How Maine and Oregon seek to make manufacturers pay for packaging waste

GreenBiz

Less than half of consumer packaging ultimately gets recycled

How Keurig Dr Pepper is increasing its packaging recyclability

GreenBiz

How Keurig Dr Pepper is increasing its packaging recyclability. One of the goals of the platform was to convert all packaging to recyclable or compostable formats by 2025, while increasing the use of recycled content. .

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Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train

GreenBiz

Companies are jumping aboard the federal packaging and recycling policy train. With new federal bills up for review and debate, and packaging being a bull’s eye, the status of packaging and recycling policy is in flux. Packaging. The Recycling Partnership.

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.

Initiative launches to help recycle cosmetics samples packaging

Envirotec Magazine

An apparent industry-first initiative aims to help beauty influencers and media recycle empty packaging and containers produced every month from beauty samples and cosmetic tester pots. Recycling and Reuse

Mono-material packaging: A recycler’s wish

Eco-Business

Recycling closes the loop for a circular economy, but the more complicated the packaging design, the lower the chance of it being recycled. Could mono-material packaging be the answer to this problem

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?

5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021

GreenBiz

5 sustainable packaging developments to watch in 2021. For companies with sustainable packaging goals, 2025 is fast approaching. That’s the year when many have pledged to become zero waste, or to use 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging. Packaging.

This acquisition could help make sustainable packaging the norm 

GreenBiz

This acquisition could help make sustainable packaging the norm . Petersburg, Florida, a manufacturing giant is strategizing on design, development and packaging services for the likes of Apple, Cisco Systems and HP Inc. Design & Packaging. Circular Packaging.

Consortium shows new market potential for recyclates from flexible packaging

Envirotec Magazine

A new Quality Recycling Process (QRP) for flexible packaging, from CEFLEX (a consortium of European firms working on flexible packaging recycling) and its stakeholders, appears to demonstrate the viability of high value applications for recycled polymers from a mechanical recycling process.

Funding for plastic recycling tech

Envirotec Magazine

Greenback Recycling Technologies , a company striving to develop circular solutions for packaging waste, has closed an approximately £8m series A financing round. It buys this waste from local collectors and sorters to provide feedstock for the production of food-grade packaging.

Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19

GreenBiz

Reusable packaging in the time of COVID-19. Reusable packaging is faced with proving its trustworthiness alongside disposables in a world that is standing six feet apart in the grocery aisle. Disposable packages are painted as sterile, while durables are tainted with suspicion.

Reusable Packaging: Scaling Past a Pandemic

GreenBiz

Reusable Packaging: Scaling Past a Pandemic. How can companies shift to reusable packaging models while dissuading concerns for safety and contamination?

Aluminium packaging recycling rates reach record levels, shows Q2 PRN data

Envirotec Magazine

According to data released by the Environment Agency on 22 July, a record 40,653 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling in Q2 2020. With PRNs already raised for more than 76,000 tonnes of aluminium packaging in 2020, the future looks bright.

2030 goals: Mattel aims for 100% recycled and recyclable toys

GreenBiz

Firm behind Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price plans to launch first toy made from and packaged in green materials in early 2020. Circular Economy Biomaterials Commitments & Goals Recycling

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.

UK supermarket launches reusable packaging initiative

Envirotec Magazine

Tesco has launched a new system that allows its customers to buy a wide range of food, drink, household and beauty products in reusable and durable packaging. Headline News Recycling and Reuse

Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals

GreenBiz

Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals. The initiatives are related to P&G's current sustainability goals introduced in 2018, Ambition 2030, which include a commitment to make its packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2030. . Design & Packaging.

Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19

GreenBiz

Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19. During our conversation, we also discussed Ellis’ long-term CSR priorities, the company’s packaging goals and its partnership with Loop. Deonna Anderson. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:45.

Equal Recycling Access

GreenBiz

Equal Recycling Access. communities and industry partners collaborate to ensure access to recycling? While most Americans would agree that recycling is important, access to recycling bins, store drop-off options and other facilities can vary greatly depending on your location.

