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Scientists find new way to eliminate microplastics from water

They found that electrolytic treatment of wastewater can literally eliminate microplastics - other methods simply separate microplastics from water, creating the problem of unwanted leftovers.
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The development of a renewable product prepared using economic waste in Taiwan

Ying-Chieh Lee from the Department of Materials Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, explores the development of a renewable product prepared using economic waste in Taiwan.

Bio-based smart packaging for enhanced preservation of food quality

The Biosmart project aims to reduce the food that is thrown away, developing biobased compostable or recyclable packaging, including sensors to monitor food shelf-life plus functional and barrier coatings, as Dr Amaya Igartua from Fundación TEKNIKER explains.
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EU Green Deal: Creating a circular economy for plastics

Jennifer Perr, Sustainability Director at Hi-Cone explains how the EU Green Deal can impact the packaging industry and transform plastic use for a more sustainable future.
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£2m available for projects to create smart and sustainable plastic packaging

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to support projects that investigate how to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic packaging.
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10 common recycling mistakes we make at home

Rich Quelch at eco-packaging specialists Lifestyle Packaging explains 10 common recycling mistakes you may be making and how to avoid them.
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Which countries are the most efficient at minimising waste?

Packaging supplier RAJA has conducted research to reveal the top 29 countries that have been efficient in minimising waste by analysing metrics such as recycling, composting, incineration and waste recovered levels for the past five years.
Plastic eating enzyme

Is a plastic-eating enzyme the solution to our plastic problem?

The scientists who re-engineered the plastic-eating enzyme, PETase, have now created an enzyme partnership which can digest plastic up to six times faster.
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How employee ideas can play a role in the green recovery from COVID-19

Chris Sheen, COO for Sideways 6, explores how employee innovation can play a role in the green recovery from COVID-19.
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REMADYL: Removal of Legacy Substances from polyvinylchloride (PVC)

Manager EU Research at Centexbel, Guy Buyle introduces REMADYL, a H2020 project focused on the removal of legacy substances from PVC via a continuous and sustainable extrusion process.
electric vehicle batteries

How to give electric vehicle batteries a second life

James O’Brien, Product Group Director, MIVOLT, discusses how electric vehicle batteries can be given a better second life through recycling.
reverse vending technology

The role of reverse vending technology in a deposit return scheme

Truls Haug explains the role of reverse vending technology in deposit return schemes, ahead of the schemes set to be introduced in the UK over the coming years.
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Environment priorities in Denmark: Nature, climate and green agenda

Lea Wermelin, Minister for the Environment, Denmark, argues that if we want to lead the way, we have to start with ourselves when it comes to nature, climate and a green agenda.
replacing plastics

Advances in recycling and replacing plastics

Laura Clews, UK & European Patent Attorney at Intellectual Property Firm, Mathys & Squire,  highlights recent innovations in recycling and replacing plastics.
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UK recycling legislation proposals for 2023: The future of commercial food waste

Grant Keenan, Managing Director of Keenan Recycling, examines Scotland’s implementation of tighter food waste recycling legislation and what it will mean for the similar incoming UK government legislation.
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The environment: A focus on deposit return schemes to increase recycling

Rebecca Pow MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in the UK, states the case for real change when it comes to the environment, including introducing deposit return schemes to increase recycling and clamp down on litter.
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Recycling and waste in Scotland: Leading the UK on a deposit return scheme

Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme is charted here by Zero Waste Scotland’s Deposit Return Programme Manager, David Barnes in this recycling focus.
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European consumers willing to pay more for reduced plastic packaging

Six in ten (62%) European consumers say they would be willing to put their money where their mouth is and pay more for food products that contain less plastic packaging.
generation green, climate change

Challenging climate change with ‘generation green’

Here, read about the rise of the infamous Greta-led 'generation green' and what can be done to support it.
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Why championing recycling can help to combat climate change

Ranjit Baxi, comments on the link between recycling and climate change, as well as the success of the celebrated Global Recycling Day 2019 on 18th March in cities globally.

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