The Taj Mahal is among 100 monuments in India that will go litter-free in a bid to beat plastic pollution in the city of Agra and beyond. The move comes in conjunction with World Environment Day on June 5 and is part of India’s participation in the Beat. Major global corporations like Coca-Cola are also engaging in the campaign.
The Coca-Cola Company recently launched a new initiative to collect and recycle the equivalent of every bottle or can it sells globally by 2030. The ambitious plan, called World Without Waste, will focus on the full packaging lifecycle from initial design to repurposing and recycling. “We believe in the circular … Read more »
Ford will use Repreve fiber, made from 100 percent recycled materials including plastic bottles, in its 2015 F-150. The automaker says this will divert more than 5 million plastic bottles from landfills this year. Since 2012, Ford has worked with Unifi to use Repreve in its vehicles. The company currently uses the recycled material in … Read more »
Plastic bottle recycling grew 120 million pounds in 2013, edging up 4.3 percent, to top 2.9 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers and the American Chemistry Council. The recycling rate for plastic bottles climbed 0.4 percent to 30.9 percent for the … Read more »
Nestle Waters UK has achieved zero waste-to-landfill at both its factory in Buxton as well as at its head office in Rickmansworth, according to Packaging News. The company has diverted 500 metric tons from landfill in the past 12 months, and joins a growing list of companies who have achieved … Read more »
Plastic bottle recycling by consumers increased 161 million pounds in 2012, edging up 6.2 percent to reach nearly 2.8 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The recycling rate for all plastic bottles rose … Read more »
Reusable water pouch maker Vapur and stainless steel sink company Elkay have partnered to install water-bottle refilling stations on campuses across the US. The companies say billions of bottles of water are consumed globally every year, and less than 20 percent are recycled. The Vapur Refill Stations encourage students and … Read more »