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. A biodegradable cup can be easily recycled and turned into another cup or product.

Pela offers biodegradable phone cases and other zero-waste products

Inhabitat - Innovation

From phone cases to a new line of soaps, Pela offers products for a zero-waste lifestyle

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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.

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

Biodegradable mushroom packaging makes Seedlip gifts special

Inhabitat - Innovation

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. Mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, creates a durable and sustainable packaging alternative for the upcoming holiday season

A Panacea for Biomedical Waste Management?

The Environmental Blog

Conspectus of Biomedical Waste Management. Although the economy is restoring to an extent but an exponential escalation in the biomedical waste generation has posed severe persisting health hazards and environmental threats. Smart Waste Management: PWC& AWCS.

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How to Reduce Your Business Waste In 2021: Top Tips

The Environmental Blog

If you want to make your business more sustainable in 2021 and bounce back from the current economic crisis, reducing your business waste is a great place to start. Here are five great ways to reduce your business waste and help protect our planet for future generations.

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This LA startup turns spoiled milk into biodegradable T-shirts

Inhabitat - Innovation

Did you know that 128 million tons of milk are wasted every year

Sustainable Packaging: Biodegradable and Eco-Friendly Options For Your Business

Green Business Bureau

From post-consumer recycled paper products to unique biodegradable materials, here’s a great overview of the latest options for your business shipping needs. It is biodegradable and recyclable, and can often be used for renewable energy. Sustainable Packaging: Customers Expect It.

"Self-Destructing Plastic" Wins Top Prize in Create the Future Contest

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A Biodegradable Solution to the Global Plastic Waste Problem

How Big a Difference Can Biodegradable Straws Make to the Environment?

Green Business Bureau

Biodegradable straws are one of the alternatives available that fit these criteria. Biodegradable materials such as paper, on the other hand, can break down in a matter of months – or even weeks. In this article, we want to share some of the real environmental benefits that biodegradable straws promise. As part of a larger strategy to reduce the use of disposable plastics, a switch to biodegradable straws can make a huge difference. What are Biodegradable Straws?

Hotel Sustainability & Waste Management: Reducing Food, Water and Plastic Waste

Green Business Bureau

Hotels require a vast amount of energy and resources in order to run, and with this comes an equally vast amount of waste generated. Having strategies in place to manage, reduce or eliminate waste is essential. Minimize Food Waste. Start by characterizing and quantifying waste.

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

Inhabitat - Innovation

We know you’re conscientious about water consumption by turning off the faucet while you brush, but there’s that seldom discussed issue of toothbrush waste, mostly plastic, that equates to around 1,000,000,000 toothbrushes heading to the landfill annually, and that’s just in the United States. Luckily, some passionate designers from London have decided to develop a sustainable option to divert waste from landfills

Artist 3D-prints biodegradable agar floral lamps

AGreenLiving

She then combined it with glycerin and water to make a material for 3D printing that is natural, biodegradable and renewable. With an emphasis on protecting the environment in her material choices, Sung pays special attention to coloring through the use of fiber waste (wool), food waste and mica powder. “As Go here to read the rest: Artist 3D-prints biodegradable agar floral lamps.

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

CleanTech Group

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Are bioplastics really better for the environment? Read the fine print

GreenBiz

Confusion among terms like bioplastics, bio-based and biodegradable plastics makes it hard to discern and make the environmentally responsible choice. Circular Economy plastic Waste Management

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

Envirotec Magazine

Carbon impact of waste down 1.1 Less than 1 million tonnes of household waste sent to landfill for the first time. tonnes of waste per person in 2019. Statistics on household waste collection across local authorities in Scotland in 2019 were published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on 27 October. tonnes of waste per person in 2019, with 0.20 Carbon impact of Scottish household waste continues to decrease. Waste data collection.

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The Sustainable Solution for Dog Waste Removal

The Environmental Blog

Some quick arithmetic tells us that we have a major waste problem, 24.7 When dog waste is left in the park or on the sidewalk, it is detrimental to the environment. Another major issue, especially in cities, is that dog waste becomes a leading food source for rats, which are linked to a number of diseases that can easily be passed to humans. When responsible dog owners do pick up their dog’s waste, what happens next? Eighty-nine point seven million.

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Cheer Project creates zero-waste products from pine needles

Inhabitat - Innovation

Cheer Prokect is a 100 percent bio-based and biodegradable material made from pine needles that can be incorporated into a variety of products

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.

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.

Plumen Hive shade is 3D-printed and biodegradable

AGreenLiving

In addition, the shades are printed on demand to avoid unnecessary waste. 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. Eco Green Recycle a-closed-loop a-shade-look biodegradable design environment green design green home decor green lighting green-products hive into-the-neck plumen white

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.” Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing.

5 Environment-Friendly Practices For Artists

Green Living Guy

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The PFAS and the furious: the new and deserved scrutiny on the 'forever chemicals'

GreenBiz

The water-repellent coating on many biodegradable products can cause harm in waste management and human health. Circular Economy Advanced Materials In the Loop

How can we stay safe & not create PPE waste?

