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Sustainable Brands
Apr 03, 2020

12 amazing documentaries on sustainability, regeneration that you n...

As many of us find ourselves with much more time at home due to the COVID-19 crisis, a lot of us are finding opportunities to do things we couldn’t quite get to in the course of our ‘regular lives’ before the widespread lockdowns.
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Bio Market Insights
Apr 03, 2020

5 minutes with…Annalise Matthews from Vegware

Vegware is a manufacturer and visionary brand, the global specialist in plant-based compostable foodservice packaging. Our full range of more than 350 eco-friendly catering disposables are made from plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials, and can all be commercially composted with food waste where accepted.
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Waste Today Magazine
Apr 03, 2020

EPA seeks grant applications for recycling, food waste reduction pr...

Proposed projects must focus on enhancing plastics and paper recycling markets, food waste prevention or diverting food waste from landfills.
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Apr 03, 2020

ESG focus: Plastic recycling Lay of the Land, part 2

Plastic recycling is easier said than done. There are many obstacles that recyclers have to overcome to produce a competitive alternative to virgin plastic. Solutions to these problems will be a key investment theme over the next five years as ESG impact investors, not-for-profits and governments allocate funds to this market.
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New Food Magazine
Apr 03, 2020

European soft drinks industry joins major glass recycling programme

The European soft drinks industry has joined Close the Glass Loop, which aims to achieve a post-consumer glass container collection target of 90 percent.
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Business in the News
Apr 03, 2020

Five high-end fashion designers smashing the stigma of working with...

Online store Sellers with a Story looks for unusual products with rare stories that bridge the gap between outstanding design and truly responsible ethics. Here’s five examples from their catalogue that are converted from unfashionable waste plastic into high-end, upcycled fashionable clothes that people really want to buy and wear.
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Plastics in Packaging
Apr 03, 2020

Greiner Packaging joins styrenics sustainability initiative

Greiner Packaging has become the latest converter to sign up to an initiative to increase the sustainability of styrenic polymers in the supply chain.
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Bioplastics News
Apr 03, 2020

Happy bowl by DuraSense

Greenbox GmbH & Co. KG presented the Happy Bowl, a reusable bowl for salads and Co. at BIOFACH 2020 in February.
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Apr 03, 2020

H&M reaches clothing take-back target early, collecting 29,000 tonn...

The H&M Group collected more than 29,000 tonnes of used clothing though its in-store network of take-back points last year, surpassing its 2020 goal to collect at least 25,000 tonnes a year ahead of schedule.
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Apr 03, 2020

How companies — from automotive to apparel — can transform waste in...

One key is to design out waste in the first place.
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Waste Management World
Apr 03, 2020

Multi-layer film recycling process from Coperion avoids production ...

Stuttgart based plastics manufacturing, processing, handling and recycling equipment manufacturer, Coperion GmbH, is implementing a closed-loop concept for the production of flexible multi-layer film.
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Stylist Magazine
Apr 03, 2020

Toothpaste tablets: the sustainable beauty swap your bathroom needs?

They’re basically dehydrated toothpaste, moulded into a tablet smaller than a Cheerio. Where you’d usually squeeze toothpaste onto your brush, toothpaste tablets need to be ever so slightly chewed to break them up and kickstart the frothing action, and that’s when you start brushing.
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CSR Egypt
Apr 02, 2020

Danone moving ahead to ditch virgin plastic use, create water fund

Under WeActForWater, the company will take drastic measures with regard to getting rid of single-use plastic and depending on recycled plastic.
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Apr 02, 2020

ICMA delivers compounding line for biodegradable products

ICMA SAN GIORGIO, the Milan-based manufacturer of compounding and extrusion systems, has just successfully put in production a complex engineered compounding plant to a large processor of biodegradable products, specifically shopping bags or agricultural mulch.
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Packaging News
Apr 02, 2020

Mobile accessory brand juice® creates its own global ecosystem

Mobile phone accessories manufacturer, juice®, has announced that it has become the first brand within the industry to introduce the removal of single-use plastic packaging.
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South Wales Argus
Apr 02, 2020

Plans to convert coal-fired Uskmouth power station to run on waste ...

