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environmental Leader
Jan 24, 2019

SC Johnson becomes an Ellen MacArthur Foundation global partner

SC Johnson recently formed a multi-year partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The American company became the charity’s 10th global partner.
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Jan 24, 2019

Search for alternatives to plastic packaging fuels demand for light...

The market for 40 g machine glazed (MG) kraft paper in Germany is still riding high on the growing interest in finding replacements for plastic packaging.
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Packaging Gateway
Jan 24, 2019

TerraCycle announces Loop: a waste-free shopping platform

TerraCycle announces waste-free shopping platform, Loop, alongside some of the largest cosumer product comapnies in the world.
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Jan 24, 2019

The new plastics economy: A Danish research, innovation and busines...

This report explores the circular economy within plastics for Denmark, a new plastics economy. From international and domestic plastics consumption and waste management to remaining knowledge gaps. The second part define a potential vision, targets, and areas of action to tackle the plastics challenge to thereby capture the research, innovation,...
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The Wall Street Journal
Jan 24, 2019

The world’s biggest brands want you to refill your orange juice and...

Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, PepsiCo and other companies will test selling their products in reusable containers, adopting a milkman-style model to address mounting concerns about plastic waste.
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British Plastics & Rubber
Jan 24, 2019

Unilever announces packaging innovations will be trialled on waste-...

Loop is a global, first-of-its-kind, waste-free shopping system, and Unilever will trial the innovation across nine of its brands
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Straits Times Singapore
Jan 23, 2019

$2m grant from next month to fund zero-waste initiatives in Singapore

People looking to kick-start ground-up initiatives to drive waste reduction and recycling can bid for $2 million worth of funding from next month.
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Jan 23, 2019

5 innovative fashion materials made from food by-products

A new revolution in material science is hoping to make the fashion industry more sustainable
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Jan 23, 2019

Bornholm aims to become world's first waste-free community

Citizens, businesses, and tourists on the Danish island of Bornholm are aiming to radically improve their capacity for sorting waste. The goal is that by 2032 all waste produced on Bornholm will be reused or recycled.
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UN Environment
Jan 23, 2019

Breaking down plastic waste: on a winning streak

Since Miranda Wang won the Young Champions of the Earth Prize for North America in September, things have been busy.  
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Bio-Based WorldNews
Jan 23, 2019

Creating high purity lignin and affordable platform chemicals from ...

Project focus: Creating high purity lignin and affordable platform chemicals from wood-based sugars. Bio-Based World News gives an insight into the SWEETWOODS project.
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Jan 23, 2019

Cross-sector research to turn waste gas into valuable plastics

The pan-European research project Carbon4PUR is taking the next step in investigating how waste gas from the steel industry can be turned into chemicals for valuable plastics.
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South China Morning Post
Jan 23, 2019

Drinks maker Watsons Water offers cash coupons in effort to get Hon...

Watsons Water says machines can collect up to 1,000 bottles of all brands. Users will be rewarded with cash coupons for up to HK$50.
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PR Newswire
Jan 23, 2019

Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd. has started manufacturing starch b...

Some of their biodegradable plastic is composed of 100% nature biomass derived materials.
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Jan 23, 2019

Here are 8 areas of deep tech that Singapore startups are working on

The Singapore government has committed S$19 billion (US$14 billion) in deep tech commercialisation.
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Packaging Digest
Jan 23, 2019

Loop and big brands boldly reinvent waste-free packaging

The new Loop circular shopping platform—unveiled today at the World Economic Forum in Davos—enables consumers to buy their favorite products in durable, not disposable, packaging. Supported by top brand owners such as Nestlé, Coca Cola, Unilever and Procter & Gamble, Loop relies on premium and long-lasting packaging that is designed for multiple...
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British Plastics & Rubber
Jan 23, 2019

Nestlé and Danimer partner to develop biodegradable water bottles

The two companies will collaborate to design and manufacture bio-based resins for Nestlé’s water business using Danimer’s PHA polymer Nodax, which is an effective biodegradable alternative to petrochemical plastics.
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Plastic News
Jan 23, 2019

New waste alliance about innovation, not just Asia

A lot of the initial focus of the industry's $1.5 billion announcement this week of its Alliance to End Plastic Waste is on Asia.
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Plastics Recycling Update
Jan 23, 2019

Recycling leaders respond to plastic industry’s $1B pledge

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a new group that was announced Jan. 16, plans to focus its resources on developing waste collection infrastructure, innovating in recycling and product design, educating consumers about waste, and cleaning up plastic in the environment.
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Business Insider
Jan 23, 2019

Walmart Canada makes milestone commitment to plastic waste reduction

The announcement builds on Walmart Inc.'s 2016 commitment to have 100 per cent recyclable private brand packaging by 2025.
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AP News
Jan 23, 2019

Windstorm Renewables scoops UK Innovator Launchpad Award

Alterwaste ( ) creator of an alternative to plastic made from eggshells who claimed second place and Designed forLife ( ), developer of an innovative sofa design extending the sofa’s lifetime, who claimed third place.
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AP News
Jan 23, 2019

WISeKey and Race for Water Foundation announce at the Geneva blockc...

A cybersecurity IoT platform company, today announced that in partnership with the Race for Water Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to water preservation, invites manufacturers and users of plastic products to participate in the "Race for Water Program" to reduce global pollution and offset plastic footprint.
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Jan 22, 2019

'A 1.5C world is circular': Nations urged to drive resource product...

A new report released today (22 January) at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos has outlined the urgent need for nations to "wake up to the potential" of the circular economy in order to push the world towards the Paris Agreement's more ambitious pathway.
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Media Post
Jan 22, 2019

Adidas steps up Oocean-trash efforts, aims to make 22M shoes

The shoes, along with a fast-expanding line of apparel, are part of Adidas' ongoing collaboration turning plastic waste into yarn.
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Packaging World
Jan 22, 2019

Biopolymer materials and technologies flourish

As the biopolymers market for packaging gets ready to take off, the range of bio-based renewable materials and the technologies being developed or used commercially continue to expand.
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Fresh Plaza
Jan 22, 2019

Chile-based designer creates sustainable, biodegradable alternative...

Disappointed by the abundance of non-recyclable materials currently used to contain food products,  Chile-based designer Margarita Talep created a sustainable, biodegradable alternative to single-use…
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Jan 22, 2019

Consumer push-back against plastic will spur manufacturers to seek ...

The fast and furious dismissal of straws by food service and consumers in 2018 was only the beginning of the end for single-use plastic packaging, which analysts with Euromonitor International predict will accelerate in 2019.
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Reb News
Jan 22, 2019

Highland Spring to permanently roll out 100% recycled and recyclabl...

Following a successful trial in 2018, Highland Spring has announced that it is permanently rolling out 100% recycled and recyclable plastic eco bottles.
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Food Marketing & Technology
Jan 22, 2019

Nestlé to pull plastic straws from its products by next month

The company has announced specific plans that will help to meet its previously stated goal of using 100 percent reusable/recyclable packaging by 2025.
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Jan 22, 2019

The end of plastic cutlery, plates and straws: EU market says goodb...

Europe wants to lead the fight against plastic pollution. On January 18th EU countries confirmed the provisional agreement on a new directive to introduce restrictions on certain single-use plastic products. In 2021 EU citizens will say goodbye to plastic cutlery, plates, and straws, among others.
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