Waste Management – GBRI
 

When China imposed a ban on plastic waste imports due to its own environmental problems, it threw the recycling industry in western countries into turmoil as it did not have the capacity to recycle such huge amounts of trash. Before the ban, China alone took in 45% of the world’s plastic waste imports for recycling. […]

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We all are well aware of the fact that growing plastic waste is one of the worst crisis our planet is facing today. It is estimated that every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic waste ends up in our oceans. However, a new technology developed by researchers at the Purdue University could help transform the […]

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According to a shocking new study, more than half of the food produced in Canada is wasted, most of which ends up in landfills. However, a major chunk of that food waste comes from industrial producers and not households. The study confirms that while consumers are part of the problem (of food waste), the actual problem […]

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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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