LONDON, Nov. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -With company plastic packaging pledges popping up all over the shop since Blue Planet 2, we wanted to cut through the confusion by ranking UK supermarkets in a plastic league table. So back in May we partnered with the Environmental Investigation Agency to survey supermarkets on the full extent of their contribution to our plastic waste problem, and find out what actions they are taking to deal with it. Now the results are in, and our new report, Checking Out on Plastics, is out. So how did your supermarket do?Read more
BRUSSELS, Nov. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -A preliminary Commission assessment of the voluntary pledges received by the industry shows significant commitments, although more will be needed to achieve the objective of a well-functioning EU market of recycled plastics.Read more
MANCHESTER, UK, Nov. 19, 2018 (Press Release) -More than 1,000 Co-op food stores are at the forefront of the retailer’s moves to ditch single-use plastics, with the roll-out of new compostable carriers from this week (Monday, 19 November).
The community retailer is rolling out it new compostable carrier bags to over 1,000 communities in a move estimated to replace around 60M single-use plastic bags UK-wide.
The bags are initially available in Co-op food stores in communities where they are accepted by the Local Authority in the household food waste collections.Read more
VIENNA, Austria, Nov. 20, 2018 (Press Release) -Today, in an event under the umbrella of the Austrian EU-presidency, the “FTP Vision 2040 of the European Forest-based Sector” was launched. The venue, the very prestigious Marmorsaal in the premises of the Federal Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, was fully packed with representatives from some 20 European countries.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman today commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for organizing the America Recycles Day Recycling Summit. On Thursday afternoon, she will join industry executives in addressing the EPA headquarter-based summit and in signing an EPA pledge to help identify solutions to issues facing the U.S. recycling system.Read more
STOCKHOLM, Nov. 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Essity has won the awards ‘Technical Innovation of the Year’ for Tork EasyCube® and ‘Best Practice - Sustainability’ at the 2018 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards. The awards were announced on November 15 in Berlin.Read more
ATLANTA, GA, Nov. 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Solaris Paper is a proud recipient of the 2018 DEAL Award. Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC recognized Solaris Paper for its leadership in sustainability.
Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC presented the DEAL Awards October 30, 2018, at the ISSA North America Show in Dallas, TX. The awards recognize the outstanding performance, contributions, and leadership of organizations that participate in the DEAL program.Read more
LISBURN, UK, Nov. 15, 2018 (Press Release) -Vanden has welcomed the UK Plastics Pact Roadmap but has called for more work on the recyclability of plastic packaging.
The leading UK plastic recycler also questioned whether a possible increase in supposed compostable plastics would make recycling messaging less effective while also leading to more contamination of recycling streams.Read more