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Recycling Today
Jul 19, 2019

California coalition forms to promote state’s recycling goals

The coalition expresses concern over the state’s recycling infrastructure.
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Jul 19, 2019

Costa Rica to completely ban polystyrene

President says his countrymen must make changes ‘in our minds but also in our actions’
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Cosmetics Business
Jul 19, 2019

Eastman debuts sustainable packaging

Eastman has introduced a breakthrough product to address plastic waste: Eastman Trēva
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The Better India
Jul 19, 2019

Give plastic waste, get free meal: Chattisgarh gets India's 1st 'Ga...

Persons fetching 1 kg plastic waste will be offered a full meal while those collecting 500 gms waste will get a substantial breakfast. And the collected plastic will be used to construct roads. Brilliant!
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Recycling Today
Jul 19, 2019

Graham Packaging targets 100 percent recyclability

Global packaging firm’s sustainability report portrays a commitment to recycling.
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Waste 360
Jul 19, 2019

GreenPrint, Plastic Bank partner to offer plastic neutral sustainab...

GreenPrint’s clients and partners can now become plastic neutral by offsetting their plastic consumption with Social Plastic Collections Credits.
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Packaging Gateway
Jul 19, 2019

Huhtamaki launches compostable Impresso double-walled hot cup

The compostable Bioware Impresso double-walled hot cup from Huhtamaki uses the Impresso bubble emboss to improve insulation.
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Dorchester Banner
Jul 19, 2019

Pesticide container recycling program begins

The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s pesticide container recycling program will open its 27th year of operation in June for farmers, pesticide applicators, and others who wish to dispose of pesticide containers properly. A total of 28 collection days are scheduled from June through September at seven locations throughout the state.
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Jul 19, 2019

Researcher uses canola to create biodegradable cling wrap

A University of Alberta researcher has found a new use for a canola byproduct, providing potential for diverse markets beyond China.
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PR Newswire
Jul 19, 2019

Stora Enso invests in producing bio-based carbon materials for ener...

Stora Enso is investing EUR 10 million to build a pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials based on lignin. Wood-based carbon can be utilised as a crucial component in batteries typically used in consumer electronics, the automotive industry and large-scale energy storage systems. The pilot plant will be located at Stora Enso's Su...
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Jul 19, 2019

The circular economy startup saving SMEs thousands in landfill costs

A CSIRO-inspired startup is seeking support from Australian governments to help SMEs reduce their environmental footprint and save thousands.
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Jul 19, 2019

The quest to make energy gel packets more environmentally friendly

Bioplastic energy gel packets are made from compostable material that disappears with rain and insects. They are not the perfect solution because they may perpetuate single use culture, but they are better than traditional plastic
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Jul 19, 2019

WRAP funding to support business waste recycling

£1 million of funding has been announced by the Waste and Resources Action Programme to support business waste recycling in England as part of a larger investment package provided by Defra.
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Chemistry World
Jul 18, 2019

Algorithm finds the 569 molecules that might drive a waste-free eco...

Strategic compounds within a huge chemical network pinpointed by machine learning
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Waste 360
Jul 18, 2019

Berkeley, Calif., disposable foodware ordinance clamps down on plas...

The ordinance, which will be phased in over time, requires food businesses to transition from plastic ware to compostable and/or reusable products.
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Jul 18, 2019

Bioplastic made from aquafaba from chickpeas

Designer Paula Nerlich developed a type of bioplastic based on aquafaba from chickpeas.
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Jul 18, 2019

Cambodia to send plastic waste back to the US and Canada

Cambodia has become the latest Asian country to reject shipments of waste sent to its shores by Western companies for processing.
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PR Newswire
Jul 18, 2019

Canadians developing innovative solutions to plastic waste

As part of its climate change commitments, the Government of Canada is collaborating with small businesses to reduce pollution and help create a greener, more sustainable environment for everyone.
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Packaging Gateway
Jul 18, 2019

Cereal packaging trends: Top five trends to look out for

Cereal packaging trends concerning technology, design and sustainability are predicted to govern the sector. Packaging Gateway takes a look at five trends.
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Evening Standard
Jul 18, 2019

City of London Corporation to ban unnecessary plastic waste

The organisation aims to eradicate unnecessary single-use plastics from entire organisation by 2021
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Inside Retail
Jul 18, 2019

Deliveroo looks into sustainable packaging

Online delivery company partners with Returnr and Biopak for sustainable packaging solutions.
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Design News
Jul 18, 2019

Enzyme engineering turns plant waste into plastics, fuels

A new class of enzymes can turn a plant-based material into a range of products, such as nylon, plastics, chemicals or fuels.
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Bio Market Insights
Jul 18, 2019

Finnish firms Stora Enso and Valio launch reusable biocomposite lids.

“With this pilot project, we want to encourage people to take small concrete actions to prevent food waste.” Paper and packaging company Stora Enso and dairy manufacturer Valio are teaming up to unveil reusable biocomposite lids.
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Plastics Today
Jul 18, 2019

Jaguar Land Rover trials chemical recycling process

The automaker partners with BASF in a pilot research project which aims to tackle the challenges of plastic waste. ChemCycling project takes plastic waste and recycles it into premium material for potential use in future Jaguar and Land Rover models.
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Restaurant Dive
Jul 18, 2019

McDonald's to test plastic-free toys in British Happy Meals

Following a petition with nearly 400,000 supporters, the fast food chain says it's exploring ways to reduce plastics in the U.K., but has yet to commit to similar goals in the U.S. 
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The Jakarta Post
Jul 18, 2019

New cassava bioplastic prompts Central Java to mull incentives to r...

The Central Java governor might regulate the province's switch from plastics to bioplastics and a possible incentive for bioplastic producers, upon the launch of Sinar Jaya Plastindo's cassava bioplastic.
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Globe Newswire
Jul 18, 2019

PureCycle Technologies and L’Oreal signed an agreement for the supp...

PureCycle’s Ultra-Pure Recycled Polypropylene is produced from a breakthrough technology that utilizes waste polypropylene that is far too often disposed of in landfills to produce virgin-like polypropylene, unlocking a truly circular economy.
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British Plastics & Rubber
Jul 18, 2019

Recyclability Evaluation Protocol for HDPE containers released

The Protocol is a useful tool for addressing and testing specific design features with regards to recyclability of HDPE rigid packaging, which will contribute to a correct recyclability assessment of the overall package
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Jul 18, 2019

Scientists create single-use edible dishware made from apples

A few years ago, biotechnologists from Samara State Technical University took up the development of edible food film, which, according to scientists, could reduce the amount of waste from traditional plastic packaging.
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Packaging News
Jul 18, 2019

The Evolution of dried fruit, nuts and seeds snacks to plastic-free...

Evolution Foods, the dried fruit, nuts and seeds producer, has launched a new snacking range featuring plastic-free packaging.
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