Tag: COMPANIES

  • Research shows wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat

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    By Christopher Thompson We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds from accessing the most important of habitats: their nests We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first […]

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

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    By Ryan Johnson 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 […]

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  • Free markets, not carbon taxes, will improve the environment

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    By Ryan Johnson When the Sons of Liberty rioted in Boston Harbor over a small tax on their beloved tea, they surely had no idea what lay ahead for what would soon become the United States of America. Imagine if Sam Adams and his crew had known that nearly 250 years later, the nation’s duly […]

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

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    By Christopher Thompson 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 […]

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  • Bottle-to-bottle Recycler Tackles Ocean Plastic Pollution

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    By Ryan Johnson 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, […]

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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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    By Ryan Johnson 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, […]

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  • 5 B corps companies using business to save our oceans

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    By Ryan Johnson 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 […]

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

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    By Christopher Thompson 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 […]

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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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  • McDonald’s plastic straw petition: Call to ditch paper straws

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    McDonald’s is being called on to stop its roll out of paper straws in the UK and Ireland, amid claims that they “dissolve” in drinks. The fast food giant is switching from plastic to paper straws at their 1,361 restaurants after customer pressure. An online petition calling for a return to plastic straws has so […]

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