British Startup Turning Plastic Waste Into Wax Wins Fans in Asia

(Bloomberg) — A British startup’s innovation to tackle plastic pollution by decomposing the material into a wax that’s digested by nature is making inroads in Asia. Polymateria Ltd., which has a lab on Imperial College London’s campus, has struck a deal with a supplier to 7-Eleven in Taiwan, Polymateria ChiefContinue Reading

Plastic waste: Why EPR alone doesn't stand a chance

EPR rests management of multi-layer plastic such as sachets with the manufacturer until the end of its life. Pic:Wallpaperflare There is value in sifting through the remains of what we discard. And each act of sifting, collecting, sorting, grading, trading is a revolution of sorts. But what does this haveContinue Reading

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Origin Materials, Inc. (“Origin” or “Origin Materials”) (NASDAQ: ORGN, ORGNW), the world’s leading carbon negative materials company, today announced it has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global non-profit organization. Members of the Alliance include industry leaders across the plastics value chain, working towards aContinue Reading

Virginia Tech progresses in reducing single-use plastic and solid waste

Published Monday, Sep. 20, 2021, 7:16 am Join AFP’s 100,000+ followers on Facebook Purchase a subscription to AFP Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes and Spotify News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com Advertising inquiries: freepress@ntelos.net (© Andriy Blokhin – stock.adobe.com) A host of operational and engagement initiatives aimedContinue Reading

For yard waste, it’s paper, not plastic | News

Let’s talk trash — yard waste that is. Beginning Oct. 1, Prince William County residents won’t be able to mix their yard waste with their regular trash or put it in plastic bags, so now is the time to get prepared.  Last December, the Prince William Board of County SupervisorsContinue Reading

South Africa to import plastic waste ‘to meet the nee...

Recyclers walk among their recycled plastic collection, Pretoria, South Africa, on 27 May 2020. (Photo: EPA-EFE / KIM LUDBROOK) South Africa recycles only 14% of its plastic waste – yet the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is opening up applications for plastic waste import, all in the nameContinue Reading