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Business Insider
Jan 22, 2020

Investors are pouring billions into the alternative plastics indust...

More than $30 trillion in global investments are driving companies to innovate new forms of plastic that can be recycled over and over.
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Plastics Recycling Update
Jan 22, 2020

Northeast state takes next step toward EPR for packaging

Municipalities will continue to be responsible for their recycling and solid waste management programs, the draft states. Those that choose to ...
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Perishable News
Jan 22, 2020

Planeteer's Incredible Spoons You Eat Wins Specialty Food Associati...

The Winter Fancy Food Show had a strong showing during the Specialty Food Association (SFA) Front Burner Pitch Competition at the Moscone Center. Hosted by the SFA Foodservice Council and presided over by chef Joanne Weir, the competition saw three exhibitors pitch their foodservice-ready products to a panel of specialty food buyers. Planeteer r...
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Plastics Recycling Update
Jan 22, 2020

Reclaimer to install post-consumer plastic cleaning line

Denton Plastics received a $684,000 grant from Metro, a Portland-area regional government agency, to install what the reclaimer is calling an “eco-line.” The Portland company will match the grant dollar-for-dollar, for a total $1.37 million project.
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Fashion Journal
Jan 22, 2020

Roger Federer and other big names are playing the Australian Open i...

Japanese mega-company UNIQLO joins the list of brands incorporating recycled plastics into its apparel with the announcement of its new DRY EX material. DRY EX is composed of fibres made from recycled PET bottles and retains the original fabric’s moisture-wicking technology.
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Innovation Origins
Jan 22, 2020

Start-up of the day: Get rich with the smart rubbish bin from Recyt...

Greek start-up Recytrust designs smart rubbish bins for glass, aluminium, paper and plastic which incorporate a scale that keeps track of how much rubbish it contains via an internet platform.
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World Economic Forum
Jan 22, 2020

These teenagers have helped change the law on plastic pollution in ...

A ban on plastic bans and a promise from the president - the work of these two young activists has resulted in positive change.
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World Economic Forum
Jan 22, 2020

This man is installing 100 trash barriers in Bali's rivers to stop ...

This initiative uses technology and 100 trash barriers to clean up plastic from Bali's rivers before it reaches the oceans.
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Recycling Today
Jan 22, 2020

Unifi introduces new product, expands Repreve Our Ocean offerings

Through Repreve, Unifi has transformed more than 18 billion plastic bottles into recycled performance fibers.
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Eco Textile
Jan 22, 2020

Worn Again launches first recycling pilot plant

Worn Again has advanced industry efforts to replace the use of virgin materials in textiles with the commissioning of its first pilot-scale facility that can separate, decontaminate and then extract polyester (PET) and cellulose from mixed fabric waste.
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ETRetail.com
Jan 21, 2020

Adani Wilmar to recycle 100% of plastics used by it in 3 years

Adani Wilmar has sourced plastic films comprising a novel formulation of polyethylene (PE) resins developed by Dow Chemicals to create a new, sustainable, all PE laminate solution that has already been certified by the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology.
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Fibre2fashion
Jan 21, 2020

Adidas to use 50 per cent recycled polyester in 2020

In 2020, for the first time, more than half of the polyester used in Adidas products will come from recycled plastic waste. From 2024 onwards, the company is committed to using only recycled polyester.
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Plastics Today
Jan 21, 2020

Alpla Group joins consortium dedicated to chemical recycling of PET

The consortium aims to speed up commercialization of BP Infinia technology, which turns opaque and difficult-to-recycle PET plastic waste into recycled feedstock.
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edie.net
Jan 21, 2020

Bold targets and lifecycle assessments: Experts outline key drivers...

Sustainability experts from Sky, Surfdome and Nestlé have outlined how bold aspirations that target problematic plastics through the broader view of climate change can help spur the private sector towards a circular economy.
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Edie
Jan 21, 2020

Businesses not examining carbon impact of plastics alternatives

An edie survey of almost 300 sustainability and resource professionals has found that almost 50% of businesses haven't examined the carbon impact of single-use plastics alternatives, amidst growing calls for businesses to intertwine actions on pla...
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Food & Drink Business
Jan 21, 2020

Cadbury tests recyclable paper wrapping

Cadbury has trialled new 100 per cent sustainably sourced recyclable paper wrapping for its chocolate products in New Zealand.
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Packaging Europe
Jan 21, 2020

Could a unique cellulose moulding technology replace single-use pla...

