User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Assorted :: Packaging
Last updated: Apr 12 2018 17:07 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Amid Trade Feud, Recycling Is in Danger of Landing on Trash Heap 12.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
The U.S. generates more recyclable waste than any other country and China is the top customer for that scrap. China’s 25% tariff on U.S. scrap aluminum would make reusable metal from other countries more appealing.
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Drinks bottles and can deposit return scheme proposed 28.3.2018 BBC: Business
A money-back scheme for returning glass, plastic bottles and cans in England is to be introduced.
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Maharashtra bans plastic bags and single-use plastic items 24.3.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Rotten ideas 16.3.2018 BBC: Business
As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.
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War on plastic may do more harm than good, warns think tank 14.3.2018 BBC: Business
A think tank warns of the risk of unintended consequences from the current concern over plastics.
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Plastic is really useful. We need to figure out better ways to recycle, not ban, it 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: We can all agree on the importance of reducing waste and finding common-sense solutions to protect our environment. But the approach suggested in your Feb. 20 editorial, “Grocery bags and takeout containers aren’t enough. It’s time to phase out all single-use plastic, would do just...

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Amid a flood of plastic, big companies see opportunity 21.2.2018 AP Top News
LONDON (AP) -- Once a month, accountant Michael Byrne pulls on his rubber boots and makes his way to a spot on the banks of the River Thames....
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Davos: the inventions cutting plastic consumption 23.1.2018 BBC: Business
Campaigners are highlighting innovations that could help cut down on unrecyclable plastic packaging.
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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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