The best packaging options for sustainable companies

The Environmental Blog

In terms of industrial impacts on the environment, one of the biggest culprits is the packaging material and accessories that tag along with products. There is a constant search for the best packaging options. It is commonly used for food packaging and home care goods.

Moving beyond 100% recyclable goals

GreenBiz

Moving beyond 100% recyclable goals. Numerous companies have set 100 percent recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging goals such as Colgate-Palmolive and Kellogg. Other questions include: Is the packaging collected in the vast majority of recycling programs?

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A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging

GreenBiz

A 20/20 view of sustainable packaging. Sustainable packaging is a keystone issue for corporate sustainability. Then the pandemic hit, and the market changed — characterized by higher demand for single-use packages and bags, and lower availability of recycled materials.

Bamboo Compression Socks offer support via natural and recycled materials

AGreenLiving

” The socks incorporate recycled and natural materials into an eco-fiber blend made up of 50% bamboo, 25% recycled polyester, 10% recycled nylon and 15% spandex. Bamboo Compression Socks offer support via natural and recycled materials. Life is busy.

Rebuilding recycling to go circular

GreenBiz

Rebuilding recycling to go circular. The circular economy is a solution for our future health and wellness and recycling has a vital role to play. A circular economy is not possible without recycling, yet it can’t happen through recycling alone. Recycling.

Eco-friendly Boxes for Packaging and Shipping

Green Business Bureau

If you’re a committed green business looking for eco-friendly ways to package your product, then you’ll be delighted to know the market is growing with boxing and shipping options that are reusable, recyclable, biodegradable, and made from recycled material.

Are businesses ready for the plastic packaging tax?

Envirotec Magazine

With less than a year to go until the Plastic Packaging Tax is introduced in the UK, a study by Veolia appears to show that 83% of businesses asked were NOT aware of the tax. 84% of businesses we spoke to agreed and support the incremental increase to the Plastic Packaging Tax.

Sustainable Food and Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

Green Business Bureau

Conventional food production of the modern day, along with packaging and distribution, has been tied to environmental, societal and financial burdens in different parts of the world. Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Best Practices. Avoid packaging made from multiple materials.

£6.1 million to help recycle plastic waste into construction products

Envirotec Magazine

million, including the help of PRN funding, the UK’s largest producer of damp-proof membranes is increasing its capacity for recycling ethylene-based plastics by 66 per cent. Mercers, which is based in Bolton, transforms plastic packaging waste into 100 per cent recycled damp-proof membrane.

Extra 823 million plastic bottles will be produced under proposed DRS, warns aluminium packaging recycling group

Envirotec Magazine

· Aluminium packaging recycling body urges caution to avoid unintended consequences of a DRS. · Two thirds of shoppers will switch from buying infinitely recyclable cans to plastic bottles. · One in five people will lose their deposit as they continue recycling at home. We must ensure that the deposit return scheme is well designed and does not discriminate against one material over another.”. Plastic degrades every time it is recycled: 82% didn’t know this.

Compliance scheme’s EPR report shows the scale of change for packaging waste producers

Envirotec Magazine

With only a week left for industry to respond to the consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging Waste , the UK’s largest compliance scheme, Valpak, has released detailed modelling for a range of the proposed options. Recycling and Reuse

Sustainable Takeout Packaging: A Smart Choice for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

Almost half of Americans say that it is difficult to recycle properly , so this means most of the plastic containers from take-out orders are actually being sent to a landfill. Why should restaurant owners look into sustainable packaging in the first place? Recyclable.

Here's how Tetra Pak plans to improve circularity of its packaging

GreenBiz

Here's how Tetra Pak plans to improve circularity of its packaging. If you’ve ever drank juice from a carton package, it may have been supplied by Tetra Pak, a multinational food processing and packaging company. One of its ambitions is to deliver “packages made entirely from renewable and/or recycled materials that are fully recyclable,” according to the company site.

Sustainable Food and Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

Green Business Bureau

Conventional food production of the modern day, along with packaging and distribution, has been tied to environmental, societal and financial burdens in different parts of the world. Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Best Practices. Avoid packaging made from multiple materials.

