about recycling rigid plastics.

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