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Ford Upcycles 2 Million Plastic Bottles from Landfill to Seat Covers

Readers of TriplePundit  don’t need reminding that the waste stream derived from buying bottled water is an environmental hazard. Less than a third…
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General Motors Makes the Business Case for Recycling

General Motors has become a great example of the business benefits for recycling. The company announced that last year, they recycled 92% of…
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UK Company Turns Used Diapers Into Roofing Material

UK-based company Knowaste claims that they are “world’s first provider of a recycling solution for nappies, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene (AHP) products” and I…

California Schools Allowed Plastics Industry Edits to Textbooks

How far will industry groups go to protect their interests? A recent exposé by California Watch shows that some will take their PR…

The Plastic Disclosure Project

Everybody is familiar with ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ which is present in the North Pacific gyre, one of the five gyres of…
Thirsty? Your PET bottles end up here (maybe). Courtesy Wiki Commons.

Want Increased Recycling? Bottling Companies Pass the Buck to Government

As You Sow’s work reveals that Coca-Cola and Nestlé Waters North America have started to push for extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws for…
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Target Commercial Shoots Go Eco-Friendly

Target partners with EcoSet, an environmental production company founded as a response to the environmental impact of the film production industry, for commercial…
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PepsiCo’s First 100% Recycled Bottle in Canada. What Happened to Plants?

What do you think happens when you toss a plastic drink bottle in the recycle bin? Another gets made from it? Sadly, that…
A 2012 Ford Focus, one model that has gaskets and seals made from soy and recycled tires (from Wiki Commons)

Recycled Tires, Soy Make Their Way into Ford Cars

Ford Motor Company works with a local Detroit manufacturer to churn old recycled tires and soy into parts that now make their way…
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In.gredients Aims to Become First Package-Free and Zero Waste Store

Sometimes it seems the world is going around in circles trying to catch its own tail. Today I read that Texas could be…

Tom’s of Maine Ditches the Aluminium Toothpaste Tube

You may have noticed something new in the toothpaste aisle, and it’s not an even more elaborate toothbrush. Tom’s of Maine recently changed…
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Insights on Preserve’s Takeback program

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Electrolux: Plastic in Oceans Literally Sucks!

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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WM, Johnson & Johnson, Dupont Tackle Medical Waste Recycling

The new Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) includes companies that represent the entire supply chain of the medical products industry, including Du Pont,…

Waste Management Invests US$22M In Plastic-to-Oil Company

Agilyx, based in Higard, OR, has developed a process that converts multiple sources of plastic to crude oil. Waste Management has given the…