Benefits of Providing Biodegradable Cups

The Environmental Blog

A better option today is to provide customers with biodegradable cups , which offer a variety of benefits compared to other options. Biodegradable Products Limit Waste Accumulation. When you serve a biodegradable cup to customers, you will know that you are helping solve the problem.

Biodegradable tree guards reduce environmental impact

Envirotec Magazine

A new range of biodegradable guards will help to reduce the environmental impact of planting new whips while improving landscape management, says the firm behind them. ENDS The post Biodegradable tree guards reduce environmental impact first appeared on Envirotec.

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Banana agri-waste converted into biodegradable, recyclable plastic

CleanTech Alliance

And while that part of the plant is typically discarded during harvesting, it may soon find use in a plastic that biodegrades and is fully recyclable. Source: Ben Coxworth, New Atlas, Nov 29, 2019 The bunches of bananas that we buy in stores grow off of a central trunk-like structure, known as the pseudostem. According […]. Industry News

Firms target hard to recycle plastic packaging reduction with biodegradable alternative

Envirotec Magazine

Packaging firm DS Smithand and Aquapak, a developer of biodegradable polymer, are teaming up to develop sustainable fibre based packaging solutions that they say will replace hard to recycle packaging made from combined materials such as cardboard and plastic. Hydropol resin pellets.

Graphene-based packaging presented as first truly biodegradeable and compostable alternative to plastic

Envirotec Magazine

UK biotech company Toraphene says it is preparing to unveil the world’s first truly biodegradable, compostable and commercially viable alternative to plastic packaging. Bio-waste News Recycling and Reuse

Tarform’s electric motorcycle is built from recyclable and biodegradable materials

Charged

A Brooklyn-based startup is building electric motorcycles that are made from recyclable and natural biodegradable materials. The aluminum frame is recyclable, and the battery pack is designed to be swappable.

GBB Member, Chlorophyll Water, Launches Landfill Biodegradable Bottles

Green Business Bureau

According to the press release , “Chlorophyll Water has integrated a proprietary organic additive into the bottle mold of their 100% recyclable, BPA-free and non-toxic 20 fluid ounce bottle that accelerates the natural biodegradation of their bottle in biologically active landfills and anaerobic digesters. This process allow Chlorophyll Water’s bottle to be 100% recyclable, BPA-free, non-toxic, and now, landfill biodegradable.”.

Biodegradable childrens shoes come with expiration date

AGreenLiving

Recent industrial design graduate Shahar Asor is knitting biodegradable children’s shoes out of a sustainable composite material. Some of us donate and others recycle but the truth is most of our unclaimed garments found themselves in landfills. See the original post: Biodegradable childrens shoes come with expiration date. Eco Green Recycle a-dark-patch a-giant-wave a-strong-sole- biodegradable case contradiction environment fabric shoes shopping sustainable fashion voice

Biodegradable mushroom packaging makes Seedlip gifts special

AGreenLiving

In an effort to help reduce food packaging waste, non-alcoholic spirit company Seedlip is introducing a Mycelium Gift Pack wrapped in biodegradable mushroom packaging. This fully bio-contributing material is also biodegradable, recyclable and compostable.

Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing

AGreenLiving

New fashion house Valani has launched its debut collection of biodegradable separates and dresses inspired by “light living.” As an additional sustainability feature, Valani uses recycled materials as well as straw, hemp and jute for its packaging.

Packaging developer Choose toasts 'world's first' biodegradable paper bottle

Business Green

The fully biodegradable and compostable packaging innovation has been developed in Edinburgh with support from Innovate UK and Sky Ocean Ventures. Eco-friendly packaging firm Choose claims to have developed the "world's first" biodegradable bottle made from paper, in a move aimed at fighting the scourge of plastic pollution and cutting down CO2, it announced yesterday.

