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Plastics Waste Recycling Goal First Needs Innovation in Tech, Say European Groups

In another recycling commitment made this week, a number of European organizations say they will recycle 50% of plastics waste by 2040, but that reaching the goal will include investment in developing

Mickey D’s to Throw Its Weight behind Sustainable Packaging, Reach Hefty Goals

McDonald’s is attempting to address customer concerns about packaging waste (and influence the industry) with a new goal: by 2025, the fast-food giant will recycle customer packaging in 100% of its restaurants. Customers have told the company that

UK Grocer: Technology Is Ready So We’re Losing the Plastic Packaging

UK-based Iceland Foods plans to nix all plastic packaging from products under its own brand. While the company is starting immediately and planning to use the latest technologies, the process likely won’t

Achieving Zero Waste-to-Landfill: Q&A with 3M’s Ann Meitz

Ann Meitz, 3M Consumer Business Group’s sustainability director, discusses a zero waste-to-landfill project at one of the company’s plants.

McDonald’s Agrees to Global Phase-Out of Polystyrene Packaging; As You Sow Claims Credit

McDonald’s has agreed to end the use of polystyrene foam packaging globally by the end of this year. Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow. A proposal filed by As You Sow urging the company to phase out of polystyrene was supported by 32% of shares voted in May 2017, the group says.  


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