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The Future of Advanced Recycling of Healthcare Plastics

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We all know what recycling is and why it’s so important. But did you know that products and materials destined for recycling can actually be upcycled or downcycled? There are a few key differences between available recycling methods - and these differences will play a major role in the future of healthcare plastics recycling.

Upcycling and Downcycling: What’s the Difference?

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Built to Deconstruct: Creating an Up-Cyclable Playground

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In nature, nothing is wasted. That concept inspires us. To celebrate the reintroduction of our beloved ReEmber slip-on camp shoe—now made with adventure-ready 100% recycled ripstop—we took a page from our product designers and strived to debut this fan-favorite with a lighter footprint.

How Tetra Pak® Cartons Are Recycled

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Yes! Tetra Pak® cartons are recyclable! Learn more about the carton recycling process and the different paths a carton can take once placed in your recycling bin. To learn more about carton recycling in your community, please visit recyclecartons.com.

M∙A∙C Cosmetics Brings Its Iconic Recycling Program to Poland and Belgium

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Over 30 years ago, M∙A∙C Cosmetics helped usher in a new era for recycling cosmetics products through the creation of the Back-To-M∙A∙C takeback program. The program remains popular among consumers around the world looking for sustainable ways to discard their empty containers which are typically difficult to recycle.

WWD: The Beauty of Recycling

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According to Zero Waste Week, an annual awareness campaign in the U.K., the cosmetics industry produces a staggering 120 billion units of plastic-containing packaging each year.

While demand for sustainable solutions among beauty consumers have never been higher, most empty makeup containers are still very difficult to recycle or can’t be recycled altogether due to the multi-part or multi-material nature of cosmetics products.

12 Young Circular Economy Innovators

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Meet Circularity 21 Emerging Leaders, a group of 12 students and early-career professionals looking to drive the transition to a circular economy. 

When it comes to advancing a circular economy, innovators are working around the world with these three principles in mind — design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems.

O-I Glass Partners with Peru's Plaza Vea Supermarkets to Make Glass Recycling Easy with #ReciclaConsciente

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Plaza Vea, one of Peru’s largest and most popular supermarket chains, is hoping to make recycling easier for its customers with a new national recycling campaign. The campaign is called #ReciclaConsciente and it’s designed to both educate about recycling in Peru as well as facilitate it. O-I is among the partners.

The Purpose of Business and the Circular Economy

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by Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle 

In college, one of my professors taught a popular theory of economics that a company’s sole purpose is to deliver profit to shareholders. Since then I’ve found that, yes, of course you want a company to be profitable so it can continue to exist. But the purpose of business to me is what it does — what service it provides, what product it makes, and how it helps people, society, and the planet.

Tokyo 2020 Highlights the Possibilities for a Circular Economy

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As the first athletes receive their medals on the podiums, they will be pushing boundaries in other ways too. For the first time ever, both the Olympic medals and the podiums which athletes stand on have been produced using 100% recycled materials. 

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