Can Clothes Really Be Recycled?

The Environmental Blog

Packaging and food waste are some of the most common things in your daily life that you recycle. However, old clothes can be recycled, providing significant waste reduction and offering valuable materials to many industries. Why Recycle Your Clothes? The Recycling Process.

Textile recycling, across the pond

GreenBiz

Regulation, consumer demand and shareholders are pushing for more recycled textiles

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How To Recycle Cars

The Environmental Blog

Scrap car recycling is a major industry in North America. million cars are recycled each year. About 95 percent of vehicles eventually make their way to the recycling yard. If you have an old, non-working or junk vehicle you need to recycle, where should you take it?

Plastic recycling does work says recycling industry group

Envirotec Magazine

He said: “These people are attacking the whole concept of recycling and not actually the problems that have led to not enough plastic being recycled. ” News Recycling and Reuse

5 Important Reasons to Recycle Your Lightbulbs

The Environmental Blog

Most people understand the importance of recycling. However, not everyone realizes that lightbulbs need proper recycling, too. Read on for five important reasons businesses and individuals need to make sure their lightbulbs are recycled safely. Recycle

Considering recycled fiber packaging? Start with a plan

GreenBiz

Sponsored: The roadmap for packaging manufacturers and brand owners seeking to incorporate recycled fiber into products starts with organizational leadership

Reduce, reuse, recycle, register?

GreenBiz

Reduce, reuse, recycle, register? Consumer interest in the use of recycled materials, so-called recyclates, is on the rise. Patagonia, for example, recently declared that 68 percent of its offerings use recycled materials. Ash Earl. Tue, 03/09/2021 - 00:05.

Moving beyond 100% recyclable goals

GreenBiz

Moving beyond 100% recyclable goals. Numerous companies have set 100 percent recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging goals such as Colgate-Palmolive and Kellogg. Other questions include: Is the packaging collected in the vast majority of recycling programs? Recycling.

Solar panels have come a long way. Recycling them has not

GreenBiz

Making solar panel recycling more commonplace will require a mix of technological advances, economic incentives and smart policies at the state and federal levels

Four Surprising Facts About Metal Recycling

The Environmental Blog

It’s so important for businesses to commit to recycling as many of their waste materials as possible, and metal recycling is a huge part of that. Metal recycling isn’t as simple as you might think. million tons of copper are recycled on a year basis.

It's time to trash recycling

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Recycling Waste ManagementOur waste management practices are distractions from our main problem: too much stuff. But alternatives exist.

Remind packaging designers to remember the basics, says recycling group

Envirotec Magazine

Plastics recycling charity RECOUP has called on packaging designers and specifiers not to forget the basics when it comes to plastic packaging recyclability. RECOUP says it is guided by the recycling industry regarding rules for recyclability. Recycling and Reuse

Aerosol recycling initiative launched by trade group

Envirotec Magazine

The project aims to ensure metal aerosol recyclability and viability in a post-extended producer responsibility (EPR) and post-deposit return scheme (DRS) landscape. Metal recycles forever, so the steel or aluminium in metal aerosols can be recycled endlessly, without any loss of quality.

Setting Up an Effective Recycling Program

The Environmental Blog

There are so many benefits that come with an effective recycling program. If you do not have the right recycling program in place already, it may seem overwhelming to think of getting one started. Let’s dive into what you can do to set up an effective recycling program. .

Americans love recycling — they have no idea how it works

GreenBiz

Many Americans have lost faith that our recycling system actually recycles anything. And it matters that they think the system is broken

Rebuilding recycling to go circular

GreenBiz

Rebuilding recycling to go circular. The circular economy is a solution for our future health and wellness and recycling has a vital role to play. A circular economy is not possible without recycling, yet it can’t happen through recycling alone. Recycling.

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: Shutterstock.com/Dusit Kachatong.

Different Uses of Recycled HDPE Plastic

The Environmental Blog

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. Long planks of recycled HDPE plastic are highly durable and weather-resistant. Recycl

How Corona virus is Disrupting Waste & Recycling

The Environmental Blog

The escalation of COVID-19 across the globe has hampered recycling efforts in Europe and North America. It’s also not great news for waste management and recycling, with recycling centers closing in most cities across the world, which has led to service disruptions for consumers.

Helping Create a Nationwide Recycling Infrastructure

GreenBiz

Collective action is needed on the part of industry and business leaders, cities and governments, and citizens around the world to develop an infrastructure that promotes recycling, the composting of organic materials, and ultimately, that helps to bring about the end of waste.

