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Bio-Based PE Label Film Includes 80% Renewable Content

Avery Dennison has introduced two self-adhesive bio-based polyethylene label films that include more than 80 percent renewable content. The resin used for the new bio-based PE films is made from Bonsucro Certified Sugar Cane, which follows rigorous social and environmental monitoring prior to certification. Both products offer performance and recyclability comparable … Read more »

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Sonoco Produces Plant-Based Plastic Bottles for Ecover Green Cleaning Line

Sonoco is producing plant-based plastic bottles for Ecover’s new home care line. Ecover bought Method in 2012 to become the world’s largest green cleaning company. It has launched its green brand in North America with a new look in Sonoco’s sustainable packaging: extrusion blow-molded bottles made from Plantplastic, Ecover’s proprietary … Read more »

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Cradle to Cradle Product Awards Announced

Ecover, Mosa, Trigema and I:CO have won Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute awards for their products and systems encouraging recycling and reuse. Cradle to Cradle Products Innovator Awards went to Ecover, Mosa and Trigema for their closed-loop and Cradle to Cradle product design. Ecover, which makes ecological cleaning products, was … Read more »

Major Firms to EU: Adopt ‘Robust’ 2030 Climate Policies

Major Firms to EU: Adopt ‘Robust’ 2030 Climate Policies

Unilever, Ikea, Royal Dutch Shell, Coca-Cola Enterprises and General Electric are among the 57 global companies, funds and associations that have signed a letter to support a “robust 2030 energy and climate policy framework and energy security strategy that is fully in line with Europe’s long-term climate objectives and that … Read more »

Plastic Waste Causes $13 Billion in Marine Life Damage

  Plastic waste causes $13 billion in annual financial damage to marine ecosystems, though the actual cost of plastic waste to the overall environment may be much higher, according to two reports released at a meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly. One report, the UN Environment Programme Year Book, … Read more »

Cradle to Cradle Certified Companies See Cost, Environmental Benefits

Companies including Aveda, Ecover, Puma and Shaw Industries have cut costs, improved product value, developed new revenue streams and avoided risks using the Cradle to Cradle certified product standard, according to a report. Impacts of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program, released by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation … Read more »

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Ecover Switching to Algae-Based Laundry Liquid

Ecover, the green cleaning products company, will introduce an algae-based laundry liquid in Europe this year as part of its goal to end the use of palm oil in all of its products. Palm oil, which is used in hundreds of packaged food and cleaning products, has been linked to … Read more »

Aquafil, Star Sock to Turn Fishing Nets into Socks

Nylon polymer manufacturer Aquafil, sock company Star Sock, and the European Centre for Nature Conservation Land & Sea Group have launched an initiative to remove marine litter — in particular used fishing nets — and recycle it into yarn to make carpeting, socks, underwear, swimwear and other textiles. The Healthy … Read more »

Ecover Turns Ocean Waste into Bottles

Ecover and Closed Loop Recycling will begin using plastic collected from the seas to create recyclable plastic bottles for the green cleaning product company. The companies say the plastic marine waste will be collected by European fishermen and sent to Closed Loop’s Dagenham, London facility, where it will be repurposed … Read more »

Ecover Buys Method, Creates ‘World’s Largest Green Cleaning Company’

Europe’s Ecover has bought eco-household cleaning product company Method for an undisclosed sum. Private equity firm San Francisco Equity Partners, which owns Method, says the transaction will create the world’s largest green cleaning company, with global distribution. The companies say Ecover and Method will continue as separate brands. Founded in … Read more »