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Sep 28, 2018

The Top 10 Entrepreneurs At The UN General Assembly

The Global Goals set forth by the United Nations to alleviate poverty and reduce climate change can only be met through large-scale innovation and entrepreneurship. This week the UN Solutions Summit highlighted just those solutions for the world.
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Business Day
Sep 28, 2018

Tesco steps up recycling effort with return-pay scheme

Britain’s biggest retailer tries paying British customers to return plastic bottles
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Markets Insider
Sep 28, 2018

New green polymer technologies will benefit the environment, manufa...

Our government is supporting research that will result in innovative technologies and processes that improve biodegradable plastics and their production.
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Sep 27, 2018

Back to Black for Yogurt Lid Recycling Technology

Gourmet dairy brand, The Collective, is to introduce a near-infrared colourant technology developed by masterbatch and additive specialist Colour Tone, to ensure its black plastic yoghurt pot lids can be effectively recycled.
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Plastics in Packaging
Sep 27, 2018

Intelligent vending machine to reward recycling

The Coca-Cola Company has unveiled an intelligent beverage vending machine that is capable of recycling plastics bottles and cans.
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Sep 27, 2018

A half-marathon has banned plastic water bottles in favour of seawe...

[UK] Plastic water bottles and plastic cups are always available at water stations for thirsty participants and the track itself often ends
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Plastics News
Sep 27, 2018

UN launches global plastic pollution project

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Pen Access Government
Sep 26, 2018

New recycling project could ensure that no plastic is left behind

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland sheds light on a new recycling project which aims to ensure that no plastic is left behind.
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Sep 26, 2018

Is seaweed (Yes, seaweed) the answer to all our problems?

Joost Wouters had a successful career. The Dutchman worked for Procter & Gamble, Pepsi-Cola, and had his own management consulting firm.
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Resource Recycling
Sep 25, 2018

Mapped out: Chinese money in U.S. recycling

An interactive map by Resource Recycling shows Chinese investments in the U.S. recycling industry since China's import restrictions went into effect.
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Plastics Today
Sep 25, 2018

Danimer Scientific to open world's first PHA commercial production ...

KY facility to provide biodegradable plastic material for a wide range of commercial applications such as single-use plastic straws and food packaging will start up in Q4 2019.
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Packaging News
Sep 24, 2018

Australian cup giant enters UK market with ‘recyclable coffee cup’

Australian paper and cardboard packaging company Detpak has entered the UK market with its coffee cups collection service.
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University of Toronto
Sep 24, 2018

U of T startup that turns food waste into high-quality bio-plastic ...

Luna Yu, founder and CEO of Genecis, completed her master's degree at U of T Scarborough. Genecis is scaling up operations and looking at developing other materials from food waste.
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Sep 24, 2018

How IBM and Plastic Bank Are Using Blockchain to Boost Recycling in...

The scheme is aimed at a safe and sustainable economy.
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Business Insider
Sep 23, 2018

Canadian government helping small businesses develop sustainable so...

Through the Innovative Solutions Canada program, government departments are inviting small businesses to come up with innovative solutions in response to specific challenges they face.
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BBC News Scotland
Sep 21, 2018

Coffee cup recycling firm wins entrepreneurs' award

An Edinburgh University-based firm is working on ways to re-use hard-to- recycle products such as hot drink containers.
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Recycling Today
Sep 21, 2018

Tomra’s new e-book addresses deinking recycling rates

Norway-based Tomra Sorting Recycling has published an e-book for businesses that sort paper and cardboard for deinking and recycling.
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The Irish Times
Sep 20, 2018

Plastic recycling must increase 80% by 2030 to meet EU targets

Repak calls on Government to establish a plastics working group to oversee transition
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Recycling Product News
Sep 19, 2018

Polystyrene recycling consortium

At the G7 Ministerial Meeting on Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy, held in Halifax this week, three industry leaders involved with post-consumer packaging recovery - ReVital Polymers, Pyrowave and INEOS Styrolution - announced a strategic partnership to recycle polystyrene packaging.
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Nikkei Asian Review
Sep 19, 2018

IBM & Plastic Bank Tackle Ocean Plastic and Global Poverty with Blo...

IBM aired a TV Commercial during an NFL match on September 17, 2018, called Plastic Bank, a new initiative which aims to tackle ocean plastic and global poverty with blockchain technology. The Plastic Bank is backed by IBM Technology which uses the LinuxOne blockchain.
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Sep 19, 2018

‘Impossible’ recycling in the real world

In the Netherlands, one recycling plant is doing what many in the industry have labelled “impossible”, by recycling household packaging and making a financial success of it. EURACTIV went north of the Belgian-Dutch border to see the operation in action.
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Sep 19, 2018

What role do incubators play in the clean economy?

"Humanizing the startup process" can be one step toward a circular economy.
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Bioplastic News
Sep 19, 2018

PepsiCo and Danimer Scientific Win the 2018 Innovation in Bioplasti...

The Plastics Industry Association in Washington awarded Danimer Scientific and PepsiCo as the joint winners of the 2018 Innovation in Bioplastics Award.
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Development And Cooperation
Sep 17, 2018

Burundi bans plastic bags

The government of Burundi has forbidden to produce, import or sell plastic bags and other plastic packaging. In doing so, it follows its neighbour country Rwanda. Rwanda successfully adopted this policy more than a decade ago.
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Rubicon Global
Sep 17, 2018

Rubicon Launches 2nd Annual Contest To Find The Best Small Business...

Looking for a smart solution for waste collection? Rubicon provides affordable commercial trash pickup and recycling services. Start saving today!
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Interesting Engineering
Sep 16, 2018

Virgin Atlantic to Test World's First Jet Fuel Recycled From Waste ...

Biotech firm LanzaTech and airline Virgin Atlantic have joined forces to develop a waste to jet fuel project that could transform the aviation industry by reducing carbon emissions. Now, the new fuel will be trialed for the first time.
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The Indian Express
Sep 15, 2018

Engineers Day 2018: 5 innovations by IIT students that are eco-frie...

Engineers Day 2018: Taking note of engineers' contribution to the growth of the country, India is celebrating Engineer's Day today. Here are some brilliant innovations by Indian students
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Sep 14, 2018

Go-ahead for 'unrecyclables' recycling plant at Perth

It said the machine can recycle 7,000 tonnes a year of mixed plastic waste, and will come on-stream in mid-2019, converting plastic waste to Plaxx, an oil used in making new polymers.
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National Geographic
Sep 14, 2018

Eat your food, and the package too

Bowls made of mushrooms, cups fashioned from seaweed, and detergent-style pods for food: Designers are creating ephemeral alternatives to plastic. But are we ready to accept them?
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Sep 13, 2018

Ecosurety and recycling technologies announce deal to roll out new ...

UK compliance scheme Ecosurety has announced a new deal with plastic waste chemical recycling specialists Recycling Technologies, which it hopes will accelerate the commercial roll-out of an innovative technology to improve the scope and capacity of plastic recycling in the UK.
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