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

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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How Antimicrobial Plastics Contribute to a Sustainable Environment

U.S. Green Technology

Plastic is a magical material, but it’s far from perfect. Finding a way to prevent microbial damage can decrease the negative effects that plastic has on the environment. The post How Antimicrobial Plastics Contribute to a Sustainable Environment appeared first on U.S.

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

US Plastics Pact 101

GreenBiz

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

GreenBiz

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 Plastics

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

An idea for solving the plastics crisis

GreenBiz

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.

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.

Going plastic neutral: Footprints, credits and offsets

GreenBiz

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”?

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.

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

GreenBiz

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

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

The Australian government unveils plan to end plastic pollution

Inhabitat - Innovation

With the National Plastic Plan, Australia aims to address challenges with biodegradable, recyclable and compostable plastics

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.

Plastic-Free Alternatives to Everyday Items

Green Living Guy

Let’s talk plastic. You must be using (or have) used plastic items. Or perhaps you have plastic items in every corner of your office, house, and many other places. Just look around where you are at the moment and see… Read More Plastic-Free Alternatives to Everyday Items.

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: Shutterstock.com/Dusit Kachatong.

Ensuring Performance and Safety in Recycled Plastics

GreenBiz

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.

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.

Plastics Crisis: Quantifying Data for Transparency

CleanTech Group

By 2050, the weight of all the plastic in our oceans could exceed the weight of all its fish, according to estimates made. Cleantech Insights Plastic Recycling Plastics reycling

How to have a plastic-free Easter

Inhabitat - Innovation

Hop into the season with a plan for plastic-free meals, egg hunts and baskets

Survey identifies significant micro plastic pollution on summit of Snowdon

Envirotec Magazine

Geoscience technology firm CGG has conducted a microplastics pollution survey as part of a scoping study into whether it would be possible to create a “Plastic Free zone” on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon). Image credit: Phil Ross , CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.

Plastic Recycling – What’s Next for Takeback Schemes?

CleanTech Group

Plastic has been a revolutionary substance. Plastic Recycling Plastics Recycling & WasteBut since its invention over 100 years ago, our appetite for it continues to grow at an.

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.

Plastic: Are we good ancestors?

Fairsnape

Plastic is the substance that has served as our most perfect container – and that now overwhelms our systems of containment. Along with friends from the Longridge Environment Group I had the opportunity to co-view the Story of Plastic film recently courtesy of Chester and District FoE.

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

GreenBiz

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.

Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19

GreenBiz

Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19. One of those is reducing plastics in Boots-owned brand packaging, in line with the UK Plastics Pact 2025. So, when the Plastics Pact came out it was not something that was completely new to us.

Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics

GreenBiz

Inside Eastman’s moonshot goal for endlessly circular plastics. But something extraordinary is going on at this Eastman chemical plant: two breakthrough processes to turn waste plastics of all kinds back into new plastics, continuously, with no loss of quality. Plastic Waste.

Which plastics recycling tech will dominate?

Envirotec Magazine

Titled “ The Future of Plastic Recycling ,” the report looks at four of the main plastic waste recycling processes – mechanical recycling, depolymerization, pyrolysis, and solvent-based recycling – and analyzes the factors impacting the economic viability of each.