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Dell Launches World’s First Ocean Plastics Supply Chain

Dell announced that it will work with several of the world’s leading brands to develop what it describes as the world’s first commercial-scale,…

Expanded PET Plastic Recycling Could Help Boost the Circular Economy

According to the environmental NGO GreenBlue, the volume of PET manufactured worldwide for fibers and yarns used in textiles and upholstery is actually…

150 Organizations Call for Ban on ‘Biodegradable’ Plastic Packaging

150 organizations, including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, have announced that the science suggests that oxo-degradable plastics are contributing to, not alleviating, the microplastic…

Large U.S. Food Service Companies Lag on Sustainable Seafood, Says Greenpeace

According to Greenpeace’s latest annual report on the state of the global fishing industry, the vast majority of the largest food service companies…

Over Half a Trillion Soybeans Later, Ford Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Bio-based Foam

According to Ford, the use of soy-derived foam instead of such material made out of petroleum has prevented 288 million pounds of carbon…

French Lawsuit Takes on Printer Manufacturers and Planned Obsolescence

A French legal organization says it has seen enough of planned obsolescence, particularly when it comes to printer manufacturers - and it has…

Sea Salt Increasingly Contaminated by Micro Plastic

It turns out that ocean pollution is having an impact on more than just seafood; many sea salt brands could be contaminated by…

The Industrious Bee: Replacing Plastic Products with Beeswax

Some industrious have found a way to replace plastic wrap, that everyday item we use to preserve our leftovers, lunches and favorite foods.…

7 Billion Tons: Latest Tally of Global Trashed Plastic

For each person living on Earth, there is almost one ton of plastic trash on the planet and that number is accelerating.

China Tells WTO: No More Garbage Imports

China recently informed the World Trade Organization that wastes resulting from textiles and steelmaking are among a list of 24 types of garbage…

19 U.S. Aquariums Join Forces to Fight Plastic Water Pollution

19 aquariums across the U.S. are joining forces to raise awareness and push society into finding innovative alternatives to single-use plastics in a…

Biodegradable and Biobased Plastics Not Created Equal

Bioplastics is an umbrella term that includes products that are biobased, biodegradable and/or compostable. There are distinct differences between these classifications. Additionally, each…

Could Coal Find a New Life as a Green Building Material?

3p recently spoke with a professor whose research indicates coal could replace wood in plastic composite decking.

Ziploc Bags Are One Step Closer to the Curbside Recycling Bin

SC Johnson says it has found a way to make Ziploc bag recycling far more seamless, which could allow the bags to be…

California’s Plastic Recycling Rates Are Headed in the Wrong Direction

California's beverage container recycling rate dipped below 80 percent for the first time since 2008, shortly after the state shuttered hundreds of recycling…