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Bar magazine
Mar 06, 2019

Sustainable wheat straws hit UK outlets

The Wheat Drinking Straw has launched to the UK hospitality sector, providing operators with an alternative to plastic, paper and ‘bio-plastic’ products.
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Energy Live News
Mar 06, 2019

Trials to turn waste to hot water fire up across UK

HERU technology converts a wide range of rubbish into usable heat and gas
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The Sydney Morning Herald
Mar 06, 2019

Twiggy's new recruit is perfectly placed to wipe out ocean plastic

The $100 million, joining the Australian history-making $400 million announced for six other charitable efforts in 2017, pays for an Exmouth research facility that will coordinate a team of researchers from numerous Australian scientific organisations, and use the 184-foot research vessel Pangaea Ocean Explorer, which the Forrest family privatel...
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Fast Company
Mar 05, 2019

A relatively painless guide to cutting plastic out of your life

If you look around, you’ll see that most food comes in plastic.
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Bioplastics News
Mar 05, 2019

Blue trends for a blue future

Pierre Erwes' (BioMarine) views on why blue bio plastic could be a game changer.
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Riot Act!
Mar 05, 2019

Canberra roads to be paved with recycled plastic as Government tria...

As part of the Government’s $16 million resurfacing program announced last October, ACT Minister for Roads Chris Steel said every tonne of the innovative asphalt product will contain around 800 plastic bags, 300 glass bottles, 18 used printer toner cartridges and 250 kilograms of reclaimed asphalt.
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The Guardian Tribune
Mar 05, 2019

Danish startup Nordsense’s ‘Pod’ sensor technology makes City Waste...

The technology was first launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, where it was found that 40% of trash bins are less than 25% full when they’re emptied and 90% of them are aren’t full at all. Without the use of the new technology, it is very inefficient to figure out when trash cans are full, or empty. The device is a good example for technology-based s...
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Mar 05, 2019

Faerch offers ‘natural’ replacement to black plastic trays

Plastic packaging manufacturer Faerch has announced the launch of a ‘natural colour’ CPET packaging material, aimed at replacing black carbon plastic in ready meal packaging.
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business today
Mar 05, 2019

Firms seek Kenya’s next plastic waste management innovator

T3, PETCO and Coca Cola set ball rolling in new challenge to find innovative baling solution to Kenya's plastic waste management problem.
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The Scotsman
Mar 05, 2019

Gleneagles Hotel uses plastic to resurface its drives

Gleneagles Hotel has resurfaced its drives using plastic waste from a company which opened a processing plant for the mix in Lockerbie today.
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Toronto Life
Mar 05, 2019

Inside Unboxed Market, Toronto’s new waste-free grocery store

The pre-packaged house-made salads may look like they’re in plastic containers, but those are GreenShift compostable plant-based containers. The single-use cutlery is GreenShift, too.
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Mar 05, 2019

Mount Franklin using 100% recycled plastic

Coca-Cola Amatil’s Director of Strategy and Marketing Gaelle Boutellier said 100 per cent recycled plastic had one of the lightest environmental touches among all packaging types, in terms of carbon footprint.
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Yes! Magazine
Mar 05, 2019

Mushrooms clean up toxic mess, including plastic. So why aren’t the...

In the last 15 years, fungi enthusiasts and so-called “citizen scientists” have deployed mushrooms to clean up oil spills in the Amazon, boat fuel pollution in Denmark, contaminated soil in New Zealand, and polychlorinated biphenyls, more commonly known as PCBs, in Washington state’s Spokane River.Research suggests mushrooms can convert pesticid...
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License Global
Mar 05, 2019

NatGeo launches recycled bedding collection

Dreamtex has partnered with National Geographic to launch a recycled bedding collection in the U.K., a deal brokered by IMG.
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Mar 05, 2019

Plastics are becoming taboo. These companies could lose.

While environmental campaigners have long argued against the use of single-use plastics, the BBC documentary Blue Planet II may have produced a literal sea change in how these products are seen by a broader group of consumers in the U.S., U.K., and Europe.
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Mar 05, 2019

Shampoo and ice cream in a metal can? Meet 'Loop,' a new way to cut...

