California lawmakers failed to pass legislation that would have made the state the first to partially phase out single-use plastic packaging and foodware. The two bills, Senate Bill 54 and legislation Assembly Bill 1080, sought to slow the production of virgin plastics through requiring manufacturers to reduce waste from single-use … Read more »
Global packaging company Sonoco is launching a line of sustainable packaging that the company says will reduce its environmental impact by using recycled content, improving package-to-product ration and recyclability of packaging, maximizes space during shipping, and incorporates responsible sourcing. Products in the EnviroSense line include cans made from 100% recycled … Read more »
With today’s shoppers increasingly concerned about – but still confused by – the issue of plastic bottles and recycling, Nestle Waters North America brand Poland Spring is hoping to court consumers by launching an Instagram recycling “hotline” to answer questions. Poland Spring is teaming up with The Recycling Partnership, a … Read more »
The largest bottle and can recycling center chain in California, RePlanet, has shut down all of its centers and laid off its 750 employees; company president David Lawrence says the move comes because of increased business costs and the falling prices of recycled aluminum and PET plastic, reports the Los Angeles … Read more »
Cardboard boxes take up a lot of space, and they frequently aren’t available in the exact size of the product being shipped. Materials company 3M says it has solved that problem with its new Flex & Seal Shipping Roll, which it claims cuts down on shipping waste and shipping space … Read more »
The steel sector is facing significant financial losses from future climate regulation: the top 20 steel giants could see a potential loss of 14% of their value by 2040, according to a new report from CDP. In order to reduce emissions at the rate required to keep global warming below … Read more »
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