Adidas Leads The Way On Plastic Recycling

CleanTechnica

Adidas is an industry leader in using recycled PET plastic in its products. As more companies follow its lead, the price of plastic waste may begin to rise, making it valuable enough to stop discarding it in landfills and oceans.

Upcycling Plastic Waste For Supercapacitors

CleanTechnica

Simple process transforms PET plastic into a nanomaterial for energy storage.

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Procter & Gamble Plans To Go 100% Recyclable By 2030

CleanTechnica

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What Are “Ocean-Bound Plastics?”

CleanTechnica

What are "ocean-bound plastics" and how are they a good (or bad) thing? Science Water ocean-bound plastic oceans plastic Plastic Bank plastics recyclable materials recyclingI saw a tweet in my feed by SwiftOnSecurity using this term that grabbed my attention.

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.

Coca-Cola Will Continue With Single-Use Plastic Bottles Because That’s What People Want

CleanTechnica

Coca-Cola's head of sustainability told the World Economic Forum this week her company has no intention of reducing the number of single use plastic bottles it churns out every year. Instead, it will increase recycling efforts worldwide.

The Story Of Plastics Is A Must-See Video For Earth Day

CleanTechnica

This Wednesday is Earth Day and a perfect time to curl up with a good lime rickey and watch Deia Schlosberg's documentary, "The Story Of Plastic" on the Discovery Channel. Media Deia Schlosberg plastic recycling plastic waste plastics The Story Of Plastic

More Bad News For Oil & Gas: Plastic Recycling Targeted By University of Delaware

CleanTechnica

More bad news for oil and gas stakeholders, new high tech plastic recycling-upcycling research center launches at University of Delaware. Research Science Center for Plastics Innovation Chamours Delaware DOE LaShanda Korely Thomas H. Epps III UET University of Delaware Waste Reduction

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

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

GreenBiz

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

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

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.

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.

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. The best part is it says it can be profitable -- something most recycling schemes are not. Green Economy Science circular economy plastic recycling plastic waste plastics UBQ Materials

Mattel Hopes For 100% Recycled-Made Toys By 2030

CleanTechnica

Mattel wants to transition to creating products that are made from 100% recycled products and for these products to be packed in recyclable or bio-based materials by. Green Economy Manufacturing Mattel recycled products renewable sugar cane plastics

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

PADI is making face masks from recycled ocean plastic

Inhabitat - Innovation

The recycled plastic masks feature fun ocean-inspired prints, too, like sharks and waves

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

GreenBiz

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.

Proctor & Gamble And PureCycle Collaborate On Polypropylene Recycling Process

CleanTechnica

Proctor & Gamble and PureCycle have created a new way to recycle tough plastics like polypropylene into valuable feedstocks for industry. Green Economy Manufacturing plastic recycling polypropylene Proctor and Gamble PureCycle Technology

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.

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.

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

Coca-Cola Launches Paperboard Packaging Solution

CleanTechnica

Coca-Cola has announced the introduction of CanCollar, a paperboard packaging solution, for multipack cans that is sustainable, recyclable, and set to keep more than 18 "tonnes" (about 20 tons) of plastic from ending up in the world's oceans each year.

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

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Plastic Waste Recycled Paper RecyclingMessaging has to change.

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

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. The best part is it says it can be profitable -- something most recycling schemes are not. Green Economy Science circular economy plastic recycling plastic waste plastics UBQ Materials

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

GreenBiz

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.

Equal Recycling Access

GreenBiz

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.

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

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.

Cheap virgin plastic is being sold as recycled plastic—it's time for better recycling certification

Eco-Business

Prompted by the low price of oil, factories in China are mixing virgin plastic with recycled plastic and selling it as recycled. Brands with sustainability commitments need to be sure what they're buying is genuinely recycled material.

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

Eco-Business

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

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