A POWER station in Newport could soon be a lot greener, burning plastic, paper, cardboard and wood instead of coal.
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Apr 02, 2020

Rethymno signs memorandum of cooperation on plastics

Rethymno signs a memorandum of cooperation with the Region, Municipalities and Hoteliers for the sustainable waste management of the beaches.
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Medical Plastics News
Apr 02, 2020

Rocket engine launched using power from plastic waste

Skyora, a rocket launch start-up based in Edinburgh, UK, has successfully tested a 3D-printed rocket engine using power from plastic waste.
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Bioplastics Magazine
Apr 02, 2020

Shortlist of finalists bio-based material of the year 2020 announced

Nova-Institute has announced the names of the finalists competing for the innovative “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020”.
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Waste 360
Apr 02, 2020

Tech company explains process to convert plastic into chemicals

Anellotech’s president and CEO discusses the company’s technology for transforming plastic waste into virgin commodity chemicals for further use as raw materials.
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Open Access Government
Apr 02, 2020

The role of reverse vending technology in a deposit return scheme

Truls Haug, Managing Director at TOMRA Collection Solutions, explains the role of reverse vending technology in deposit return schemes, ahead of the schemes set to be introduced in the UK over the coming years
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New Hope Network
Apr 01, 2020

5 companies pushing the 'circular economies' trend

NEXT Trends 2020 Expo West series—a look at "circular economies," one of the New Hope Network NEXT Data and Insights team's material optimization trends.
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Cities Today
Apr 01, 2020

Amsterdam launches next stage of circular economy programme

Their input was then used to launch two programmes: Amsterdam Circular: Learning by doing and the Circular Innovation Programme. Three other European cities: Umeå (Sweden), Valladolid (Spain) and Groningen (Netherlands) also outlined their circular economy plans in reports published by the OECD.
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Plastics Recycling Update
Apr 01, 2020

Bag ban signed into law in the Evergreen State

Gov. Jay Inslee on March 25 signed Senate Bill 5323, which prohibits stores from giving out single-use bags and places an 8-cent fee on paper or reusable plastic bags. The bill also requires reusable film bags to incorporate at least 20% post-consumer plastic. That requirement is in place until July 1, 2022, at which point the minimum increases ...
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Apr 01, 2020

Daydreamers Design creates flame-coloured pavilion from recycled pl...

Dezeen promotion: Hong Kong studio Daydreamers Design has reinterpreted a traditional Chinese burning tower as a spiralling pavilion made from recycled plastic around a geometric flame sculpture.
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Packaging News
Apr 01, 2020

Exporta launches sustainable plastic pallet focussed website

Exporta have created and launched a new website and brand called Plastic Pallet Experts aimed at supporting the key industries supplying essential goods in the UK.
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Bioplastics News
Apr 01, 2020

Good Natured signs agreement with SmartPac

Good natured Products Inc. today announced that it has signed a one-year commercial agreement to supply earth-friendly packaging material to SmartPac Inc.
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Apr 01, 2020

How a sunglasses maker swapped plants for plastic

Just Human's $260 shades are aimed at eco-conscious consumers.
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Renewable Energy World
Apr 01, 2020

Low Carbon announces partnership to develop waste-to-energy facility

UK investment and asset management company, Low Carbon, announced its partnership with Verus Energy Limited and Wheelabrator Technologies to create the Kelvin Energy Recovery Facility in West Bromwich.
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NS Packaging
Apr 01, 2020

Metsä Board develops sustainable packaging for Nakuna Helsinki’s ne...

Fresh fibre paperboards producer Metsä Board has developed new perfume packaging for Finnish luxury fragrance brand Nakuna Helsinki’s new perfume series.

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