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Jun 15, 2019

Bending the line: how better design can transition a linear economy...

From Interface to Starbucks to Patagonia, companies are starting to make products and packaging with end-of-life top-of-mind.
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Jun 15, 2019

KFTL recycles close to 300,000 plastic bottles in one year

One year after the launch of its environmental campaign, KFTL Go Blue, under the theme “Recycling Begins with you,” Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) is reporting
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Plastics in Packaging
Jun 14, 2019

Embassy of Italy says no to waste

Six months into its latest UK diplomatic mission, the Italian Embassy in London has reduced the amount of waste it produces by approximately 20 per cent, while 50 per cent of it is recyclable and 30 per cent compostable.
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Brunel University London
Jun 14, 2019

Unpeeled: Orange peel-based food packaging unveiled

Bio-Peel, a new material unveiled by design student Denny Handley, blends waste orange peels with a mixture of other biodegradable products to create a new packaging material that’s strong, malleable and environmentally friendly.
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Jun 14, 2019

New social commerce app launched focusing on saving the oceans

The JET8 Foundation, in partnership with the Lewis Pugh Foundation, has launched a social commerce mobile application, called OceansCam, that focuses on saving the oceans.
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Process Technology
Jun 14, 2019

Deakin scientists turn plant waste into biodegradable plastic

The team from Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), led by Dr Maryam Naebe, developed the bioplastic by repurposing cotton gin trash — the seeds, stems, short fibres and other waste by-products left behind from the ginning process used to separate cotton fibres.
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PR Newswire
Jun 14, 2019

London-based sustainable packaging provider DS Smith continues expa...

The company's momentum and leadership in environmental and sustainability stewardship in Europe offers a launchpad for its expansion in North America, and comes at a time when consumers seek more options for sustainable packaging.
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Jun 14, 2019

Crystal starts fabric waste upcycling project in Sri Lanka

The fabric waste from garment production processes is sorted and converted to high quality raw fibre for yarn manufacturing. This raw material again contributes to the circular economy for the fashion industry.
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Jun 14, 2019

Pick N Pay commits to monthly beach clean ups

Pick n Pay has launched monthly People n Planet Beach Clean-Ups which will see the retailer partner with local organisations across the country to drive public awareness for plastic waste and action for responsible disposal.
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Jun 14, 2019

Can start-ups help big business become sustainable?

Big businesses are turning to nimble-footed start-ups to stay ahead of the competition and expand. Could this partnership help to green the business sector?
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Jun 14, 2019

How the founder of Playa Beauty is fighting back against ocean plas...

Shelby Wild, founder of Playa Beauty, joins ChedHER to discuss the importance of building an eco-friendly brand.
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ESM Magazine
Jun 14, 2019

Pingo Doce uses plastic from oceans for packaging

The packaging of ‘Detergente Concentrado Oceano Ultra Pro’ comprises 11% marine plastic and 89% recycled plastic.
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Jun 14, 2019

New platform hailed as ‘Netflix of Supply Chain Sustainability’

Set to revolutionize supply chain sustainability, a new web platform created by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is now available for professionals to more efficiently keep up with the increasing sustainability demands of the industry and help reduce the supply chain’s global corporate climate and chemical footprint.
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Bioplastics News
Jun 14, 2019

WWF launch anti-plastic campaign

WWF Launch ‘Your Plastic Diet’. WWF wants a  treaty to address plastic pollution through international cooperation.
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PR Newswire
Jun 13, 2019

Dataiku launches Global For-Good Initiative,, to bring AI t...

Dataiku, one of the world's leading Enterprise AI and machine learning platforms, today announced its new initiative aimed at putting AI tools and skills behind non-profit causes, called
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Venture Beat
Jun 13, 2019

Zume acquires Pivot Packaging to eliminate plastic in fresh food de...

Along with the acquisition of Pivot Packaging — with whom Zume designed its Pizza Pod — Zume is launching a 70,000-square-feet plant in Southern California dedicated to manufacturing plant-based packaging for global food brands. The company wants to make its plant-based packaging as good as plastic.
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Jun 13, 2019

A simple online system that could end plastic pollution

Poorer communities in the developing world bear the brunt of plastic pollution. Could a new digital payment system spark a clean-up revolution?
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The Columbus Dispatch
Jun 13, 2019

Ohio State researchers' biodegradable plastic alternative being hon...

Ohio State researchers have developed a sustainable alternative to plastic, but it might be some time before it can be used in everyday products.
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UN Environment
Jun 13, 2019

One brick at a time: building a better future

With a desire to take plastic waste out of the environment and turn it into something useful, Qube’s main product is Plastiqube, a construction brick made entirely from plastic waste. It uses discarded plastic water bottles, polythene bags, and plastic containers.
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Waste 360
Jun 13, 2019

Parley for the Oceans, DSNY Foundation to turn plastic waste into bags

The collaboration removes plastic pollution along New York City’s waterways and launches a #RIPplasticbag campaign to support the statewide plastic bag ban.
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Ghana Business News
Jun 13, 2019

Campaign launched against environmental and marine plastic pollution

The Federation of Plastic Manufacturers, Recyclers and Users, Ghana, has launched the “Talkplast 2019” campaign, to enable policy makers and stakeholders from West African to discuss challenges and find solutions to plastic waste and marine littering.
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Jun 13, 2019

Wastepack partners with Kids Against Plastic charity

Packaging compliance scheme Wastepack has announced a partnership with the charity Kids Against Plastic, which was founded by Amy and Ella Meek (aged 15 and 13 respectively).
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Jun 13, 2019

How Finland plans to build a zero waste economy

Exclusive interview with Mikko Kosonen, President of Sitra, on how the circular economy is creating a more sustainable future in Finland.
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Jun 13, 2019

This paper straw company's sales rose 5,000% after Starbucks and ot...

Aardvark Straws, which makes paper straws, says it saw 5,000% growth after Disney, American Airlines and Starbucks banned plastic straws.
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Evening Times
Jun 13, 2019

Solero ice lolly maker trials wrapper-less ice creams to tackle pla...

Multipacks of its Solero organic peach ice lollies will come in a recyclable cardboard box with compartments instead of plastic wrappers.
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What They Think
Jun 13, 2019

HP Indigo Digital Print certified for compostable packaging

TUV Austria awarded the “OK Compost Home” and “OK Compost Industrial” marks to HP, verifying HP Indigo ElectroInks can be used as printing inks1 for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation in accordance with leading standards, such as EU regulation EN 13432.
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Jun 13, 2019

Kartell creates bioplastic version of its iconic Componibili storag...

Italian furniture brand Kartell has released a "fully sustainable" version of its bestselling Componibili storage unit made from bioplastic.
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Jun 13, 2019

Cyclo, a foldable helmet made out of recycled ocean plastic, is cro...

The Cyclo is the first helmet to be made out of recycled ocean plastic, and earlybird prices will start from just £25 when it launches on Indiegogo later this month
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Jun 13, 2019

Klöckner Pentaplast and Petcore Europe collaborate in recycling pro...

Klöckner Pentaplast (KP) recently ran a successful pilot as part of a Working Group with Petcore Europe to demonstrate that recycling post-consumer pots, tubs and trays made from PET from the domestic recycling stream can be used to manufacture more
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Jun 13, 2019

Media releases – UFI The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, is pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) is the winner of the UFI Sustainable Development Award 2019.
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