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Ministerie van Landbouw
Mar 30, 2020

Recovered packaging as example of circular economy in Poland

Every year the amount of collected packaging of plant protection products increases. In 2019, as part of the Polish Plant Protection Products System, over 75% of the total mass of packaging placed on the market was collected, which means almost 2.225.000kg of packaging!
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Mar 30, 2020

The problem with diaper composting

It was deeply satisfying to have a 'closed loop' diapering system. ... When the waste is returned to TerraCycle's various distribution centers for ... We can redesign for compostable and recyclable packaging (or diapers) in order to ...
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New Hope Network
Mar 30, 2020

The 'responsible packaging' trend: 5 innovators

NEXT Trends 2020 Expo West series—a look at "responsible packaging," one of the New Hope Network NEXT Data and Insights team's material optimization trends.
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Yahoo News
Mar 30, 2020

These eco-friendly detergent pods only cost 14 cents per load

Dropps creates single use pods for laundry and household cleaning that are actually environmentally friendly. The brand uses only plant-based ingredients, and recyclable and compostable cardboard packaging to eliminate single use plastic.
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British Plastics and Rubber
Mar 30, 2020

The Sustainability Awards extends deadline

The new deadline is now 20th April 2020. Other than that, the Sustainability Awards has not been impacted by the pandemic. Packaging Europe will be reporting on the submissions throughout the year, announcing finalists in the summer, and revealing the winners at the Sustainable Packaging Summit in Lisbon on 15-16 October.
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Recycling Product News
Mar 30, 2020

Vortex Global awarded for plastics recycling efforts

For the third time in six years, Vortex Global has been recognized by Cope Plastics for its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility with the Gold Level Milestone award for companies who have achieved a total of 200,000 pounds of recycled industrial plastics. For Vortex, this milestone was reached in just six years.
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Mar 30, 2020

What do carbon offsetting, carbon net zero, and other sustainabilit...

The idea is that you buy measurable amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) and schemes plant a number of trees that would equate to that number. On average it's around 3-4 trees planted per tonne of carbon dioxide.
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The Guardian
Mar 29, 2020

Builder aims to help UK construction industry kick its plastic habit

Neal Maxwell wants trade to go from 50,000 tonnes of plastic waste each year to zero by 2040
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Mar 29, 2020

Chinese resort city Sanya joins WWF's No Plastic in Nature initiative

The resort city of Sanya in south China's island province of Hainan has become the first Chinese city to join its global peers in the 'No Plastic in Nature' initiative by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the municipal government said Saturday.
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Mar 29, 2020

Gomi creates a portable charger made from 100% non-recyclable plast...

After the success of their portable speaker made from plastic waste, the brighton-based sustainable design studio gomi has returned with a new environmentally-friendly portable charger. handmade using 100% non-recyclable plastic, the limited-edition 12,000mah chargers are also powered by repurposed batteries that would otherwise have gone to lan...
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Financial Express
Mar 29, 2020

How brands are playing the sustainability game

Brands today are choosing to adopt responsible product packaging using recyclable and non-hazardous materials
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Journal Times
Mar 29, 2020

SCJ, Brewers team up: Company to recycle stadium's used plastic cup...

Johnson said afterward that as far as he knows, his is the first company to agree to take and recycle plastic from a U.S. professional sports venue.
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The CSR Journal
Mar 28, 2020

Circular economy now becoming a necessity

Circular Economy is more than just recycling for any organization, it means a strategic decision and goes hand in hand with new business models.
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Resource Magazine
Mar 28, 2020

UK-India group develops compostable film to extend the life of frui...