Recycled components and plastic-free packaging: Samsung powers up 2025 sustainability plan

Business Green

All Samsung phones are to feature recycled materials from 2025, the company has pledged as part of a new set of wide-ranging sustainability targets. Firm launches new Galaxy for the Planet sustainability platform in bid to help deliver on tech giant's environmental goals.

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

Green Business Bureau

Sustainable Packaging: Customers Expect It. One of the biggest culprits of plastic and styrofoam pollution in the world is the packaging materials that companies use in shipping their products. Businesses need to become more sustainable and shift to more eco friendly packaging.

Tesla says new recycling process recovers 92% of battery materials

Charged

Battery recycling will be a critical part of the future e-mobility ecosystem, as Tesla has understood from the beginning. The California carmaker has been working with various firms to recycle its end-of-life battery packs for several years.

PET plastic recycler receives planning permission for first UK plant

Envirotec Magazine

PET plastic bottles collected at a recycling plant. Specialist PET (polyethylene terephthalate) recycler Enviroo has had its planning application approved for its first plastic recycling facility in the UK. Recycling and Reuse

How Perdue, Smithfield and Silver Fern Farms are reducing packaging waste

GreenBiz

How Perdue, Smithfield and Silver Fern Farms are reducing packaging waste. More precautions have meant more PPE, which usually has come in contact with biological matter that causes management challenges for recycling facilities. The packaging conundrum. Packaging.

German clothing detergent opts for bottles made from chemically recycled plastic

Envirotec Magazine

German industrial and consumer products manufacturer Henkel announced on 17 October that it has produced bottles using chemically recycled plastic for the first time, working in collaboration with packaging manufacturer Alpla. Through chemical recycling, mixed plastic waste that was previously impossible to recycle can be effectively reprocessed and reused. Mechanical recycling is limited by the fact that not all plastic waste can be reprocessed into useable material.

Firms combine expertise to test and validate systems to chemically recycle waste plastics

Envirotec Magazine

grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has been awarded to three firms for an ambitious chemical recycling project that aims to make hard-to-recycle plastic packaging recyclable. Recycling and Reuse

How to Reduce Your Business Waste In 2021: Top Tips

The Environmental Blog

“Businesses have a big impact on how well recycling in the UK is shown so it is important for them to set the trend and reduce and improve their waste and recycling in the most efficient and eco-friendly way possible,” says recycling experts QCR Recycling Equipment.

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Recycling in the Workplace: Are You Doing It Right?

Green Business Bureau

While it’s a notable green practice, the truth about recycling is that it’s more than simply tossing items into a bin and going on your merry way. Truth be told, the recycling system is often confusing and vulnerable to failure. Styrofoam cups cannot be recycled either.).

Plastics Recycling Show Europe goes virtual from 9 to 11 December

Envirotec Magazine

Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) will now run as a virtual event from 9 to 11 December 2020. Materials focus sessions will explore in depth the challenges, issues and opportunities within the sector for plastics recycling. Recycling and ReuseVirginijus Sinkevi?ius,

P&G to ramp up recycled plastic in its packaging with five-year Viridor deal

Business Green

Agreement will see recycling firm Viridor supply consumer goods giant with recycled plastic for use in its packaging. Our investment in sophisticated recycling infrastructure will not end here.

First polystyrene recycling plant in Europe to open in 2022

Business Green

A new partnership between UK Recycling Technologies and leading polystyrene manufacturer is set to see the difficult to dispose plastic made recyclable. We are on the right path to make polystyrene a circular material.".

Recycle razors & help build a playground

Greenability Magazine

When you recycle disposable razors, blade cartridge units and razor plastic packaging, TerraCycle will help build a playground from recycled materials for a military medical center. Find additional items that can be recycled at TerraCycle.

Waitrose and Riverford hail progress in driving down plastic packaging

Business Green

Supermarket Waitrose and veg box delivery service Riverford have both today announced progress in cutting down on single-use plastics, shifting instead to recycled packaging materials and compostable alternatives.

