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Aluminum may have a higher recycling rate than plastic, but expect tradeoffs in transportation emissions. The real breakthrough comes with reuse.
March 19, 2021 by Jesse Klein
Roads in which waste plastic is melted down and mixed with paving materials are becoming more common around the world. Although for now they remain a niche technology, experts say the roads could become one of a diverse array of uses for discarded plastic.
March 9, 2021 by Ann Parson
Sponsored: It’s time for big bets in the fight against climate change. Here are ways companies can rise to the challenge to create business and societal value.
February 11, 2021 by Christoph Schell
Numerous companies have set recycling 100 percent recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging goals. But how are they getting there and is it enough?
January 28, 2021 by Scott Breen
The industry is pushing for more ‘sustainable’ materials and pushing collection efforts, but recycled rubber is still more likely to find a home outside of new tires.
January 22, 2021 by Heather Clancy
Unilever and Alibaba launch AI-powered closed-loop recycling system in 'Waste Free World' initiative
The companies have already installed 20 machines operational in offices and community spaces in Shanghai and Hangzhou, with 500 more set to be installed through 2021.
January 13, 2021 by Toby Hill
Two percent of global emissions from this sector adds up.
December 16, 2020 by Renee Van Heusden
If the historic influx of recycling legislation in Congress over the past few years tells us anything, it’s that recycling and materials management are on the national agenda.
December 14, 2020 by Lauren Phipps
With social license at risk, demand for recycled plastic is becoming inelastic and those able to supply to exacting standards will emerge and prosper.
December 2, 2020 by Doug Woodring
Sponsored: Circular economy principles must be built into processes from the start to effect change.
November 19, 2020 by Monique Oxender
Developed to provide a blueprint for environmental action, LCAs often sow seeds of discord. What can be done to fix that?
November 13, 2020 by Karine Vann
Across the value chain, the industry could realize $450 million in raw material recovery for new ventures and clean jobs.
November 6, 2020 by Myisha Majumder
Sponsored: Together with its customers, the fiber-based packaging industry leader is prioritizing recyclability and responsible forestry.
November 2, 2020 by Pat Lindner
More companies are pursuing design for the environment, closed loop supply chains and equitable practices that extend to downstream communities.
October 30, 2020 by Elsa Wenzel
Tackling the diversity and volume of plastic waste today requires not only multiple strategies, but also the participation of all stakeholders to drive toward an optimal system.
October 16, 2020 by Paula Luu
As singer-songwriter Solange said, 'Do nothing without intention.'
September 16, 2020 by Deonna Anderson
By sourcing leftover materials from current factories, Redwood Materials can help lower the cost of batteries and also reduce considerable waste.
September 2, 2020 by Katie Fehrenbacher
Sophisticated materials recovery facilities of the future won’t be cheap. Will they have payoff for recyclers and their customers?
September 1, 2020 by Arlene Karidis
These days, it's hard to leave the house without seeing a plexiglass shield, but what will happen to that plastic when the pandemic is over?
August 25, 2020 by Jesse Klein
Sponsored: If we can tackle COVID-19 together, we can take on global pollution, carbon emissions and landfill waste.
August 19, 2020 by David Rachelson
Sponsored: Eastman’s chief commercial officer, Brad Lich, discusses their innovative chemical recycling technologies to support a more circular economy right now.
June 29, 2020 by Brad Lich
Sponsored: A look at the wins, gaps and trends in sustainable packaging. Was there enough progress to overcome challenges from the pandemic?
June 15, 2020 by Cheryl Baldwin
Eon, an IoT platform, is working with the fashion companies and retailers to minimize waste and build the infrastructure for circular business models.
June 5, 2020 by Savannah Parsons
Single-use plastics are helping keep people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, but creating new challenges for governments in dealing with the waste problem.
May 22, 2020 by Kristin Hughes
Ultra-cheap oil and COVID-19 are threatening companies' attempts to clean up their acts on plastic.
May 22, 2020 by Elsa Wenzel