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Study pinpoints pathways to boost plastic waste recycling globally

Envirotec Magazine

A new study highlights potential pathways to significantly increase waste collection and plastic recycling rates globally. These countries have plastic recycling rates of up to 10 per cent. Examples of countries include Indonesia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Examples of countries include the UK, India and Turkey.

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FMCG and retail firms join forces in a bid to stabilise the value of plastic recyclate in the UK

Envirotec Magazine

z International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever announce plans to finance and launch £1m Flexible Plastic Fund. Manufacturers, retailers and recyclers urged to join the collaboration. Fund designed to drive progress towards household collection of flexible plastic for recycling.

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WRAP updates voluntary agreements, outlining circularity vision for food, plastic and textiles

Envirotec Magazine

Climate action NGO WRAP published annual updates of its voluntary agreements for the food, plastics and textiles sectors on 1 December. WRAP launched its first voluntary agreement in 2005 and has since expanded its programme to address food and drink, plastic pollution, and fashion and textiles.

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Sustainability Guide for Retail: Plastic Bag Alternatives

Green Business Bureau

Retailers need to make the switch from plastic shopping bags to eco-friendly alternatives. Plastic bags are not biodegradable and can last over a 1000 years. Plastic bags are so lightweight that they can travel long distances through the wind and water. Customers demand non-plastic alternatives.

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

GreenBiz

Walgreens Boots Alliance exec talks plastic, packaging and COVID-19. You have retailers in the U.K. We then merged with Alliance UniChem, a European-based retailer and wholesaler. One of those is reducing plastics in Boots-owned brand packaging, in line with the UK Plastics Pact 2025. Deonna Anderson.

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Collection of currently overlooked plastic waste could be a cost winner, suggests study

Envirotec Magazine

Propylene or polyethene pellets in a waste plastic recycling machine. Non-household end-use plastic waste is generated by ‘end-users’ from commercial activities (e.g., wholesales, retail stores, restaurants, coffee shops, cafés, etc.), wholesales, retail stores, restaurants, coffee shops, cafés, etc.),

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Graphene-based packaging presented as first truly biodegradeable and compostable alternative to plastic

Envirotec Magazine

UK biotech company Toraphene says it is preparing to unveil the world’s first truly biodegradable, compostable and commercially viable alternative to plastic packaging. And so it is being presented as the first commercially viable alternative to plastics. Such plastics make up 23 percent of marine waste.