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New Atlas
Apr 16, 2018

Can this plastic-eating enzyme devour our PET pollution problem?

With a little luck, researchers have happened upon an engineered enzyme with an appetite for some of the most commonly disposed of types of plastic, meaning this waste could conceivably be broken down relatively quickly rather than contaminating the environment for hundreds of years.
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Environmental Leader
Apr 16, 2018

Hasbro Invites the Return of ‘Well-Loved’ Toys & Games for Recycling

Hasbro, Inc., is the latest company to announce a product recycling program; through a partnership with TerraCycle, the toy and game recycling initiative lets consumers collect and send their used Hasbro products to TerraCycle, who will recycle them into materials that can be used in the construction of playgrounds, park benches, and more.
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Tree Hugger
Apr 16, 2018

Plastic debris found in tap water, beer, and sea salt

You may think you're ingesting a safe, clean product, but you're really putting synthetic microfibers into your body.
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Cresta Plastics
Apr 16, 2018

Plastic eating, an innovative new method for plastic recycling

As nations around the globe search for new ways of handling waste following China’s decision to stop processing the world’s rubbish, a South Australian man is searching for investors to help build a commercial system that converts waste plastic into biogas.
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The Guardian
Apr 16, 2018

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis
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TED
Apr 15, 2018

For Scientist Andrew Dent : "to eliminate waste, we need to redisco...

There's no such thing as throwing something away, says Andrew Dent -- when you toss a used food container, broken toy or old pair of socks into the trash, those things inevitably end up in ever-growing landfills. But we can get smarter about the way we make, and remake, our products. Dent shares exciting examples of thrift -- the idea of using a...
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The Shillong Times
Apr 15, 2018

Indian state to experiment Alappuzha model to manage garbage

CM to invite expert from Kerala that attracted UN attention.
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PennToday
Apr 14, 2018

Empowering workers while reducing waste in Mumbai

In Mumbai, waste sorters represent a crucial yet marginalized labor pool, diverting would-be trash from landfills by sorting and selling recyclables. President’s Engagement Prize recipients Svanika Balasubramanian and Peter Wang Hjemdahl will connect these workers to larger recycling operations through a digital marketplace.
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The Guardian
Apr 12, 2018

The Brazilian villagers turning plastic pollution into profit.

After plastic waste contributed to deadly floods in Recife, one neighbourhood took action. Now people can earn a living by cleaning up the river in a scheme being imitated around the world
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Politico
Apr 12, 2018

Working towards a world without waste / Plan on recycling moving fo...

Tim Brett, president of Coca-Cola Western Europe, outlines how the company aims to lead the way in helping tackle the world’s packaging problem and how he believes this better future is possible.
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Environmental Leader
Apr 11, 2018

Nestlé Aims for 100% Recyclable or Reusable Packaging by 2025

Nestlé today announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. Nestlé believes that there is an urgent need to minimize the impact of packaging on the environment.
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Sourcing Journal
Apr 10, 2018

Adidas launch an activewear brand that is made from recycled plasti...

Adidas is working to protect marine animals and the planet with its latest active apparel offering for wellness-minded consumers.
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Recycling Today
Apr 10, 2018

Nestlé announces 2025 packaging goals

Company says it intends to make all of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
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Waste 360
Apr 10, 2018

The Recycling Partnership Gains First Energy Industry Partner: Exxo...

ExxonMobil has invested $1.5 million into The Recycling Partnership.
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Waste 360
Apr 09, 2018

Illinois Researchers Develop Method for Recycling Plastic from E-waste

The researchers have found a non-toxic solvent that can recover clean streams of PC from polycarbonate plastic.
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WIRED
Apr 09, 2018

These startups are turning CO2 pollution into something useful. Sol...

Solving climate change needs more than just reducing emissions – we're going to have to take back and transform the CO2 as well.
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The Times
Apr 06, 2018

Suck it and see: vacuum waste is coming to UK

One of the largest pneumatic waste-collection systems in the world will do away with wheelie bins and dustcarts at more than 11,000 homes and offices.
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CNN Money
Apr 05, 2018

UK 'sin taxes' are working. Here's the proof

New taxes on sugary soft drinks, plastic bags and diesel cars are having exactly the effect policymakers wanted.
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Plastics News Europe
Apr 05, 2018

Unilever partnership with start-up Ioniqa to pioneer a new technolo...

Consumer goods giant Unilever has announced a partnership with start-up company Ioniqa the Thai PET resin manufacturer Indorama Ventures to pioneer a new technology which converts PET waste back into virgin grade material for use in food packaging.
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Plastics today
Apr 05, 2018

U.S. - China trade war hits plastics industry

U.S. to tax processing machinery and tooling imports; China takes it out on selected resins and processed products.
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Waste 360
Apr 03, 2018

AMCS Helps Waste and Recycling Companies Combat Challenges with Dig...

Michael Winton, president of North America at AMCS Group, speaks to Waste360 about how AMCS is supporting the waste and recycling industry with its diverse solutions offerings.
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Design Boom
Apr 03, 2018

Parley & Soma upcycle ocean plastic waste into reusable bottles

Following the success of their multiple collaborations with adidas, parley for the oceans and soma team up to further raise awareness for our seas and the plastic we waste.
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The Nerve Africa
Apr 02, 2018

This Ghanaian invents an alternative way to buid roads

Nelson Boateng, a Ghana-born network engineer, recently developed a form of asphalt recycled from his country’s plastic waste, particularly plastic bags, which is then used to pave roads and pavements.
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Earth 911
Mar 29, 2018

Does Recycling Plastic Do More Harm Than Good?

If the same corporations that are producing plastic are also profiting off its waste, does it make sense to support recycled-plastic goods?
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Supermarket news
Mar 29, 2018

Petition seeks plastic-free aisle in Kroger stores - Group cites Du...

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition encouraging Kroger Co. to offer an aisle that is free of plastic packaging, following the launch of such an aisle in Dutch supermarket chain Ekoplaza.
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Reuters
Mar 29, 2018

Soup, beer and soap from food waste? Dutch shoppers say yes

First it was a supermarket aisle free of plastics, now the Netherlands has notched up another novel solution in its fight against waste and pollution - products made with food that otherwise would be chucked in the bin.
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Environmental Leader
Mar 28, 2018

AB InBev Announces Ambitious 2025 Sustainability Goals

Anheuser-Busch InBev announces their 2025 Sustainability Goals in smart agriculture, water stewardship, circular packaging and climate action. These goals impact farmers, communities and suppliers.
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Plastic today
Mar 28, 2018

Researchers at University Pittsburgh embark on a mission to make un...

The team from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering has received $200,000 from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and NineSigma to apply nano-engineering to the development of a recyclable material that can replace multi-layer packaging.
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BBC News
Mar 28, 2018

Straws: which companies are banning them? 

A guide to the shops, restaurants and businesses that are moving to ban plastic straws.
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Listverse
Mar 24, 2018

Top 10 fascinating Alternatives to Plastic

Alas, scientists, engineers, and environmentally conscious individuals are shifting their focus to ecologically friendly alternatives that can biodegrade and add nutrients to the soil.
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