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10 stylish ways to remove single-use plastic from your life

The UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of many single-use plastic items, including plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed …

Sustainability

A supermarket in Amsterdam has an aisle with more than 700 grocery items — and no plastic

A supermarket in Amsterdam opened Wednesday with an aisle that has more than 700 grocery items — and no plastic.<p>The store, Ekoplaza, said it is the first of its kind to have an entire aisle without plastic packaging. Instead, food is displayed in glass, metal and cardboard containers, as well as …

Sustainability

Henkel Expands Use of Regranulated Resin in Flexible Packaging

Henkel and Mondi Partner to Boost Percentage of Reclaimed Content in Packaging<p>Consumer goods company, <b>Henkel</b>, is committed to creating more value for …

Sustainability

The Eco Lux Trend - Is Your Brand Missing Out?

Like it or lump it, the “eco” market is not going anywhere. 66% of global consumers say they are willing to pay more for sustainable brands (Bain & …

Sustainability

Less Is More: Sustainable Packaging at McDonald's | Sustainability | McDonald's

Sustainable Packaging - L'Oréal

Sustainability - A Major Trend In The Packaging Market - Tipa

A recently released “Global Packaging Trends” report by The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI), the organizers of the …

Sustainability

Nestlé aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

Nestlé today announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, …

Sustainability

Plastic Packaging and Food Waste – new perspectives on a dual sustainability crisis

Newly published research carried out by IEEP for Zero Waste Europe and Friends of the Earth, as part of the Rethink Plastic Alliance, found that …

Sustainability

Report says EMEA packaging firms under scrutiny for sustainability

Increasing pressure could be weighing on plastic packaging firms in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) due to the growing public awareness …

Sustainability

How can we make packaging sustainable?

A luxury hotel chain is making it hip to ditch single use plastic

A night in a hotel is, by definition, single-use. After each guest’s stay, the sheets are cleaned, the minibar restocked, a new keycard issued—with each individual amenity leaving its own impact on the environment.<p>Ian Schrager’s boutique luxury hotel chain EDITION Hotels, which is co-owned by …

Sustainability

The Biggest Misconceptions About Recycling, And The Real Business Opportunities In The Circular Economy

What we don't know about recycling, what we should do instead, and how businesses can make money doing it. A sustainability expert talks about "the circular economy."<p>What if I wrote something ridiculous like there was no such thing as a green product?<p>You might think I was crazy or in total denial …

Sustainability

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Sustainability

Viewers react to David Attenborough's final Blue Planet II conservation rallying cry

Viewers react to David Attenborough’s final Blue Planet II conservation rallying cry<p>The final episode in the BBC1 series called on viewers to help …

Blue Planet II

Blue Planet II Plastic Pollution Awareness 2018

Blue Planet II

23 GENIUS WAYS TO REUSE PLASTIC BOTTLES

YouTube

The Truth About Recycling In America

After decades of growth, our recycling rate has stalled. Is single-stream recycling to blame?<p>Part I: The Real State of Recycling in America<p>This will …

Can plastic roads help save the planet?

Engineer Toby McCartney explains how his Scottish start-up MacRebur is persuading councils to use local waste plastic to build roads. Two English councils have already started building roads this way.<p>A smartphone film by Dougal Shaw for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage.

Roads

Paper or plastic? Canadian scientist at centre of grocery debate

A Guelph food scientist has found himself at the centre of what may be the world's longest-running grocery debate: paper or plastic?<p>In this case, the issue is not bags but boxes – specifically, the boxes used to deliver produce from farms to grocery stores. Keith Warriner, a University of Guelph …

Six-year-old's plea to New Zealand: get rid of plastic

Tousle-haired Carter Lockwood might look cute, but when he starts wagging his finger, he means business.

New Zealand

Fight to save dozens of seabirds trapped in plastic

The RSPB landed on Grassholm island, eight miles off the Pembrokeshire coast, to cut free young gannets from the fishing ropes and nets that adults …

FEATURE-Kenya seeks to cure plastic bag addiction with blanket ban

Can Kenya's fourth attempt to get rid of plastic bags, spurred by a social media campaign, finally start to reduce pollution?<p>By Moraa Obiria<p>NAKURU, …

These DIY Machines Let Anyone Recycle Plastic Into New Products

Precious Plastic is giving instructions on how to build a series of simple machines that will let makers turn plastic trash into new material.<p>In a workshop in downtown Chang Mai, Thailand, designers turn plastic trash–mostly plastic bags they collect from the street–into marble-like coasters and …

Sustainability

For Valentine’s Day, UN environment wing is urging everyone to ‘break up’ with single-use plastic - United Nations Sustainable Development

In <i>It’s not me, it’s you</i>, a short video for its #CleanSeas campaign, the UN environment wing takes a lighter look at the very serious problem of …

Pollution

Plastic bottle tax: 22p return scheme to protect oceans from tide of waste

A tax of up to 22p could be added to plastic bottles to prevent the tide of rubbish flowing into the oceans, under plans announced by Michael Gove on Wednesday.<p>The Department of Environment is considering implementing a deposit return scheme similar to those which already exist in Denmark, Sweden …

Pollution

Why The Tide Is Finally Turning On Plastic And Pointless Packaging

The tide is turning. There’s an increasing groundswell of people saying that enough is enough, and that we have to do more to protect our planet.<p>The …

Sustainability

UK could ban single-use plastics as early as next year

I had to do a double take when I saw the headline over at The Guardian:<p>Digging a little deeper, however, it appears 'single-use' is a fairly specific …

Pollution

Transparent wheelie bins are latest effort to bring clarity to how much waste we create

For most people, once they lift the lid and throw their rubbish in the wheelie bin, their household waste is out of sight, out of mind.<p>It's a mindset …

Sustainability

U.K. to Seek Ban on Domestic Sale of Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds

The U.K. promises to ban the sale of single use plastic drinking straws and cotton buds later this year in a bid to clean up the world’s oceans.<p>Prime …

Sustainability