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How HP Is Funneling Plastic From Haiti Into Laptops and Printer Supplies

The company is one of several working together to reduce plastic waste.
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By Christina Nunez

The next ink cartridge or computer gear you buy might have an invisible but noteworthy history: Some part of it may once have been an empty soda bottle plucked from a distant shoreline.

Art, Environment and Sustainability by FPT Industrial

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FPT Industrial has a reputation for technological excellence and innovation – its world-leading engines and drivelines are designed with a specific focus on sustainability. Find out what happens when the same qualities are applied to the brand’s unconventional sustainability programme in this latest episode of: cnhindustrial.com/artenvironmentsustainability_en

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FPT Industrial has a reputation for technological excellence and innovation – its world-leading engines and drivelines are designed with a specific focus on sustainability. Find out what happens when the same qualities are applied to the brand’s unconventional sustainability programme in this latest episode of: cnhindustrial.com/artenvironmentsustainability_en

Carnival Corporation Joins Ocean Plastics Leadership Network as Charter Member

Global network will emphasize development of scientific breakthroughs, product and process innovation, and new business models to achieve positive change
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MIAMI, January 23, 2020 /3BL/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently announced it is a charter member of the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (OPLN), a new global community of retailers, brands, non-governmental organizations and alliances committed to sharing best practices, developing scientific breakthroughs and new business models, and working to develop new approaches, innovations and solutions-based projects to address the impacts of plastic waste.

SC Johnson on Track to Meet Goals in Tackling Plastic Waste Crisis, Announces Results in New Sustainability Report

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  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change

PepsiCo Accelerates Plastic Waste Reduction Efforts

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Sets Target to Reduce 35% of Virgin Plastic Across Beverage Brands by 2025 Driven by Increased Use of Recycled Content and Alternative Packaging

SodaStream Business to Drive the Avoidance of 67 Billion Single-Use Plastic Bottles Over Next Five Years Furthering Company’s  Progress in Reusable Packaging

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Sets Target to Reduce 35% of Virgin Plastic Across Beverage Brands by 2025 Driven by Increased Use of Recycled Content and Alternative Packaging

SodaStream Business to Drive the Avoidance of 67 Billion Single-Use Plastic Bottles Over Next Five Years Furthering Company’s  Progress in Reusable Packaging

BCG’s Latest Report on Sustainability: “A Circular Solution to Plastic Waste”

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September 18, 2019 - Plastics have delivered enormous societal benefits including providing product safety and enabling storage and complex transportation, among others. We produce some 350 million tons of plastics every year. The problem is that we have been unable to manage the waste they create at a sustainable pace. About 250 million end up in landfills or the environment and 10 million in oceans.

A New Approach to Recycling Plastics

VolCat turns waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into a substance ready to be fed directly into new plastic manufacturing.
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Used plastic may become the next renewable resource, thanks to a radical new process from IBM Research™ called VolCat. 

In lab tests, the process — short for volatile catalyst — turns used plastic bottles into piles of a pure material that can be used to manufacture new plastic products, replacing petroleum-based feedstocks.

Fishing for Good: Helping Combat Plastic Waste in the Sea

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The fishermen of San Benedetto del Tronto on Italy’s Adriatic coast are more used to filling their nets with fish than anything else. But in recent years they have noticed the increasing level of seaborne plastic waste.

Boston Scientific Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome Boston Scientific, a global device manufacturer specializing in interventional medical specialties, as its newest member. Headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Boston Scientific has over 20,000 employees in 40 countries dedicated to developing solutions that transform patients’ lives and help healthcare professionals provide the best care.

Ask a Doctor: Answering Recyclers’ Questions About Healthcare Plastics

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Healthcare Plastics Recycling County (HPRC) recently hosted roundtables for hospitals (in conjunction with CleanMed) and recyclers (in conjunction with Re|focus). One of our biggest takeaways has been the barriers created by misconceptions and questions recyclers have about the safety and cleanliness of healthcare plastics.

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