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Fast Company
May 16, 2019

Nike is launching a guide to sustainability for brands–get it here

“Given the existential threat, no one brand is going to solve it on their own.”
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May 16, 2019

10 rivers will be studied by the Tara Ocean Foundation to understan...

Recent estimates find that 80% of plastic waste found at sea originates on land. The Tara Ocean Foundation and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have been involved in this research since 2010.
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The Conversation
May 16, 2019

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation – here's how to ...

As well as polluting our seas, plastics are warming the planet too. Urgent changes are needed to eliminate plastic's contribution to climate breakdown.
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Plastics in Packaging
May 16, 2019

Global brands join WWF to tackle plastics waste

Six of the world’s leading brands have signed up to World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s new activation hub, Resource: Plastic. Keurig Dr Pepper, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, Tetra Pak and The Coca-Cola Company have become principal members of an initiative that is designed to help companies tackle plastics pollution.
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Waste Dive
May 16, 2019

A broken link in the circular economy

Scott Sherman, a former official with the EPA and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, outlines why he believes renewed talk about WTE over landfills is ill-advised.
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World Economic Forum
May 16, 2019

This is what the world’s waste does to people in poorer countries

Not only are poorer countries often inundated with their own waste due to lack of funding, richer countries also export their waste to poorer countries.
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May 16, 2019

From pollution-munching fungi to tech that tags fishing nets: five ...

The winners of a £1m grant fund that is designed to tackle plastic pollution have been revealed.
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Daily News
May 16, 2019

A newer, greener styrofoam

WSU researchers create sustainable alternative from plant material called cellulose.
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The Spoon
May 16, 2019

KFC parent company ramps up sustainability plans for China, introdu...

Yum China this week became the first restaurant company in mainland China to receive the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) label for converting its used cooking oil into sustainable biodiesel.
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The Brussels Times
May 16, 2019

Delhaize plans to cut plastic use by 80% in its fruits and vegetabl...

After scrapping single-use plastic bags at checkout points 10 years ago, and providing reusable bags in its fruits and vegetables section, the chain has now set itself five sustainability objectives.
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May 16, 2019

Stora Enso introduces recyclable paperboard for paper cups

Finnish firm Stora Enso has launched Cupforma Natura Solo, a renewable paperboard designed for paper cups and ensure effective recycling.
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May 16, 2019

Airlines should eliminate single-use plastics in five years: Hi Fly...

Airlines should get ahead of regulators by voluntarily eliminating single-use plastic within five years, the chief executive of Portuguese charter Hi Fly said, ahead of a Thursday forum on replacements for plastics on commercial flights.
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May 16, 2019

vondom ibiza collection crafted from ocean plastic washed onto the ...

‘observing the plastic objects brought by the sea, like artificial shells, it inspired me to create a unique collection made of recycled plastics from the island,’ states quitllet about the vondom ‘ibiza’.
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Packaging Digest
May 16, 2019

Recyclable stand-up pouch is circular-economy ready

With How2Recycle label acceptance and expected to be on-shelf next month, the grocery-store-bin recyclable #2 packaging available in pouch and roll form will be shown during PackEx Toronto June 4-6.
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May 16, 2019

Lubrizol aims at circular economy with TPU solutions for footwear

Lubrizol Engineered Polymers to engineer and innovative portfolio of advanced polymers to provide footwear producers the opportunity to create a nearly 100% TPU shoe that us recyclable.
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May 16, 2019

Packaging industry calls for joined-up approach to waste policy

Key stakeholders from across the packaging supply chain have written to Environment Secretary Michael Gove to outline their priorities for the next stage of delivery of the Resources and Waste Strategy.
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May 16, 2019

Plaswood’s ‘Hero’ range offers style and sustainability

UK-based Plaswood has launched its range of ‘Hero’picnic tables that match style with sustainability to transform external spaces with elegant, durable furniture.
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May 16, 2019

Germany's Delivery Hero invests in biodegradable packaging

German food delivery company Delivery Hero on Thursday announced an investment in biodegradable packaging manufacturer Bio-Lutions as governments and companies around the world seek to reduce plastic waste.
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Recycling Netwerk
May 16, 2019

New UN rules on plastic waste exports, following China's bans

Countries who want to export plastic waste that cannot readily be recycled, will need the consent of the authorities of the receiving country. With this legally binding framework, the United Nations intend to stop the plastic waste flowing to South-East Asia.
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May 16, 2019

CarbonLITE starts construction of New Berks County PET Recycling Plant

California-based plastics recycler CarbonLITE Holdings, LLC. will invest nearly $80 million in new PET recycling plant. The construction works have already begun for the plant located in Muhlenberg Township, Pa., near Reading, around 70 miles northwest of Philadelphia in Berks County.
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May 16, 2019

Waitrose awards £1m to plastic pollution-busting innovations

Plastic-free period products, biorecycling, and installation of water refill sites among projects to secure funding.
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Spend Matters
May 16, 2019

5 things big brands can do to eliminate single-use plastics from th...

n the run up to the announcement, the government consulted businesses and numerous experts and discovered that 44% of plastic used in the UK is solely for packaging goods. In addition, 67% of that is wasted.
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May 15, 2019

Coca-Cola, Keurig cup makers vow to cut plastic pollution

Dubbed ReSource: Plastic, the plan’s goal is to speed up companies’ sustainability commitments by identifying solutions and putting them into place.
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May 15, 2019

Last Bottle Clothing makes soft, affordable, recyclable clothing fr...

Atlanta-based Last Bottle Clothing has created apparel made out of recycled plastic bottles that can be re-recycled back into the supply chain.
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May 15, 2019

Inside P&G's plastics packaging strategy

To date, P&G has ensured that 86% of its product packaging is either recyclable or that programmes are in place to create the ability to recycle it.
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Runner's World
May 15, 2019

Hackney Half marathon set to become the largest UK race to eliminat...

Over 27,000 runners have registered for the Hackney Half and Hackney 5k this weekend.
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May 15, 2019

Down to earth packaging | Supplier Analysis - compostable and biode...

Packaging News spoke to three players in the biodegradable and compostable packaging market to find out why demand has accelerated and the need for more waste infrastructure.
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Sustainable Brands
May 15, 2019

B Lab, UNGC developing tool to help businesses chart their SDG prog...

The SDGs touch on issues that require companies to rethink their approaches to value generation. So, B Lab is developing a tool to help companies chart their next decade of progress on the SDGs.
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Scientific American
May 15, 2019

Exxon and Energy Department team up on biofuels, plastics research

The oil and gas giant aims to help the National Renewable Energy Laboratory scale up cleaner forms of energy.
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Bio Market Insights
May 15, 2019

HP invests in Haiti to turn ocean-bound plastic into new products

IT company HP will build a new washing line for plastic waste in Haiti that will allow it to produce recycled plastic locally for use in HP products.
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