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16 10 2021 | 12:22

‘Can be recycled’: the latest must-have for beauty industry packaging

Cosmetic and skincare brands are increasingly keen to highlight their sustainable credentials – but, says Sarah LaBrecque, there’s a complex story behind the labelling that appears on everything from…

16 10 2021 | 11:29

Vattenfall plans to re-use, recycle or recover used wind turbine blades

Vattenfall has committed to a landfill ban for end of life wind turbine blades. Instead it will re-use, recycle or recover 100% of decommissioned wind turbine blades from owned wind farms.  The…

24 09 2021 | 15:29

Sainsbury’s announces partnership to make it easier to recycle aluminium coffee pods at home

The food giant has partnered with coffee pod manufacturer Dualit and On-Pack Recycling Label Ltd to produce aluminium pods that can be recycled at home if empty of coffee grinds. Previously it was…

28 06 2021 | 10:24

Lego unveils new bricks made from recycled bottles.

One-litre plastic bottles each turned into 10 lego bricks, as company aims to lower environmental impact. Danish toy manufacturer Lego has launched prototype new plastic bricks made from recycled…

18 06 2021 | 11:13

Scientists convert used plastic bottles into vanilla flavouring.

Production of chemical could help make recycling more attractive and tackle global plastic pollution. Plastic bottles have been converted into vanilla flavouring using genetically engineered…

04 05 2021 | 10:29

Green – or envious? The winners and losers in Britain’s climate change plan.

The tougher target for carbon reduction could dramatically reshape the fortunes of several industries – for better or worse

12 04 2021 | 15:42

John Oliver Takes on the Plastics Industry.

In his latest deep dive for Last Week Tonight, comedian John Oliver took on plastic pollution and, specifically, the myth that if we all just recycled enough, the problem would go away.

22 03 2021 | 09:59

Revealed: why hundreds of thousands of tonnes of recycling are going up in smoke.

Investigation questions eco-friendly claims of incineration industry.

22 03 2021 | 09:53

Pearl recycling’s simple but creative approach towards tackling Climate Change in Nigeria.

Despite the scorching heat that afternoon, Sanya sat in a restaurant opposite his house to catch the second half of the Champions League finals. Every second, the room became even hotter as the heat…

03 03 2021 | 09:40

7 Unexpected Things You Can Compost.

Composting is the best way to get rid of your kitchen scraps without sending them to the landfill. And if you’ve been composting for a while, you may have already started experimenting with …

03 03 2021 | 08:37

One Large Pie, Extra Sustainability: Dispelling Pizza Box Recycling Myths.

By Jeff Chalovich, chief commercial officer and president, Corrugated Packaging, WestRock

26 02 2021 | 11:00

How Recycling is the Biggest Brainwash of the Century.

4 reasons why you should quit it today Most of the world associates recycling with environmentally-friendly. This is because recycling has always been marketed as a lifestyle with all the…

09 02 2021 | 09:24

Do you drink bottled water? Read this.

Bottled water is atrocious for the environment. You’re better off buying a water filter for healthier, tastier water For years, the debate has raged on: which is better, bottled water, or tap?

03 02 2021 | 09:10

Nissan unveils first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system.

The all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue is the company’s first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system for aluminium parts. At the core of this system is a large pneumatic conveyance system…

20 01 2021 | 09:25

Consumer electronics have changed a lot in 20 years – systems for managing e-waste aren’t keeping up.

It’s hard to imagine navigating modern life without a mobile phone in hand. Computers, tablets and smartphones have transformed how we communicate, work, learn, share news and entertain ourselves.…

29 11 2020 | 07:03

Study: Glass Bottles Harm the Environment More Than Plastic Bottles.

Glass bottles could have an even bigger impact on the environment than plastic ones, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Southampton in England set out to determine which common…

16 11 2020 | 07:27

Material Revolutions: Shirts Made from Shellfish, Biodegradable Rum Bottles and Reusable Fast Food Containers.

In the age of consumption, sustainability innovations can help shift cultural habits and protect dwindling natural resources. Improvements in source materials, product durability and end-of-life…

05 11 2020 | 07:43

The Plastic Myth and the Misunderstood Triangle.

Of all the plastic we've ever produced, only 9% has been recycled. So what happened to all that plastic you've put in the recycling bin over the years? Hands up if you grew up thinking that…

04 10 2020 | 19:07

Recycling plastics in Mozambique.

For many Mozambicans, the Hulene dump, in Maputo, is a rescue resource to which they desperately resort in order to survive and support their families. It is the largest dump in the country and has…

27 09 2020 | 08:34

The Myth About Recycling Plastic? It Works.

The plastic recycling model was never economically viable, but oil and gas companies still touted it as a magic solution to waste, selling the American public a lie so the companies could keep…