Climate change and the circular economy is a hot topic right now, and the successful use of chemical recycling for plastic has presented a new opportunity, however, its use in an profitable and industrial sense is at least ten years away according to Rob De Ruiter, a recycling specialist who spoke at the Bureau of …..
Strong awareness has been made about the damage of single use plastics and a fast fashion lifestyle. However, there is one product used daily that has not had much conversation over sustainability: toilet paper. The average four person household in America uses over 100 pounds of toilet paper a year. America’s use of toilet paper, …..
Scotland’s authorities recorded a recycle and compost rate of 45.6% for household waste in 2017 – figures published by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency on 26 March, 2019 have indicated. This is a slight increase over the 45% recorded in 2016 – but councils still fall short of the target level set by Scottish Government …..
There are many different types of polymers used to produce plastic. This makes it more difficult to process than other materials, because each type must be sorted separately. Due to the lightweight nature of most plastics, a large sum needs to be collected to make it economically viable to do so. Most collection schemes, therefore, …..
WEEElogic has released a range of free PDF country profiles, providing an overview of each European country’s specifications in terms of WEEE Directive compliance. Each Member State has its own obligations and requirements regarding End of Life management – as well as obligations relating to batteries and packaging, too. It is possible that any one …..
We’ve got a long road ahead of us before we can say that the planet is safe from plastic pollution. Have you started taking action to eliminate your contribution to the problem? The UK Plastics Pact is made up of around 68 business from different industries and sectors. WRAP estimates that these members are responsible …..
It seems like out of nowhere that everybody began jumping on the green bandwagon this year boasting about their green products, circular initiatives and action against single use plastics. Somebody’s eyes must have been opened somewhere along the line… One of the first eye openers in recent years was the introduction of the plastic bag …..
Have we gotten to the point where simply recycling won’t be enough to reverse the problems that we’ve already created? Our seas are now filled by 8m tonnes of plastic every single year, however, the tide is turning. More than 6.3bn tonnes of plastic waste has been produced since the 1950s, of which, more than …..
The most recent concerns to have surfaced from the recycling industry highlight the importance of using a recycler who knows exactly what they’re doing, and who are fully compliant waste carriers. According to The Guardian, recent reports suggest that the Environment Agency has setup a team of investigators, including three retired police officers in an …..
According to experts, plastic pollution will have a catastrophic impact on the human race if change isn’t made immediately. This news comes as a result of the evidence gathered during the Volvo Ocean Race – an extreme sailing event that happened around the world, during which samples were taken from every part of the ocean, …..
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if fines were introduced for individuals who have been caught still using single-use plastic including plates, cups and utensils? That’s exactly what has happened at an island off the east coast of Italy named Isole Tremiti – an archipelago. Beginning from May 1st 2018, anyone caught using plastic dining items is …..
In the latest news, a young seal is being given swimming lessons in order to teach it to swim upright after it became so used to swimming on its back because of a plastic ring stuck around its neck. The seal was first spotted off the coast of Norfolk with a plastic air vent filter tightly …..
There has been so many views articles appearing lately about plastic pollution and all of the things that companies are doing to eliminate the scale pollution that plastic actually causes – but can we actually live without plastic? Every person in the world comes into contact with plastic on a daily basis, or uses or …..
In a week that saw over forty large-scale multinational companies create a pact against plastic, Sky and the Premier League have announced a partnership aiming to raise awareness of all current environmental issues caused by single-use plastic, hoping to inspire Premier League clubs and supporters to live a life without single-use plastics. The Premier League …..
All of a sudden it seems like plastic has become a huge problem. Despite the fact that plastic pollution has been ongoing for decades. Following the recent discovery of a plastic eating enzyme, a mass move against the use of plastic straws and rumors of a bottle return scheme, more large-scale companies have signed up …..
In the same week that scientists have discovered an enzyme that eats plastic, the UK is now expecting to be hit by a complete wipe-out of plastic straws and cotton buds. Nearly 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away every year, and i’m sure you’ve all seen the images and videos available online showing the …..
Remanufacturing is one way of reducing our overwhelming need for new plastic to be made, thus reducing the amount of plastic that is recycled and sent to landfills, or thrown away into the sea. But what if we could actually make the plastic disappear without putting it in the ground or chucking it into the …..
The tension just keeps building between Russia and the United States, creating fears of nuclear strikes. In fact it has been reported that the UK Government is now working on a new nuclear alert system to prepare the country for the horror of a nuclear war. So here’s what you need to do if WW3 …..
Many of us think we know what recycling is and how to do it. However we find ourselves recycling the wrong things altogether. The worst part is, that it’s costing the taxpayer more than £500,000 each year. Why does this happen, you might be wondering? Well, just 1% of recycling waste being contaminated with wrong …..
There is an on-going debate today about how ‘green’ toner cartridges really are. Many believe they can only be used once and that remanufactured products lack quality. This is incorrect. ECS The Greener Side can effectively reuse and recycle toner cartridges for you. When we receive cartridges, we examine and test them in in our …..