“Thousands of seaweed pods will replace single-use plastics at the London Marathon”

“Typically, the aftermath of a marathon is a sea of plastic waste. But in an effort to make the event more sustainable, the London Marathon will replace thousands of plastic water bottles with edible seaweed pouches this year…. Read More

“Chipotle Workers Go Through 375 Million Gloves Per Year. This Company Is Turning Them Into a Useful Product”

“Every time you order a burrito, you probably don’t think much about the plastic gloves your tortilla-roller wears. But millions of these gloves end up in the trash every year, which has a serious impact on the environment…. Read More

“Find Out How Your Curbside Recycling Program Is Changing”

“If you hadn’t heard already, your curbside recycling program is likely in trouble—and there isn’t much of a solution. Across the U.S., local recycling facilities are encountering a number of issues created by China’s ban on the import… Read More

“Is burning plastic waste a good idea?”

“WHAT IS TO be done with the swelling flood of plastic waste, if we don’t want to see it snagged in tree branches, floating in ocean gyres, or clogging the stomachs of seabirds and whales? Plastic production is… Read More

“These straws work like plastic, but they’re “hyper-compostable””

“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

“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

“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

“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