“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

“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