Waste Management – GBRI
 

Under a new World Resources Institute (WRI) initiative called 10x20x30, 10 of world’s largest food retailers will be collaborating with 20 of their top suppliers to cut their food loss and waste rates in half by 2030. The participating companies include AEON, Ahold Delhaize, Ikea Food, Kroger, Metro Group, Pick n Pay, the Savola Group, Sodexo, Tesco, and Walmart. […]

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When China stopped taking in imported plastic waste due to its own environmental concerns last year, countries in Southeast Asia like Indonesia and Malaysia were flooded with shipping containers from the West containing trash for recycling. However, a lot of the garbage in the containers contained toxic or dangerous materials in violation of import rules. Earlier […]

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A recent report from Research and Markets reveals that the global waste management market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% by 2026. This market was valued at $324.78 billion in 2017 and is likely to surpass $643 billion by 2026, according to the report. “Increasing environmental awareness among people, rising urbanization, and high surge […]

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This summer, California passed a new law – Assembly Bill No. 619 – that allows diners to bring in their own reusable containers to restaurants and offers a procedure to restaurants for refilling them. Although the new law does not force restaurants to accept reusable containers, it does clarify the guidelines for how to deal with them. […]

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Statistics reveal that almost one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption gets lost or wasted. This amounts to almost US$ 680 billion in industrialized countries and US$ 310 billion in developing countries. These figures are appalling, to say the least. We drastically need to reduced food wastage if we want to meet […]

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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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