PETCO: #DO1THING RECYCLE PET plastic bottles are destined for more than spending the rest of time in landfill When recycled PET plastic bottles are turned into many new and useful products like fibre-fill for duvets and pillows PET trays for fruit geotextiles and even brand new bottles As one of the first Founding Members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition The KONG Company understands that positive sustainable change requires business leaders from within the industry investing to make this vision a reality Our iconic KONG rubber toy has been made in the USA from sustainable natural rubber for more than 36 years now

Mutant Enzyme Recycles Plastic in Hours Could

Scientists have engineered a mutant enzyme that converts 90 percent of plastic bottles back to pristine starting materials that can then be used to produce new high-quality bottles in just hours The discovery could revolutionize the recycling industry which saves about 30 percent of PET plastics from landfills reported Science Magazine

That's why experts in smart packaging also focus on creating designs that are optimized for recycling By making their existing packaging easier to recycle – and also using more and more recycled material in new packaging – companies can help keep materials in the value chain for longer

2018-12-20Uncontrolled Recycling One of the challenges for sustainable recycling has been the flow of plastic material to unsophisticated recycling operations abroad which generate pollutants and contaminate water in the course of recycling or alternately that instead of being recycled such material is ending up in waste to energy plants lacking effective pollution controls

2020-7-29The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC Charlottesville VA) released a study showing that most Americans have access to recycling programs that accept beverage containers Findings from the study "2015-16 Centralized Study on Availability of Recycling for Beverage Containers " which had participation from SPI: The Plastics Trade Association (Washington DC) showed the prevalence of

2020-8-3Stateside industry advocated for the inclusion of PET containers in the municipal recycling infrastructure It had to be demonstrated that PET containers would not compromise the integrity of the PET bottle flake if recycled together and that thermoform containers could be easily separated from other look-alike thermoforms like polyvinyl

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SERI releases latest R2 Standard SERI (Sustainable Electronics Recycling International) Hastings Minnesota has launched the latest R2 Standard for electronics reuse and recycling R2v3 The organization says R2v3 incorporates its experience gained from more than a decade auditing and implementing the R2 Standard and reflects changes in the electronics landscape customer demands

2020-8-12 Keep It Simple The needs of dogs and cats are very simple: Food water exercise medical care a collar with tags and lots of love But the $60 billion dollar pet industry would have you believe you need an ever-increasing amount of consumer goods for your furry friend

2016-8-1Dive Brief: A new study commissioned by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) found that 92% of the U S population has access to recycling programs for PET bottles jugs or jars followed closely by the same percentage for aluminum beverage cans For both material types this broke down to 68% through curbside collection — including opt-in and subscription programs — and 24% through

2018-10-30One of the most important aspects of sustainable business practices is working together and uniting as an industry One of the outlets that makes this unification possible is the PSC and its annual Impact Unleashed events This year's summit Impact Unleashed II took place from Sept 20 - 21

Scientists have engineered a mutant enzyme that converts 90 percent of plastic bottles back to pristine starting materials that can then be used to produce new high-quality bottles in just hours The discovery could revolutionize the recycling industry which saves about 30 percent of PET plastics from landfills reported Science Magazine

2020-6-1The pet industry is likely ahead of that pace and for good reason A recent survey of 1 000 pet owners in the U S conducted by Rover focused on how sustainability can impact pet owners' purchasing decisions and found that 81 percent of pet parents felt that taking care of pets in an eco-friendly way is important

The Plastics Recycling Conference and Trade Show is the focal point for the increasingly complex and international plastics recycling industry The event now in its 16th year brings together plastics reclaimers equipment manufacturers brand owners brokers government officials and leading sustainability voices from around the globe to

2 4 1) Plastics Recycling 2 4 2) Energy from Waste 3) Economic Sustainability 4) Social Sustainability 1 Overview of Plastics and Sustainability In order for a product or material to be truly described as sustainable it must be environmentally economically and socially sustainable These aspects have become known as the Three Pillars of

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Partnering with the Closed Loop Partners and The Recycling Partnership to invest $100 million to improve community recycling programs Investing nearly $3 million in the collection recycling and processing systems in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Investing $390 500 for a new curbside recycling program in Broken Arrow Okla

2017-5-1Recycling is reportedly China's second biggest industry "We talk a lot about the circular economy " says Maehl This push to close the loop which emphasises keeping resources in use for as long as possible and repurposing products and materials at the end of life is gaining traction

2020-4-8Recycled polyethylene terephthalate is known as RPET and it is the most widely recycled plastic in the world According to PETRA the PET Resin Association the U S recycling rate is about 31% in 2012 while it is 52% in the European Union In 2016 the U S recycling rate had fallen below 29%

Then this week Wellness Pet Food announced it is sponsoring a new TerraCycle recycling program that allows pet owners to recycle pet food bags in exchange for donations to a nonprofit of their choice A new pet food company Open Farm launched earlier this year with a TerraCycle recycling program as part of its business model

Recycling Author: National Recycling Forum ( Article Type: Explanation) What is recycling and where does it fit in terms of integrated waste management? Recycling is the process whereby any discarded products and materials that have been reclaimed or recovered are refined reprocessed and converted into new or different products

2 4 1) Plastics Recycling 2 4 2) Energy from Waste 3) Economic Sustainability 4) Social Sustainability 1 Overview of Plastics and Sustainability In order for a product or material to be truly described as sustainable it must be environmentally economically and socially sustainable These aspects have become known as the Three Pillars of

The Plastics Recycling Conference and Trade Show is the focal point for the increasingly complex and international plastics recycling industry The event now in its 16th year brings together plastics reclaimers equipment manufacturers brand owners brokers government officials and leading sustainability voices from around the globe to