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Jul 01, 2020

Barrier-coated paperboard proving to be the alternative to plastic ...

Proven packaging solutions already exist that combine a renewable material such as paperboard with a small amount of plastic, reducing their climate impact by over 80% compared with traditional all-plastic packaging.
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International Cement Review
Jul 01, 2020

Cemex Ventures to recycle plastic to produce concrete and aggregate...

Cemex Ventures is investing in US-based Arqlite SPC, a start-up that produces light recycled aggregates from plastic waste. The product benefits from a low CO2 footprint and a greater durability for drainage, precast and lightweight concrete systems for non-structural use.
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EU Startups
Jul 01, 2020

Copenhagen-based Beyond Leather Materials raises €1.1 million to ma...

Beyond Leather Materials, a startup that produces plant-based and eco-friendly alternatives to animal leather, has closed a seed investment round of €1.1 million with Rockstart and Vaekstfonden, led by angel investor Steen Ulf Jensen via Jensengroup Investment Fund to further ...
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Hydrocarbon Engineering
Jul 01, 2020

Eni and NextChem strengthen partnership

Eni and NextChem, the Maire Tecnimont Group’s subsidiary for green chemistry, have strengthened their partnership one year after their first agreement.
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Waste 360
Jul 01, 2020

Fortune 500 brands & corporate foundations extend over $54 million ...

Investment will support urgent need for additional recycling infrastructure and the development of end markets, keeping valuable materials in circulation across the U.S.
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Jakarta Post
Jul 01, 2020

Jakarta begins new chapter in plastic waste reduction

The regulation, however, allows sellers to provide single-use plastic bags for non-packaged foodstuffs if there is no eco-friendly packaging available.
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Jul 01, 2020

SOUTH AFRICA: Veolia and TheMakerSpace launch third place for circu...

The French company Veolia, which specialises in water and waste treatment, will launch in a few months with TheMakerSpace, a third place dedicated to the circular economy in Durban, South Africa. Called "the Baobab", the facility will be to promote waste recycling.
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Jul 01, 2020

Targus turns plastic bottles into sustainable backpacks and laptop ...

It’s always good news when we find out a company is recycling something like plastic bottles into something new. Targus is doing just that—releasing its series of eco-friendly laptop bags called the Cypress Ecosmart Collection.
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Packaging Gateway
Jul 01, 2020

TerraCycle enters new partnership to launch recycling initiative

US recycling company TerraCycle has collaborated with Gillette, CVS Pharmacy and Fisher House Foundation to launch a national recycling initiative.
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Innovation in Textiles
Jul 01, 2020

Why bio-based textiles and the circular economy are essential for t...

Sorona, a high-performance fibre made from 37% plant-based materials, is offering this innovation in material selection for styles that are meant to look good, feel good and do good wear after wear. Fabrics made with Sorona fibres give designers and brands a partially bio-base...
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Premium beauty
Jun 30, 2020, a new concept of refillable products for the bathroom

In line with the zero waste movement, two young entrepreneurs are launching an innovative concept for the bathroom based on containers to be kept and refilled with solid formulas. To start with, there are three hygiene products: a shower gel in the form of a ball, toothpaste i...
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Jun 30, 2020

Agilyx announces the launch of a new feedstock management company, ...

The overarching goal of Cyclyx is to dramatically increase the recyclability of post-use plastics with a priority for fully circular pathways as well as assisting in the development of new supply chains that will aggregate and preprocess larger volumes of post-use plastics tha...
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Jun 30, 2020

Alpyn Beauty pledges plastic neutrality, partners with Repurpose

The brand will be making donations to process plastic from ocean pollution in order to achieve a net zero plastic footprint.
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Fast Company
Jun 30, 2020

Banana leaf packaging and pineapple powder: How Dole plans to elimi...

The company generates huge amounts of waste from the parts of the fruit it doesn’t use. In the next five years, it’s hoping to find new ways to repurpose it all.
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Jun 30, 2020

Biodegradable banana fiber shoes: a step towards sustainable fashion

Indianes, a startup based in Barcelona, has launched the Banana Fiber collection, a line of sustainable and biodegradable shoes made from the banana fiber that agricultural companies discard. Unlike traditional shoes, they biodegrade in a maximum of two years.
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Straits Times
Jun 30, 2020

More reverse vending machines to encourage recycling of drink bottl...

