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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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AFRIK 21
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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DailyHunt
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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Environmental Leader
Jun 29, 2020

Dairy company uses first milk packaging in Ireland labelled as carb...

According to Tetra Pak, the Tetra Rex plant-based package is the world’s first and only fully renewable beverage carton. It is FSC-certified and made entirely of paperboard, from responsibly managed forests and other controlled sources. The plastic is plant-based, made from Bo...
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Letsrecycle
Jun 29, 2020

Defra says food waste initiative is 'bearing fruit'

Defra has said its food waste prevention initiative is “bearing fruit”, a year after announcing the first instalment of its £15 million fund to tackle the issue.
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The Drinks Business
Jun 29, 2020

Eco-friendly distribution technology ecoSPIRITS introduced in Asia

Founded in Singapore in 2018, ecoSPIRITS is an innovative closed-loop distribution technology that tries to eliminate packaging waste in the premium spirits supply chain.
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Flexible Packaging
Jun 29, 2020

German sausage packaged in sustainable recycled plastic

The new product line of the poultry sausage brand Gutfried by the Zur Mühlen Gruppe (Gutfried) is not only "organic", its packaging is also sustainable and was produced using recycled plastic. This innovative plastic packaging is now available through the collaboration of Gutf...
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Packaging News
Jun 29, 2020

Hi-Cone launches new label with recycling instructions

Plastic can ring manufacturer Hi-Cone has launched a new label to inform consumers on its sustainability and recycling.
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BusinessGreen
Jun 29, 2020

Metal and plastic recycler EMR joins net zero club

European Metal Recycling (EMR) has committed to achieving net zero emissions across its value chain by 2040, 10 years ahead of the target date that is widely regarded as being in line with the Paris Agreement.
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ACN Newswire
Jun 29, 2020

NEC Platforms provides highly functional bioplastic, "NeCycle," hel...

NeCycle is made up of cellulose, a non-edible plant resource obtained from woods, rice straw, etc., and safe ingredients, while featuring environmentally friendly properties, such as long-term degradability in the ocean, and having durability that is applicable to a wide range...
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Accounting Today
Jun 29, 2020

SASB opens new project to set standards for plastics reporting

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board voted during an online meeting last week to open a new standard-setting project to address single-use plastics and bio-alternatives in the chemicals and pulp and paper industries.
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Earth Org
Jun 29, 2020

Satellite imagery is helping to detect plastic pollution in the ocean

Research for a university project about seaweed resulted in a woman stumbling upon a method to harness the power of satellite imagery to detect plastic pollution in the ocean. In 2018, Lauren Biermann was scouring a satellite image of the ocean off the coast of the Isle of May...
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Cannabis Industry Journal
Jun 29, 2020

Sustainable hemp packaging is the future of industrial packaging

With an increasing number of nations banning non-biodegradable and petroleum-based plastics in certain uses, the choices at hand have naturally led to bioplastics. Bioplastics are a major ingredient of the renewable packaging industry. We derive them from various renewable agr...
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Ubyssey Online
Jun 29, 2020

UBC researchers develop first locally-sourced biodegradable N95 mask

In an effort to alleviate Canada’s high demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the wake of COVID-19, researchers at the BioProducts Institute at UBC have developed potentially the very first locally sourced biodegradable N95 mask in Canada and possibly the entire wo...
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Nature World News
Jun 29, 2020

UK-based meat alternative company goes plastic neutral

Better Nature, a meat alternative company, is tackling its plastic waste problem: it has gone plastic neutral, making them the world's first plastic neutral meat-alternative company. The company partnered with repurpose Global, the world's first Plastic Credit Platform that ai...
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Sustainable Brands
Jun 28, 2020

A brief history of food declarations; and the path to better ones

Food is not about boxed brands on a shelf, but about people and the environment — hence, our need for food declarations. We’re working on one that not only certifies the ingredients, but shows consumers the impact they make with the purchase of each product.
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YourStory
Jun 28, 2020

How this organisation is reducing water pollution through sustainab...

Project Palaash aims to utilise floral waste, which amounts to one-third of total solid waste, to create organic dyes which are purely non-synthetic.
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NJ MMA News
Jun 28, 2020

Sustainable development and circular economy: this is how fashion s...

The Fashion Pact signed in Paris, on the sidelines of the last G7, indicates, however, that sustainability must become an essential value and highly requested also in the world of fashion.
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The Independent
Jun 27, 2020

8 best fashion rental services for a more sustainable shopping expe...

One step on from this is the world of peer-to-peer services. Dubbed as the Airbnb of fashion, the likes of HURR Collective and By Rotation are being sold as the ultimate circular solution to fashion.
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BBC
Jun 27, 2020

Washing machines' microplastic filters 'untested'

Filters can cut ocean-bound microplastics from washing machines, but more tests are needed, study finds.
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Verdict
Jun 26, 2020

Beyond recycling: Compostable packaging and the post-Covid world

This is something that Nissenbaum’s company TIPA is focused on. Founded in 2010, TIPA develops packaging materials with a strong resemblance to packaging, but with one important difference: they are compostable in the same way as organic waste.
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Circular Online
Jun 26, 2020

Ireland surpasses all EU recycling and recovery targets for 2019

Repak, the Republic of Ireland’s only government-approved packaging recycling compliance scheme, has announced that the country has for the first time surpassed all EU recycling and recovery targets for 2019.
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The Rising
Jun 26, 2020

Is vegetable-tanned leather as sustainable as the fashion industry ...

Vegetable-tanned leather underlies a lot of everyday accessories: belts, wallets, bags, shoes, purses—you name it. In fact, many companies advertise and market vegetable-tanned leather as an eco-friendly solution to traditional chemical tanning.
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Contxto
Jun 26, 2020

Karün raises US$4M for its sustainable eyewear

The startup uses recycled plastic—a lot of which comes from discarded fish nets—to make this eyewear. FYI, fish nets or “ghost nets” are one of the seas’ biggest pollutants. You thought plastic straws were evil? Look up fishnets’ devastating impact.

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