The new compostable plastic film, called BioFreshPak, was developed by a team of experts led by Nextek in the UK and MIT in India and backed by Innovate UK and the Newton Fund.
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Landscape News
Mar 27, 2020

Bagging it: what's working in the fight against plastic pollution

Which bans, fines and alternatives are successfully curbing plastic bag use
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WRAL TechWire
Mar 27, 2020

Brevard-based sustainability startup Earth Renewable raises $900,000

Earth Renwable Technology, a startup based in Brevard, has raised $900,000 in new capital, according to an SEC filing.
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Circular Online
Mar 27, 2020

British American Tobacco to make “all plastic packaging recyclable”

British American Tobacco (BAT) says it will “eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic” and make “all plastic packaging recyclable” by 2025.
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Mar 27, 2020

Circular Economy: A contributing factor to Herbold’s success

Contrary to the equipment suppliers for the automotive segment, the suppliers of waste disposal and recycling technology see a real boom in incoming orders. Herbold Meckesheim has full order books for 2020 and even further projects for 2021 being finalized, which is unusual for a market that used to have delivery times of less than six months.
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Travel Retail Business
Mar 27, 2020

Confectionery Conversation: suppliers pledge to reduce their plasti...

In the third edition of this year’s Confectionery Conversation – a monthly column which shines a spotlight on the confectionery category, sponsored by Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail – Charlotte Turner asks suppliers what they are doing to reduce, re-use and recycle plastic.  
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The CSR Journal
Mar 27, 2020

CSR effectively implementing circular economy on plastics

Taking the law in its stride is a leading FMCG company, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) which has helped collect more than 30,000 kg of different kinds of plastics from 9 locations across 7 cities of the country in the first phase of ‘Plastic Lao, Thaila Pao’, a multi-city social awareness campaign, since its launch in October 2019.
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The Japan Times
Mar 27, 2020

Kyoto Prefecture city to ban single-use plastic shopping bags

KYOTO – A city assembly in western Japan enacted an ordinance Tuesday that bans local retailers from offering single-use plastic shopping bags to customers, whether they are free or priced, the first such measure in the country.
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Afrik 21
Mar 27, 2020

MOROCCO: Souss Massa region to recycle agricultural plastic waste

The Souss-Massa region, located in northern Morocco, wants to recover its agricultural plastic waste through a major project launched by the Agrotechnologies Association of Souss-Massa, Agrotech-SM. It is this ambition that led to the signing, on March 18, 2020, of an agreement between the Ministry of Energy, Mines and the Environment and the Ag...
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Waste Management World
Mar 27, 2020

Planning consent for UK's first waste plastics to hydrogen facility...

Peel Environmental and Waste2Tricity have received unanimous planning consent from Cheshire West & Chester Council for the UK’s first waste plastic to hydrogen facility at the 54-hectare Protos site near Ellesmere Port.
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Mar 27, 2020

Plastics recycling looks promising to enterprise blockchain startups

Like the lingering bit of advice from 1967’s "The Graduate," plastics as a field of opportunity is being reimagined for the blockchain age. But this time, it’s for plastics recycling.
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The Guardian
Mar 27, 2020

Scientists find bug that feasts on toxic plastic

Bacterium is able to break down polyurethane, which is widely used but rarely recycled
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Mar 27, 2020

Vietnam moves toward biodegradable plastics

Biodegradable materials can completely decompose into water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and biomass under the impact of microorganisms.
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The Scotsman
Mar 26, 2020

10 of the best firms at the forefront of the recycle, reuse, reduce...

We hold the planet’s future in our hands so the more we can do as consumers to protect it the better. Ilona Amos selects ten Scottish firms putting us on the road to redemption.
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Recycling Today
Mar 26, 2020

ACC’s Plastics Division releases mass balance certification principles

The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC’s) Plastics Division has announced a set of principles for mass balance certification standards that are designed to trace and help increase plastics recycling as well as support markets for the outputs from advanced plastics recycling.
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Plastics in Packaging
Mar 26, 2020

APR unveils post-consumer resin certification programme

The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) has launched a post-consumer resin (PCR) certification programme as part of a wider aim to increase the supply and demand of PCR plastics.
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Plastics Today
Mar 26, 2020

‘Frontline’ airs joint investigation with NPR on ‘Plastic Wars’

The show promises to reveal how plastic makers for decades have publicly promoted recycling, despite privately expressing doubts that widespread plastic recycling would ever be economically viable.

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