A new ‘supercritical water’ approach to recycling plastic packaging waste

Envirotec Magazine

Its gas-like penetration power makes it a superior medium to decompose mixtures of complex waste plastics into value-added materials, which are feedstock for manufacturing new plastics.

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.

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Top Tips for Creating Less Waste

The Environmental Blog

It is undeniable that the waste crisis on our planet today has gone to an alarming level. How do we create less waste ? Here are some top tips for creating less waste you can do now and can do at home. Minimalist and Zero-Waste Living. Lesser stuff means lesser waste.

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Reasons Why More Brands Are Moving Towards Sustainable Packaging

The Environmental Blog

Many people want to do their bit for the environment, and a lot of brands are getting on board with the idea too, especially in regard to the packaging they choose to use. So if you want them to stock and sell your products, you’ll need to comply with their sustainability targets.

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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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. Sustainable Food Sourcing Best Practices. Source from sustainable and ethical food providers.

Will the Future Be Zero Waste? What It Could Look Like in a Decade

The Environmental Blog

The world needs ideas about how things could be made better and more sustainable while offering a high quality of life for humans everywhere. If the whole world made a commitment to a zero waste lifestyle today, where could we be in 10 years? The post Will the Future Be Zero Waste?

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

GreenBiz

How Perdue, Smithfield and Silver Fern Farms are reducing packaging waste. The aspiration for a growing number of them is "zero waste.". The designation indicates that 100 percent of the waste stream at the facility is reused, recycled or incinerated for energy. Packaging.

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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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. Anderson: I wanted to talk through some of WBA’s sustainability ambitions.

Sustainable Takeout Packaging: A Smart Choice for Your Business

Green Business Bureau

In response, many restaurants need to look at new eco-friendly packaging options that instruct the consumer on how to properly dispose of it. Sustainable packaging is not only better for the environment, but it’s better for your brand image and might even save you some money.

Useful Tips To Help You Get Rid Of Waste In An Environment Friendly Way

Green Living Guy

In the past five decades, the amount of waste that we produce has not only risen but has been higher than ever before in history. This is partly because we have had a bigger global population than ever before but also because products have never been packaged quite the way they are today.

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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

Episode 235: The value of informal waste collectors, reusable packaging prevails

GreenBiz

Episode 235: The value of informal waste collectors, reusable packaging prevails. It's time to value waste collectors for their pivotal role in the plastic supply chain. 7 tips for companies developing reusable packaging. ESG values and a sustainable future.

Are paper bottles a solution to reduce plastic waste?

GreenBiz

Brewing giant Carlsberg debuted new bottle prototypes made from sustainably sourced wood fibers, which it claims are fully bio-based and recyclable. Circular Economy Circular Packaging Design & Packaging

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. Sustainable Food Sourcing Best Practices. Source from sustainable and ethical food providers.

Humble Activewear: Sustainable Women’s Activewear Combats Fashion Waste

Green Business Bureau

In order to cut garment waste and overproduction, Humble Activewear follows a “made-to-order” model in which their products are made once the order is placed. Further, Humble Activewear’s garments are made from recycled materials, including the labels and packaging in which they’re shipped.

10 Eco-Friendly Packaging Alternatives for Your Business’s Shipping Needs

Green Business Bureau

One of the biggest culprits when it comes to an industry’s impact is packaging materials and accessories. This has led to a wave of innovative new eco-friendly alternatives from environmentally damaging packaging materials. BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING PEANUTS. CORNSTARCH PACKAGING.

EcoLuxe Products: Sustainable Bamboo Products to Help Reduce Plastic Waste and Encourage Sustainable Living

Green Business Bureau

is aiding the world in the fight against single-use plastic waste by offering a variety of biodegradable organic bamboo products for personal use, homes and businesses. EcoLuxe Products Inc.

Comment: Big changes in the pipeline for Northern Ireland’s waste industry

Envirotec Magazine

Joseph Doherty is Managing Director of waste management firm Re-Gen Waste. One of the most significant consultations was on plans to introduce Extended Producer Responsibility on packaging. The waste industry is having to up its game to meet the challenges ahead.

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A new tool can help companies create safe and sustainable packaging, driving the circular economy forward

EDF + Business

Last week, Walmart announced the launch of the Circular Connector, a new tool that will help brands access safer, environmentally sustainable packaging options. Investors and customers are pushing companies to set more ambitious goals for reusable, toxic-free packaging.

