Recycling

New Avenues in Biomedical Waste Management Developed

by Maura Keller
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This year is the 30th anniversary of the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988.

Nestlé Waters North America Will Achieve 25 Percent Recycled Plastic in Its Packaging by 2021

Company announces major milestone as part of broader ambition to reach 50 percent by 2025
Summary: 
  • Nestlé Waters’ U.S. packaging portfolio is currently 100 percent recyclable
  • Latest milestone puts the company on track to nearly quadruple its use of recycled materials in less than 3 years 
Press Release
  • Nestlé Waters’ U.S. packaging portfolio is currently 100 percent recyclable
  • Latest milestone puts the company on track to nearly quadruple its use of recycled materials in less than 3 years 

Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre Find New Life for Airplane Structure Material in Groundbreaking Partnership

First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
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Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre find new life for airplane structure material in groundbreaking partnership 

•First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
•Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year

Press Release

Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre find new life for airplane structure material in groundbreaking partnership 

•First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
•Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year

How China's Crackdown on Scrap Imports Hits Recycling

Article

Republic Services President and Chief Executive Officer Don Slager discusses the impact of China's crackdown on scrap-material imports on the solid waste and recycling industry with Bloomberg's Ed Hammond on "Bloomberg Markets: The Close." (Source: Bloomberg).

Watch the interview here.

Simple Tips to Make the Holiday Season More Environmentally Friendly

80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed
Press Release

PHOENIX, November 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With parties, decorations, gift giving and travel, Americans generate 25 percent more waste than average between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day – equating to almost 1,000 pounds of trash per household. However, roughly 80 percent of what is thrown away during the holidays can be recycled or repurposed, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The experts at Republic Services, an industry leader in U.S.

Plastics White Paper - Complimentary

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Tackling plastic waste and pollution is the cause celebre in 2018 and will only surge for 2019. Businesses are under enormous societal and impending regulatory pressure to find viable solutions to reduce, eliminate and reuse plastics.

To help you tackle this vast plastic problem and identify scalable solutions, we have interviewed industries leaders to share their experiences and insight in our newly produced white paper free to download here. Get exclusive insights from:

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.

Recycling Empowers Rural Populations to Overcome Poverty and Food Insecurity

Social Enterprise breaking the cycle of poverty in rural Colombia by exchanging recyclable waste for essential household goods such as food, medicine and agricultural inputs
Press Release

Boyaca, Colombia, November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Bancalimentos, a social enterprise that exchanges recyclable goods for essential household goods with vulnerable rural populations in Boyaca, Colombia,  joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to increase food security and generate sustainable incomes for 12,500 people by 2022. Established in 2015, Bancalimentos provides essential household goods such as food, medicine and agricultural inputs in exchange for household organic waste and recyclables. 

Poland Spring and Sea Bags Collaborate to Celebrate America Recycles Day

Iconic Maine Brands Announce Consumer Sweepstakes to Give Away Exclusive Tote Bags Made from Recycled Materials
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POLAND SPRING, Maine, November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ –  Poland Spring® 100% Natural Spring Water and Maine retailer, Sea Bags, are collaborating to raise awareness about recycling, and help prevent recyclable materials from being discarded in landfills. In celebration of America Recycles Day, Poland Spring and Sea Bags have collaborated to create 100 limited-edition, premium tote bags utilizing sail cloth made from recycled water bottles.

Nestlé Waters North America Signs Agreement With Recycled PET Supplier CarbonLITE as They Build New Facility in Lehigh Valley

Press Release

ALLENTOWN, Pa., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that it has signed a significant agreement with recycled PET plastic (rPET) supplier CarbonLITE, and that CarbonLITE will expand its U.S. operations by building a third facility in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania.

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