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A year ago at the World Economic Forum in Davos, a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the World Economic Forum found that most plastic packaging is used only once; 95% of the value of plastic packaging material, worth $80 billion-$120 … Continue ReadingWorld Economic Forum · Jan 27, 2017
We all make purchases because the packaging attracts us to the product, whether we really need the item or not. The shape is pretty or unique. Maybe utilitarian. The colors are lovely. You can store all your loose change in … Continue ReadingChiefMarketer.com · Jan 26, 2017
Last week, I reported on the news that business and government leaders have endorsed a new plan to tackle plastics waste issues and to increase plastic packaging recycling to 70%, which they called, “The New Plastics Economy.” Well, looks like … Continue ReadingPlastics Technology · Jan 26, 2017
Here’s one way to make sure your advertising doesn’t go to waste: As part of a new sustainability marketing push, Coors Light is converting its billboards into beer coolers and its kegs into barbeque grills. The effort will kick into … Continue ReadingAdvertising Age · Jan 26, 2017
Many people, myself included love GU’s Energy Chews (formerly known as Chomps). What they didn’t love was the packaging. By placing a number of chews inside of a large plastic bag, they tended to stick together and could be a challenge … Continue ReadingBikeRumor.com · Jan 25, 2017
There are about 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean, a great deal of which is washing up on beaches around the world, resulting in the high-profile fouling of shorelines in Hawaii andAlaska. In an effort to clean up some of this … Continue ReadingYahoo! Finance Canada · Jan 25, 2017
In an industry first for sustainable packaging, Procter & Gamble has started producing the world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25 percent recycled beach plastic. P&G’s Head & Shoulders brand will produce the world’s largest run of recyclable bottles … Continue ReadingBrandChannel.com · Jan 25, 2017
The Procter & Gamble Company announced that Head & Shoulders (H&S), the world’s #1 shampoo brand, will produce the world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25 percent recycled beach plastic. In partnership with recycling experts TerraCycle and SUEZ, this innovation will come … Continue ReadingGreen Lodging News · Jan 24, 2017
The Initiative now has more than 40 core members. The New Plastics Economy Initiative has announced that five more organizations have joined the group. The five organizations joining the Initiative are Circular Flanders, NatureWorks, The New York City Economic Development Corp., Sealed Air and TerraCycle. The five … Continue ReadingRecycling Today · Jan 24, 2017
I just finished reading one of the most kid-friendly books which explains how plastic recycling works. It’s “The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling” by Alison Inches, and illustrated by Pete Whitehead. On the cover is a … Continue ReadingDalton Daily Citizen · Jan 24, 2017