U of M startup to manufacture biodegradable shopping bags

Green Living Guy

Four students from the University of Arkansas have launched a startup company around technology developed by U of M biochemist Simo Sarkanen, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, that would manufacture biodegradable plastic shopping bags. He found the technology, a lignin-based biodegradable plastic, on the Office for Technology Commercialization’s website. The post U of M startup to manufacture biodegradable shopping bags appeared first on Green Living Guy.

Biofuels, Plastic and the Environment: Interview with Molly Morse, CEO, Mango Materials

CleanTech Group

Biofuels & Biochemicals Companies in the Spotlight Materials & Chemicals Plastic Recycling Recycling & Waste biodegradable Biofuels Materials and Chemicals Plastics textilesMango Materials is at the forefront of developing innovations in how plastic is made and, eventually, released back into the environment. The key.

Plumen Hive shade is 3D-printed and biodegradable

AGreenLiving

That’s because the shade is printed from PLA bioplastic, a material that is made up of 90 percent recycled plastic and plant products. To complete the circle, the Hive shade is commercially compostable and will biodegrade in about six months at the end of its usable life cycle. Original post: Plumen Hive shade is 3D-printed and biodegradable.

You Can Recycle Cigarette Butts!

AGreenLiving

Did you know cigarette butts are not fully biodegradable? TerraCycle, … The post You Can Recycle Cigarette Butts! The rest is here: You Can Recycle Cigarette Butts! Eco Recycle appeared-first cigarette-butts how to recycle inspire recycle-cigarette recycling you-know

Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing

AGreenLiving

New fashion house Valani has launched its debut collection of biodegradable separates and dresses inspired by “light living.” As an additional sustainability feature, Valani uses recycled materials as well as straw, hemp and jute for its packaging. Original post: Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing. Eco Green Recycle clothing fashion money orcas-colliding portuguese puget-sound sailors-suggest

This biodegradable T-shirt is made from trees and algae

AGreenLiving

The Vollebak Plant and Algae T-Shirt is an example of clothing that is produced with a vision for the end of the product life cycle when the shirt can be thrown in a landfill where it will biodegrade within a few months. Here it will biodegrade with them, turn into soil, and help new plants to grow,” explains Vollebak co-founder, Steve Tidball. Here is the original: This biodegradable T-shirt is made from trees and algae.

Sumo wrestles sustainability into an all-natural, biodegradable diaper

AGreenLiving

Even though cloth diapers do keep the plastic variety from sitting in a landfill for hundreds of years, the plastic ribbing and diaper inserts typically keep cloth diapers from being recyclable. As part of her master’s thesis, Luisa Kahlfeldt created Sumo, a natural, biodegradable diaper that is as gentle on the planet as it is on a baby’s skin. It is also biodegradable. Sumo wrestles sustainability into an all-natural, biodegradable diaper.

SEPA household waste statistics 2019 highlight positive trends on recycling, carbon emissions and reduced landfill use

Envirotec Magazine

Plastic and glass recycling increase, paper and cardboard continues downward trend. Total household recycling rate 44.9%. tonnes recycled, 0.14 This provides a more accurate picture than merely looking at tonnage (glass weights a lot more than paper), and takes into account the emissions created when waste is disposed of, whether through recycling, incineration, composting, anaerobic digestion or being sent to landfill. Waste recycled included reuse and composting.

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Tooth: the eco-friendly toothbrush made from recycled and biodegradable materials

AGreenLiving

Unlike the 98 percent of toothbrushes that are not biodegradable, the Tooth replacement heads will break down. The bristles are made from Nylon 4; both products are 100 percent biodegradable. Related: Your guide to eco-friendly toothpastes The handle is contoured out of recycled aluminum , a durable metal that eliminates the need to create virgin aluminum and the carbon emissions that come with it. The handles are also 100 percent recyclable when they are no longer useful.

Is biodegradable clothing the future of fashion?

