User: irge304 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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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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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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Shhhh. The “Gene Silenced” Apple Is Coming. 2.1.2018 Mother Jones
The Arctic Golden apple, the first genetically modified apple available to consumers, is making its way to grocery store shelves. I’m an apple loyalist—I pack one as an after-lunch snack nearly every day of the week. So I jumped at the chance to sample this new version of the fruit at a fall event hosted by […]
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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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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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A world drowning in garbage 28.11.2017 Washington Post
A world drowning in garbage
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The world produces more than 3.5 million tons of garbage a day 24.11.2017 Washington Post
The world produces more than 3.5 million tons of garbage a day
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Business is booming and corporate owners are pushing the GOP for tax reductions 20.11.2017 Washington Post
Republicans are acutely aware that if they fail to deliver on the tax overhaul it would upset the business interests that have long been key party allies, and donors. “Now is the opportunity,” said the owner of a Pennsylvania packaging manufacturing company who would benefit from the bill.
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