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Novelis Launches Line of 100 Percent Recycled Aluminum Products

Novelis evercycle products -- 100 percent recycled cans and food containers -- are an important step in the overall sustainability of the aluminum…
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Ford F-150s Now Upholstered With Recycled Plastic Bottles

Yesterday the automaker announced fabric made out of recycled bottles will be used in its F-150 line of trucks.
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San Francisco Startup Aims to Disrupt Plastics Recycling System

Puretergent wants to turn the conventional plastic bottle on its head. The company has come up with a bottle-less method of dispensing "green"…
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China Leads in Contributions to Pacific Garbage Patch

A team of researchers looked at coastal communities with mismanaged waste to figure out the largest culprits.
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Unilever, P&G Join Closed Loop Fund to Boost Municipal Recycling

Unilever and P&G have joined the Closed Loop Fund, a multi-stakeholder program that seeks to invest up to $100 million in recycling programs.
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Recycling Startup: Market Should Be ‘Main Driver’ of Environmental Change

Leftover pizza dough into ethanol fuel and old uniforms into pet bed stuffing – where some peak into a business’ dumpster and see…
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Unilever Zero-Waste Program Saves Over $225 Million While Creating Jobs

Unilever has announced that all of its factories have achieved the company’s goal of zero waste -- saving millions of dollars while creating…
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Seattle Shames Residents Who Ignore Composting Law

The city of Seattle is trying a strong-armed tactic to enforce its composting law, in an effort to boost food waste recycling in…
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Recycling with Purpose: Chevy Volt Battery Cases Become Duck Houses in Russia

In Warren, Michigan, Chevy Volt battery cases become duck houses that are shipped to Russia to preserve an endangered species.

Sustainable Packaging Trends for 2015: All About Millennials

I compiled three distinct ways packaging could evolve in the coming year which have been primarily influenced by millennials, the largest generational group…
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The Tyranny of Distance: Reconciling Extended Producer Responsibility with Global Transportation

Whether driven by the business case, ethics or legislation, product take-back promotes the practice of recycling, lifecycle assessment and design for durable reuse…
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California Plastic Bag Ban Could Be Delayed Until Fall 2016

A leading plastics trade group has announced it has collected enough signatures to put the California plastic bag ban to a vote in…
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Global Ghost Gear Initiative Aims to Clean Up the Fishing Industry

Over 40 delegates convened in Ljubljana to launch the multi-stakeholder Global Ghost Gear Initiative in a move to clean up the fishing industry.
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Fund for Teachers Supports Sustainability One Teacher at a Time

Sustainable "edusystems" support healthy "ecosystems," says Fund for Teachers; grants for summer fellowships keep teachers in classrooms and students engaged.
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Breaking Down Bioplastics

The market for biobased and compostable plastics, known as bioplastics, is expected to be worth over $5 billion by 2018. While these plastics…