Funding for plastic recycling tech

Envirotec Magazine

Greenback Recycling Technologies , a company striving to develop circular solutions for packaging waste, has closed an approximately £8m series A financing round. 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. Recycle


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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.

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


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

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.

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

Which plastics recycling tech will dominate?

Envirotec Magazine

T he economics of plastic waste recycling are rapidly changing, pointing to a future where both incumbent and advanced technologies will be used, but decisive advantages for certain technologies will emerge in particular regions depending on waste streams and legislation, according to a recent Lux Research report. ” The report looks at four technologies: • Mechanical recycling – The most common form of plastic recycling due to its cheap and simple nature.

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

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.

Greenpeace finds most 'recyclable' plastics are sent to landfills

Inhabitat - Innovation

Study findings have revealed several alarming results, including that many plastics labeled as recyclable are not actually recyclable

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

To increase recycling rates, empower consumers and skip the guilt trip


Circular Economy Plastic Waste Recycled Paper RecyclingMessaging has to change.

Conference programme announced for Plastics Recycling Show Europe virtual event

Envirotec Magazine

Organisers have confirmed the full conference programme for the Plastics Recycling Show Europe Virtual Event taking place 9-11 December 2020. Fellow panellists include Ton Emans, President of Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) and Maria Ciliberti, Vice President at Borealis.

To boost recycling, give consumers discounts, deals and social connections


Incentives for recycling can bring that number down. Circular Economy plastic Plastic Waste Recycling Waste ManagementOver an average lifetime of 78.7 years, one American would send 67,000 pounds of waste to landfills.

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.

Recycling Mystery: Black-Colored Plastic


Black-colored plastic gets its color from carbon black pigment and … The post Recycling Mystery: Black-Colored Plastic appeared first on Earth 911. Here is the original: Recycling Mystery: Black-Colored Plastic.

How BASF’s reciChain aims to improve traceability of recycled plastics


How BASF’s reciChain aims to improve traceability of recycled plastics. The vision for BASF’s reciChain project is to take circularity into the real world by increasing traceability of recycled plastics. The company created a plastic additive that enables the traceability.

Plastics recycling *isn’t* a scam…

Terra Infirma

Arwa Mahdawi, writing in today’s Guardian, takes the statistic that only 9% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled and concludes that all the sorting and cleaning we do as householders is just a scam by big business to make us feel better about using plastic.

Arctic explorer tests the RIKR recycled plastic backpack

Inhabitat - Innovation

Explorer Robert Swan tested the RIKR backpack to prove the durability of recycled materials

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

'I Am a Plastic Bag' is made from recycled single-use plastic bottles

Inhabitat - Innovation

Following the sold-out success of “I Am Not a Plastic Bag” in 2007, designer brand Anya Hindmarch has launched a new product, called "I Am a Plastic Bag" aimed at recycling single-use plastic and leaving behind a net-zero carbon footprint from production

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

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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Episode 215: Recyclable snack pouches, climate athlete-activists


Circular Economy plastic Podcast Recycling Sports GreenBiz 350 PodcastPlus, how COVID-19 could affect the future of building decarbonization.

Equal Recycling Access


Equal Recycling Access. communities and industry partners collaborate to ensure access to recycling? While most Americans would agree that recycling is important, access to recycling bins, store drop-off options and other facilities can vary greatly depending on your location.

Brominated flame retardants are not hindering the recycling of WEEE plastics says new study

Envirotec Magazine

Misperceptions regarding the impact of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) on WEEE plastics recycling are addressed by a report [1] from the International Bromine Council (BSEF) released on 19 November. Plastic components are inherently combustible and need to be protected from ignition.

Firms combine expertise to test and validate systems to chemically recycle waste plastics

Envirotec Magazine

grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has been awarded to three firms for an ambitious chemical recycling project that aims to make hard-to-recycle plastic packaging recyclable. Recycling and Reuse

This cool electric skateboard is made from recycled plastic

Inhabitat - Innovation

One designer felt inspired to clean up his town's coastline by turning plastic waste into electric skateboards

Covid-19 has hobbled Asia's recycling trade as demand for recycled plastic dips and recyclers face ruin


More than 40 per cent of recyclers are at risk of going bust as recycled plastic prices falls by a fifth, study reveals. Meanwhile a new report from Interpol has revealed the global recycled trade has been infiltrated by organised crime

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.

Engaging Middle America in recycling solutions


Engaging Middle America in recycling solutions. At Circularity 2020, I’m talking about how to engage people in recycling, and the two ideas are linked together. Not surprisingly, then, we’re less activated on trying to avoid single-use plastics.

Plastics Recycling Show Europe goes virtual from 9 to 11 December

Envirotec Magazine

Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRSE) will now run as a virtual event from 9 to 11 December 2020. Materials focus sessions will explore in depth the challenges, issues and opportunities within the sector for plastics recycling. Recycling and ReuseVirginijus Sinkevi?ius,

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. First, admit that recycling is broken. Plastic.

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

LeSportsac's ReCycled collection uses recycled water bottles

Inhabitat - Innovation

With the modern-day zeitgeist squarely aimed at improving sustainable practices, both in the private and business world, LeSportsac's most recent release removes plastic from the waste stream while encouraging fans to continue their LeSportsac journey

Are big brands failing in their commitments to use recycled plastic?


Plastic producers and users have made public commitments to use more recycled plastic. But recyclers say they're not buying enough of it to prevent the recycling industry from drifting into oblivion

The Importance Of Food Recycling

Green Living Guy

There have been a lot of campaigns about save the earth, such as using less plastic or recycling plastic bottles. Food recycling is another way to conserve resources. The post The Importance Of Food Recycling appeared first on Green Living Guy.

This recycled plastic beehive is designed for happy bees

Inhabitat - Innovation

This apiary combines the functionality of classic human-made hives with a sleek and durable product sourced from post-consumer recycled milk jugs

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

Each purchase of this bag made from recycled plastic helps plant trees

Inhabitat - Innovation

Just in time to celebrate National Forest Week from July 13 to July 19, fashion brand Solo New York is planting one tree per purchase for its line of affordable bags made from recycled plastic bottles