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RNews
Jan 21, 2020

Shoprite Group fights packaging waste to build a sustainable future

In line with the Shoprite Group’s commitment to ensure that 100% of its plastic packaging is reusable and/or recyclable by 2025, it is now using the 4 000 tons of plastic returned annually to its distribution centres to produce its 100% recycled and recyclable plastic shopping bags.
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Packaging Europe
Jan 21, 2020

Sustainability Awards 2020 opens for submissions

The most prestigious global competition for sustainable packaging innovation returns - with an expanded format, new prizes, and culminating at the Sustainable Packaging Summit in the European Green Capital, Lisbon on October 15-16.
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Fast Company
Jan 21, 2020

These are the most sustainable corporations in the world

Canadian research firm Corporate Knights releases its annual list of most sustainable corporations in the world, with some new entries in the top 10.
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HYPEBAE
Jan 21, 2020

TUMI launches its first sustainable luggage collection, "TUMI Merge"

Luxury luggage brand TUMI has debuted its first-ever sustainable suitcase collection, TUMI Merge. The range is made of eco-friendly materials such as post-industrial recycled nylon and post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
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The Rising
Jan 21, 2020

Walmart wants companies and consumers to work together to reduce pl...

You realize you want something, go online, and click buy. And just a few days later, your package arrives. The product is just what you’ve wanted for so long and now you finally have it. It’s magical. Now, all there’s left to do is to throw away the box, the plastic wrapper, and the rest […]
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Uniontown Herald Standard
Jan 20, 2020

19M plastic bottles recycled as part of QuickDrain USA shower pan p...

More than 19 million plastic bottles have been repurposed into thousands of pre-sloped and tile-ready shower pan systems since 2015 by QuickDrain USA. Comprised of extruded rigid PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic foam, the lightweight and shatterproof shower pans and panels are constructed from 100% post-consumer plastic water bottles.
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Inside FMCG
Jan 20, 2020

Asda partners with Unilever and Kellogg's on refill store trial

UK supermarket Asda is undertaking a 12-month trial to test initiatives to reduce, remove and reuse plastic packaging at its Middleton store in Greater Manchester.
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Investing
Jan 20, 2020

Brazil's Ambev sets ambitious target to end plastic pollution in pa...

Brazil's Ambev sets ambitious target to end plastic pollution in packaging
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UK Investor Magazine
Jan 20, 2020

Coca-Cola set to transition to a circular economy and invest heavil...

Along with Coca-Cola, rivals such as PepsiCO (NASDAQ:PEP) are attempting to promote the use of recycled plastic as firms respond to plastic waste ...
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3D Printing Industry
Jan 20, 2020

Danish University's plastic recycling technology hopes to end 3D pr...

The Department of Engineering of Aarhus University, Denmark wants to revolutionize plastic usage in 3D printing. The aim is to recycle plastic waste ...
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Packaging Europe
Jan 20, 2020

EU Commission considers general ban on plastic packaging

In a recent interview in Die Welt the new EU Commissioner for Environment, Virginijus Sinkevicius, considered the implications of a general ban on plastic packaging.
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Frozen Food Europe
Jan 20, 2020

EU Food Plastic Packaging Summit coming to Brussels next month

The European Food & Beverage Plastic Packaging Summit is expected to take place between February 26-27 in Brussels, Belgium.
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FashionUnited
Jan 20, 2020

European Social Innovation Competition to award 150000 EUR to susta...

The 2020 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition, a prize established eight years ago by the European Commission, will be focusing on sustainable fashion innovations. Under the name Reimagine Fashion: Changing behaviours for sustainable fashion, this year’s competition is looking for projects aiming to change the ways clothes are p...
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Recycling Today
Jan 20, 2020

Finalists announced for Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2020

Winners will be announced at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam.
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Business World
Jan 20, 2020

Greener fashion industry could unlock more than $100B in value

That’s according to a report out last week from Barclays titled “Green is the new black,” which projects the fashion industry can unlock some €110 billion ($123 billion) in value by addressing key environmental issues related to water, energy, chemicals and waste. If business continues as usual, €45 billion in profit is at risk by 2030.
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World Economic Forum (blog)
Jan 20, 2020

How can businesses accelerate the transition to a circular economy?