Greenability Magazine

As face masks become even more critical in fighting the spread of COVID-19, they are also taking a toll on our waste stream and the environment. These synthetic fibers are designed to resist liquids and do not biodegrade in the environment once discarded.

Biodegradable and edible seaweed-based packaging reduces plastic waste while supporting local farmers

Climate-KIC

Indonesian company Evoware offers a solution to plastic waste with their seaweed-based packaging, which is biodegradable—and edible. The post Biodegradable and edible seaweed-based packaging reduces plastic waste while supporting local farmers appeared first on Climate-KIC With the normalisation of single-use plastics, like water bottles, bags, straws, takeout containers, and more, it’s no secret that plastic pollution is a widespread and persistent issue.

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.” The banana silk is made from a byproduct of agriculture waste; discarded banana stems are harvested to make way for new tree growth and then upcycled into this sustainable silk alternative. Original post: Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing.

Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic

AGreenLiving

Waste management has led to an irreversible environmental crisis that is felt by wildlife, especially in the oceans. One organization, called Banana Leaf Technology, is helping to address the stark reality by proposing banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic. Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic. Plastic pollution negatively impacts the health of our planet.

This LA startup turns spoiled milk into biodegradable T-shirts

AGreenLiving

Did you know that 128 million tons of milk are wasted every year? LA-based startup Mi Terro is using biotechnology to turn a portion of that food waste into sustainable fibers for biodegradable T-shirts. This LA startup turns spoiled milk into biodegradable T-shirts.

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.

Sustainability Guide for Restaurants: Waste Management Practices for a Lower Carbon Footprint

Green Business Bureau

Restaurant Waste Management. According to a recent EPA study , restaurants account for 22 to 33 billion pounds of food waste annually. Understandably, eliminating all of this waste will be next to impossible, but steps can be taken to reduce it and manage it better.

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

AGreenLiving

While most single-serve coffee pods rank high in the convenience category, they fail to perform in quality, and the waste from coffee pods ranges from challenging to detrimental. Discover Bruvi, a single-serve coffee machine with biodegradable pods. Coffee aficionados struggle with a balance between smooth flavor, convenience and environmental impact.

How Blockchain Technology Could Reduce Plastic Waste

Mr. Sustainability

When plastic is produced, an NFT is minted and connected to the plastic to track the plastic throughout the supply chain and ensure no waste ends up in nature. In this article I’m laying out what NFTs are and my idea on how they can be used to potentially reduce plastic waste.

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

Envirotec Magazine

Waste and sustainability, although a hot topic of discussion and concern, has moved even further up the political, economic and public agenda recently. But, if we focus solely on packaging waste, we ignore the fact that it’s only part of the story. Winning the war on waste.

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. These pods are convenient to dispose of in the food waste bin, depending on your local composting rules.

Managing Food Waste in the Office

Green Business Bureau

Do you think addressing food waste in the office is too much of a bother? Doesn’t most waste happen in our households, restaurants and other food institutions? Reports show that most of America’s food waste comes from consumers – of which 60% makes up the workforce.

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Plastic-free material made from fish waste wins £30,000 James Dyson prize

Business Green

Student inventor Lucy Hughes takes home prize for MarinaTex, a biodegradable translucent film made from organic fish waste and red algae

Fighting Food Waste in America

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

In the US, it is estimated that 30 to 40% of our food supply is wasted. In fact, according to the USDA food waste is the single largest component going to municipal landfills. Once there, instead of biodegrading it generates methane, helping to make landfills the third largest source of methane in the US. But food waste isn’t just an environmental issue, it’s a humanitarian one as well with 40 million people in the US alone struggling with hunger.

Fighting Food Waste in America

Women in Cleantech and Sustainability

In the US, it is estimated that 30 to 40% of our food supply is wasted. In fact, according to the USDA food waste is the single largest component going to municipal landfills. Once there, instead of biodegrading it generates methane, helping to make landfills the third largest source of methane in the US. But food waste isn’t just an environmental issue, it’s a humanitarian one as well with 40 million people in the US alone struggling with hunger.

Unlikely items that work well for home composting

Envirotec Magazine

A few tips on the unlikely waste items that can help make nutrient rich compost for the garden, are offered by horticultural experts at GardeningExpress.co.uk. Green waste is packed with nitrogen and include garden waste like grass clippings. Bio-waste

Coronavirus: Biogas industry moves to tackle spike in food waste

Business Green

Two of the UK's leading green energy trade bodies, the REA and ADBA, are calling on companies operating in the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas sector to provide information on current capacity levels, in a bid to help tackle a spike in organic waste caused by the Covid-19 lockdown.

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

AGreenLiving

We know you’re conscientious about water consumption by turning off the faucet while you brush, but there’s that seldom-discussed issue of toothbrush waste, mostly plastic , that equates to around 1,000,000,000 toothbrushes heading to the landfill annually, and that’s just in the United States. Luckily, some passionate designers from London have decided to develop a sustainable option to divert waste from landfills.