The aluminum can: America’s most successful recycling story that you’ve never heard

GreenBiz

On America Recycles Day, it's time to recognize one special piece of packaging. Circular Economy Recycling Waste Management

Managing packaging perceptions vs. realities for a truly circular future

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Marketing & Communication Recycling Speaking SustainablyA coffee company's wake-up call from the circular economy.

Recycling Mystery: Meat Packaging

AGreenLiving

If you buy meat in a grocery store, it likely … The post Recycling Mystery: Meat Packaging appeared first on Earth 911. Read more from the original source: Recycling Mystery: Meat Packaging.

Tesco takes soft plastic packaging recycling points nationwide

Business Green

Supermarket giant announces all large stores will now have collection points for soft plastics, in a bid to ensure 1,000 tonnes of plastic a year is recycled. In the trial stores, 85 per cent of customers said the collection points helped them recycle more than they would have done otherwise.

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.

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.

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.

Plastic, paper or glass? What companies need to know about chemicals lurking in food packaging

EDF + Business

Now, more shoppers are becoming aware of another concern: Chemicals in food packaging that are winding up in our bodies. There’s a large and growing body of evidence around the prevalence of toxic chemicals in food packaging and the impact they’re having on human health.

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.

Supermarket and recycling trade group initiative aims to ‘foil’ landfilling of aluminium packaging

Envirotec Magazine

The supermarket chain said its research has revealed that more than one in five* (22%) UK adults do not recycle household aluminium and it is estimated that over 3,000 tonnes could end up in landfill this Xmas**. And almost a quarter of the aluminium packaging will not be recycled correctly.

Engaging Middle America in recycling solutions

GreenBiz

Engaging Middle America in recycling solutions. At Circularity 2020, I’m talking about how to engage people in recycling, and the two ideas are linked together. So what does this mean for engaging Americans in recycling? . Suzanne Shelton. Wed, 08/26/2020 - 01:00.

Supporting Business in the Race to Create the World’s Most Sustainable Package

GreenBiz

Supporting Business in the Race to Create the World’s Most Sustainable Package. Only 9% of all plastic is recycled and it can take hundreds of years to degrade. Recycling is critical, but the world cannot rely on that alone.

Sustainable Packaging Materials Used For Everyday Goods

Green Living Guy

Every year, people around the globe dispose millions’ tons of packaging materials. Traditionally, there are plenty of environmentally friendly and recyclable packaging materials out there. All of this disposed garbage influences pollution our environment.

Scaling the Market for Post-Consumer Recycled Content

GreenBiz

Scaling the Market for Post-Consumer Recycled Content. What will it take to scale the domestic market for post-consumer recycled content? The demand for recycled plastics has skyrocketed — so much so that brands and packaging producers are experiencing limited supply.

The world has a packaging problem — a new tool gives companies the ability to fix it

EDF + Business

billion tons of plastic had been generated globally as of 2017, almost half of which is single-use plastic packaging. For companies, growing attention and concerns about the environmental and health impacts of packaging can put their reputation on the line. Roughly 8.3

Facility to process hard-to-recycle plastic items will open in Fife

Envirotec Magazine

A state-of-the-art facility to allow the recycling of flexible plastics is to open in Glenrothes, Fife. Our multiple million-pound investments have enabled us to create a state-of-the-art patented recycling technology. ” Recycling and Reuse

Singaporeans will finally be able to know if their packaging is truly recyclable and recycled

Eco-Business

Label for Recycling (L4R), the Singaporean not-for-profit organisation will help brand owners to assess the recyclability of their packaging and provide a market proven set of recycling labels for Singapore

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. Aluminium can be recycled again and again without ever losing quality: 71% didn’t know this. We have capacity in the UK to recycle all the aluminium sold: 77% didn’t know this.

'Infinitely recyclable' packaged water brand launches in Singapore to take out single-use plastic bottles

Eco-Business

The CanO Water brand from the UK is resealable and can be recycled endlessly because is made from aluminium, the world's most recycled packaging material.

Take these 3 steps, add $500 million and create a circular economy for packaging, report urges

GreenBiz

It will take $500 million by 2025 to create the recycling system of the future and dramatically increase the collection of post-consumer plastics, according to the Recycling Partnership. Circular Economy Plastic Waste Recycling

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.

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.

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.