User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Packaging
Last updated: Jan 20 2018 24:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Coca-Cola pledges to recycle all packaging by 2030 19.1.2018 BBC: Business
The drinks giant is pledging to reclaim a used can or bottle for every one sold.
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Managing waste in Bengaluru: Incineration is avoidable 18.1.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Bengaluru has set out on a journey of managing its waste sustainably. Going for Waste to Energy plants that use incineration may not be a solution for this city. »
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Wagamama and Pret seek to reduce plastic straw usage 17.1.2018 BBC: Business
Wagamama and Pret will only provide plastic straws on request.
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McDonald’s to recycle packaging, use renewable material 17.1.2018 SFGate: Business & Technology
McDonald’s will recycle packaging in all of its almost 37,000 restaurants globally by 2025, the company announced Tuesday. McDonald’s also announced that all of its packaging will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources where no deforestation occurs by 2025. These are big steps for the burger giant, and the move could pressure other large companies to follow suit. Increasingly, consumers and investors are demanding that corporations make commitments on global issues such as environmental sustainability and animal welfare. Currently, only about 10 percent of McDonald’s restaurants globally are recycling packaging.
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McDonald's to recycle packaging in all locations globally by 2025 16.1.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
McDonald’s will recycle packaging in all of its almost 37,000 restaurants globally by 2025, the company announced Tuesday. McDonald’s also announced that all of its packaging will come from renewable, recycled or certified sources where no deforestation occurs by 2025. These are big steps for ...
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Iceland supermarket chain aims to be plastic free by 2023 16.1.2018 BBC: Business
Supermarket chain Iceland says it will eliminate or drastically cut plastic packaging over five years.
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War on waste 14.1.2018 BBC: Business
How the UK's big retailers are trying to reduce the amount of avoidable plastic waste they produce.
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Over 50 manufacturers to showcase products at machinery expo 12.1.2018 Hindu: Cities
Food processing, electricals and electronics, packaging, and wood-based industries to be focus areas
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Plastic fantastic: How it changed the world 11.1.2018 BBC: Business
Many things that we take for granted depend on plastic, but will consumers help reduce plastic pollution?
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Plastic-free supermarkets in Britain? Theresa May floats idea as part of green agenda. 11.1.2018 Washington Post: World
The British prime minister seeks to burnish her ecological credentials even as she faces a host of other political challenges.
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Coconut controversy: Shoppers query use of plastic wrapping 10.1.2018 BBC: Business
Sainsbury's boss agrees the wrapping on coconuts is "daft" - but its supplier says it is recyclable.
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Latte Levy: What are businesses doing? 5.1.2018 BBC: Business
How are businesses reacting to concerns over disposable cups?
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'Latte levy' of 25p urged by MPs in bid to cut cup waste 5.1.2018 BBC: Business
The UK throws away 2.5 billion non-recyclable coffee cups every year, MPs say.
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PVC-based plastic banned in Goa from May 30: Parrikar 4.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
PVC-based plastic will be banned from May 30 and no plastic packaging will be allowed in the state from December, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday.
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Bali declares ‘garbage emergency’ amid sea of waste 28.12.2017 Hindu: News
Indonesia is one of nearly 40 countries that are part of UN Environment’s Clean Seas campaign, which aims to halt the tide of plastic trash polluting the oceans.
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MPs call for curbs on plastic bottles and packaging 22.12.2017 BBC: Business
MPs want deposits on plastic bottles and a higher levy on packaging to protect the seas from pollution.
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These epic packaging fails prove good things don't always come in small packages 20.12.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology

With the consumer holiday rush upon us, I decided to put out a call on SFGATE's Facebook page to see if I was alone in my experience of such packaging exorbitance. And the hundreds of comments and dozens of photos confirmed what I already assumed to be true: most online shoppers have, at one time or another, fallen victim to a "packaging fail." The characteristics of such a phenomenon are thus: small item, big box and/or lots of packing paper or air pillows (those plastic inflated puffs often found in packages).

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State govt considers ban on plastic use by shopkeepers 14.12.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
The neighbourhood grocer may not be able to sell your monthly supply of staples in plastic bags. Apart from a blanket ban on plastic bags, the state government's proposed curbs will also include the use of plastic in bags used by shopkeepers for packaging groceries like rice and dal, flex boards, clings for covering fruits and vegetables, buntings and flags. Packaged and mineral water manufacturers may also be asked to establish recycling and processing plants for used plastic bottles under their extended producers' responsibility. "Apart from plastic bags, spoons, disposable plastic and thermocol plates and cups, we also plan to include plastic for secondary packaging (plastic packaging that is not done at the manufacturers end or for use in logistics and export), plastic clings, flex boards, buntings and flags and non-woven polyester bags in the ban's ambit. However, we may have to cover this in phases," said an official from the state environment department. Environment minister Ramdas Kadam has ...
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Food waste: Clearer label plan in bid to cut 29.11.2017 BBC: Business
Confusion over food labels is prompting people to throw away usable produce, waste agency claims.
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Cities at Crossroads: Perils of plastics waste 29.11.2017 Columns – The Indian Express
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