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

GreenBiz

Less than half of consumer packaging ultimately gets recycled

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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Reusable packaging provides untapped payoffs for business

GreenBiz

Reusable packaging provides untapped payoffs for business. Until the 1980s, glass or cotton bags were the go-to packaging materials for many products, such as milk and flour. In 2018, 40 percent of the 360 million tonnes of plastics produced globally were converted to packaging.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Food & Agriculture Plastic Waste Pollution PreventionAlthough the global economy is increasingly wrapped in plastic, companies of all sizes are dramatically reducing their use of it.

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. Packaging.

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

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.

Are paper bottles a solution to reduce plastic waste?

GreenBiz

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

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.

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.

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.

To cut plastic packaging waste in cities, curb air pollution

Eco-Business

When air quality dips, office workers in China are much more likely to order lunch deliveries and generate plastic waste, a new study has found. This probably applies to other smoggy cities in developing countries, researchers say

Maven Moment: Makeup – Toxic Ingredients & Packaging Waste

AGreenLiving

Back in the early 1900s when Grandma Jennie was young, “decent” girls never wore makeup… The post Maven Moment: Makeup – Toxic Ingredients & Packaging Waste appeared first on Earth911. Original post: Maven Moment: Makeup – Toxic Ingredients & Packaging Waste. Eco circular co-founder-and early first-on-earth911 gordon gordon-olson grandma inspire & motivate makeup maven moment packaging plots potential wore-makeup

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. Not only does this divert food waste from landfills, it also encourages food affordability and accessibility.

Student Holly Grounds creates edible instant noodle packaging

Inhabitat - Innovation

Ramen is a college staple, but oodles of noodles can leave behind a trail of waste. One college student is rethinking instant noodle packaging

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.

How Singapore’s biggest supermarket player plans to unpack the packaging waste issue

Eco-Business

FairPrice Group will explore ways to reduce packaging waste while ensuring product safety and quality, says its group chief executive Seah Kian Peng

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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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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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

Single-use food packaging waste nearly doubled during the pandemic

Inhabitant

A new report from the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup has seen an uptick in single-use food packaging waste as well as masks collected during beach cleanups

Plastic to-go containers are bad, but the alternatives might not be much better

GreenBiz

Design & Packaging Life-Cycle Management plastic Plastic WasteSingle-use plastic bans are showing up across the nation. But compostable plates and forks may not solve the plastic crisis.

How online ordering could cut food waste

GreenBiz

How online ordering could cut food waste. This week, we’ll look at some potentially good news from the intersection of online delivery and food waste. Any good news on waste is welcome, because the situation is insane. Ordering pre-prepared meal kits also leads to less waste.

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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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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. Such plastics make up 23 percent of marine waste. Bio-waste News Recycling and Reuse

Hundreds of companies crack down on plastic from fast fashion to supermarkets and beyond

GreenBiz

Circular Economy packaging Plastic WasteThe initial headline-grabbing pledges to phase out single use plastic may have become old news, but the new normal is seeing hundreds of companies quietly advance their plastic reduction strategies.

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.

'Zero packaging ready meals': New range reduces waste to plastic film lid

Business Green

Wiltshire Farm Foods launches 100 per cent recyclable tray in bid to deliver on zero-packaging ready meal target. By doing so, we are embracing a circular economy, keeping waste and products in use as opposed to leaving with the customer to dispose of them.".

'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.

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.

Is the global quest to end plastic waste a circular firing squad?

GreenBiz

There's tremendous progress toward eliminating single-use plastic packaging. Circular Economy Activism Consumer Products Plastic Waste Two Steps ForwardWhy are activists so unhappy?

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. Not only does this divert food waste from landfills, it also encourages food affordability and accessibility.

Which countries are winning the war on waste?

Envirotec Magazine

A glass waste worker in a recycling facility in Sofia, Bulgaria in May 2016. Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark have succeeded in recovering over 98% of their municipal waste on average over the last five years. One contributor is its regional waste management centres.

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

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Plastic Waste RecyclingIt 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.

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. The beauty industry alone produces more than 120 billion units of packaging globally (Zerowaste, 2020).

7 Ways to Teach Kids How to Waste Less Food

The Environmental Blog

If you ever want to ruin your mood, just look at some of the statistics on how much food humans waste. Approximately a third of the world’s food supply is wasted every year, and when we have 690 million hungry people worldwide, that kind of waste has a devastating human cost.

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The power of digital packaging

Business Green

Brands have a powerful field of influence on sustainability, and digital packaging innovation offers a chance to lead by example, according to Jose 'Pepe' Gorbea from HP Graphic Arts. The packaging problem. The challenge is one primarily of production and waste.

Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million

GreenBiz

Food waste startup backed by Oprah Winfrey snags $250 million. This morning brings one of the biggest deals yet this year: an infusion of $250 million in new financing for food waste crusader Apeel Sciences. It's applied in packaging facilities or warehouses using a water-based formula.