Waste Management – GBRI
 

As more people are becoming aware of the disastrous impact of plastic waste on the planet, the demand for sustainable, package-free products is on the rise. Sensing this, UK supermarket chain Waitrose launched an eleven-week trial – Waitrose Unpacked – under which the supermarket offers a wide range of products that are completely package-free. This […]

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Finding advanced recycling solution for absorbent hygiene products was one of Procter & Gamble’s many sustainability goals for 2030. And it seems the multinational consumer goods giant is well on its way to achieve it. The company has already applied for a patent that hints at introducing recyclable versions of absorbent products including diapers. “Who would’ve […]

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Almost a decade ago, Best Buy launched a consumer electronics takeback program under which the company collected e-waste and appliances for recycling. In the past 10 years, Best Buy has collected 2 billion pounds of electronics and appliances, and is now all set to expand its recycling program further. Now Geek Squad agents and in-home advisors making house calls […]

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You will soon see all Walmart employees sporting new, lightweight vests that are actually made out of recycled plastic bottles. Yes, you read that right! These vests will be crafted from a fabric called Repreve that is made from plastic bottles. Unifi, the textile company that manufactures Repreve, says it has recycled more than 14 […]

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In a bid to encourage more consumers to recycle drinks containers and tackle plastic litter, the Scottish government has introduced a deposit return scheme under which consumers will have to pay a 20p deposit on every bottle (plastic or glass) or drinks can (aluminium and steel) they buy. The scheme will cover single use bottles ranging from […]

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A six year long dispute between Canada and Philippines has finally come to an end with the former agreeing to bear the cost of bringing 69 shipping containers laden with household garbage back to the Vancouver port. The containers had been shipped to Philippines nearly six years ago wrongly labeled as plastic trash. “This is […]

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World famous as Aquaman and for his iconic character Khal Drogo in the epic television series Game of Thrones, actor Jason Momoa recently shaved off his trademark beard. The reason? He wants to raise awareness about the plastic pollution menace and the importance of recycling. “Goodbye DROGO, AQUAMAN, DECLAN, BABA,” he captioned the Instagram post where […]

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Alabama has gained a reputation as the dumping ground of the US, with toxic waste from across the country typically heaped near poor, rural communities, many with large African American populations, due to its lax environmental regulations, lower land value, economic disparities, and systemic racism. Alabama has a total of 173 operational landfills, more than three […]

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