Climate-KIC

Philadelphia-based brand Aqua Vida sells workout wear that’s 100 per cent recyclable, and will take under three years to decompose in an anaerobic landfill or compost heap. The innovative fabric—called Amni Soul Eco—is the world’s first biodegradable polyamide 6.6 The post Is biodegradable clothing the future of fashion?

Discover Bruvi, a single-serve coffee machine with biodegradable pods

AGreenLiving

They are not only 100% recyclable, but they are also designed to break down without leaving microplastics behind in a landfill environment. Discover Bruvi, a single-serve coffee machine with biodegradable pods. Coffee aficionados struggle with a balance between smooth flavor, convenience and environmental impact.

How RFID technology is playing a role in reducing waste and increasing recycling

Envirotec Magazine

PragmatIC says its technology could allow a low-cost inlay (tag) to be incorporated in packaging, allowing consumers to access information about product usage, food storage, cooking instructions and local recycling. Gillian Ewers, VP Marketing with technology firm PragmatIC, offers insight into an approach that uses low-cost integrated circuits to bring the benefits of near-field communications (NFC) and RFID to the recycling arena. Recycling and Reuse

Pela offers biodegradable phone cases and other zero-waste products

AGreenLiving

So Jeremy Lang decided to do something about this plastic waste by creating Pela phone cases, which offer protection for every major model of phone and completely biodegrade into the soil at the end of their lifecycle. In the case of Pela’s phone cases, a byproduct of flax harvest creates the strong yet biodegradable material used in manufacturing. Read the rest here: Pela offers biodegradable phone cases and other zero-waste products.

Biodegradable coffee pods are now available for composting

AGreenLiving

Roughly 20 billion non-biodegradable, one-cup coffee pods end up in landfills. Non-biodegradable coffee pods are a challenge to recycle because a single capsule is comprised of a mix of materials, including aluminum, foil and especially plastic. In contrast to the non-biodegradable coffee pods, Eco Caps take just six months to degrade. The TerraCycle partnership was formed to solve the issue of consumers being generally confused about what can be recycled.

PANGAIA presents FLWRDWN, a down alternative made from biodegradable wildflowers

AGreenLiving

The result is a fully biodegradable material that can be used in coats, comforters and other products. Because it is made from natural materials, it is also biodegradable. Both the short and long versions of the coat feature exterior shells made from 100 percent quilted recycled polyester. More: PANGAIA presents FLWRDWN, a down alternative made from biodegradable wildflowers.

Roll up, roll up: Refillable, biodegradable deodorant start-up raises £500,000

Business Green

Wild claims that its new deodorant line, which comes in a range of scents including coconut, rose, mint, and orange, is the first to be both 100 per cent compostable and biodegradable. It pointed to research by recycling trade publication Recycle Now that revealed less than 50 per cent of bathroom products are recycled, compared to 90 per cent of kitchenware

6 Practical Ways We Can Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Environmental Blog

Recycle Correctly. Recycling has been an important part of conserving our natural resources while greatly contributing towards improving our environment for many years now. Unfortunately, there are still many who are confused about what can and can’t go into the recycling bin.

Molson Coors joins Science-Based Targets with 1.5C goal and new plastics strategy

GreenBiz

The beer giant is promising to cut emissions by 50 percent and ensure all packaging is reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradeable by 2025. Commitments & Goals plastic Pollution Prevention

Stefano Boeri Architetti designs prefab COVID-19 vaccination centers for Italy

AGreenLiving

Each timber-framed structure would be wrapped in textiles made of different recyclable, naturally biodegradable and water-resistant materials. Green architecture biodegradable materials community-first development housing for the homeless italy mobile prefab recyclable materials solar panels stefano boeri architetti

Nimble makes phone accessories from recycled plastic, CDs and more

AGreenLiving

How it all started The concept is simple, really — develop and use products made from recycled materials to divert waste from the landfill , be transparent as a business and give customers an easy way to support those efforts with eco-friendly products they use every day. Related: Pela offers biodegradable phone cases and other zero-waste products With a strong background in the industry and a quick $2.5 Every shipping package is fully recyclable and biodegradable.

