January 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Recycling has become a go-to solution to the packaging problem as part of a move to circularity. But the world cannot rely on recycling alone as fossil-based plastic production is still growing. A holistic approach to environmental sustainability is needed, an approach that takes into account not just the end-of-life, but also the climate impact of raw materials and manufacturing, as well as impacts on biodiversity.
PITTSBURGH, December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Covestro LLC is elevating its efforts to protect and preserve our world’s water sources by joining Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) blue—an initiative born from the larger Operation Clean Sweep® program.
OCS® blue sets a higher benchmark for pellet loss prevention and is designed to drive best practices and data-informed strategies to keep plastic pellets, flakes and powder from getting into waterways that eventually lead to the sea.
Contributing to the Realization of a Sustainable, Circular Economy
“As part of LIXIL’s contribution to a circular economy, we aim to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 through the implementation of environmentally friendly business processes, and innovation in its products and services. Until now, we have implemented global measures to minimize our environmental footprint across all our operations, including the sustainable use of resources - from the procurement of materials through to the disposal of our products.
What if old plastic bottles and wrappers became key ingredients in creating new ones? Through our partnership with Fuenix Ecogy, we’re taking hard-to-recycle plastics to create new polymers for packaging for food and other items.
Together for a Sustainable Calama is the name of the recycling project that will benefit more than 4,000 people in the towns of Tocopilla, Calama, María Elena and Alto Loa in the Calama region of Chile.
The stations will recycle paper and plastics and feature murals that celebrate local history and heritage. The project also involves recycling training and workshops for children.
Manufacturer to highlight support of The Ocean Cleanup initiative and focus on company’s role in diverting plastic from the waste stream
CALHOUN, Ga., January 21, 2020 /3BL Media/—This year at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, Mohawk will showcase the company’s dedication to a more sustainable future through innovative manufacturing processes, product design and strategies around positive environmental and social impact. A feature display within the company’s award-winning presence at booth 5803 will highlight inspiring sustainability efforts and stories for attendees.
VEVEY, Switzerland, January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.
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.