Recycling – GBRI
 

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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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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Global coffee chain Starbucks and environmental charity Hubbub have joined hands to fund a £1 million initiative that will help expand and improve paper recycling facilities in the UK. This fund is financed by the 5p paper cup charge levied by Starbucks last year to control the overuse and wastage of disposable cups. Although there are now […]

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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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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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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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