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Injured sea turtle with 3D printed brace is growing, thriving

Injured sea turtle with 3D printed brace is growing, thriving  January 17, 2018  By Roger Renstrom posted on Plasticsnews.com An injured sea turtle found in the cooling canal of a New Jersey power plant in 2013 is now growing and thriving at a California aquarium thanks to 3D printing. Staff at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego collaborated...

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Dow joins project building roads with recycled LDPE

Dow joins project building roads with recycled LDPE Posted on resource-recycling.com on  January 12, 2018 by Jared Paben In Indonesia, the road to plastic marine debris prevention may be paved with, well, plastic. A unit of Dow Chemical Co. announced its participation in a project to recycle post-consumer plastics into asphalt for use in road pavement. The goal is to boost diversion rates...

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Coca-Cola increases recycling efforts to contribute to waste-free world

To battle the increasing number of plastic items on landfills and in the world’s oceans, beverage giant Coco-Cola plans to take one can or bottle “back”, for every bottle or can sold globally, by 2030. “We are fundamentally reshaping our approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of our packaging by 2030. Posted on Engineering News on 19th January...

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Glass recycling in South Africa is making the country one of the leaders in the world!

The Glass Recycling Company has found that recycling in South Africa has become extremely successful thanks to seven contributing factors. Recycling in South Africa is on the rise. More people are becoming aware of their impact on the environment and making changes to their lifestyles. Over the last few years, there has been a rise in glass recycling because individuals and businesses are taking...

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Return of the milkman: Glass bottle deliveries up 25 per cent as families join plastic backlash

Bottles that can be returned, washed and re-used are making a comeback Glass milk containers are up by a quarter in just two years to about one million A returnable glass bottle makes an average of 20 round trips on the doorstep Glass milk bottles that can be returned, washed and re-used are making a comeback as the backlash against plastic grows.  Doorstep deliveries of glass bottles are up by...

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REGISTRATION AS PER REQUIREMENT OF S28 OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: WASTE ACT 2008

Please be advised that the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No 59 of 2008) Section 28 Notice has been published on 6 December 2017.  Paper and packaging has been declared a priority waste by government. Government Gazette no. 41303, released on 6 December 2017 is available at www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Gazettes/41303_6-12_EnvAffairs.pdf All “Producers” are now required to...

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WPO WorldStar Student Awards

All the judges scores are in and we can now announce the winners of the WPO WorldStar Student Awards 2017. WorldStar Student Award Winners The top three (3) highest scoring entries. Xinyi Ye, Xiaoqing Chen (China) – Simple and portable watermelon packaging Paul Woodman (United States) – SticKit Brendan Smyth (United States) – Tea Stems The Save Food Packaging Awards The top three...

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Barrier IML for new mayo

In August 2017, the leading South African food maker Clover Industries Ltd. surprised South African consumers with Cream O’Naise: a brand-new, creamy mayonnaise in a rectangular package injection-molded of polypropylene. Print Email Share       Clover did not just put a new type of mayonnaise on the market with this product — the barrier In-Mold-Labeled packaging also stands out on supermarket...

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China’s ban on plastic waste imports will leave Britain struggling to cope

China’s ban on plastic waste imports will leave Britain struggling to cope, warn recycling bosses About half a million tonnes of plastic is shipped to China every year by the UK Yesterday China’s government banned ‘foreign waste’ to upgrade its industries Move has raised fears more waste could be dumped or stockpiled in the UK Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...

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River Thames Plastic Fishing Trips for Children

“World’s First” Boat Made from Recycled Plastic The Hubbub Foundation has been given £77,250 to take children on educational ‘plastic fishing’ trips in the River Thames on “the world’s only boat made of recycled plastic”. Read the full story written by Ben Messenger and posted on waste-management-world.com, click on the link https://waste-management-world.com/a/river-thames-plastic-fishing-trip...

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