Waste Management – GBRI
 

In 2018, UK’s famous supermarket chain Iceland installed ‘reverse vending machines’ in five of its stores that allowed customers to return plastic bottles purchased at the store and receive a 10 pence voucher in return. The test run proved to be super successful and it is being reported that customers returned over 300,000 plastic bottles for […]

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Across the globe, an increasing number of businesses and individuals are becoming environmentally conscious and moving towards the concept of zero-waste. The latest restaurant to join the trend is Ijen, located in Bali, Indonesia. Indonesia’s first zero-waste restaurant, Ijen’s design scheme reuses a variety of discarded materials and also serves fish that has been hand-caught locally. It […]

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Pringles cans were called “villains” of the recycling world by the UK Recycling Association trade organization because it was almost impossible to separate their metal bases, plastic caps, metal tear-off lids, and foil-lined cardboard sleeves for recycling purposes. However, now Kellogg Company and TerraCycle have entered a deal that will allow consumers in the United Kingdom to […]

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Amazon recently announced that it will be investing $10 million in Closed Loop Fund to support recycling infrastructure in the US in an attempt to lessen the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Almost half of Americans do not have access to convenient, sufficient curbside recycling at their homes, so Amazon’s investment aims to provide this […]

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It is estimated that UK’s annual food waste bill stands tall at a whopping £20 billion. Supermarkets in the country have been regularly criticized by environmentalists for contributing to this already serious problem and have been urged to redistribute edible items to the underprivileged through food banks or charities. Now UK’s biggest supermarkets as well as […]

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According to the Local Government Association in UK, only one-third of plastic food containers bought by households can be recycled in the recycling facilities. The remaining two-third usually ends up in landfills or gets incinerated. The analysis revealed that out of the 525,000 tonnes of plastic pots, tubs and trays used by UK households annually, just 169,145 tonnes […]

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According to the company’s recently published corporate responsibility report, US department store retailer Target has already exceeded its 2020 goal of diverting 70% retail waste from landfills through reuse or recycling. The company has now set a new goal of diverting 75% waste, that it aims to achieve by end of 2018. In 2017, Target says […]

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