In our work with dozens of clients and partners to deploy circular strategies around the globe, and through our analysis of more than 1,500 circular case studies via The Circulars, the world’s premier circular economy award programme, we have learned a lot.
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Hindustan Times
Jan 20, 2020

IIT-Bombay develops plastic-like films for packaging industry

In an effort to counter plastic pollution, the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B) has developed plastic-like films for the packaging industry that can degrade into harmless components.
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Grazia Middle East
Jan 20, 2020

Ikea is stepping up its sustainability game for 2020

And to try and combat this, IKEA has taken the decision to phase out all single-use use plastic products like straws, plates, cups, freezer bags, garbage bags and plastic-coated paper plates and cups from its home furnishing range globally.
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ESM Magazine
Jan 20, 2020

Lidl introduces Ireland's first 100% compostable bag for potatoes

Lidl Ireland has introduced the first fully compostable potato bag in the country, in conjunction with Meade Potato Company. The two-kilogramme packs of Meade White Potatoes feature packaging made from FSC-certified sustainable paper, strengthened with starch.
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e27
Jan 20, 2020

Myanmar's waste-management startup RecyGlo raising US$900K to expan...

The founders say the firm needs money for better product development, stronger tech team and expansion into multiple geographies
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VendingMarketWatch
Jan 20, 2020

Nestlé creates market for food-grade recycled plastics, launches fu...

Packaging innovation, including new materials, refill systems and recycling solutions, is another key challenge on the path towards a waste-free future.
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Fresh Plaza
Jan 20, 2020

New plastic-free packaging designs for berries and avocados

After winning Bronze in the Innovation Award at Fruit Logistica 2019, CKF returns this year with more prizes, in the form of new industry-led designs for the berry and avocado categories.
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GreenBiz
Jan 20, 2020

Trying to measure circularity? Here are some tools to consider

This week, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation released Circulytics, which it’s calling "the most comprehensive circularity measurement tool," according to the announcement. As more companies set ambitious — albeit loosely defined — circularity goals, the critical need for standardizing definitions and metrics is becoming increasingly clear.
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Recycling Today
Jan 20, 2020

Venture capitalist urges massive plastics recycling investment

A Singapore-based circular economy-focused fund manager says $5 billion of investments annually in waste and recycling infrastructure can help stem the tide of discarded plastic flowing into oceans.
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Edie
Jan 19, 2020

BBC's bumper climate coverage and plastic-free snacks: The sustaina...

As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
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The Nation
Jan 19, 2020

Coca-Cola Foundation awards $100,000 grant to MEDIC

AS part of its efforts towards empowering women and youths, the Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded $100,000 grant to Mental and Environmental Development Initiative for Children (MEDIC), towards a recycling scheme for Women and Youth Empowerment (RESWAYE).
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Edie
Jan 19, 2020

Inside Lucozade Ribena Suntory's plastics strategy

The company is a member of WRAP's UK Plastics Pact, which requires signatories to eliminate unnecessary single-use packaging through redesign; ...
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Intelligent Living
Jan 19, 2020

The Greek island of Paros is set to become the first plastic-free M...

The Greek island has been selected to become a model for a future free of plastic waste. Its goal is to eliminate plastic pollution within three years.
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ABC News 4
Jan 18, 2020

Charleston company selling wheat straws amid city's single-use plas...

The Holy City Straw Company recently released an all-natural, gluten-free, and eco-friendly wheat straw. The company says that unlike paper and noodle straws, their wheat straws hold up in both hot and cold drinks and provide a "biodegradable and eco-conscious solution to the straw industry that’s polluted our environment for long enough."
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British Plastics and Rubber
Jan 18, 2020

Cromwell Polythene purchases compatible polythene operation to expa...

Cromwell Polythene, a recycling specialist, is expanding its operations following the purchase of Moorgreen Flexible Packaging from Duo Plastics Limited.

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