The 34 new “reverse” vending machines, which add to the existing network of 16, have been set up at malls such as IMM and Bedok Mall and complexes like the Toa Payoh and Jalan Besar Sports Centres.
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The Energyst
Jun 30, 2020

Peel and Powerhouse push on with plastic to hydrogen plan

Peel is PowerHouse’s landlord at Protos Energy Park in Cheshire where the firm is setting up its first commercial plant using ‘Distributed Modular Generation’ (DMG) extraction technology. It got planning permission for the plant in March.
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Korea Times
Jun 30, 2020

Plastic waste imports banned in Korea amid mounting local trash

Piles of vinyl and plastic wastes are at a plastic recycle factory in this 2019 photo provided by the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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Sustainable Brands
Jun 30, 2020

Private sector can (and must) clean up the oceans

The private sector must collaborate with the public sector to clean up plastic pollution in our waterways. Entities such as the TerraCycle Global Foundation have an opportunity to increase conservation and create value for all stakeholders in the work towards healthier oceans....
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Financial Times
Jun 30, 2020

Recyclers turn to AI robots after waste import bans

Roboticists think that computer vision, neural networks and modular robotics can enable a more intelligent, flexible approach to recycling. AI-enabled robotics can identify items based on visual cues such as logos, colour, shape and texture, sorting them and taking them apart....
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Jun 30, 2020

Recycling laggard Greece to discard single-use plastic

Greece has drafted a bill banning the use of a range of single-use plastics, from takeaway coffee cups to cotton buds, ahead of an EU deadline in 2021, the government said on Tuesday.
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Kam City
Jun 30, 2020

SC Johnson launches Mr Muscle Bottle made from ocean-bound plastic

SC Johnson, the manufacturer of household cleaning brands, has announced a new line of its Mr Muscle Platinum Window & Glass cleaner featuring bottles made from 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic.
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Japan Times
Jun 30, 2020

Toyobo, 11 other companies jointly launch R Plus Japan, Ltd. to rec...

The new joint venture, called R Plus Japan, is a collaboration between various companies, spanning raw materials manufacturers, packaging suppliers and drinks firms.
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PR Web
Jun 30, 2020

Vericooler: The original eco-friendly cooler passes milestone, now ...

Vericool, Inc. a leading innovator and manufacturer of environmentally friendly packaging solutions, announced its Vericooler is now available in over 2,000 retail stores coast-to-coast, including 7-11, Whole Foods, Save Mart Stores, Lucky Stores and BevMo!. I
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Jun 30, 2020

ZAMBIA: Alpha Polyplast obtains US$2.75 million from Inside Capital...

Inside Capital Partners, an investment fund manager, has invested $2.75 million in Alpha Polyplast, a Zambian company specialising in the recycling of plastic waste. The funds will enable the company to boost its plastic waste recycling capacity across the country.
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Jun 29, 2020

Amazon India eliminates single-use plastic packaging across its ful...

In line with its aim to build a sustainable supply chain, Amazon India has announced that it has eliminated all single-use plastic in its packaging in its 50 fulfilment centres across India. The initiative was announced by the ecommerce giant in September 2019.
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Bio Market Insights
Jun 29, 2020

Beginning with sustainably certified feedstocks ensures biomaterial...

From bioplastics to paper to moulded fibre, the adoption of bio-based sustainable materials is growing fast. Consumer awareness of the impact materials have on the environment is at an all-time high, driving brands and companies to seek more sustainable options for their produ...
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Circular Online
Jun 29, 2020

Biffa extends recycled plastic partnership with Nampak Plastics Europe

Biffa has announced the extension of its long-term partnership with Nampak Plastics Europe, a leading packaging manufacturer.
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Funds Europe Magazine
Jun 29, 2020

Candriam launches waste-reducing 'circular economy' fund

Candriam has launched a global equity strategy targeting the ‘circular economy’ theme, which hinges on waste reduction and leverages trends such as the backlash of single-use plastic.
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Recycling Today
Jun 29, 2020

Carbios starts construction on PET recycling plant in France

The new facility will be an industrial demonstration plant for the enzymatic recycling of PET scrap.

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