“Awash with plastic bottles and lacking a law, Kenya struggles to recycle”

“As global concern over plastic pollution rises, corporate giants such as Coca-Cola and Unilever are pumping cash into a recycling initiative in Kenya they hope will provide a model for other developing countries. However, the voluntary scheme lacks… Read More

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Toward a circular economy: Tackling the plastics recycling problem”

“Why has the world continued to increase consumption of plastic materials when at the same time, environmental and human health concerns over their use have grown? One answer is they are immensely useful to humankind, and despite problems… Read More

“The Indian men who make money selling trash”

“The 34-year-old, who prefers to go by his first name only, is standing in the middle of a scrapyard that he and his brother own in Gurgaon, a dusty suburb of glass and concrete near Delhi. On his… Read More

“How mountains of U.S. plastic waste ended up in Malaysia, broken down by workers for $10 a day”

“In a derelict warehouse complex plastered with “For Rent” signs an hour from the Malaysian capital, four women squatted on upturned buckets. Their fingernails were cracked and nubby, their headscarves dampened with sweat. Wielding hair dryers, they heated… Read More

“Hong Kong’s cutting-edge treatment plants aren’t enough: reduced waste should be on all of our Christmas lists”

“Christmas has become a season of material excess and waste. Malls are outdoing each other with imported Christmas trees and seasonal decorations, most of which will end up in landfills, along with an enormous amount of packaging that… Read More

“Manufacturers to pay full recycling costs in bid to stop waste”

“Manufacturers will pick up the burden of paying for recycling under new government plans which hope to cut down on waste going to landfill. Currently councils pay 90% of the bill for recycling, but if a new strategy… Read More