Plastic Treaty progress puts spotlight on circular economy

When the gavel came down on the resolution to end plastic pollution at the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) in Nairobi last March, there were hugs and tears among the delegates. The emotion reflected the importance of this historic milestone: a legally binding global instrumentContinue Reading

Braskem and Nexus Circular Strengthen Relationship Through a Long-Term Contract for Circular Plastic Feedstocks From New Advanced Recycling Facility

Braskem will produce certified circular polypropylene (PP) utilizing Nexus Circular’s commercial-scale advanced recycling technology, which converts landfill-bound plastics into high-quality circular feedstocks used in the production of sustainable virgin-quality plastics. PHILADELPHIA, January 23, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nexus Circular and Braskem S.A. (B3: BRKM3, BRKM5, and BRKM6; NYSE: BAK; LATIBEX: XBRK) (“Braskem”), theContinue Reading

UAE plans the first food-grade plastic recycling plant to help promote circular economy and growth of sustainable industries

The partnership comes in line with MoIAT’s recent ministerial decree regulating the manufacturing and trade of recycled plastic water bottles. This opportunity is in-line with the UAE’s Net Zero Carbon target “2050” and Make It In The Emirates Initiative.  Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT)Continue Reading

Issues of the Environment: Improving our environment with the use of a 'circular economy'

Overview Ann Arbor wants residents to get used to finding ways to extend the life of household goods such as toys, clothing, vehicles and bikes, furniture, and appliances by sharing, lending, repairing, and reusing them. At present, 67% of Washtenaw County waste ends up in Wayne County! (Source: TheContinue Reading

News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 1-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., Jan. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Comstock Inc. (NYSE: LODE) (“Comstock” and the “Company”) today announced the demonstration of breakthrough cellulosic fuels pathways to produce renewableContinue Reading

Kaley Cross

Growth of the plastics recycling industry seems to have always been blighted by the proverbial “chicken or egg” situation. Do you build more recycling capacity first, or wait until there is sufficient supply to fill that new capacity? Should you collect a new material if no market exists? How doContinue Reading

New circular solutions to plastic pollution are emerging

Collecting plastics at a Nairobi rubbish dump (Image by Aljazeera, video capture)Experts agree that Africa’s economies need to develop innovative approaches to deal with plastic production, which will double in 20 years and negatively affect the continent’s rural communities. By Aimable Twahirwa Experts agree that Africa’s economies need to developContinue Reading