Unilever commitment to the circular economy is going straight ahead: By 2025, it says that all of its plastic packaging will be either reusable, recyclable or compostable.
In an effort to promote the circular economy in the US and eliminate waste, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launched a US chapter of its Circular Economy 100 (CE100) program. The international CE100, established in 2013, includes corporations, universities, city and government authorities, and include brands such as Google, Cisco, … Read more »
Plastics recycling in the US is at an all-time high, according to two reports released today at the 2016 Plastics Recycling Conference. The 2014 National Postconsumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report found recycling of post-consumer rigid plastics surged 276 million pounds, or 27 percent, in 2014 to reach a record … Read more »
A linear economy, where natural resources are extracted from the ground, made into products and then thrown away at the end of their useful life, is becoming increasingly unsustainable — and expensive for businesses. Commodity prices rose more than 150 percent, between 2002 and 2010, according to the World Economic … Read more »
The recycling industry has taken a beating lately in the press. Earlier this year Waste Management CEO David Steiner declared the US recycling industry is facing a “nationwide crisis” as recycling facilities increasingly lose money and demand plummets for recyclables. And while it’s not a new debate, John Tierney’s latest … Read more »
Google, in an effort to reduce waste and increase recycling, has partnered with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help drive the circular economy. In a blog post, Google VP Jim Miller details the company’s current waste reduction efforts: how Google has already begun to “cut the crap” by cutting energy … Read more »
In what it says is an industry first, Dell yesterday launched recycled carbon fiber, which will be incorporated into Dell products later this year. Dell also announced progress in its circular economy initiatives, including the expansion of its closed-loop recycled plastic supply chain and new industry collaborations to advance global … Read more »
Manufacturers have a choice between two valid sustainable packaging models: the circular economy model and the eco-efficiency or linear model, according to Packaging Digest. With an eco-efficiency model, companies choose the most resource-efficient option, even if this does not use renewable resources and is more difficult to sustain in the long … Read more »