As the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) grows to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the amount of litter and trash has increased. SWANA urges Americans to dispose of these materials properly and recycle right during this pandemic.
As we adjust to life in lockdown due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, people are finding more time and motivation than ever before to clear out their cupboards and get creative with their findings. And, with restrictions on shopping habits set to essential items only, consumers are now coming to realize the worth of their old goods.
Toshiba America Business Solutions recycled more than 229 metric tons of e-waste – stemming from used toner products – in 2018. The total marks the highest amount of e-waste the company has recycled in a calendar year.
A coalition including many of the world’s largest consumer product companies, along with international recycling leader TerraCycle, today unveiled a global, first-of-its-kind, shopping system called Loop. The initiative is designed to change the world’s reliance on single-use packaging, offer a convenient and enhanced circular solution to consumers while securing meaningful environmental benefits.
Consumers will soon see the How2Recycle label on some Costco Wholesale Kirkland Signature™ brand products in stores across the U.S. The retail giant will use the label to make recycling different types of packaging easier.
Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics has announced Tim Boven as the new recycling commercial director for Latin America and North America and Carsten Larsen as recycling commercial director for EMEA & APAC.
Avery Dennison Corp. and Ocean Recovery Alliance, founders of Plasticity Forum, aim to collaborate across the industry to discover, connect and facilitate solutions to create innovative prevention programs for plastic pollution.
The July issue of Packaging Strategies highlights active packaging benefits; the private label boom post-COVID, staying competitive with X-ray machinery, a new OpX column, how factory of the future solutions unlock equipment efficiencies, expanding business with new product development and a household care company who believes it’s humor and sustainability that make the brand.