Circular Economic Practices in Argentina

Credit to Author: Otto Gunderson| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 01:40:01 +0000

The call for circular economic practices to be used in conjunction with other aspects of the renewable energy transition has been gaining more attention within the U.S. and Europe. Projects in the U.S. such as circular economy for textiles and metrics and tools for sustainable buildings encourage industries to take their downstream material usage seriously. […]

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Clean Energy 101: Reducing Climate Pollution from the Plastics Industry

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2023 04:00:52 +0000

Clean Energy 101: Decarbonizing plastic production and disposal is essential for a safer climate future. Plastics are flying under the radar as a major contributor to climate change. While the negative environmental impacts of solid pollutants like ocean plastics have entered mainstream awareness, the general public and industry alike struggle to understand the outsize impact […]

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New York City Votes to “Skip the Stuff” In Take-Out Orders

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2023 02:36:59 +0000

“Billions of pounds of plastic cover 40% of our ocean surfaces and we contribute to that,” said Council Member Erik Bottcher. “That’s why I’m so proud to be a prime cosponsor of the Skip the Stuff Legislation. Thanks to Chair Velázquez for sponsoring this bill and holding this important hearing. I’m also grateful to the amazing advocates and organizations like Reusable NYC who work on this issue every single day.”

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“California is Righting the Ship” With SB54, Leading U.S. Out of Ocean Plastic Pollution Crisis

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 03 Jul 2022 19:35:08 +0000

Ocean Conservancy scientists estimate that newly passed California law will eliminate 23 million tons of plastics in the next 10 years — equivalent to 26 times the weight of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Q&A With Bevi CEO Sean Grundy

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 20 May 2022 21:15:18 +0000

BEVI waterBevi is a company that is focused on reducing the number of plastic bottles consumers use when drinking water. It has two products aimed at helping with this. CEO Sean Grundy took the time to answer a few questions about Bevi, its mission, and its products for CleanTechnica. Q&A With Sean Grundy CleanTechnica: What inspired […]

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NREL Calculates Lost Value of Landfilled Plastic in U.S.A.

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 04 May 2022 23:51:37 +0000

With mountains of plastic waste piling up in landfills and scientists estimating that there will be more plastics by weight than fish in the ocean by 2050, the growing environmental challenge presented to the world by plastics is well understood. What is less well understood by the scientific community is the lost energy opportunity. In […]

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Can The New Global Treaty End Plastic Pollution?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2022 17:05:03 +0000

plastic pollutionCan promoting sustainable design of products and materials so that they can be reused, remanufactured, or recycled and retained in the economy help to solve the global plastics problem? How is the plastics manufacturing industry responding to potential moratoriums?

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