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Down plastic, up morale: How a sustainability graduate school is reducing single-use plastic

GreenBiz

Our finance department measured the “before” of our office’s single-use plastic, and implemented improvements right away. plastic Plastic Waste Standards & Certification Thinking in Systems

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Circularity: Innovative Solutions to Address the Plastic Challenge

GreenBiz

Plastics Pact and Walmart announced the winners of the first Sustainable Packaging Innovation Award, showing exciting innovations in the areas of recyclability, compostability, refill and reuse At VERGE 2022, the U.S.

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The US is a plastic mismanagement leader

GreenBiz

One of the world's biggest contributors to the plastic crisis has yet to pass meaningful federal regulation on plastic pollution, but a new bill may change that

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The case for exploring jute as an alternative to plastic

GreenBiz

Circular Economy plasticFor starters, it's a material that is readily available, biodegradable and affordable.

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

GreenBiz

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

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Chemicals could undercut a global plastics treaty

Envirotec Magazine

Plastics are complex materials. A recent study has identified more than 10,000 chemical substances that may have been used in plastic production, resulting in plastics that may contain a wide range of chemical substances.

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The war on plastics, 2022: A change of climate

GreenBiz

The climate crisis represents a new front on the war on plastics. Are you ready

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Planet vs. plastic: Three steps to solving the global plastics waste crisis

GreenBiz

Here's how innovators at Circularity 22 are dealing with the scourge of plastic waste mismanagement

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Why plastics are also a climate issue

GreenBiz

We can’t tackle one successfully without tackling the other, as many of the reasons for and solutions to the growing plastic and climate problems are the same. Circular Economy Oil & Gas Plastic Waste Recycling

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Changing the path forward for plastic

GreenBiz

Decarbonizing plastic hinges upon revamping infrastructure, investing in novels materials and rethinking lifecycles

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A surge of new plastic production is on the way

GreenBiz

Major oil companies, facing the prospect of reduced demand for their fuels, are ramping up their plastics output. Circular Economy Climate Justice oil plastic Shell

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Taming plastic waste with silica plastic blocks

Inhabitat - Innovation

In a bid to curb plastic waste pollution, India-based company Rhino Machines has invented a way of using plastic to make construction blocks. The silica plastic blocks (SPBs) are strong enough to build a house and can be useful in reducing world pollution problems

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Should we give plastic credits a chance?

GreenBiz

They could play an important role during the transition to packaging innovations that don’t lead to plastic pollution

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The Different Plastic Types

U.S. Green Technology

Plastics are a group of materials that come from using polymers or long chains of molecules made up of many repeating parts. Plastic is most commonly used for packaging and food containers because it is inexpensive and easy to mold. Green Living, Living Green plastic

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Now more than ever, it seems we can't live without plastic

GreenBiz

Companies and governments are working to minimize environmental harm of plastic packaging and products, but they face a nuanced reality. COVID-19 Plastic Plastic Waste

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The pipe dream of sustainable plastics

GreenBiz

What would need to happen for plastic building products to be considered truly sustainable

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Can We Make Plastic More Sustainable?

Green Living Guy

As pollution causes a significant loss of biodiversity and humans now face a compromised aquatic-based food system, it’s time to meet a simple truth: The world has a serious plastic problem. The post Can We Make Plastic More Sustainable?

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This California law changes things for plastics in the state

GreenBiz

It will impose new sustainability requirements on all businesses manufacturing single-use packaging or plastic single-use service ware

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PepsiCo doubles down on reducing virgin plastic

GreenBiz

The food and beverage company is bringing all of its water, agriculture and new plastic commitments under an umbrella plan called pep

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Adidas Launches New SS22 Tennis Collection to Reduce Plastic Waste

Green Living Guy

Adidas launches its SS22 Tennis Collection, a high-performance tennis apparel line featuring graphics inspired by Paris’ botanical gardens and green spaces, garments in the collection were made either in part with Parley Ocean Plastic or in part with recycled content.

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What's up with the global plastics treaty?

GreenBiz

An update from WWF's Erin Simon and OPLN's Dave Ford, who attended INC-1 in Uruguay

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Plastic's toxic reach in Louisiana

GreenBiz

Tracing the destructive path of plastic in the most notoriously toxic region of America's petrochemical landscape

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Different Uses of Recycled HDPE Plastic

The Environmental Blog

In the United States, HDPE is a commonly used plastic. This plastic is sturdy, so it can resist bursting and tearing. Also, it’s an easy-to-recycle plastic polymer in which recycling companies collect and process HDPE products. For Plastic Lumber and Furniture.

