Continue Reading... Armstrong Flooring Reaches Recycling Milestone

Armstrong Flooring Reaches Recycling Milestone

Armstrong Flooring company has reached a milestone via its On&On Recycling Program: The company has recycled more than 100 million pounds of post-consumer flooring materials, and kept 50,000 tons of materials out of landfills.  “Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency and that is exactly what our On&On Recycling Program does. It diverts material from the landfill and reduces resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle,” said Amy Costello, Sustainability Manager, Armstrong Flooring. “The On&On Recycling Program enables our products to have lower environmental footprints while supporting our commitment to circular economy principles and closed-loop manufacturing.”

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Continue Reading... Global refinery giant collaborates with UK-based recycling firm to turn waste plastic into renewable oils | Envirotec

Global refinery giant collaborates with UK-based recycling firm to turn waste plastic into renewable oils | Envirotec

A collaboration between a renewable oil producer and a UK-based plastic recycling specialist is seeking to “revolutionise the way that plastic waste is treated around the globe”.  In mid-August Teesside-based ReNew ELP and Finnish refinery giant Neste signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see both companies work together to capitalise on the value of waste plastic as a raw material feedstock for the production of liquid hydrocarbons, chemicals and new plastics.  In Europe, around 27 million tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste is generated each year. Approximately a third is currently collected for recycling, with the remainder either landfilled, incinerated or dumped, polluting vulnerable ecosystems.

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Continue Reading... ThredUp’s Brand Director On Calling Out Burberry’s $37.8M Clothing Burn

ThredUp’s Brand Director On Calling Out Burberry’s $37.8M Clothing Burn

Burberry burned $37.8M of its own clothing to keep it out of the “wrong” hands. Second-hand fashion reseller ThredUp called out their environmental irresponsibility in an open letter offering to sell Burberry overstock and donate proceeds to an environmental charity.

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