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August 23, 2019

The continuing complexities of what to do about plastic

While there are some innovation alternatives to plastics appearing, there remains a lack of proper analysis of their impact and potential The solution with plastic packaging from the consumer perspective is straightforward: business should just get rid of it, right?
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May 7, 2019

Want to cut down on plastic waste? Here’s what the experts recommend

The small changes that can have a big impact. Less than 11% of plastics are recycled in Canada, and we...
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February 6, 2019

Environmental Issues Matter More Than Ever

Consumers care about environmental issues more than ever, and they are using their spending dollars to reward companies that share their values. A new study shows just how important this trend has become.
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December 6, 2018

Plastic ban ‘could do more harm than good’ to environment

Banning plastic could do more harm than good to the environment, a group of scientists has warned. The group of...
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October 27, 2018

Scientists see ‘tipping point’ on ocean plastics

A panel discussion at the June 6 "Transatlantic Research Cooperation to Treasure and Protect the Atlantic Ocean" at the Wilson Center in Washington.
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October 27, 2018

Let’s not take sides: No one supports ocean pollution

We can add the G7 group of industrial nations to the list of organizations pushing for improving plastics recycling and reducing production of single-use plastics.
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October 11, 2018

Study claims US plastic recycling rate is plunging

The Plastic Pollution Coalition, Berkeley, California, has published a report contending the recycling rate for plastic in the United States is plummeting.
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April 18, 2018

Study finds plastic waste triggers coral reef diseases

Plastics waste is triggering disease outbreaks in coral reefs in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new study. Lead author...
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April 18, 2018

Post-industrial recycler SPS expanding in Indiana

A plastics recycler is opening a new $5 million location in Indiana that expects to eventually handle about 20 million...
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March 14, 2018

Approved Statements on TekPak Solutions’ Omnidegradable ® Products

They remain Shelf-Stable Indefinitely and will Decompose in a Home Compost or Biodegrade anywhere there are Microbes ; In or...
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