Germany exports 33 pct less plastic waste in 2020 than ten years ago

Good News Notes: “Germany exported around one million tons of plastic waste to other countries and regions in 2020, a decline by 33 percent compared with ten years ago, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Wednesday. With 17 percent, large parts of Germany’s plastic waste were exported to Malaysia, according to Destatis. Malaysia had…

Foodpanda Hong Kong Partners With Baguio iRecycle To Recycle Food Delivery Plastic Packaging

Good News Notes: “Foodpanda Hong Kong has debuted a collaboration with waste management company Baguio iRecycle to arrange free of cost door-to-door recycling to Foodpanda’s customers. This initiative is in line with Foodpanda’s sustainability goals to tackle the plastic waste generated from increasing takeaway trends that use single-use plastics for delivery of food, especially during the…

Evian Adds 100% Recycled Water Bottles to Portfolio

Good News Notes: “Bottled water company Evian has reached a new milestone on its journey toward a circular economy: 100% recycled water bottles are now part of the portfolio of the Danone brand. All Evian water bottles are recyclable, and this week’s announcement means that, on average, 40% of its portfolio is now also made from…

A New Kind of Plastic Could Be Recycled Indefinitely

Good News Notes: “Scientists say they’ve developed a kind of plastic that can be recycled an unlimited number of times. Usually, the recycling process takes a serious toll on the quality of plastics. But New Scientist reports that the new material, PBTL, can be broken down and remolded into something new that’s just as high-quality as the original…

Millennials, Gen-Z won’t date someone who doesn’t recycle

Good News Notes: “The only things they don’t want recycled are pickup lines. When it comes to dating 20-somethings, there are few bigger turnoffs than putting refuse in the wrong receptacle, according to a new survey by Cluttr, which found that millennials and Gen-Zers prefer dating someone who regularly recycles. The unwanted-item bazaar set out to…

Eco-Brand Prana Launches Sustainable Packaging Movement

Good News Notes:  “We’ve been paying closer attention to our clothes’ environmental impact: practicing sustainable habits by repurposing garments, choosing recycled or eco-friendly materials, and, ultimately, trying to buy less. But, what we don’t consider often enough is the waste that accompanies every purchase we make. As online shopping has evolved from a convenience into a necessity over the…

Oregon Business – Can the Plastic

Good News Notes: “Portlanders Marcelle and Edward Abel are an active couple who enjoy traveling and hiking with their 11-year-old twins. Like many eco-conscious couples, they fill reusable bottles with water to take with them on trips. But — as is often the case with many of us — when their reusable containers run dry,…

Tips to Use Less Plastic

Good News Notes: “Check out these easy ways you can start reducing your waste in your every day life!  Did you know that of the 30 million tons of plastic waste generated in the US in 2009, only 7 percent was recovered for recycling? Here are 17 ways to reduce your plastic waste:  Stop using…