A new shopping platform called Loop — brought to life by Tom Szaky, the CEO of recycling firm TerraCycle — plans to offer reusable containers for some 300 household products in partnership with some of the world’s largest consumer brands.
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The Day
Mar 05, 2019

Stonington company cuts plastic from shaving razors

Stonington — With thick hair, both Adam Simone and Adam Hahn struggled to get a comfortable shave. They tried safety razors.
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Packaging Europe
Mar 05, 2019

The Carlsberg Group chooses French Excelrise to produce its plastic...

As part of a European collaboration with the Carlsberg group (Kronenbourg, Grimbergen, Tuborg...), the French group ExcelRise is deploying R100, a 100 per cent recycled plastic film for Carlsberg multipacks in Sweden.
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What they think?
Mar 05, 2019

UK’s largest Packaging Show enjoys record breaking year

Sustainability was at the top of the agenda for both exhibitors and speakers, with experts from Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer, Iceland, Innocent Drinks, Co-op and Greggs taking to the stage to address the issue and reflect on the progress made by brands over the last 12 months.
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Let's Recycle
Mar 05, 2019

US firm develops ‘chemical recycling process’ for plastic

US chemical firm Eastman is developing a process to recycle polyester plastic waste, breaking down the material through a chemical process so that it can then be used in the production of new polymers. And the UK is one of the European countries which Eastman is focusing on for the introduction of the chemical recycling process, particularly in ...
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British Baker
Mar 04, 2019

Allied adds recycling logo to bread bags

Allied Bakeries is to add a recycling logo to the front of Kingsmill and Burgen bread bags to encourage more consumers to recycle them.
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Mar 04, 2019

Biowaste for power and fuels — the DOE steps up in key R&D funding opp

Today, the US Department of Energy took a bold step forward in wastes to biopower and gaseous fuels for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. It’s part of a major $51 million funding package for advanced vehicle technologies that also includes work on energy-efficient engines and fast-fueling for hydrogen fuels.
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Plastic News Europe
Mar 04, 2019

Borealis compiles code of conduct with “do's and don'ts” of circula...

The code provides "critical guidelines [on] how to maximise the quality and quantity of packaging materials that can be recycled, while at the same time supporting the achievement of recycling targets and contributing to a more sustainable transition to a circular economy,” Borealis said.
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Mar 04, 2019

BP joins biobased paraxylene pact

BP and Johnson Matthey to advance its technology. Virent's Bioforming technology, which is being developed with JM, produces drop-in reformate product from renewable sources that can be used to produce renewable fuels and also processed into lower carbon intensive bio-PX, the feedstock for biobased purified terephthalic acid (PTA), using existi...
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The Jakarta Post
Mar 04, 2019

British company to invest $200m in West Java waste-to-fuel plants

British recycling company Plastic Energy Ltd. is set to invest US$200 million to build waste-to-fuel plants in several cities across the province, according to West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil.
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Recycling Product News
Mar 04, 2019

Circular Polymers new facility to supply chemical recycling industry

Our technology disassembles the carpet then cleans the fibers, thus maximizing yield while providing superior quality. The technology processes all carpet types: Nylon 6, Nylon 66, PET and Polypropylene.
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Noosa News
Mar 04, 2019

Ditching plastic to boost tourism in Noosa

TOURISM Noosa is partnering with Plastic Free Noosa to promote an increased focus on elevating sustainability as a priority within the broader tourism industry in Noosa.
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Mar 04, 2019

European innovators ready to lead change on plastic waste

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology’s (EIT) Climate-KIC works with start-ups and established corporates to enable the transition to a circular economy through a systemic approach, by funding complementary innovations in various fields.
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Labels & Labeling
Mar 04, 2019

Jet Technologies launches Oxo-degradable plastic films

Jet Technologies is launching a new Oxo-degradable plastic film for food and beverage packaging labels and laminates.
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Plastics Today
Mar 04, 2019

Nestlé taps Danimer Scientific PHA for biodegradable water bottle d...

The neat thing about PHA is that it breaks down when exposed to bacteria and fungi in natural environments, just like paper or wood.
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