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. Services such as curbside recycling pickup have, in general, been suspended in some US states because the service requires sorting by hand. Recycle

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. While that massive amount of waste is a problem in itself, a new issue that’s adding to this concern’s scope is e-waste. The solution to making e-waste less of a problem is properly recycling it.

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Recycle personal care product waste

Greenability Magazine

Did you know you can recycle razors, deodorant containers, toothpaste tubes and brushes, and waste from other personal care products? The Resilient Activist and Compost Collective KC are sponsoring a recycling drop-off site and pickup services.

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It's time to trash recycling

GreenBiz

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

How companies — from automotive to apparel — can transform waste into resources

GreenBiz

One key is to design out waste in the first place. Circular Economy Recycling Waste Waste Management Water Reuse

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

GreenBiz

Circular Economy Plastic Waste Recycled Paper RecyclingMessaging has to change.

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

GreenBiz

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

Innovations in E-Waste Recycling

GreenTech Gazette

For years, we have become increasingly aware of the importance of recycling waste products. Yet while we are fully aware of the impact of waste on the environment, one area that is often left rather untouched in terms of discussion is e-waste. Recycling

SEPA household waste statistics 2019 highlight positive trends on recycling, carbon emissions and reduced landfill use

Envirotec Magazine

Carbon impact of waste down 1.1 Less than 1 million tonnes of household waste sent to landfill for the first time. Plastic and glass recycling increase, paper and cardboard continues downward trend. Total household recycling rate 44.9%. tonnes of waste per person in 2019. Statistics on household waste collection across local authorities in Scotland in 2019 were published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on 27 October.

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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

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.

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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WKE LifeProof phone cases use recycled ocean-bound waste

Inhabitat - Innovation

KE phone cases recycle plastic, so it doesn't end up in the ocean Lifeproof finds balance between protecting your phone and protecting the planet. The unique W?KE

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. As companies ramp up their circular economy goals, they’re often based on the concept that recycling will be the workhorse and catch-net of a bigger system. The Recycling Partnership’s 2020 State of U.S.

Recycling Medical Equipment To Reduce Medical Waste

AGreenLiving

Especially in … The post Recycling Medical Equipment To Reduce Medical Waste appeared first on Earth 911. Read the original here: Recycling Medical Equipment To Reduce Medical Waste. Reusing medical devices labeled as single-use sounds sketchy.

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

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

Prague to pilot large-scale, dynamic waste collection

Envirotec Magazine

The city of Prague is to pilot dynamic waste collection via automated collection routes. Along with the above, the project also includes the real-time monitoring of 550 containers for electronic waste with Sensoneo sensors. Prague (photo credit: Anthony Delanoix).

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The Plastics Recycling Puzzle: Can Chemistry Close the Loop?

CleanTech Group

Materials & Chemicals Materials and Chemicals Plastic Recycling Recycling & Waste Resources & Environment chemical recycling circular plastics plastic waste PlasticsChallenges associated with plastics across their lifecycle have become increasingly apparent in recent years. There are significant emissions attributed to their production, most.

Engaging Middle America in recycling solutions

GreenBiz

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. So what does this mean for engaging Americans in recycling? . Suzanne Shelton. Wed, 08/26/2020 - 01:00.

Trash-monitoring cameras help McDonald's clean up its waste stream

Inhabitat - Innovation

Dumpster cameras and artificial intelligence can help businesses cut waste and boost recycling rates

Mulch, compost & recycle your yard waste

Greenability Magazine

An excess of leaves and yard waste can be composted with food waste in a backyard compost pile. Use city yard waste collections. Many local cities are now collecting leaf and brush waste that will be sent to large composting sites and turned into mulch and compost.

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Circular Electronics: Designing Out Waste

GreenBiz

Circular Electronics: Designing Out Waste. . Can waste be designed out of consumer electronics? This discussion explores deeper nuances of the circular economy approaches to recycling electronics. Hold the phone!

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The electronic waste collection conundrum

GreenBiz

The electronic waste collection conundrum. Quite simply, I had become obsessed with the tech industry’s then-blasé attitude about the seemingly intractable problem of electronic waste. . A dozen years later, it’s still a massive problem — although data released this week by Morgan Stanley suggest that shifting consumer mindsets about electronics recycling, refurbishment, repair and trade-in programs could be a catalyst for change. E-Waste.

