Latest industry developments
Rethinking the future of plastics
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
A vision of a global economy in which plastics never become waste. An opportunity beckons for the plastics value chain to deliver better system-wide economic and environmental outcomes.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Environmental Protection Agency
Need help on reduce and reuse guidelines? The Environmental Protection Agency has provided information to help you get started.
The world's plastic pollution crisis explained
A quick snapshot of the history of plastic - a material that has transformed the modern age, but now, plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them.
We made plastic. We depend on it. Now we are drowning in it
It is estimated that between 5.3-14MM tons of unrecycled plastic waste ends up in the ocean each year, which kills millions of marine animals every year and affects the lives of millions worldwide who live among the explosion of plastic garbage.
New York set to become the third state to ban Styrofoam
New York State joins Vermont and Maine to ban the use of styrofoam throughout the state, on the ruling that Styrofoam is one of the most common pollutants and a public health hazard that impacts humans and the environment alike.
The bowls at Chipotle and Sweetgreen are supposed to be compostable. They contain cancer-linked “forever chemicals.”
Think using compostable bowls is better? Think again - these bowls contain PFAS, a broad class of more than 4,000 fluorinated compounds that do not biodegrade naturally in the environment and are toxic to humans.
As costs skyrocket, more US cities stop recycling
The New York Times
Hundreds of towns and cities across the country have canceled recycling programs and limited the types of material they accept because recycling costs have increased. That means more taxes for us.
7 Reasons Why Reusing and Repurposing Is Better Than Recycling
One Green Planet
For those of us looking to care for the planet, we need to get back to reusing. And, when items can’t be reused, we need to find ways to repurpose them. Recycling should be a last option, just before the garbage can.