The Alliance to End Plastic Waste says it will spend at least $1 billion to keep plastic waste out of the environment. But its members–like ExxonMobil, Shell, Dow–are undermining the commitment by ramping up their own plastic production. “We do need more recycling infrastructure as […]
Month: January 2019
France has apparently become the first country in the world to ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a law that will go into effect in 2020. Exceptions will be allowed for items made of compostable, bio-sourced materials. The new law is a part of […]
The thin plastic grocery bag is a single use plastic causing environmental havoc around the globe. Plastic bags were first introduced in 1977 and by 2017 three billion were used in Canada, along with the oil consumed in their manufacture and transport. Each bag is […]
When you throw your food’s plastic packaging into a blue bin you probably don’t expect it to be exported across the world to be dumped or burned. But that’s exactly what could happen. And much of this plastic waste comes from Canadian grocery stores. Exclusive […]
These drinking straws are made of rice and can be eaten after use.
The New Plastics Economy The New Plastics Economy, an initiative by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, brings together key players including innovators and manufacturers, to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, starting with packaging. The basic idea is to turn plastic’s linear economy – use it […]
A company in Indonesia has created a plastic bag so eco-friendly you can eat it. It’s made out of cassava, the vegetable root which is a staple in the diets of many in Africa, Latin America and Asia, but which can also be used in […]