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In a fast-paced world where convenience is currency, a continuing prominent trend in product packaging is the use of flexible plastic pouches. More consumers are choosing pouches over traditional glass, paper and metal packaging, and even rigid plastics, as global market … Continue ReadingPackaging Digest · Sep 23, 2016
Biodegradable? Environmentally friendly? Altered performance? Better than recycled? With bio-based materials’ checkered past in the past, what remains a truth or a myth? Lux Research maintains that new bio-based materials and chemicals offer performance advantages over petro-based; bio-based products manufacturer … Continue ReadingSustainable Manufacturer Network · Sep 19, 2016
10. Dispose Of All Leftover Candy (Or Just Wrappers), Sustainably. The bad news is that the candy itself isn¹t compostable, but the good news is that there are programs that accept candy wrappers, like Terracycle¹s mail-in recycling program. If you¹re … Continue ReadingPA Environment Digest Blog · Sep 16, 2016
DePaolo Middle School has been named the second runner up in the “Recycled Playground Challenge,” courtesy of Colgate, ShopRite, and recycling pioneer TerraCycle. DePaolo earned a total of 8,494 Playground Credits by recycling waste and through online voting to place … Continue ReadingRecord Journal online · Sep 14, 2016
Today’s retail landscape is characterized by a constant stream of product releases and innovation. Coupled with planned product obsolescence, this leaves the world with a massive amount of excess inventory and a growing stream of product waste. According to Sustainable … Continue ReadingRetailTouchPoints.com · Sep 13, 2016
Recycling and sustainability are becoming increasingly visable as key factors for action at the consumer-level. The need for environmentally-sound practices has galvanized companies around the world, and it’s no coincidence that the world’s most admired companies are sustainability stars; consumers … Continue ReadingHuffington Post · Sep 12, 2016
VILLA PARK – Villa Park’s Environmental Concerns Commission will offer a recycling drop-off location Sept. 10 during the village’s Oktoberfest. The Environmental Concerns Commission also will be running a booth from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Oktoberfest to … Continue ReadingMy Suburban Life · Sep 9, 2016
Recycling old school binders when purchasing new ones is being offered to shoppers by Terracycle at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores. Office Depot has teamed with Trenton-based Terracycle, which collects and repurposes hard-to-recycle, post-consumer waste. Shoppers can bring any old, … Continue ReadingBurlington County Times · Sep 9, 2016
Hillcrest Elementary PTO of the Somerset section of Franklin has been named an honorable mention in the “Recycled Playground Challenge,” courtesy of Colgate-Palmolive (“Colgate”), the global oral care leader; ShopRite, which has more than 250 stores in the Northeast; and recycling … Continue Readinghttp://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/education/in-our-schools/2016/09/08/student-news-kingwood-school-host-performance-mark-roald-dahls-100th-birthday/89589944/ · Sep 8, 2016
Each morning is the beginning of a new day and another chance to make the world a better place. Think your actions don’t make a difference? Think again! Taking small, mindful actions for positive improvement can have a great impact … Continue ReadingMorgan County Herald · Sep 7, 2016