“My Journey to Create the Future of Plastic Recycling”

“Plastic pollution is a global crisis that results in wildlife entrapment, water and food contamination, and human health problems. Globally, only 9% of plastics produced are recycled; the rest is incinerated, landfilled, or exported to developing nations where… Read More

“Plastic waste elimination pledge by 2025 attracts more big firms”

“All promised that 100% of their plastic packaging would be reused, recycled or composted within seven years. The aim is to combat plastic waste pollution, which is harming the seas. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which is behind the… Read More

“Beyond Plastic Bans: Creating Products To Replace It”

“Packaging designer Ryan Gaither believes in the power of cardboard. At the Swedish-owned BillerudKorsnäs design lab in Portland, Oregon, he’s laid down a massive sheet of it, as big as a king-size bed. He flips the switch on… Read More

“How to keep recycling from turning into ‘wishcycling'”

“When people toss paper, glass or plastic in the correct recycling bin, they’re confident in doing their part to save the planet. However, experts say the problem is a lot of the wrong materials are ending up in… Read More

“The same foods can have wildly different environmental footprints”

“When you’re choosing between brands of food at the store, you may consider taste, packaging, and price. But products differ in other ways, too. Poore: “There are 570 million farms around the world all producing different products on… Read More

“Floating Trash Collector Set to Tackle Pacific Garbage Patch”

“The campaign to rid the world’s oceans of plastic trash marks a turning point on Saturday as a giant, floating trash-collector steams out of San Francisco on a mission to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Over… Read More

“Carlsberg replaces plastic ring can holders with recyclable glue”

“Carlsberg is replacing the plastic ring wrapping used to secure multipack beers with eco-friendly glue, reducing its plastic waste by up to 76 per cent. The Danish beer brand’s new Snap Pack utilises a “pioneering technology” to glue… Read More

“How to recycle shoes, crayons, toothbrushes, and other random stuff”

“Nearly 30 pounds of old crayons from all over the country land on Kim Martonosi’s doorstep every day. With the help of her kids, she sorts the worn and broken wax sticks by color, melts the bins of… Read More

“Recycling in the United States is in serious trouble. How does it work?”

“You probably have no idea how recycling works. Most Americans — who recycle nearly 87 million tons of waste each year — likely think that the plastic and paper thrown into those special blue bins gets sorted by… Read More

“What’s the best way to get Americans to actually recycle?”

“In 2010, Pepsi set a goal: The company wanted to help raise the recycling rate for drink containers in the U.S. from around 38% to 50%. The company and PepsiCo Foundation spent $55 million on recycling efforts, from… Read More