Founded in 2015 by a father and son team, PulPac owns a patented technology that allows the moulding of cellulose into hard, durable packs. And, following five years of innovation and graft, its technology is beginning to generate increased funding and interest from investors. So, what makes this solution stand out? Fin Slater spoke to CEO, Linu...
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Packaging News
Jan 21, 2020

Ecover relaunches biodegradable detergents in PCR plastic

The new variants – Bio, Colour and Dark – are packaged in bottles made from 100% post-consumer recycled PET plastic – widely recyclable.
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TechStartups
Jan 21, 2020

Ekoru.org is the new search engine that helps clean and reforest ou...

Ekoru.org is a new search engine that aims to help save our oceans by addressing two key problems, plastic pollution and CO2 levels. The promise is simple. 60% of revenue goes to partners involved with ocean cleanup and ocean reforestation. That’s right, you read correctly. Reforestation. In the ocean.
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resource
Jan 21, 2020

Global resource consumption hits 100 billion tonnes

A new report from Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy has revealed that the global economy is consuming a record 100 billion tonnes of materials a year, while the reuse of resources has gone into reverse.
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PR Newswire
Jan 21, 2020

GoGo squeeZ® sets target date of 2022 to create recyclable packaging

Today GoGo squeeZ®, the leading brand in healthy portable fruit pouches for kids, announced that it will unveil 100 percent recyclable packaging in the market by 2022. GoGo squeeZ will be among the earliest brands to address the implications of its pouch packaging and offer sustainable options to customers.
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National Geographic
Jan 21, 2020

How this British island nation is tackling plastic waste – and winning

Rubbish was blighting its beaches. Now the Isle of Man's ‘addictive‘ and collaborative approach to cleanup and sustainability is setting international standards as a microcosm for success.
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Packaging News
Jan 21, 2020

Hubbub investment to recycle 4 million coffee cups a year in London

Thanks to a £300,000 investment made by Hubbub, London will gain new coffee cup recycling facilities in five locations, aiming to recycle 4 million cups a year.
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Newswire Canada
Jan 21, 2020

LiteLink to acquire smart sensor technology to target untapped wast...

LiteLink Technologies Inc., a key player in logistics platforms and payment solutions, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the "Acquisition Agreement") to acquire market-differentiated Internet of Things ("IoT") sensor technologies for the waste and container management industry (the "Assets").
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Recycling Today
Jan 21, 2020

New Jersey towns receive nearly $1M in recycling grants

New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection provides $14 million in state recycling grants to improve municipal programs.
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Environment + Energy Leader
Jan 21, 2020

New version of bubble wrap made with 90% recycled content

Sealed Air Corporation, the original inventor of Bubble Wrap, has launched a new version of Bubble Wrap brand packaging material that is made with at least 90% recycled content.
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Waste Advantage Magazine
Jan 21, 2020

PopSockets launches National Recycling Program

As an added incentive, for every shipment of PopSockets waste sent to TerraCycle through the PopSockets Recycling Program, collectors earn points that can be used for charity gifts or converted to cash and donated to the non-profit, school or charitable organization of their choice.
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Waste Dive
Jan 21, 2020

Recology begins funding $4.5M ballot initiative to tax plastics in ...

The service provider leads an effort to fund a range of new waste and recycling efforts with billions of dollars in fees from producers, while banning expanded polystyrene containers. The question could go before voters in November.
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Sustainable Brands
Jan 21, 2020

Report: Overhaul of paper, textile industries can halt climate, ext...

Canopy’s ‘Pulp Thriller’ outlines a plan to save the world’s forests and climate by replacing 50% of forest fiber from pulp manufacturing with next-generation, alternative fibers such as agricultural residues and waste cotton.
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Plastics Today
Jan 21, 2020

Shell uses plastic waste to produce resin feedstocks

Shell says that it has successfully made “high-end” chemicals using a liquid feedstock made from plastic waste using a pyrolysis process that is considered a breakthrough for hard-to-recycle plastics. The initiative advances Shell’s ambition to use one million tonnes of plastic waste a year in its global chemical plants by 2025.

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