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Banning plastic could be more harmful to the environment

Experts from Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh say that replacing plastic with alternate materials such as metal and glass would lead to more energy consumption and triple greenhouse gases.

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Scotland Prepares For The Future Of Landfill With Sector Plan

An ambitious plan to drive environmental compliance at Scotland’s landfill sites, harness innovation and help the sector responsibly manage site closures and aftercare has been launched by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

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Coca-Cola Agreement To Look Into Hard To Recycle PET Waste

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a new agreement extending a loan to Ioniqa Technologies (The Netherlands) to facilitate the development of Ioniqa’s proprietary technology to produce high-grade recycled PET content from hard to recycle PET waste. …

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VIDEO: Gr3n’s Microwave Assisted Chemical PET Recycling Secures Innovation Award

A chemical recycling technology which uses microwaves to accelerate the depolymerisation of waste PET material has secured the 2018 Innovation Radar Prize.

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Will Resale and Rental Transform the Way We Consume Fashion For the Better? –

A shift toward fast fashion has lead to the dramatic decrease of the practical service life of clothes and an increase in rental and resale.

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Circular economy: ancient populations pioneered the idea of recycling waste

The idea of recycling, refurbishing, and repurposing only took off in the 1980s, but Maikel Kuijpers writes that these practices can be traced to as early as…

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Materials: Broad Range of New PLA Bioplastics to Fortify Global Market : Plastics Technology

Total Corbion PLA’s new production plant is up and running.

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The challenge of recycling waste in Antarctica

How do scientists in the Antarctic minimise the waste generated by their research stations?

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Sun Chemical, Eastman Release Recycle-Friendly Shrink Sleeves Featuring De-Seamable Adhesive

Sun Chemical has launched its SunLam De-seaming Adhesive for shrink-labeled containers. This new de-seamable adhesive helps recyclers improve recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) yield without process changes. Developed in partnership, Sun Chemical and Eastman extensively tested SunLam on labels made with Eastman Embrace LV copolyester.

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Nestlé announces 100% recyclable or reusable plans

Nestlé announces 100% recyclable or reusable plans Nestlé has announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Stefano Agostini Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter. Nestlé believes that there is an urgent need to minimise the impact of packaging on the environment. Nestlé chief executive Mark Schneider said: “Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today.

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New Campaign Rallies iPhone 6s Users Against Planned Obsolescence

As Apple, the world’s second largest smartphone producer, prepares to sign the death warrant of the wildly popular iPhone 6s with the rumored launch of multiple new models later this month, Back Market – the largest marketplace exclusively dedicated to bringing thousands of refurbished electronic…

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Global alliance of companies to eliminate plastic waste launched

The global companies alliance will develop and bring to scale solutions that will minimise and manage plastic waste and promote solutions for used plastics by helping to enable a circular economy, it said.

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Sustainable energy at higher temperatures

Read ‘Sustainable energy at higher temperatures’ on Materials Today – the gateway for energy news.

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Sustainability, SUVs shake up luxury automakers, force creativity

As regulations across the world strengthen and consumer demand changes, luxury automakers have the difficult task of building SUVs with little emissions while maintaining exclusivity.
 
Outside of the United States, emissions regulations are becoming increasingly stricter as the world looks for an answer to the global climate crisis.