recycling

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…

Americans Eating Fewer Leftovers, Food Waste on the Rise

According to the NRDC, Americans are not eating their leftovers. As a result, the average American wastes 3.5 pounds of food a week.

New Life for Denim: Post-Consumer Waste Jeans

Many upstream textile producers, like Artistic Fabric & Garment Industries in Pakistan are stepping up to reduce the impact of their business. Check…

UPS, TerraCycle Divert 40 Million Pounds of Waste from Landfills

According to UPS, the relationship it has built with TerraCycle has resulted in at least 40 million pounds of waste diverted from municipal…

Vail Resorts Promises an ‘Epic’ Zero-Carbon Footprint by 2030

Vail Resorts, one of the largest mountain resort operators on the planet, announced that it has committed to a "zero net operating footprint"…

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.

San Diego Struggles with Styrofoam: Recycle or Ban?

Despite a study concluding that the city could lose $90,000 a year from foam container recycling, San Diego's city council has given the…

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…

HP Transforms Plastic Bottles into Ink Cartridges and Economic Opportunities

HP teamed up with Thread to make ink cartridges with plastic from bottles recycled in Haiti. The initiative brings jobs to some of…

Target Tackles “Branded Trash” with New Recycling Initiatives

Sustainable companies do not want to produce packaging that reminds the public that their company is contributing to the landfill and litter problem.…

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.

Marks & Spencer Promises 100 New Sustainability Commitments

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has long been a first mover in the retail sector on supply chain sustainability, garment recycling and human rights.…

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…

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Announces $2 Million Plastics Innovation Prize

To help spur what it calls the “New Plastic Economy," the Ellen MacArthur Foundation plans to launch a $2 million innovation prize in…