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


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

Why plastics are also a climate issue


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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The haunting reality of ocean plastics


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.

US Plastics Pact 101


US Plastics Pact 101. Plastics Pact and how are its signatories advancing a circular economy for plastics? Pact will work collectively towards a common vision of a circular economy for plastics. Others in the plastics value chain are welcome to join the U.S.

The case for exploring jute as an alternative to plastic


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

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


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

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

Domo, Covestro, BASF are testing blockchain for tracing plastics


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

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


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.

An idea for solving the plastics crisis


An idea for solving the plastics crisis. A major problem with behavior-change programs in the waste industry is that they rely on consumers being taught to feel the guilt of plastic in the ocean, and the harm to turtles and whales. Plastic.

Rethinking food packaging can dent the plastic pollution crisis


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

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


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.

Where does your waste plastic go? This guide can help businesses develop the details


The Plastic Leak Project, created by Quantis in partnership with 35 organizations, takes a science-based approach to understanding plastic pollution in order to help companies reduce their waste flows. Circular Economy Plastic Waste

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A surge of new plastic production is on the way


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

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


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

Are Bio-Based Plastics the Answer to the Plastic Crisis?

CleanTech Group

As our global addiction to plastic worsens, bio-based plastics offer an alternative solution. While 85% of plastics can be substituted with bio-based plastics, Cleantech Events Cleantech Insights Plastic Recycling Plastics Policy Recycling & Waste Resources & Environment

Seagrass purges 900M plastic bits from the Mediterranean yearly

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new study has found "Neptune Balls" full of plastic that wash ashore are the product of seagrass, which collects and purges plastic pollution from the water

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


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

Funding for plastic recycling tech

Envirotec Magazine

The firm says it is building a globally distributed, decentralised network of advanced recycling plants near the sources of plastic waste. The post Funding for plastic recycling tech first appeared on Envirotec. Image: Kachatong.

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 recycling purposes, you’ll find HDPE labeled as #2 plastic. For Plastic Lumber and Furniture. HDPE plastic partitions are practical, durable, and easy to install options. percent of plastics are recycled.

A peek into HP's investment in reducing ocean-bound plastic in Haiti


Circular Economy Corporate Social Responsibility ocean plastic Plastic Waste Waste ManagementThe partnership has created another income source for Haitians and potentially a lower carbon footprint for HP.

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


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

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


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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6 Practical Ways We Can Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution

The Environmental Blog

Plastic pollution is one of the most visible environmental issues of our generation. Australia produces around 2-3 million tons of plastic every single year, with a frightening 130,000 tons on average typically finding its way into our oceans. Reduce Single-Use Plastic.

Disposable plastics make up this conceptual hydrogen-powered car

Inhabitat - Innovation

Would you drive a car made of plastic

Ensuring Performance and Safety in Recycled Plastics


Ensuring Performance and Safety in Recycled Plastics. As companies and consumer brands incorporate recycled plastic content into their products and as part of their circularity goals, product integrity becomes an important consideration.

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


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

Bali's beaches are covered in plastic waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

But lately, you can’t see the sand underneath the tons of plastic garbage washing ashore People come from all over the world to see Bali’s famous white sand beaches.

Going plastic neutral: Footprints, credits and offsets


Going plastic neutral: Footprints, credits and offsets. What does it mean for companies to go "plastic neutral" and what will it take to scale, track and standardize effective plastic-offsetting infrastructure? But what about going “plastic neutral”?

Top 3 plastic polluters are CocaCola, PepsiCo and Nestle. Again.

Inhabitat - Innovation

Let's see who this year's top plastic polluters are May we have the envelope, please?

The Plastics Recycling Puzzle: Can Chemistry Close the Loop?

CleanTech Group

Challenges associated with plastics across their lifecycle have become increasingly apparent in recent years. Materials & Chemicals Materials and Chemicals Plastic Recycling Recycling & Waste Resources & Environment chemical recycling circular plastics plastic waste PlasticsThere are significant emissions attributed to their production, most.

Where there's hope for speeding up business action on plastics


Where there's hope for speeding up business action on plastics. Its landmark report, "The New Plastics Economy," sounded the alarm in 2016 that if "business as usual" continues, by 2025 the ocean may hold more plastic than fish by weight.

VMWare's Pratima Rao Gluckman on using blockchain to rescue ocean-bound plastics


Pratima Rao Gluckman shares how VMWare and Dell are working together to collect ocean-bound plastics and using blockchain to track packaging materials. Circular Economy Blockchain GreenBiz Studio ocean plastic plastic Plastic Waste Supply ChainAs companies continue to innovate technological solutions, there's always challenges. VMWare and Dell have had to figure out how to eliminate fraud and authenticate source materials.

Best Alternatives to Plastic at Your Workplace

Green Living Guy

If we talk about going green, The post Best Alternatives to Plastic at Your Workplace appeared first on Green Living Guy. We all think of revolutionizations yet we all know that it all starts from our surroundings and the places where we live.

No more plastic pollution: How to give a Christmas present to the Earth

The Environmental Blog

An unwanted gift: Plastic . Yet, the most unpleasant present was given to the Earth in 1907 by Leo Baekeland, who invented Bakelite, the first fossil fuels-made plastic. Plastic became so popular mostly due to its durability. The plastic lurking around the Christmas market.

U.S. contributes 5 times more ocean plastic than previous estimates

Inhabitat - Innovation

Most of our plastics aren't actually recyclable, and many are ending up in the oceans

Oil and plastic industry spent millions to mislead the public about plastic recycling

Inhabitat - Innovation

A new investigation by NPR and PBS Frontline reveals that for decades, executives in the oil and plastic industries invested millions of U.S. dollars into misleading the public about the recycling of plastics. As a good citizen, you sort your trash, thinking that the plastic will be recycled to reduce pollution. Unfortunately, all that effort might be in vain

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. There is no secret that plastic has a bad impact on the environment as most of the plastic produced ends up in the environment. It is a bioplastic material designed to serve as an alternative to single-use plastic in a variety of applications.

Nimble makes phone accessories from recycled plastic, CDs and more

Inhabitat - Innovation

Nimble is taking care of plastic and e-waste by turning them into cool new accessories for your smart phone

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


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

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