Arctic explorer tests the RIKR recycled plastic backpack

AGreenLiving

Often when products claim to be made from recycled materials , companies are only talking about the bulk of the item. When it comes to Groundtruth’s RIKR recycled backpack, every single component is 100% recycled, from the main body to the padding, buckles, binding, webbing, zippers, hardware and even the thread that binds it all together. Arctic explorer tests the RIKR recycled plastic backpack.

Mastercard takes aim at non-recyclable credit cards with sustainable materials database

Business Green

Initiative aims to encourage banks to adopt credit and debit cards made from recycled, chlorine-free, biodegradable and ocean plastics. Mastercard materials directory launched to spur shift away from non-recyclable credit cards.

'Infinitely recyclable': Viridor unveils plans for circular economy plastics hub

Business Green

Waste and resource giant Viridor has today announced that it has commenced feasibility work on a new project that would allow 30,000 tonnes of previously unrecyclable thin film plastic to be processed each year using a new technology that makes such materials 'infinitely recyclable'. The plan would see a new Plastic Energy chemical recycling plant co-located with one of Viridor's waste-to-energy plants.

Trash to Treasure: Common Mistakes People Make When Recycling

Ecotech

Recycling has become a normal part of our lives now. Unfortunately, many items that we intended for the recycling center have also ended up in the landfill due to contamination. To ensure that our recycled items are being used to create other materials, we need to keep our recycle bins free from contaminants. Separating The Recycling And Trash Cans. Being Unaware Of The Guidelines For Their County’s Recycling Program. 3.Not Cleaning Recyclable Items.

The durable Solo New York backpack can accompany all of your adventures

AGreenLiving

Back in July, Inhabitat introduced readers to the Solo New York brand, a sustainable fashion company making bags out of recycled plastic water bottles. Solo New York’s recycled fabric production starts with discarded plastic bottles. Through an environmentally friendly process, the plastic bottles are finely shredded and re-spun into durable and lightweight recycled PET polyester yarn.

Each purchase of this bag made from recycled plastic helps plant trees

AGreenLiving

Just in time to celebrate National Forest Week from July 13 to July 19, fashion brand Solo New York is planting one tree per purchase for its line of affordable bags made from recycled plastic bottles. The first run of the company’s Re:cycled Collection recycled over 90,000 bottles, and this is just the beginning. Each purchase of this bag made from recycled plastic helps plant trees.

The durable Solo New York backpack can accompany all of your adventures

AGreenLiving

Back in July, Inhabitat introduced readers to the Solo New York brand, a sustainable fashion company making bags out of recycled plastic water bottles. Solo New York’s recycled fabric production starts with discarded plastic bottles. Through an environmentally friendly process, the plastic bottles are finely shredded and re-spun into durable and lightweight recycled PET polyester yarn.

Wood waste strengthens recycled concrete, new study finds

AGreenLiving

Rather than sending this wood off to landfills, it is instead leveraged in the concrete recycling process for the key ingredient, lignin. Additionally, the lignin makes this new, recycled concrete more biodegradable. Most of the recycled products we made exhibited better bending strength than that of ordinary concrete,” said Yuya Sakai, team lead and senior author of the study. See the original post: Wood waste strengthens recycled concrete, new study finds.

These recycled plastic tracksuits are naturally dyed with plants

AGreenLiving

Related: PANGAIA presents FLWRDWN, a down alternative made from biodegradable wildflowers According to the company, 100 billion articles of clothing and 500 billion plastic bottles are produced annually, with half ending up in landfills. To add softness and comfort, it combines 45% recycled cotton with 55% organic cotton, grown without damaging pesticides and herbicides that pollute the soil and water. “All trims, labels and threads are either recycled or responsibly sourced.”