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May 12, 2017

Unilever moves to close the loop on polluting plastic sachets

The consumer goods giant is setting up a pilot plastic recycling plant and a waste collection system in Indonesia, and wants to make its circular economy technology open source.
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Digital Trends
Apr 27, 2017

United Kingdom testing durable roads made of recycled plastic

A U.K. startup has developed technology for creating high-quality asphalt out of recycled plastic. And it's already being tested on roads.
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Apr 25, 2017

Discovery of plastic-eating worms offers chance to finally get rid ...

But amateur beekeeper Federica Bertocchini has made an astounding discovery when removing wax worms from honeycombs, which she hopes could help solve the problems caused by plastic bags.
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Apr 24, 2017

These Very Hungry Caterpillars Can Eat Your Plastic Trash

Since bacteria and fungi are quite adept at exploiting unusual energy sources, scientists look to them for potential solutions.
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The Atlantic
Apr 24, 2017

The very hungry plastic-eating caterpillar

Could waxworms—or something inside them—help degrade the planet’s mountains of plastic waste?
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nrt sorter
Apr 18, 2017

BHS and NRT Introduce Max-AI™. Max is an artificial intelligence th...

Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has announced the arrival of Max-AI™ technology, an artificial intelligence that identifies recyclables and other items for recovery. Through deep learning technology, Max-AI employs both multi-layered neural networks and a vision system to see and identify objects.
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Apr 10, 2017

Recycling fishing gear is a net positive for startups and oceans

Companies such as Aquafil are biting at the chance to recycle more than 700,000 tons of discarded marine gear that threaten marine life.
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Energy Manager Today
Mar 30, 2017

AB InBev Joins Re100, Vows to Be Largest Direct Consumer of Renewab...

The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, based in Leuven, Belgium, has joined RE100 – a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to sourcing 100 percent renewable electricity.
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Sweden Sverige
Mar 29, 2017

The Swedish Recycling Revolution   

With its ongoing recycling revolution, less than one per cent of Sweden’s household waste ends up in a rubbish dump.
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Sourcing Journal
Mar 27, 2017

Nike’s New Packaging is Made of Milk Cartons

Packaging nabbed some of the thunder from sneakers on Nike Air Max Day on Sunday. Miniwiz CEO Arthur Huang teamed up with NikeLab to create modular packaging made entirely of post-consumer material.
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Mar 25, 2017

Hollywood goes green and turns a profit at first-ever Environmental...

The Environmental Media Association (EMA) kicked off their first-ever IMPACT Summit in Los Angeles. According to experts in sustainability and environmentalism, looking out for the planet can be extremely lucrative. In fact, there are millions of dollars just waiting to be made in the trash.
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The Guardian
Mar 21, 2017

Recycling robots: AI could reverse the UK's decline

Robotic waste sorting is gaining ground as an idea, but experts say the economics don’t yet stack up for household waste
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Fast Company
Mar 17, 2017

What if we could deal with landfills by turning them into clean ene...

Using the FastOx Pathfinder, cities could transform their noxious heaps of trash into a solution to their carbon footprint.
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Express UK
Mar 15, 2017

MDF recycling solution is a world first for British firm

Entrepreneur Craig Bartlett has the answer, having developed the world’s first-ever technology to offer continuous recycling of the wood composite material prized for its affordable adaptability.
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Sustainable Brands
Mar 09, 2017

Trending: New Solutions for Coffee Capsules, Hard-to-Recycle Produc...

Coffee cups, coffee capsules and MDF are some of the most popular and hard-to-recycle products in circulation, accounting for hundreds of thousands of tons of waste sent to landfill each year — an issue that companies and governments are striving to address. New initiatives and innovations across industries could, however, set a new standard for...
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Valencia Plaza
Mar 07, 2017

Climate-KIC Accelerator completes the first stage of its program fo...

Specialized in startups related to climate change, Climate-KIC Accelerator has allowed the 15 candidates to showcase their products and projects in this event , through a group of representatives for each of the companies, who have shown how their creations respond to innovation to fight global warming.
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Mar 03, 2017

Egyptian scientists turn dried shrimp shells into eco-friendly plastic

A team of researchers from Nile University and the University of Nottingham are working to make biodegradable plastic from shrimp shells.
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Fast Company
Feb 24, 2017

Genius new sustainable sugarcane pizza box keeps your pizza from ge...

When the Silicon Valley pizza startup Zume Pizza decided to design a robot that can bake pizzas from the back of a delivery truck, it also redesigned another part of the delivery experience: the cardboard pizza box.
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The Guardian
Feb 22, 2017

Only 14% of plastics are recycled – can tech innovation tackle the ...

A new group of companies is innovating on the problem of plastics recycling by tackling everything from styrofoam to Ziploc bags
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Fast Company
Jan 20, 2017

Ideo Says The Future Of Design Is Circular

A new guide for designers encourages them to create products that stay in closed loops and business models that discourage waste.
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The Better India
Jan 18, 2017

This Entrepreneur’s Mission Is to Reduce Plastic Waste by manufactu...

The company has engaged farmers from the village Velhe, near Pune in Maharashtra, to manufacture products like toothbrushes, speakers, clothing pegs, desk organizers, utility stands and sky lanterns from bamboo.
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Bio Regional
Jan 18, 2017

Using circular thinking to decode eight great sustainable businesses

We’ve talked a lot about what the circular economy is – and isn’t. Now Claire Brady shows how some businesses have put it into practice to get you inspired! There are lots of businesses making claims about being sustainable these days and the current trend is to go all out and make a big bold...
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Jan 17, 2017

Ikea achieves zero-waste-to-landfill status in the UK

The world's biggest furniture retailer has announced that it sent zero waste to landfill across all of its UK and Ireland facilities in 2016, achieving a 90% recycling rate in the process.
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Biofuels Digest
Dec 15, 2016

The Carbon Negative Power Machine. Get one while supplies last.

News has arrived from Denver (the company) and the UK (the project and partners) that SynTech Bioenergy will build what it terms “a revolutionary clean-energy plant in the United Kingdom capable of carbon negative operation.”
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The Jakarta Post
Dec 06, 2016

PLN to buy waste-based power from 7 cities

State-owned electricity firm Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has committed to purchasing 100 megawatt (MW) electricity from waste-based power plants (PLTSa) in seven cities in a move that will help boost Indonesia’s renewable energy usage.
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The Better India
Dec 05, 2016

These EnviGreen ‘Plastic’ Bags Are Actually Made of Potato & Tapioc...

The bags take less than 180 days to biodegrade naturally!
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Business Insider
Nov 14, 2016

These startups are helping H&M to envision a circular fashion industry

Orange Fiber is an Italian startup that produces clothes made from orange peel.
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Nov 09, 2016

Beyond 34: Recycling and recovery for a new economy

What is Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for a New Economy?Beyond 34: Recycling and Recovery for a New Economy is a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at increasing the current 34% recycling rate in
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The Guardian
Nov 06, 2016

Could 3D printing help tackle poverty and plastic waste?

Startups are turning plastic waste in developing countries into filament for 3D printers while employing local waste pickers
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Les Echos
Nov 03, 2016

Brazil: big data helps big waste

Une start-up aide les industriels à gérer leurs déchets dans ce pays où les décharges à l’air libre sont monnaie courante.Le Brésil produit d...

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