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Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference

October 23-25, 2019 Chicago, IL The longest-running conference and trade show in the paper and plastics recycling industry returns to Chicago this October to address the biggest challenges and opportunities facing recycling businesses today. This is your opportunity to join industry leaders, discuss real business issues, and shape the future of the industry. MORE INFO [...]

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Global Sandwich Chain Pret a Manger Now Offers Customers Paper Straws

Pret a Manger, the international sandwich and coffee chain with locations in the United States, announced via email recently that all of its shops will now carry paper straws as part of their Global Plastics Pledge. The chain announced their Global Plastics Pledge on their Facebook page last year, indicating that by 2025 their goal is to eliminate [...]

Reflection on Recycling at its Inflection Point

The recycling industry is going through a major transitional phase where what was the status quo is forced to change in dramatic ways. As once the largest intake of scrap plastics and paper for recycling, China has pushed back through the recent enforcement of their “National Sword” policy. This policy bans 24 types of solid waste, including various [...]

Sustainable Ocean Summit Announces Draft Program and Speakers

A draft program and speakers have been announced for the ninth global Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) taking place this November in Paris, themed “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy.” The World Ocean Council (WOC) will host the SOS from November 20-22, continuing to bring together members of the ocean business community, as well [...]

New Research Shows One Million Mile Capability for Electric Car Batteries

Earlier this month, a study was published from researchers at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia revealing a new battery for electric cars that could last for up to 1 million miles, more than twice the amount that Tesla’s currently expect to get. The researchers, in an exclusive agreement with Tesla, conducted their tests over three years with an end-result [...]

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One Year left for Vermont Composting Goal

One Year Left for Vermont Composting Goal Vermont Commercial Composting facility Vermont has always been a national leader of environmentally friendly policy and public tendencies, but the state is planning to take another big step one year from now; this time to reduce household waste. In Vermont’s quest to reach the status of a waste-free state, [...]

Study: Seaweed Farming May Offset Carbon Emissions

Cultivating seaweed along the coast could offset the carbon produced by the aquaculture industry, as well as potentially fight climate change at local levels, according to a new study in “Current Biology,” published in August, 2019. The researchers did not find seaweed cultivation to be a viable solution to offset all of global agriculture’s extensive carbon emissions. Still, [...]

Interactive Apps: How Much Plastic Waste Do You Create Each Year?

As we share more of an international focus to define and meet global environmental targets, many individuals also contribute by such means as recycling plastic and toting reusable grocery bags. Not all plastic is recyclable but many do what we can with recyclables to prevent further environmental damage; but is there a way to measure how much change [...]

Barack Obama to Give Keynote at 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in November

Forty-fourth U.S. president Barack Obama will feature as the keynote speaker at the global Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2019, the largest annual event of its kind for the green building and sustainability industry sector, held November 19-22 at the LEED Gold-designated Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Greenbuild 2019 features four days of educational sessions, green [...]

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Renewable Energy News

North America Smart Energy Week is Underway

North America Smart Energy Week is underway in Salt Lake City, UT. The event kicked off on Monday with an opening session featuring Abby Hopper, President and CEO of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The opening session was focused on the role of clean energy in an integrated De-carbonization strategy. The [...]

New Research Shows One Million Mile Capability for Electric Car Batteries

Earlier this month, a study was published from researchers at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia revealing a new battery for electric cars that could last for up to 1 million miles, more than twice the amount that Tesla’s currently expect to get. The researchers, in an exclusive agreement with Tesla, conducted their [...]

Economically Sound Substitute to Fossil Fuels on the Horizon?

Could researchers in Toronto have found a way to turn the problem of food waste into the solution to sustainable fuel? In our fossil fuel-dependent society substitute fuels are a huge line of research. The quest to find an affordable and viable replacement to ___ has engaged scientists and researchers for [...]

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