“Walmart aims to use all recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging for private label items by 2025”

“Walmart Inc. WMT, +0.15% has announced a new commitment to reduce plastic waste that focuses on its private-label goods. The commitment includes a pledge to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable private-label packaging by 2025. The company is… Read More

“Sheridan launches new program to recycle your old linens into new products”

“KonMari fever had everyone talking this year, and whether you love Marie Kondo’s methods ordisagree, the 2019 decluttering zeitgeist has brought some important issues to the fore. One such issue emerged more important than all others: how quick… Read More

“In a world drowning in trash, these cities have slashed waste by 80 percent”

“Little Kamikatsu was facing a big problem. The rural Japanese town of 1,500 residents didn’t know what it was going to do with its trash. Residents had always burned it, first in front of their homes or on… Read More

“Electronic waste is recycled in appalling conditions in India”

“Electronic waste is recycled in appalling conditions in India The world produces 50 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) per year, according to a recent UN report, but only 20% is formally recycled. Much of the… Read More

“This new IBM recycling tech makes brand new plastic from dirty bottles”

“Researchers at IBM developed the process, called VolCat, as an alternative to traditional recycling. The usual process involves sorting waste, washing it, separating out contaminants, chopping it up, and re-melting it. The result is a lower-quality plastic that… Read More

“Big retailer will test reusable packaging to replace throwaway plastic in Canada”

“Canadian efforts to reduce single-use plastic will get a boost this year when a major retailer is slated to launch a test of reusable packaging in the most populated part of the country. The chain’s identity is expected… Read More

“Better recycling through chemistry”

“While it’s true that any type of recycling reduces the need for fossil fuels and reduces the amount of waste that continues to taint our landscapes and our oceans, not all recycling is the same. Looking specifically at… Read More

“The zero-waste movement is coming for your garbage”

“The goal: Create as little garbage as possible. Recycling isn’t enough — only 9 percent of all plastic waste on Earth has been recycled. Among all the adherents of the zero- and low-waste lifestyle I spoke to, the… Read More

“To fix climate change, fix the obesity and starvation epidemics, reports say”

“The world needs to come up with solutions to fight three interrelated pandemics — obesity, starvation and climate change — and it needs to do it fast before the planet is “burning,” according to a report released Sunday… Read More

“Big food, consumer goods firms join TerraCycle’s Loop waste-free shopping platform”

“DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Some of the world’s largest consumer goods and food and beverage companies have joined a new recycling initiative, to be launched this year, aimed at collecting used plastics bottles and other durable packaging from… Read More