What Goes On Inside Recycling Plants? 4 Things To Know

The Environmental Blog

workers in recycling plant. Recycling involves taking certain items, breaking them down, and turning them into something that can be used again. In this article, you’ll learn about the processes that different types of materials go through inside recycling plants. Recycle

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 announced

Envirotec Magazine

Winners of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2022 were announced on 23 June at the Plastics Recycling Show Europe in Amsterdam. Building & Construction Product: SOLAR HEAT panels from recycled plastic by Montello spa & WET/Ecopixel srl. News Recycling and Reuse

Coyuchi, full circularity and the challenge of textile recycling

GreenBiz

The home textiles company — and other players in the textile recycling space — want to show what's possible. Circular Economy Recycling

The grease and cheese study that proved pizza box recyclability

GreenBiz

Now, they’re urging consumer education and municipal guideline updates to help that fiber stay in the recycling stream Sponsored: A study conducted by WestRock recently debunked the long-held myth that corrugated pizza boxes are unrecyclable.

SEPA figures show recovering recycling rate in Scotland

Envirotec Magazine

Statistics published on 27 September by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) reveal some of the impact of COVID-19 polcies on recycling. Overall household recycling rate was (42.7%) up slightly on 2020. tonnes recycled, 0.12 million tonnes (42.7%) was recycled, a 0.7

UK supermarket starts coffeepod recycling scheme

Envirotec Magazine

Morrisons has become the first supermarket to offer its customers a way to recycle coffee pods through a partnership with the recycling scheme Podback. Podback is the first coffee pod recycling scheme of its kind in the UK, and was set up by Nestle and Jacobs Douwe Egberts UK.

Is advanced recycling the answer to plastic waste?

GreenBiz

Waste into materials not just once but continuously: It’s the brass ring of the circular economy. Can it work

A Beginner’s Guide To Organic Recycling

U.S. Green Technology

The word ‘recycle’ is no longer a stranger to everyone. In general, recycling means to process or repurpose materials instead of disposing of them and sending them to landfills. The post A Beginner’s Guide To Organic Recycling appeared first on U.S.

Bio-recycling gets fashionable with enzymes that will eat your shoes

GreenBiz

French startup Carbios recently signed an agreement with On, Patagonia, Puma and Salomon meant to accelerate the commercialization of its bio-recycling technology for textiles

2030 goals: Mattel aims for 100% recycled and recyclable toys

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Biomaterials Commitments & Goals RecyclingFirm behind Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price plans to launch first toy made from and packaged in green materials in early 2020.

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.

Jennifer Holmgren: from alternative fuels pioneer to carbon recycling queen

GreenBiz

Inspired by the moon landing and fueled by quiet determination, Jennifer Holmgren has steered LanzaTech on a decade-long journey from little-known New Zealand startup to carbon recycling powerhouse

Episode 215: Recyclable snack pouches, climate athlete-activists

GreenBiz

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

8 Reasons Why You Should Start Properly Recycling Your E-Waste Today

The Environmental Blog

A pile of old computers waiting for sending to recycle plant. The solution to making e-waste less of a problem is properly recycling it. By recycling e-waste, you allow companies to retrieve these precious substances which can then be reused. Recycle

Urban Originals Releases Vegan and Recycled Handbags

Green Living Guy

Made with a blend of vegan leather and recycled materials, Urban Originals is paving the way to better and ethical fashion across the world. Take a stand against Animal Cruelty in the fashion industry with handbags from Urban Originals.

Chemical recycling is getting more attention than ever, but its benefits are unproven

GreenBiz

Chemical recycling could create an incentive to keep generating plastic waste

£4m investment in new Central Scotland recycling facility

Envirotec Magazine

Recycling and waste management business Levenseat has announced plans to invest £4m upgrading a new Materials Recycling Facility (MRF), which it purchased for an undisclosed sum from Avondale Environmental on 10 May. News Recycling and Reuse

How Technology and Access Have Influenced the Evolution of Recycling

Green Living Guy

Most pieces of today’s recycling technology, such as a vibrating table and a rotary trommel, were inspired by a long line of equipment that has shaped the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the industry.

How to Communicate With Consumers About Chemical Recycling Solutions

GreenBiz

Consumers around the globe are craving more sustainable products, and brands are struggling to figure out how to deliver on their recycled content goals.

These startups seek to close the supply-and-demand gap for recycled plastics

GreenBiz

Corporations want to increase recycled plastic content in packaging and products but can't get enough of it. These three companies are making moves to help address this need

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How to Recycle a Real Christmas Tree

U.S. Green Technology

The post How to Recycle a Real Christmas Tree appeared first on U.S. Featured Posts Featured Stories Green Living, Living Green recycleNow that the holiday season has come and gone, it’s important to reflect on the impact our fun and festivities can have on the environment.

How AI and Robotics are Transforming Recycling

GreenBiz

How AI and Robotics are Transforming Recycling. The challenges facing recycling in the U.S. Brent Hildebrand, Vice President, Recycling U.S. Vice President, Recycling U.S. Date/Time: December 10, 2020 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT).

Waste and recycling: taking a proactive approach to fire safety

Envirotec Magazine

As we enter the warmer months, waste and recycling sites are increasingly vulnerable to fire. Instead, they are often simply thrown in with general household waste or recycling. After a fire, operational downtime can be crippling to a waste and recycling business.

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