Waste

Kroger to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

Kroger to Phase Out Single-Use Plastic Bags by 2025

  CINCINNATI, Ohio, August 27, 2018 (ENS) – The Kroger Co. will phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across its family of more than 2,770 retail food stores by 2025, the grocery giant announced on Thursday. Seattle-based...

 

New Zealand Rejects Plastic Shopping Bags

New Zealand Rejects Plastic Shopping Bags

  WELLINGTON, New Zealand, August 11, 2018 (ENS) – New Zealand will phase out single-use plastic shopping bags over the next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced Friday. “We’re...

 

World Environment Day: Planet ‘Swamped’ With Plastic

World Environment Day: Planet ‘Swamped’ With Plastic

  NEW DELHI, India, June 5, 2018 (ENS) – World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5 each year since the United Nations established it in 1974, is not Earth Day, which started as a grassroots movement and environmental teach-in on...

 

Earth Day 2018 Targets Pollution by Plastic

Earth Day 2018 Targets Pollution by Plastic

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 18, 2018 (ENS) – Celebrated on Sunday, April 22, this year’s Earth Day theme is End Plastic Pollution by fundamentally changing human attitudes and behaviors to reduce plastic pollution. This year Earth...

 

E-waste Mountains Grow as Prices Fall, Incomes Rise

E-waste Mountains Grow as Prices Fall, Incomes Rise

  BONN, Germany, December 18, 2017 (ENS) – E-waste – everything from discarded end-of-life solar panels, phones, laptops, and sensors to fridges, air conditioners and televisions – amounted to 44.7 million metric tonnes...

 

U.S. Aquariums Battle Plastic Waste in Oceans, Lakes

U.S. Aquariums Battle Plastic Waste in Oceans, Lakes

  MONTEREY, California, July 10, 2017 (ENS) – Stopping the flow of plastic pollution into oceans and lakes is the goal of a new partnership of 19 U.S. aquariums that say plastic waste is one of the gravest threats facing ocean and...

 

UN Campaigns to ‘Turn the Tide’ on Ocean Plastics

UN Campaigns to ‘Turn the Tide’ on Ocean Plastics

  BALI, Indonesia, February 26, 2017 (ENS) – An unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter within five years was launched this week by UN Environment, the United Nations agency formerly known as UNEP....

 

EU Plans to Halve Marine Litter, Food Waste by 2030

EU Plans to Halve Marine Litter, Food Waste by 2030

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – The amount of marine litter polluting European waters would be halved by 2030 under new waste management proposals agreed Tuesday by the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment,...

 

Unilever Pledges 100% Reusable, Recyclable Packaging

Unilever Pledges 100% Reusable, Recyclable Packaging

  LONDON, UK, January 23, 2017 (ENS) – Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever has committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, and the company called...

 

21 ShipBreaking Workers Die in Pakistan Explosion

21 ShipBreaking Workers Die in Pakistan Explosion

  KARACHI, Pakistan, November 2, 2016 (ENS) – At least 21 shipbreaking workers died Tuesday and many more are injured and missing after gas cylinders exploded onboard an oil production tanker beached for scrapping at Gadani, on the...

 

Greenpeace to Samsung: Recover Metals in Recalled Phones

Greenpeace to Samsung: Recover Metals in Recalled Phones

  SEOUL, South Korea, October 31, 2016 (ENS) – Samsung Electronics Co., faced with the discovery that the lithium ion batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone could ignite, has recalled 2.5 million of the devices from 10 countries. Greenpeace...

 

Maersk Slammed for Sidestepping EU Ship Recycling Law

Maersk Slammed for Sidestepping EU Ship Recycling Law

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 11, 2016 (ENS) – Indian and international environmental groups are taking Danish container ship giant Maersk to task for its statement that the company is considering flagging its end-of-life vessels out of Danish...

 

World First: Tire Recycling Yields Steel, Diesel, Carbon

World First: Tire Recycling Yields Steel, Diesel, Carbon

  PERTH, Western Australia, March 31, 2016 (ENS) – Tytec Recycling, a new company based in Perth, announced Wednesday that it would open the world’s first environmentally-friendly off the road tire recycling operation this year. The...

 

U.S. Plastics Industry Pursues Zero Net Waste

U.S. Plastics Industry Pursues Zero Net Waste

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 2, 2016 (ENS) – The Plastics Industry Trade Association Monday launched the Zero Net Waste program, a tool for members to use to evaluate waste reduction opportunities and maximize landfill diversion. The ZNW...

 

Winemaking Waste Could End Up in Vehicle Fuel Tanks

Winemaking Waste Could End Up in Vehicle Fuel Tanks

  ADELAIDE, Australia, September 3, 2015 (ENS) – Grape marc, the skins, stalks and seeds left over from winemaking, could be turned into a vehicle fuel, researchers at the University of Adelaide have found. According to a study published...

 

Beirut Garbage Crisis Could Topple Lebanese Govt.

Beirut Garbage Crisis Could Topple Lebanese Govt.

  BEIRUT, Lebanon, August 24, 2015 (ENS) – A garbage crisis that has left trash in stinking piles in the streets of Beirut for weeks, has given rise to a grassroots movement demanding the resignation of the Lebanese government. Lebanese...

 

Dutch Company Turns Waste Plastic Into Roads

Dutch Company Turns Waste Plastic Into Roads

  NJ VIANEN, The Netherlands, July 17, 2015 (ENS) – KWS Infra, the biggest road builder in the Netherlands, is developing a plastic road that will utilize waste plastic like discarded water bottles. “As far as we know, we are...

 

United to Fly on Jet Biofuel Sourced From Trash

United to Fly on Jet Biofuel Sourced From Trash

  CHICAGO, Illinois, July 1, 2015 (ENS) – United Airlines has invested $30 million in alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, a company that turns municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. The deal “represents...

 

Taiwan’s Overseas Nuclear Reprocessing Plan Stalled

Taiwan’s Overseas Nuclear Reprocessing Plan Stalled

  By Shuchen Chang TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 28, 2015 (ENS) – Taiwan Power Company, the state-owned utility that operates Taiwan’s three nuclear power plants, proposed a pilot project late last year to send 1,200 spent fuel bundles...

 

Australia: ‘Road-Ready’ Fuels Made From Waste Plastic

Australia: ‘Road-Ready’ Fuels Made From Waste Plastic

  BERKELEY VALE, New South Wales, Australia, May 26, 2015 (ENS) – Australia’s first commercial-scale plant to convert waste plastics to “road-ready” fuel has produced its first batch. The facility will turn discarded...

 
 
 
 

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