Tag: Business

  • ‘Significant suffering’: experts call for national plan to save wombats from mange

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    The incoming environment minister has a clear opportunity to tackle this debilitating disease. Wildlife carers and conservationists want it to be a priority Last month Grasso wasn’t doing well. The bare-nosed wombat, dubbed Fatso in Italian, was infected with mange. The devastating skin disease caused by parasitic mites had left his skin crusted, bleeding and […]

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  • Trudeau’s ‘plastic ban’ won’t help the environment. It could actually harm it instead

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    Opinion: Alternatives have a significantly higher total impact on the environment, while inflating costs for consumers This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government will seek to ban many single-use plastics starting in 2021. Although the final list of banned items is still undetermined, it will likely include plastic bags, takeaway containers, cutlery and […]

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  • Coca-Cola to start using 100% recycled plastic bottles in Japan

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    Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. has said it will start selling a beverage product next week packaged in bottles made entirely from recycled plastics. The move comes as beverage companies around the world are increasingly moving toward more sustainable packaging in a bid to protect the environment from plastic waste. Coca-Cola will use the new plastic bottles […]

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  • 8 Ways to Make Money Online Without Quitting your Day Job

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    Getting on the path to financial freedom doesn’t have to involve taking an all-or-nothing risk. Want to make money online? Want to rake in millions almost effortlessly? Sure, most silver-tongued marketers might lead you to believe that the good life is just a few keystrokes away. They tell you that your path to online riches […]

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  • Bottle-to-bottle Recycler Tackles Ocean Plastic Pollution

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    CarbonLITE is launching a new category of PET plastic—100 percent post-consumer, ocean-diverted plastic. As part of its closed loop philosophy, CarbonLITE Industries, a global recycler and producer of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate plastic (PET), is launching a new category: 100 percent post-consumer, ocean-diverted plastic. CarbonLITE’s newest offering will replace virgin materials for food, beverage and cosmetic […]

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  • Fighting to Keep Plastic On The Market Even When It Pollutes Our Oceans

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    Single-use plastic is clogging oceans and landfills. The industry that makes it has waged a decades-long campaign to keep it on the market. New York’s Suffolk County had a trash problem. Facing brimming landfills and public pressure, legislators took a first-in-the-nation step: They banned plastic bags. But what the county saw as part of the […]

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  • Colorado trash companies invest millions to speed up recycling. Now they just need more people to recycle.

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    U.S. firms are reopening paper mills, expanding plants to turn recycled waste into something useful and need more glass, plastics and paper Alpine Waste & Recycling shut down its Denver recycling facility for a month to retrofit the plant with new technology and equipment. When it reopened in the middle of March, the $2.5 million […]

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  • 5 B corps companies using business to save our oceans

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    In June 2018, a pilot whale was found suffering in a Thai canal and, after failed rescue attempts, died because of the 80 plastic bags found in its stomach. Fast forward to April 1, when a pregnant sperm whale was found dead on the shores of Sardinia  —  the whale had 50 pounds of plastic garbage in its stomach. […]

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  • Alarm as study shows how microplastics are blown across the world 

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    Research finds even supposedly pristine region of the Pyrenees is polluted Microplastic is raining down on even remote mountaintops, a new study has revealed, with winds having the capacity to carry the pollution “anywhere and everywhere”. The scientists were astounded by the quantities of microplastic falling from the sky in a supposedly pristine place such […]

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  • Exclusive: Adidas’s radical new shoe could change how the world buys sneakers

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    Futurecraft Loop is an experiment in the circular economy. For Adidas, it could be the beginning of a major shift in how it does business. When it catches the light, the all-white shoe shimmers like a radioactive marshmallow. I know it will never look this pristine again. Not just because it will get inevitably dirty, […]

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