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Scottish Government to legislate for single-use cup charge

The Scottish Government will legislate for a charge to be applied on single-use drinks cups as part of its Circular Economy Bill.
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GreenBiz

Take these 3 steps, add $500 million and create a circular economy ...

It will take $500 million by 2025 to create the recycling system of the future and dramatically increase the collection of post-consumer plastics, according to the Recycling Partnership.
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Duurzam Ondernemen
Oct 23, 2019

IKEA and the Dutch i-did launch collection of recycled textiles

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PR Newswire
Oct 22, 2019

Clorox signs Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy Glob...

The Clorox Company announced today that it has become a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's...
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Insider UK
Oct 22, 2019

Edinburgh analytics business wins £500,000 contract to build innova...

Topolytics will develop a UK-wide waste tracking system for UK Government department DEFRA
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Plastics Today
Oct 22, 2019

Fiji Water commits to 100% recycled PET water bottles by 2025; unve...

One of the largest bottled water producers, Fiji Water (Los Angeles) is developing an “aggressive timetable” to make all of its plastic bottles from 100% recycled PET (rPET) by 2025, with 20% rPET in bottles next year.
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Packaging Gateway
Oct 22, 2019

Hi-Cone halves new plastics use with RingCycles packaging solution

Hi-Cone has announced the launch of RingCycles, a multi-packaging solution that contains more than 50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content.
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Sourcing Journal
Oct 22, 2019

How PrimaLoft and Parley for the Oceans Will Transform Plastic Wast...

PrimaLoft is the first insulation provider in the textile industry to partner with Parley to develop products from marine plastic waste.
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Packaging World
Oct 22, 2019

Pizza Hut tests compostable pizza box

On October 23, Pizza Hut will introduce a limited-time test of a plant-based pizza topping served up in a game-changing round pizza box that is industrially compostable.
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Dutch Design Week Eindhoven
Oct 22, 2019

Rethinking Plastic, design with a mission

Rethinking Plastic shows products and projects by designers from all over the world who have approached the plastic crisis as a design challenge.
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International Airport
Oct 22, 2019

Sustainable security bag challenge launched by London City Airport

London City Airport is launching an eight-week, £10,000 challenge to develop a sustainable alternative to single-use security plastic bags.
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Innovation In Textiles
Oct 21, 2019

Bringing sustainability and fibre transparency to consumers

Last month, Lenzing announced the introduction of Eco Care technology, designed to enhance the production of eco-friendly viscose fibres for the nonwovens industry. It is said to generate up to 50% lower emissions and water impact, compared to generic viscose.
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Fast Company
Oct 21, 2019

Dove is redesigning its packaging to use way more recycled plastic

Dove is aiming to cut its virgin plastic use by 20,000 tons a year by 2025.
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Baltic Times
Oct 21, 2019

Estonian startup Gelatex wins Green Alley Award 2019

This year’s Green Alley Award goes to Estonia: Estonian startup Gelatex Technologies impressed the expert jury during a live pitch evening on 17 October in Berlin, Germany. Its gelatine-based alternative to leather beat off competition from five other startups in the circular economy.
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The National
Oct 21, 2019

Expo 2020 to deliver eco boost with nearly 150 tonnes of daily wast...

A mammoth clean-up operation is being planned to clear nearly 200 tonnes of trash that will be dumped daily by millions of Expo visitors. The garbage will be collected at a new 5,000 square metre central waste facility at the Dubai South site, operated by UAE waste management firm Dulsco.
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Plastic News Europe
Oct 21, 2019

ExxonMobil has sustainable options for PE, PP, Vistamaxx

"We're helping customers develop sustainable solutuions," Polyethylene Market Development Manager Adeline Duponchel said Oct. 18 at K 2019. "Now we're targeting designs for recycling in products like monomaterial pouches."
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Yanko Design
Oct 21, 2019

Made from old tires, this skateboard is the sustainability boost th...

“Recyclability” and “Sustainability” seem to be the two keywords that have taken the design industry by storm. Every product designed today is being created keeping in mind the environment. And this awareness is especially abundant in the younger generation of designers.
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Smart Company
Oct 21, 2019

"Packaging has been tricky": How this 133-year-old dairy company ma...

One of Australia's oldest dairy companies, Brownes, has switched to a new range of bio-plastic cartons in a bid to become more sustainable.
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Environment + Energy Leader
Oct 21, 2019

Rubicon Global and TerraCycle Recycle Halloween Candy Wrappers

Rubicon Global and TerraCycle launched a new initiative this month to recycle Halloween candy and snack wrappers in the United States. The “Trick or Trash” campaign supplies lesson plans and zero waste boxes to elementary and middle school teachers for their students.
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Packaging Europe
Oct 21, 2019

SABIC unveils new TRUCIRCLE™ range of circular polymer solutions at...

SABIC is launching its range of circular solutions to help manufacturers address one the planet’s most urgent sustainability challenges – the reduction of mixed plastic waste.
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Green Matters
Oct 21, 2019

What Do I Do With Leftovers From a Restaurant? How to Say No to Sin...

Learn how you can handle restaurant leftovers as a zero-waster.
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IDNES
Oct 20, 2019

He bet on cannabis and his sneakers are a successful hit today

He started his business in 2015, but he was preparing to start his business for a year and a half. He knew he wanted to do something with technical cannabis, and he found out that textiles were best for him. “Firstly because I understand it, and also because there is no THC problem with the substance and it does not have an expiration time as co...
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Shanghai Daily
Oct 20, 2019

Most household waste now used for better things

More than 70 percent of the city’s household waste has been turned into biocompost, methane or incinerated for resource utilization or other recyclable use, Shanghai’s greenery and public sanitation authorities.
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Packaging Europe
Oct 20, 2019

Novamont and Saes Group launch new compostable solutions with gas b...

Novamont and Saes Group have joined forces to develop solutions to meet the growing demand for materials with lower environmental impact and high functional performance.
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Plastics In Packaging
Oct 20, 2019

Polymateria and Clariant have eyes set on fugitive plastics

A British business developing a new standard in biodegradable and compostable plastics has secured a partnership with chemical firm Clariant to bring its Biotransformation technology to market in South East Asia.
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Smart Cities Dive
Oct 19, 2019

3 circular economy principles can help combat the climate crisis

Transitioning to a circular economy will take "concerted action from multiple stakeholders," according to a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Material Economics.
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Good Housekeeping
Oct 18, 2019

20 brands that make reducing your environmental impact easy, thanks...

Every year, the GH Institute and Made Safe team up to host Good Housekeeping's annual Raise the Green Bar Summit, a daylong event designed to help companies create more sustainable products and practices.
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BreenBiz
Oct 18, 2019

5 emerging jobs in the circular economy

Nearly any job could "go circular" but these positions are critical to accelerating circularity.
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Treehugger
Oct 18, 2019

A guide to sustainable packaging labels

Consumers are choosing brands they think are better for the planet, so it’s important they know what they’re getting.
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Waste Today Magazine
Oct 18, 2019

All In On Recycling secures $25M in funding

The PepsiCo Foundation, Purchase New York, and The Recycling Partnership, Falls Church, Virginia, have announced that their joint All In On Recycling challenge has raised $25 million since its launch in July 2018.

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