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Nestlé Waters Invests $6M to Close the ‘Recycling Gap’

Nestlé Waters Invests $6M to Close the ‘Recycling Gap’

Nestlé Waters North America is investing $6 million in an effort to find a national solution to the “critical recycling gap” in the US, the company announced today. Its investment is going to the Closed Loop Fund, a $100 million social impact investment fund committed to funding comprehensive recycling infrastructure and programs … Read more »

Unilever Cites Business Case for Recycling ‘Sachets’ with Innovative New Process

Unilever Cites Business Case for Recycling ‘Sachets’ with Innovative New Process

With as much as $120 billion per year lost to the economy through failing to properly recycle plastics, Unilever says there is a clear economic case driving its goal of making 100% of its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable, and that doing so will support long-term growth of the business. With … Read more »

Sustainable Packaging Options No Longer Just ‘Nice to Have,’ Say Retailers

Sustainable Packaging Options No Longer Just ‘Nice to Have,’ Say Retailers

Retailers and manufacturers have dictated that sustainable packaging is no longer just “nice to have,” but is something they expect from the packaging industry, according to a new study from Smithers Pira. Packaging materials are extremely visible to the consumer, and retailers, packaged product suppliers, governments, regulators, NGOs and environmental groups are … Read more »

Target Vows to Use Its Power & Scale to See that All Packaging Is Recyclable

Target Vows to Use Its Power & Scale to See that All Packaging Is Recyclable

Target says it will use its “power and scale” as one of the country’s largest retailers to advance the idea that all packaging will be recyclable one day, and to help consumers understand how and why recycling is so important. With that in mind, the retailer has joined the Material Recovery … Read more »

Oil Company Invests Millions on Wastewater Recycling, Ensures Water Future, Boosts the Bottom Line

Oil Company Invests Millions on Wastewater Recycling, Ensures Water Future, Boosts the Bottom Line

Newfield Exploration, an oil company with assets primarily in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Utah, will soon be recycling its wastewater with the dual intention of improving its bottom line and ensuring it has enough water for its hydraulic fracturing operations. The company is building a wastewater recycling facility in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, to the … Read more »

Millennials to Employers: ‘We’re Powerful & We Expect Sustainability’

Millennials to Employers: ‘We’re Powerful & We Expect Sustainability’

Companies have a new reason – if the business case for environmental management was not already strong enough – to continue their sustainability initiatives: the ability to hire and maintain top talent. Millennials, the generation that makes up the largest share of the US workforce, are willing to turn down … Read more »

C&I Companies Can Expect Improvement in Plastics Recycling, Says BPFRG

C&I Companies Can Expect Improvement in Plastics Recycling, Says BPFRG

British manufacturing companies can expect a steady stream of “valuable plastic material” for use in their operations, if the British Plastics Federation Recycling Group (BPFRG) has its way. The group is launching a strategy that will use both industry-led initiatives and regulation in the hopes of improving plastic recycling in the … Read more »

3 Tools the Make Recycling Easier for Businesses

3 Tools the Make Recycling Easier for Businesses

It’s not always easy to know how and where to recycle various waste streams. Additionally, contamination remains a problem that can render some materials un-recyclable and worsens the economics of recycling. These tools address these challenges and make it easier for businesses to recycle.

P&G Circular Economy Partnership Creates World’s First Recyclable Shampoo Bottle Made with Beach Plastic

P&G Circular Economy Partnership Creates World’s First Recyclable Shampoo Bottle Made with Beach Plastic

Procter & Gamble, in partnership with recycling and environmental management companies TerraCycle and Suez, have developed what they say is the world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25 percent recycled beach plastic.

How Unilever, Patagonia, DSM-Niaga Are Driving the Circular Economy

How Unilever, Patagonia, DSM-Niaga Are Driving the Circular Economy

Unilever pledges to make all of its plastic packaging fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025; Patagonia announces clothing reuse e-commerce platform and DSM-Niaga launches full recyclable carpet.