An Intricate Gamble with Earth

Jan rushes into the washroom, to get a quick shower. Saying that he was running late would be a disgrace to the definition of ‘late’. He should have started an hour before and the only hope he had was to speed through the narrow lanes of Barcelona at speeds that would maybe land him in…

Amazon to invest $100 million recycling of packaging waste in US

Date of Publication: 16th October 2018 Link to Full Article: Bloomberg Short excerpts from above report: Amazon to invest $10 million in Closed Loop Partners, a $100 million fund focusing specifically on municipal recycling programs and technologies aimed at eliminating packaging waste Amazon joins other large retail and consumer goods investors including 3M, Coca Cola…

ACC asks EPA to improve CDR web tool, cost analysis

Date of Publication: 16 October 2018 Full Report Link: ChemWatch Short Abstract from the Report The American Chemistry Council filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency asking it to improve “historical operability issues” with its Chemical Data Reporting rule online tool. The EPA should also adjust the rule’s burden cost calculations to account for the…

3 models of collaboration for packaging recycling

Date of Publication: 15th October 2018 Link to Full Article: GreenBiz Short summary from report: Plastic waste management challenges are in the public domain now. Many companies are engaging and investing in recycling commitments as a response to government bans and Chinese plastic bans. As recycling efforts gear up the challenge of creating economically viable…

European Union proposes ban on some Single Use Plastics

From closed room discussions to now the first legislation. The European union has passed a legislation banning use plastics that go into single use applications. I will write more on both viewpoints – the plastics producers as well as the environmental protection outfits. But first let me give you a list of news articles so…

Why Plastic is replacing other materials?

We are today surrounded by Plastics. From automotive parts, cooking utensils, electronics, daily use items to all kind of packages; today plastic is substituting all traditional materials. Why do you think that is? I believe this is because of the adaptability and unique set of advantages that plastics give us.  Let us look at three…