Sustainable eCommerce: Starting an Online Business With Waste Reduction in Mind

Green Business Bureau

We call this, sustainable eCommerce. From carbon emissions via the shipping, manufacturing, and order fulfillment processes, to excess packaging on the consumer end. And sustainability starts with an initial green vision. What is sustainable eCommerce?

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'ACE' sustainability roadmap targets waste and emissions from beverage packaging

Business Green

The new roadmap is published a year after the EU first unveiled its ambitious circular economy action plan to cut waste, emissions and pollution.

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.

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.

Hazardous Waste Recycling: Sustainability Initiative Highlights

Green Business Bureau

Hazardous Waste Recycling: The proper disposal of batteries, paint and chemicals, lightbulbs, and electronics. Recycling is one of the top and most cost-effective ways to reduce waste in the workplace. It is also a great step forward in establishing a sustainably driven company.

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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.

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

Recycling solution available for customer-returned soft plastic packaging at Tesco

Envirotec Magazine

A new partnership between Tesco and packaging manufacturer Berry Global is now recycling soft plastic collected from customers at Tesco stores. We are delighted to be supporting this Tesco initiative which helps to keep valuable used plastic film out of the waste stream.”.

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. We do not want to see this packaging released into nature.

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. Green Packaging Group.

The new dynamic duo: Pricing and food waste

GreenBiz

The new dynamic duo: Pricing and food waste. At this time, Wasteless is only pricing packaged perishable goods such as yogurt or ground beef. . Food waste is the cause of 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. . There, Wasteless reduced waste by 32.8 Food Waste.

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How To Incorporate Sustainable Materials Into Your Everyday Life

The Environmental Blog

Sustainability is a practice that can and should be implemented routinely and faithfully in everyone’s life. The Recycled Content certification (highlighted above) is an endorsement that SCS Global Services offers businesses to promote their sustainable practices.

Heinz to package ketchup in recyclable paper bottles

AGreenLiving

Food and beverage giant Heinz announced that it will be launching a new sustainable paper package for its ketchup. In partnership with sustainable packaging company Pulpex, the two will launch the world’s first ketchup packaged in 100% recyclable bottles.

How online ordering could cut food waste

GreenBiz

How online ordering could cut food waste. That’s what sustainability veteran Dave Stangis said when I asked him about the long-term changes being wrought by coronavirus. This week, we’ll look at some potentially good news from the intersection of online delivery and food waste.

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6 Ways You Can Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

Green Living Guy

Packaging People are more likely to live a greener lifestyle if more […]. More approaches for businesses to aid the environment should be considered. Almost every form of business can contribute something; all we need to do is dig a little deeper.

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.

Lululemon, LanzaTech are reshaping carbon waste into fabric

GreenBiz

Lululemon, LanzaTech are reshaping carbon waste into fabric. LanzaTech previously brought its process of capturing and recycling carbon to airlines with a jet fuel application and home care companies, creating packaging and surfactants.

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Food waste: WRAP urges retailers to ditch packaging and 'Best Before' labels for fresh produce

Business Green

Waste charity challenges status quo with new findings showing unpackaged fresh fruit and vegetables can help reduce both food waste and emissions. Marcus Gover, CEO of WRAP, said the research "could be a game changer in the fight against food waste and plastic pollution". "We

8 Sustainable Practices Public Events Should Observe

The Environmental Blog

On the bright side, you can shift to hosting sustainable and befitting events! As the event industry moves toward promoting sustainability, some event planners managed to come up with ways to integrate sustainable practices into their events.

Food Sustainability Challenges this Year

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

In a 2022 trends feature for Forbes , Shayna Harris explores some creative solutions to problems like zero food waste. While past efforts have struggled to take off on a large scale, new legislation in California will hopefully promote widespread zero waste changes.

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. Tim Duret, Director of Sustainable Technology, Veolia UK and Ireland says.

Tips for Planning Your Next Sustainable Event

The Environmental Blog

If you’re interested in the prevention of global warming , you might buy things that have recycled content or that have reduced packaging. There are a lot of ways to be more sustainable. You can save money and reduce waste by purchasing foods in bulk and that are in season.