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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State-of-the-art plant for post-consumer plastic waste sorting and advanced mechanical recycling opens in Germany

Envirotec Magazine

We are proud to have initiated one of the most advanced mechanical recycling plants when it comes to post-consumer polymer waste. Borealis is responsible for the plant’s commercial success and contributes its expertise and knowledge in innovation, recycling and compounding.

Kibardin shares creative recycled paper furniture designs

AGreenLiving

Creating furniture is an age-old art form that has incorporated standard materials such as aluminum, wood and rattan. However, one artist has perfected a way to use another prolific material, cardboard, into furniture designs, and he’ll show you how to use it too.

Circulor, TotalEnergies and Recycling Technologies unveil plastic waste traceability software

Business Green

Backed by Innovate UK, the blockchain innovation aims to provide fully traceable and accurately-labelled record of recycled material.

Crisps, chocolate and cheese brands under fire for wasteful packaging

Business Green

finds swathes of major snack brands come in hard to recycle packaging with unclear labeling for consumers. Pringles crisps, Cadbury's chocolate and Babybel cheese are among the snack brands named and shamed for wasteful packaging in a new Which? Investigation by Which?

Aldi pledges to halve plastic packaging by 2025

Business Green

Aldi has committed to halve the volume of plastic packaging it uses in the UK by 2025, a move it estimates will prevent 74,000 tonnes of plastic packaging from reaching supermarket shelves. Aldi said it would work with suppliers to remove the equivalent of 2.2

Blockchain set to transform quality assurance in the recycling market, suggests study

Envirotec Magazine

Blockchain technology will revolutionise the trade of recyclable materials by providing each part of the supply chain with vital data and assurance about the quality of secondary commodities, says The Recycling Association, following recent trials. The Traca is a new solution that allows recycling companies to provide essential information to producers, recyclers, regulators and the end destination. ” News Recycling and Reuse

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.

Sanikind kickstarts refillable hand sanitizer bottle project

AGreenLiving

When sprays run out, simply refill the one-ounce container with more sanitizer from the endlessly recyclable aluminum refill bottle. Each spray bottle is made from 100% recycled plastic, sourcing manufacturing materials from the waste stream and creating a reduced waste circle.

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DS Smith launches new circular principles for packaging design

Business Green

Packaging giant hopes that its new principles will cut waste, boost the amount of reyclable packaging materials on the market and address a widespread confusion among consumers over what types of packaging are recyclable.

6 Straightforward Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Business

The Environmental Blog

Use recyclable materials when possible. Using recyclable materials is an obvious starting point, admittedly, but one that needs highlighting. With more companies producing recyclable materials, they are becoming more readily available. Recycle

Food companies should know what’s in the packaging. Here’s why.

EDF + Business

By Tom Neltner This is the fourth in a series evaluating the challenges in single-use food packaging waste. Recently, we recommended a series of steps that companies can take to address EDF’s top-ten list of chemicals of concern in the food supply, including setting new packaging specifications, verifying compliance, and tracking progress. The reason why is simple—the packaging supply chain can be especially opaque, and we strive to minimize frustrations when we make suggestions.

Will recycled plastics survive tanking oil prices?

Business Green

Some of the world's largest corporations promised to quickly slash their use of virgin plastic packaging. Yet the recycled material available to make bottles, bags and boxes has become harder to find and more expensive.

Here’s how Tetra Pak plans to improve circularity of its packaging

AGreenLiving

Here’s how Tetra Pak plans to improve circularity of its packaging If you’ve ever drank juice from a carton package, it may have been supplied by Tetra Pak, a multinational food processing and packaging company. One of its ambitions is to deliver “packages made entirely from renewable and/or recycled materials that are fully recyclable,” according to the company site.

Cathedral City launches solution to cheese's plastic recycling challenge

Business Green

Leading brand launches new effort to recycle flexible film packaging. A new frontier in plastic packaging recycling was opened this week, as Cathedral City announced a scheme to recycle flexible film cheese packaging.