For most households, there isn’t much of a difference between throwing something in the trash or recycling. We collect the things that we don’t want anymore, put them in their respective bins, and trucks come and take it all away. After that is when the magic of recycling happens. Something we once thought of as having no value, like an empty soda-can, becomes a new and valuable product, like an aluminum bike frame.
A video of a mantra ray and a British diver swimming in a sea of plastic off the coast of Bali went viral in March 2018, fueling public discussion on the issue of rampant and global plastic pollution. Mismanagement of plastic waste—and its subsequent journey into the world’s oceans—has long been a hot-button topic in global development, but its renewed exposure is giving way to a movement to reduce plastic waste.
September 18, 2019 - Plastics have delivered enormous societal benefits including providing product safety and enabling storage and complex transportation, among others. We produce some 350 million tons of plastics every year. The problem is that we have been unable to manage the waste they create at a sustainable pace. About 250 million end up in landfills or the environment and 10 million in oceans.
In the latest edition of “AIDA cares” the company documents further progress on its way to emission-neutral cruising.
July 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In the latest edition of “AIDA cares” the company documents further progress on its way to emission-neutral cruising. As early as 2023, 94 percent of all AIDA guests will be sailing on ships that can be fully operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas or, in port, with green shore power.
Nestlé, together with a number of international consumer goods companies, launched the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance at the CEO Africa Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.
This Alliance aims to turn the current challenge of plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa into an opportunity to create jobs and commercial activity by improving the collection and recycling of plastics.
The Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance has been established for companies to:
For more than 100 years, Jack London’s adventure novel Call of the Wild has been celebrated as a powerful testament to the beauty of nature. When Twentieth Century Fox set out to adapt the book as a film in 2018, the studio sought to honor this legacy by producing the film in the most environmentally responsible way possible. From the earliest days of production, the cast and crew dedicated themselves to reducing waste, recycling used materials, prioritizing responsible food service, and embracing renewable energy.
As part of 21st Century Fox’s company-wide commitment to environmentally sustainable film and television production, film studio Fox 2000 recently led efforts to go green on the set of The Woman in the Window, an upcoming psychological thriller starring Amy Adams and Gary Oldman.
Plastic has been an invention that has been seen until recent years as the perfect material for product packaging. However, its strengths are also its weakness. Businesses are increasingly looking at plastic reduction, closing the loop and finding more sustainable and less impactful substitutes.