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.

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

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Using Plastic Waste To Build Schools In The Ivory Coast

CleanTechnica

Plastic bricks made from plastic trash are building new schools in the Ivory Coast. Buildings Conceptos Plasticos Ivory Coast Plastic bricks UNICEF

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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Despite Industry Lies & Bribes, Single-Use Plastics Are On The Wane

CleanTechnica

More companies are turning away from single-use plastics as public consciousness about plastic pollution increases. Consumer Technology Green Economy Milwaukee Brewers plastic bags plastic packaging plastics SC Johnson single-use plastic Tesco waste Wegmans

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

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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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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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

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

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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

Plastic Crisis? No Problem, FLAM Is Coming With Bonus 3-D Printing

CleanTechnica

A killer combo of food waste recycling, 3-D printing, and the biobased plastic alternative FLAM spells more trouble for oil and gas stakeholders. Research bioplastic circular economy DOE FLAM plastics SUTD Waste Reduction

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

Shelter-At-Home Project: Eliminate Single-Use Plastics With Durable Alternatives

CleanTechnica

Climate Change Consumer Technology coffee coronavirus COVID-19 plastics Reusable Straws single-use plastics Sustainability waste zero-waste

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?

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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.

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

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

Surprise! Ocean Could Help Solve Own Ocean Plastic Problem

CleanTechnica

The waters of the Earth are beseiged by a torrent of plastic waste, but seawater could help stem the tide with a new biodegradable solution. Research Water Algae bioplastics cyanobacteria Kobe University oceans 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

The Single-Use Plastic Dilemma — It’s Complicated

CleanTechnica

Plastic bag bans are the subject of discussion in state and local governments across America as people struggle with how to respond to the scourge of plastic waste.

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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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.

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.

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

Episode 193: Combating food waste, measuring plastic footprints, get ready to advocate

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Plastic Waste Podcast Policy & Politics Food Waste GreenBiz 350 PodcastPlus, meet the latest addition to the GreenBiz editorial team, Associate Editor Deonna Anderson.

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

GreenBiz

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

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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

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 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

Gomi portable chargers repurpose plastic waste and batteries

Inhabitat - Innovation

Get an inside look at Gomi’s new portable charger made from non-recyclable plastic waste and powered by repurposed batteries.

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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

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.

Dow’s Jim Fitterling on tackling plastic waste and the company’s sustainability goals

GreenBiz

Dow’s Jim Fitterling on tackling plastic waste and the company’s sustainability goals. Its other commitments are related to protecting the climate, stopping waste and closing the loop.

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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

Plastic waste now litters Antarctic shore

Eco-Business

From the deep Mediterranean marine mud to the desolate beaches of the Southern Ocean, plastic waste now gets everywhere

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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

Waste 215

Plastic choices and their carbon impacts: Setting a strategy and sticking to it

GreenBiz

Circular Economy GreenBiz 20 Plastic WasteIt’s not enough to recognize the risk of trade-offs and unintended consequences.

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

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.

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.

Project secures EU funding to create sugars, chemicals and plastics from household waste

Envirotec Magazine

An 11-strong European consortium has secured funding for a project to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of generating waste sugars derived from household waste and producing a range of high-performance bio-based materials and products. Reduce environmental plastic pollution levels.

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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