Author: Kirsi Seppänen

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Greenpeace sues Walmart regarding recyclability claims

Greenpeace Inc. has filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court alleging that Walmart has employed unlawful, unfair and deceptive business practices by labeling and advertising…

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Plastics Industry Association, LyondellBasell collaborate on paving project using recycled plastic

The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics), Washington, D.C., and chemicals and refining company based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, LyondellBasell, have announced the use of the equivalent…

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The circular economy could forever change how cars are made – here’s how

Embracing the circular economy has become even more critical since COVID-19 has hit economies hard, putting pressure on consumers and manufacturers and driving home the…

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Plastics Pact set direction for European circular economy

The strategy has been published by the European Plastics Pact, which was launched in March by the Netherlands, France and Denmark. It comprises 15 national…

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Towards circular economy: European manufacturers tend not to report on their actions

After analysing the data from 226 large manufacturing companies from the European Union, a team of researchers from Lithuania, Poland and Sweden have drawn a…

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Zero Waste Europe: beverage carton recycling rates substantially lower than reported

The ‘Recycling of multilayer composite packaging: the beverage carton’ paper calculated the estimated recycling rates of beverage cartons in the UK, Germany, Spain, and Sweden…

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Amazon generates millions of pounds of plastic waste

Amazon’s plastic pollution is under scrutiny today with the publication of a new report by the nonprofit ocean advocacy organization Oceana. That report estimates that…

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Study shows benefits of compost used as landfill cover

Many people think of composting organic matter as a way of keeping solid waste out of landfills, but a new study from North Carolina State…

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Industrial waste is reused to produce alternatives to plastic

In Brazil, researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) in Ilha Solteira have developed a film that can replace plastic in food packaging. The film…

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The moon controls the release of methane in Arctic Ocean

It may not be very well known, but the Arctic Ocean leaks enormous amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane. These leaks have been ongoing…

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