Limerick-Based 1930 Café Launches With Plastic-Free Lidless Coffee Cup

Good News Notes: “Limerick-based 1930 Café has launched its new coffee shop concept with a plastic-free and lidless takeaway cup as part of its initiative to tackle plastic pollution, including the huge volumes generated by plastic-coated coffee cups and plastic lids. 1930 Café recently opened adjacent to Lidl’s new store on Corbally Road, Westbury, Co…

Eastman joins forces with P&G to ‘eliminate plastic waste’

Good News Notes: “Eastman Renew materials are made via the company’s patented molecular recycling technologies using plastic scrap that otherwise would end up in landfill. This advanced approach is said to complement traditional recycling, thus expanding the types and volume of plastics eligible for recycling. P&G patented its own advanced recycling process several years ago,…

Something old, something new? Fashionistas urge industry to use recycled rejects

Good News Notes: “The high ceiling of clothing designer Doron Ashkenazi’s studio in the Florentin neighborhood in Tel Aviv is hung with racks upon racks of his Mediterranean-styled men’s clothing, a sea of linen shirts, jackets and pants from seasons past. “All that surplus?” said Ashkenazi, pointing toward the ceiling. “It’s lost money. Leftover inventory…

Timberland Launches Upcycling Program to Extend its Products’ Lifecycles

Good News Notes: “Timberland will launch ReCircled, a recycling and upcycling program that will fuel the retailer’s circular design and development cycle. The initiative is a major step in Timberland’s goal of having a net positive impact on nature by 2030, through reuse and promotion of regenerative farming practices. Starting in August 2021, ReCircled will let…

Cement firm works with GE’s renewables unit on wind turbine recycling

Good News Notes: “General Electric’s renewables unit and LafargeHolcim, the world’s biggest cement manufacturer, have struck a deal to explore the recycling of wind turbine blades. A memorandum of understanding will see the companies focus on exploring “circular economy solutions.” Business practices connected to the notion of a circular economy have gained traction in recent years,…

Barbie, Matchbox to be recycled, reused with Mattel PlayBack program

Good News Notes: “The old Barbie dolls haven’t been dressed up in years, and the Matchbox cars haven’t crossed any finish lines. The Mega Bloks have sat idle while a layer of dust gets thicker. Mattel has a way for families to extend the life of these unused and outgrown toys – and keep them out…

Pair upcycle plastic waste into benches for public in a Hong Kong town, showing the potential of a circular economy to reduce marine pollution | South China Morning Post

Good News Notes: “Old milk containers, juice jugs and toy cups are not the type of products usually associated with high-concept furniture, but two designers in Hong Kong have taken these and other items and upcycled them into stylish pieces of public furniture. Tasked with creating a collection of 12 benches for the town hall…

25 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Stuff

Good News Notes: “The best things in life are (nearly) free. See how you can upcycle your old stuff into something beautiful and functional.” View the whole story here: https://www.hgtv.com/lifestyle/clean-and-organize/25-ways-to-upcycle-your-old-stuff-pictures