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  • World’s First Bottled Water Launched with 100% Certified Ocean-Bound Plastic by: Rick Lingle Packaging Recycling, Materials, Sustainability June 23, 2020

    The world’s first premium 100% recycled PET (rPET) bottled water made with certified ocean-bound plastic, vapor-distilled, high-alkaline 9.5pH water ZenWTR, officially launched June 11 at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide in the US 16.9oz, 23.7oz, and 1-Liter sizes. Founded by veteran beverage entrepreneur, Lance Collins, ZenWTR is on a mission to help reduce the amount […] More

  • Updated Report: The West Coast Contamination Initiative: Results from California, Oregon, and Washington

    By Asami Tanimoto UPDATE: Upon receiving feedback from area stakeholders and further review, we removed two references to a contamination rate reported in the Portland metro region that resulted from a generation study of single-family households co-funded by The Recycling Partnership. It was decided that the sample size and methodology of that study should not be […] More

  • Design for Recycling Guidelines

    Design for Recycling Guidelines offer insight in the design of the different components of a plastic packaging and give guidance to the users on how they can improve the overall recyclability of their product. The guidelines consider components such as caps, labels and additives among others and evaluate their compatibility with a given recycling stream. […] More

  • Plastic recyclers pushing to reduce carbon footprint

    PETALING JAYA: Plastic recyclers, hard hit by a drop in demand and bad press last year and the pandemic now, are pushing forward in their attempts to repurpose waste and reduce carbon footprint. “We are now in talks with the National Solid Waste Management Department and other organisations to come up with a roadmap to promote […] More

  • EPR for Packaging & Paper Products: Policies, Practices, & Performance

    This seminal report from PSI provides guidance for stabilizing and modernizing fragmented U.S. municipal recycling systems that have strained under the weight of major market disruptions. The report outlines problems faced by U.S. recycling programs and how extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs in four Canadian provinces have increased packaging recovery and recycling, reduced contamination, and […] More

  • Packaging Post-Pandemic

    Nobody can measure with any real accuracy what impact Covid-19 will have on packaging. But what packaging professional wouldn’t value a glimpse into how things might look post-pandemic, especially if that glimpse comes from an experienced veteran?Pat ReynoldsMay 21st, 2020 One such veteran is consultant Mike Ferrari of Ferrari Innovation Solutions LLC, who spent 32 […] More

  • This content was archived on RECYCLING – IS IT WORTH IT?

    PUBLICATION DATE: 31 JAN 2019 Helen Bird, recycling expert at WRAP, answers your frequently asked questions. ‘Single-use’ was coined 2018’s word of the year – and it’s not hard to see why after we collectively became aware of the devastating impact single-use plastic can have watching the BBC’s Blue Planet II and Drowning in Plastic. Everybody […] More

  • Montpelier spin studio using plastic pods to prevent virus spread

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) A spin studio in Montpelier is using plastic pods surrounding their spin bikes so that students don’t have to wear masks while they work out. “They weren’t part of the mandate, but we put them in place because we thought they were amazing and they would make people feel more comfortable,” said Sky […] More

  • Wessex Water launches foundation to help those in need

    Wessex Water launches foundation to help those in need

    Wessex Water has launched a multi-million-pound foundation, which will benefit people hit hardest by the Covid-19 crisis in its first year. The Wessex Water Foundation is being run in partnership with the Quartet, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset Community Foundations and is already prioritising those worst affected by the pandemic. It will provide at least half […] More

  • A variety of reusable objects - silverware, a reusable grocery bag, a water bottle - on a pink background

    It’s official: Reusables are safe during COVID-19

    News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe today Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, fossil fuel and plastic industry groups have said that reusable grocery bags and food containers spread the coronavirus. To stay healthy, they’ve encouraged consumers to double down on supposedly safer single-use plastic — things like disposable cups, cutlery, and shopping […] More

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