The European Parliament voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastic waste across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans. The proposal also called for a reduction in single-use plastic waste for food and drink containers, including plastic cups.
China has long been treated as our planet’s repository for plastic waste. The nation has accepted 45% of the world's total plastic recycling since reporting to the United Nations Comtrade Database began in 1992.
Even before plastic straw bans grew trendy, California was at the forefront of using less plastic and promoting more sustainable living. California pioneered a statewide ban on plastics beginning in 2016, when the state became the first in the U.S. to ban most stores from providing customers with single-use plastic bags, following a successful referendum. [...]
In the quest to make your packaging more sustainable and eco-friendly, it’s important to take stock of every aspect of your process. From the materials you use to how you pack, every little thing can make a big difference when turned into a comprehensive solution to minimize your green impact while maximizing your bottom-line [...]
Plastic is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sustainability. Did you know, though, that when it comes to protecting what matters, air cushion films are one of the best sustainable packaging options available on the current market? Contrary to popular belief, inflatable plastic films are one of the [...]
Plastic continues to be one of the most controversial materials to use when making or packaging products. While production costs and misuse the material is a global environmental problem, there are ways to help mitigate damage caused by the commonly mishandled material. The Problem Before we get down to business, let's first take a look [...]
A recent Nielsen report on the future of grocery posed an intriguing question: Could the wave of the future be a blast from the past? Meet Your New Milkman From the report: “In the 1950s and ‘60s, home delivery of milk and other daily necessities was a staple for many families in North America and [...]
UPS does more than just pack and ship your precious goods. The popular logistics company has announced plans to continue with their commitment to sustainability and using alternative energy by investing nearly $18 million dollars in solar power across eight of their facilities in the United States. But why is such a move making headlines. More [...]
We have all heard of “going green,” or a “greener” way of living life, but what does that actually mean? Going green can be as simple as recycling or as involved as living a trash-free lifestyle. For companies, one way to go green is ecolabeling. Ecolabeling is a voluntary method of environmental performance certification that is [...]
Though food packaging waste is an issue in and of itself, the waste of the food inside is another problem entirely. Fed up with the misuse of land, energy, water, logistics, and packaging that goes into wasted food, some farmers are coming up with creative solutions to feed the world’s people instead of its landfills. [...]
Plastic waste remains one of the largest global ecological issues, but earth-friendly entrepreneurs are increasing demand for reclaimed plastic to give it new life beyond the landfill. The production of plastic requires complex methods and costly equipment. It is mind-boggling to think that so much time, energy, and money is spent on something that ends [...]
Cost and a lack of scalable innovations are barriers for sustainable business strategies, though there are many benefits to minimizing your footprint that exceed the expense. Thinking outside the box when it comes to your company’s packaging and shipping processes can keep your budget in the black while keeping the rest of the world green. [...]