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Tetra Pak and Veolia Partner to Get All Beverage Carton Components Recycled

Press Release

November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak has joined forces with global resource management company Veolia​ in a game-changing partnership that will enable all components of used beverage cartons collected within the European Union to be recycled by 2025.

P&G Tackles Clean Water, Gender Equality and Plastic Waste in 2018 CSR Report

P&G Highlights Contributions to Society, the Community and the Environment in New 2018 Citizenship Report
Press Release

P&G issued its 2018 Citizenship Report, which highlights the Company's progress in its Citizenship priority areas of Community Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability, all of which are based in a foundation of Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. 

Mohawk Group Introduces a New Way to Look at Waste

By Anna Gibertini
Article

Plastic waste—it’s all around us (and, according to a recent study, inside of us, too). While “reduce, reuse, recycle” may sound nice, a staggeringly low percentage of recyclable trash ends up getting repurposed into new products. Only 34.5% of recyclables make it to proper facilities. Put another way, approximately 80% of the items buried in landfills today could be recycled. 

‘A LINE IN THE SAND’ – Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source

Article

A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organizations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs.

Member Spotlight: Sean Egan

Blog

HPRC focuses attention on Sean Egan, Director for Global Marketing & Voice of Customer Development at Nelipak Healthcare Packaging. Nelipak provides custom-designed plastic packaging to the medical device and pharmaceutical markets, which protects their products to the point of use. At work, Sean collaborates with others to identify new packaging solutions.

Nestlé Steps Up Efforts in Addressing Plastics Waste and Pollution

Press Release

VEVEY, Switzerland, October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today joined forces with other businesses and governments in signing The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment ('Global Commitment') at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

Guardians of the Coast: 5,700 Students Involved and 2,610 Km of Coastline Adopted Thanks to the Costa Crociere Foundation Project

In its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.
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In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

Press Release

In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

Coming Attractions: A Sneak Preview of HPRC Projects in Progress

Blog

HPRC has worked hard to bring you a host of free solutions to encourage and increase healthcare plastics recycling. But we are not resting on our oars.

Have a look at a few new projects that our member companies and HFAB partners are working on right now!

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How Nurses and Hospital Staff Can Help HPRC Increase Healthcare Plastics Recycling

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Nurses, doctors, and other front-line staff often write to HPRC, passionate about the waste they see being discarded daily with little to no effort towards recycling, and how powerless they often feel about it. You can do something!

HPRC has devised 4 ways in which something can be done, a start can be made – read about how you can help your healthcare facility begin or improve iupon its plastic waste recycling efforts.

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Tetra Tech Examines Its Plastic Use for World Environment Day

Supporting environmentally responsible actions and sustainability in our daily operations
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The United Nations designated June 5 as World Environment Day in 1974. Annually, people in more than 100 countries participate in events to improve the environment and support environmentally responsible actions. This year’s World Environment Day theme was Beat Plastic Pollution, challenging us to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce plastic pollution.

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