Attitudes among retailers and brand-owners towards the use of recycled plastics, and particularly recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), have shifted significantly since the troubled times for plastics recycling back in 2016, an energy and renewables consultant has claimed.
Virgin Trains has handed over its old uniforms to a prison in Northumberland to be recycled by its textiles team. This follows the launch of Virgin Trains’ new body-neutral uniform range designed by sustainable fashion designers Gerardine and Wayne Hemingway for every gender, size and shape across both the East and West Coast. Approximately 30m tonnes of corporate wear are sent to landfill each year in the UK.mittee
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Startups are being challenged to drive the sustainable mobility revolution. Innovators Magazine reported last year the Michelin-led Movin’On conference – taking place in Montréal from 30 May to 1 June – will bring together the biggest names in the automotive industry in a bid to pull together a roadmap for achieving sustainable transport systems.
Following on the heels of the news that G-Star Raw created the most sustainable jeans ever comes the announcement that pink-haired Jaden Smith will be joining with the brand to promote and possibly help design the fall 2018 collection, although we’re not sure on all the details of the collaboration just yet.
As a widening range of initiatives to tackle the plastics challenge are unveiled, there is an increasing risk that meaningful action will become harder than ever to implement, RECOUP has warned.
A report published by the London Assembly Environmental Committee has said that London’s household recycling rate is below the UK average, and is urging London Mayor Sadiq Khan to take action. The report, entitled ‘Wasting London’s Future’ examined the city’s potential for a circular economy, its household recycling record and the use of energy from waste.
One year after Unilever committed to ensuring 100% of its plastic packaging is fully re-usable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, CEO Paul Polman has welcomed news that 10 companies have made similar pledges. Polman has now urged more members of the consumer goods industry to step forward to accelerate the industry’s progress towards the circular economy and address plastic leakage into the world’s natural systems, including waterways and oceans.
Mondelēz has announced that it will make all of its packaging recyclable by 2025, as the company aims to reduce waste levels…
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Find out about Veolia’s and its partners’ initiatives to raise public awareness about the importance of beating plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
Following the European Parliament’s adoption of its negotiating position on the Commission proposal on the reduction of certain plastic products, EuPC has warned of the possible negative effects for health and hygiene.
Vila Nova de Gaia (PT) will host the 5th Steering Group and 6th TWT meeting of the LOCARBO project on 25-26 September.