New ‘compostable’ takeaway range from Seal Packaging to be launched in sandwich bars

Good News Notes: “Seal Packaging has announced what it claims is a home compostable and sustainable takeaway food packaging range, which will be distributed by Tri-Star Packaging while Birley Sandwiches in London will be the first location to use the product.  Compostabowl, the new foodservice innovation from Seal Packaging, is made from bagasse, a plant-derived fibre material that the company says…

Poll reveals desire for compostable packaging

Good News Notes: “Apoll commissioned by compostable packaging supplier Tipa has revealed 78 per cent of Australian adults believe the most effective solution to the plastic waste crisis is compostable packaging, not recycling. Some nine-in-ten (89 per cent) of survey respondents are said to be concerned about the plastic waste generated from packaging, and a…

Striatus 3D-printed bridge “establishes a new language for concrete”

Good News Notes: “Holcim CEO Jan Jenisch explains how 3D-printed concrete bridge Striatus aims to showcase how to build with less material without compromising performance in this video Dezeen produced for the building materials company. Striatus is a 16-metre-long 3D-printed concrete footbridge built by Block Research Group at Swiss university ETH Zurich and the Computation and Design Group at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA CODE), in collaboration with concrete…

India to ban single-use plastics but experts say more must be done to

Good News Notes: “India will ban most single-use plastics by next year as part of its efforts to reduce pollution — but experts say the move is only a first step to mitigate the environmental impact. India’s central government announced the ban in August this year, following its 2019 resolution to address plastic pollution in the country….

Louisiana’s only glass recycling facility wants its ‘sand’ to help the coast. This $700K grant will help. | Environment | nola.com

Good News Notes: “When Tulane University alumni Franziska Trautmann and Max Steitz opened Louisiana’s only glass recycling facility, they dreamed of using the crushed sand to help restore the state’s eroding coastline. But they hit a few snags.  A lack of funding and need for regulatory approval of their “glass sand” prevented the pair from selling the recycled…

Solar desalination device will provide clean water to 400,000 Kenyans

Good News Notes: “Now, a Dutch-based blended finance manager Climate Fund Managers (CFM), and Solar Water Solutions are working together to develop the installation of up to 200 desalination units in Kitui County, Kenya. The project eventually aims to provide clean water made of brackish groundwater for 400,000 Kenyans by 2023. The new solar-powered desalination system works…

Kering, Cartier launch environmental pact for watches, jewellery

Good News Notes: “French luxury group Kering (PRTP.PA), Richemont’s (CFR.S) Cartier, and the Responsible Jewellery Council have teamed up to set environmental targets for watches and jewellery activities, challenging labels in the industry to commit to them too. The move comes amid heightened scrutiny of environmental issues among consumers, especially from the younger generations, key sources of future…

WinCup, Inc.’s phade® Straws and Stirrers to be a Proud Sponsor of the Atlanta Falcons® at Mercedes Benz Stadium

Good News Notes: “WinCup, Inc., an Atlanta metro-based company, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Atlanta Falcons to introduce phade®, the world’s first marine biodegradable, home and industrial compostable drinking straws and stirrers to Mercedes-Benz Stadium beginning in August 2021. Falcons’ fans and other stadium attendees will be the latest beneficiaries of a growing…