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What Should Businesses Do To Recycle Their Electronics in Vancouver

The Environmental Blog

These cause them to be the most sectors with e-waste. What is e-waste? E-waste, or rather known as electronic waste, is a term used for end-of-life and old electronic appliances. In Vancouver electronics recycling is a big help to managing proper waste disposal.

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.

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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Which countries are winning the war on waste?

Envirotec Magazine

A glass waste worker in a recycling facility in Sofia, Bulgaria in May 2016. Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark have succeeded in recovering over 98% of their municipal waste on average over the last five years. One contributor is its regional waste management centres.

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Knocking landfill on the head: Recycling scheme celebrates three years

Envirotec Magazine

The National Hard Hat Recycling Scheme recently celebrated three years in operation. The group behind the scheme, Yes Recycling , initially launched it as a scheme for the construction industry. Recycling and Reuse

Adidas and H&M join project to scale circular fashion and recycled fibers

GreenBiz

Adidas and H&M join project to scale circular fashion and recycled fibers. Textile Waste. Michael Holder. Fri, 12/11/2020 - 00:05.

Time to ensure sustainable waste shipments in Europe, says trade group

Envirotec Magazine

In recent decades, exports of waste to non-European countries have risen steadily, pushing the waste issue far away but failing to properly address it. Further reduce the flow of waste shipped outside of the EU, as sound waste management is often uncertain in non-OECD countries.

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How to Reduce Food Waste at Home?

The Environmental Blog

The amount of food that gets wasted or spoiled daily is enough to feed 20% of the world population say, experts. Food and water waste accounts for more than 10 million tonnes that end up in landfills in the UK. We can contribute to environmental protection by reducing food waste. How to Reduce Food Waste? Composting is an effective method to reduce the amount of kitchen scrap that ends up in your waste bin. Recycle

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Wood waste strengthens recycled concrete, new study finds

Inhabitat - Innovation

This pioneering technique promises to be an environmentally friendly way to enhance concrete structures while simultaneously reducing construction costs and curtailing carbon emissions

Plastic Recycling – What’s Next for Takeback Schemes?

CleanTech Group

Plastic Recycling Plastics Recycling & WastePlastic has been a revolutionary substance. But since its invention over 100 years ago, our appetite for it continues to grow at an.

Engaging Middle America in Recycling Solutions

GreenBiz

Engaging Middle America in Recycling Solutions. consumers to increase national recycling rates? Last year, Shelton Group fielded an eye-opening study to gauge consumer awareness about the plastic waste crisis and its expectations of brands and policymakers for solving the problem.

Why Does the USA Stuck at Recycling

The Environmental Blog

In the United States alone, recycling accounts for over $200 billion worth of industry spending. Why, then, is the United States still falling behind almost all other developed countries when it comes to recycling, renewable energy, and other resource conservation efforts? To start, our recycling infrastructure isn’t as streamlined as it may seem. The Recycling Industry Is Dead. Until very recently, recyclable waste was one of the nation’s biggest exports.

4 Ways to Reduce Waste In Your Own Home

The Environmental Blog

Here are 4 things that you can do to ensure that you’re reducing waste in your house. Landfill waste is not just unsightly, it also poses risks to humans from harmful chemical leaks and has negative effects on the environment. To reduce your landfill impact, try and compost food waste at home to be used in your garden. Buy and use recyclable containers. After batch cooking, recyclable containers come in very handy for storing your food. Recycle

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Cell Phone Recycling In Aspect of Environment Benefit

The Environmental Blog

This is the reason why cell phone recycling is so important. If you decide to get a new one, see with your supplier how to recycle the one you already have, they may have a program available. You can also search for a cell phone recycling location in your community. Always erase all data on that phone before giving it to any recycling point; you can’t be too careful in today’s society. In 2007 only 10% of mobile phones were recycled. Recycle

Dow's Julie Zaniewski on its partnership with recycling leader Avangard Innovative

GreenBiz

GreenBiz Studio plastic Plastic Waste Recycling Waste ManagementJulie Zaniewski, North America sustainability director at Dow, says that the company's plans for 2020 include living out its sustainability strategy. That includes keeping plastic out of the environment and bringing circular economy solutions to life.

Recycle holiday trees, wreaths and greens

Greenability Magazine

Give your natural holiday tree, wreaths and garland a second life by recycling them at one of many locations that will reuse them for landscaping mulch, fish habitat and. Lawn-Corps Curbside Recycling — 816-761-3046; Missouri residents only. Kearney, MO — Recycling center, 504 E.