Himalayan Village Successfully Bans Single-Use Plastics

CleanTechnica

A small Himalayan village had a creative solution to the Indian Prime Minister's urge for people to stop using single-use plastics across the country. Health environment India plastic single-use plastic

China Moves To Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Starting This Year

CleanTechnica

China is taking a big step forward in the war on single-use plastic. It is banning most plastic bags this year and cuts in plastic utensils and carry-out containers over the next 5 years. Policy & Politics China plastic bag ban plastic recycling single-use plastic

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Honolulu Makes History With Comprehensive Plastic Bill!

CleanTechnica

Last night in Honolulu, we made history: Bill 40, a comprehensive plastic phase-out bill, was approved 7–2 at the Honolulu City Council. Activists from across the island have been working for nearly a decade to get smart plastic legislation passed in the city and state.

Could Banana Leaf Technology Squelch Our Use Of Single-Use Plastics?

CleanTechnica

Banana leaves that can replace plastic wrap and other plastic wraps -- one more attempt to save the planet from ourselves.

Converting Plastic Waste Into Construction Materials

CleanTechnica

The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC), which is based in Costa Rica, has been developing a process to convert waste plastic into building materials like bricks and concrete.

Marriott Aims For 33% Reduction In Plastic Waste

CleanTechnica

Marriott is on a mission to reduce plastic waste at an epic scale. That is only possible because Marriott uses plastic at an epic scale, and it's not a goal of becoming 0% plastic, but it's an effort to be lauded nonetheless.

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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.

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

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

GreenBiz

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.

Lilly Is On A Mission To End Thailand’s Plastic Addiction

CleanTechnica

Climate Change Health Climate change people making a difference plastic waste ThailandMeet Lilly, a young student in Thailand who often skips school for an hour to clean up her canals and streams.

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

In Honolulu, An Ambitious Plastics Reduction Bill Is Moving Through City Council

CleanTechnica

Bill 40, an ambitious plastics reduction bill, is moving swiftly through Honolulu City Council, with wide bi-partisan support. Cleantech News Fossil Fuels Green Economy Health Media Policy & Politics Hawaii honolulu microplastics ocean pollution plastic waste zero-waste

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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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.

Israeli Startup UBQ Says It Has The Answer To Recycling & The Circular Economy

CleanTechnica

A start-up in a small town in Israel says it has developed a way to recycle plastic and ordinary refuse that could form the basis of a truly circular economy. Green Economy Science circular economy plastic recycling plastic waste plastics UBQ Materials

How Dow seeks to turn plastic waste into a circular resource

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Corporate Strategy Plastic Waste Purpose and PeopleThe company's global sustainability director addresses her passion for social innovation, her philosophy for investments and what makes for successful collaboration.

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Museum of Plastic pops up at Art Basel Miami

Inhabitat - Innovation

Inhabitat speaks with Lonely Whale executive directory Dune Ives about the Museum of Plastic

Halloween generates frightening amounts of plastic waste each year

Inhabitat - Innovation

Two eco-minded British charities, Hubbub and the Fairyland Trust, have revealed that Halloween generates mounds of plastic waste equal in weight to millions of plastic bottles

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How to have a plastic-free Halloween

Inhabitat - Innovation

When planning for a plastic-free Halloween, remember to encompass all aspects of the event to eliminate the greatest amount of waste

Ireland plans to ban single-use plastics

Inhabitat - Innovation

In a move that has environmentalists cheering, Ireland recently overhauled its waste sector by announcing a ban on single-use plastics

China plans to phase out single-use plastics by 2025

Inhabitat - Innovation

China is set to enact a plastic ban to phase out the production and use of many single-use plastic items by 2025

Artist suspends a giant cube filled with images of ocean plastic inside a London museum

Inhabitat - Innovation

The installation highlights the burgeoning threat that plastic waste poses to the planet

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Luzinterruptus turns plastic waste into Death by Plastic eco-art for COP25

Inhabitat - Innovation

Made from plastic waste and transparent fabric, the glowing environmental art installation depicts a crime scene-like visual with a series of people-shaped sculptures lying on the ground

Israeli Startup UBQ Says It Has The Answer To Recycling & The Circular Economy

CleanTechnica

A start-up in a small town in Israel says it has developed a way to recycle plastic and ordinary refuse that could form the basis of a truly circular economy. Green Economy Science circular economy plastic recycling plastic waste plastics UBQ Materials

From Bio Waste To SCOBY Packaging

CleanTechnica

Agriculture Green Economy Manufacturing biodegradable plastics bioplastics food MakeGrowLab packaging plasticsThe MakeGrowLab is in the process of patenting the SCOBY material.

Hundreds of red plastic crates are repurposed into a public mosque in Indonesia

Inhabitat - Innovation

One green-thinking firm, Parisauli Arsitek Studio, has managed to find a way of giving new life to hundreds of discarded plastic crates

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

GreenBiz

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.

Molson Coors joins Science-Based Targets with 1.5C goal and new plastics strategy

GreenBiz

Commitments & Goals plastic Pollution PreventionThe beer giant is promising to cut emissions by 50 percent and ensure all packaging is reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradeable by 2025.

Scotland bans plastic-stemmed cotton swabs in bid to combat plastic pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

Following backlash concerning plastic waste buildup in beaches and oceans, Scotland is now the first country in the United Kingdom to officially ban the manufacture, supply and sale of plastic-stemmed cotton swabs

Technology uses banana leaves as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastic

Inhabitat - Innovation

Find out how banana leaves can be transformed into a sturdy, durable alternative to single-use plastic

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?

High levels of plastic byproducts discovered in children, study finds

Inhabitat - Innovation

Rather alarmingly, the study found toxic levels of plastic byproducts in 97 percent of the blood and urine samples gathered from 2,500 children tested

Scientists warn we are now entering the plastic age

Inhabitat - Innovation

Water bottles, lunch bags and clothing laced with microfibers: welcome to what some are calling the "plastic age." A recent study reports plastic pollution caused by people is so all encompassing it’s deposited itself into our fossil record. Our love of plastic is being left behind in our fossil record,” said Jennifer Brandon, at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University

Unilever ambitiously pledges to cut use of new plastics in half by 2025

Inhabitat - Innovation

By the year 2025, Unilever will halve the bulk of its non-recycled plastic packaging waste

School’s back in session and Wisdom Supply Co. is teaching a lesson to reduce plastic waste

GreenBiz

Consumer Products Consumer Trends Plastic Waste Recycled PaperThe B corp is working to to provide affordable, zero-waste school supplies.

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Recycled plastic to soon pave Los Angeles roads

Inhabitat - Innovation

Substituting asphalt road materials with upcycled plastic waste could spell cost savings for both road construction and waste management endeavors

Grant awarded for facility to convert waste plastic to hydrogen

Envirotec Magazine

A firm developing hydrogen production from waste plastic has been offered a conditional £1.25m grant for a planned plastics-to-hydrogen facility at Protos, near Ellesmere Port. Peel has a strategy to develop “Plastic Parks” where waste plastics are recycled and regenerated.

Patagonias Black Hole Bags are made from recycled plastic bottles

Inhabitat - Innovation

Patagonia is setting the bar for high-quality and sustainable products with its new line of bags made from recycled plastic bottles

Iceland unwraps plastic-free Christmas dinner range

Business Green

Supermarket offers customers festive dinners of starters, mains, and desserts completely free of plastic packaging

The Ocean Cleanup has first success collecting plastic from Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Inhabitat - Innovation

After years of trials that left its engineers scratching their heads over design challenges, the nonprofit’s newest prototype device has consistently collected plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch