PepsiCo sets recycling goal

Original Article: PepsiCo PepsiCo has recently announced plans to have 25 % recycled materials in its Plastics packaging by the year 2025. For me it remains to be seen how serious they are they will not be able succeed in this without a stable source of recycled plastic stream. They will need to collaborate with…

New York City could ban expanded polystyrene

Article date: 23rd October 2018 Full Article: PlasticNews Short summary: The New York state appeals court has upheld the New York City’s right to ban expanded polystyrene (EPS). If acted upon, this may force the hand of recyclers, as most recycling programs refuse to collect and handle EPS because it’s a money-losing proposition at this…

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…

With Dow, Coca-Cola, Ocean Conservancy seeks to cap plastic pollution

Date: 1st October 2018 Original Article: GreenBiz Summary of article: Estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic “leaking” into the oceans annually Ambitious plastic-reduction strategy along with the Trash Free Seas Alliance leading plastic producer like Dow Chemical and huge distributor brands like Coca-Cola. Focus on five countries identified as producers of more than half of land-based…