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Domo, Covestro, BASF are testing blockchain for tracing plastics

GreenBiz

The mission: create an open data-sharing application that chemicals and plastics producers can use to inform circular production processes. Circular Economy Blockchain plastic

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Joint US-France Legally Binding Global Plastics Treaty Addressing Lifecycle of plastic

Green Living Guy

Today the United States and France issued a joint statement in support of launching negotiations on a global agreement to address the full lifecycle of plastics and promote a circular economy at the upcoming 5th UN Environment Assembly (UNEA).

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The haunting reality of ocean plastics

GreenBiz

ocean plastic Oceans & Fisheries plastic Plastic Waste Pollution PreventionA new report highlights the lasting danger of pollution in our seas — but also the opportunity to remove and innovate with the resources that get dumped there.

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Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis

GreenBiz

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

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This year’s resolution: Fix the broken plastic material system

GreenBiz

The momentum to stop plastic pollution continues to grow, so how do we channel it into real systems change? Circular Economy Plastic Waste Recycling Waste

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How Vape Waste Generates Single-Use Plastics?

Green Living Guy

The post How Vape Waste Generates Single-Use Plastics? Eco Friendly Products Environment plastic pollution sustainability Waste Plastic pollution single-use vape vape products wasteVaping is doing very well as a fun activity.

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Illegal Smuggling of Plastic is Harming Cameroon’s Environment

Green Living Guy

21 SEP 2022 / BY OLUWOLE OJEWALE The smuggling of prohibited plastic into Cameroon threatens the environment, public health, and the agricultural sector. The post Illegal Smuggling of Plastic is Harming Cameroon’s Environment appeared first on The Green Living Guy.

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750,000 tonnes of household plastic packaging goes uncaptured

Envirotec Magazine

Plastic resource efficiency and recycling charity RECOUP estimates that 750,000 tonnes of post-consumer plastic packaging is not currently collected for recycling, in its new UK Household Plastic Packaging Collection Survey report.

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Achieving Plastics Circularity: Technology and Partnerships to Close the Loop

GreenBiz

Advanced recycling methods have the potential to vastly increase the amount of plastic that gets recycled into feedstock and new products.

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Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper team up for recycled plastics drive

GreenBiz

Circular Economy ocean plastic plastic Plastic Waste Recycling Waste ManagementThe collaboration spearheaded by WWF will focus on boosting recycling infrastructure and public awareness campaigns in the U.S.

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

GreenBiz

The 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. Circular Economy packaging Plastic Waste

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To manage plastic waste, you first have to measure it — here's how we did it for one Caribbean country

GreenBiz

Measuring the problem is often challenging for plastics, due to lack of data on where they come from and end up. plastic Plastic Waste

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Innovative Alternatives to Plastic For a Plastic-Free Planet

The Environmental Blog

Plastic production has considerably increased since the early 1950s, researchers estimate that 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced since then which is the equivalent to the weight of more than 800,000 Eiffel Towers.

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How China and the U.S. can innovate on plastic waste

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Plastic Waste RecyclingThe world's two biggest producers and consumers of stuff stand to play a pivotal role in creating a circular economy, but they'll both have to get out of their own way.

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Would a global plastic treaty solve plastic pollution in Asia?

Eco-Business

Asia needs to have greater representation at plastic treaty negotiations to tackle plastic pollution in the region more effectively, said a senior executive from recycling company Tomra

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The U.S. Plastics Pact launches new initiative to redesign the plastics value chain at Circularity 20

GreenBiz

Plastics Pact launches new initiative to redesign the plastics value chain at Circularity 20. recycling system had been a mess for far longer — seeing as the country never fully developed the infrastructure to recycle anywhere near the amount of plastic waste it produces.

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The Great Lakes are awash in plastic. Can robots and drones help?

GreenBiz

These remote-control devices raise the profile about the growing problem of plastics in the lakes that provide one-fifth of the world's freshwater

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The Wild West of plastic credits and offsets

GreenBiz

The Wild West of plastic credits and offsets. There’s a new kid on the block of sustainability claims being made by businesses: "plastic neutrality." Thanks to the rise in plastics pledges, an emerging and undefined market for plastic offsets is just beginning to take shape.

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Unilever sets goals to reduce its plastic use and support a 'waste-free world'

GreenBiz

The consumer goods giant pledges to halve its use of virgin plastic. Circular Economy Corporate Social Responsibility Plastic Waste

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How a global plastics leader is betting big on circularity

GreenBiz

Sponsored: Berry Global prioritizes innovations for circularity to build an attractive portfolio for its customers, while driving growth, jobs and stability

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