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Are all materials in the ‘single use’ firing line?

Packaging News Editor Philip Chadwick believes that there has been a shift in focus on the single use debate.

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The Role of Chemical Recycling in a Circular Economy and Effective Waste Management : Biofuels Digest

The increasing amount of waste is one of the most challenging problems facing the World, which creates enormous environmental problems. According to the World Bank, Canada produces the most waste per capita in the world. Additionally, Canada recycles just 9 percent of its plastics. Banning foreign waste import by China and other countries has not helped the waste recycling business in Canada. 

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Zero Waste Kitchen: 6 Single Use Items to Replace

In our zero waste series, we’ve been digging a little more into those famous “3 Rs” – or at least two of the three. That’s because reducing and reusing are great tools in the zero waste toolbox.

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Can laboratories move away from single-use plastic?

Finding alternatives to single-use plastic won’t be easy for scientists, but here are some of the ways that they are starting to change their habits…

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Progress over perfection: Can McDonald’s design its way out of single-use plastics?

McDonald’s vice president of global sustainability Keith Kenny has claimed that the consumer-facing business needs to couple lifecycle analysis of its packaging with consumer demands in order to phase-out plastics in a secure way and without impac…

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Solar e-waste: What is Kenya’s recycling, disposal strategy?

The ministry of environment is updating the e-waste management legislation.

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Hyatt launches three initiatives to reduce single-use plastics

The hotel group said all Hyatt brands worldwide will adopt three sustainability initiatives by June 2021…

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Circular economy erected as ‘number one priority’ of European Green Deal

The circular economy, including new waste and recycling laws, will represent “half” of the EU’s effort to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and will be erected as “the number one priority” of the upcoming European Green Deal, officials have said.

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Roland Mouret: Rethinking single-use plastics

Being creative gives us the ability to help change the world”, says Roland Mouret, a designer on a mission to eradicate single-use plastics in the supply chain, on the latest episode of the Innovators podcast.

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To move to a circular economy, we need to stop recycling

Recycling is still seen by many as integral to a circular economy – but preventing waste from being created in the first place is essential if we are to build a new economic model.

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Paving highways using recycled plastics in a circular economy

In 2017, the world’s largest plastic producers, Dow Chemical, began building roads using recycled plastic waste. In March, the UK plastic road company MacRebur opened an entire factory that does nothing but turn plastics into an asphalt mix for roads.

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Catalytic technique ‘upcycles’ single-use plastic

New method could turn waste products into oils, lubricants and waxes found in everyday detergents and cosmetics…

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DS Smith calls for ‘coherent’ roll-out of the Circular Economy Package

DS Smith is calling on the EU to follow coherent implementation of the Circular Economy Package.