Paper wine bottles go on sale, in a world first, at Scottish off-licence

Scotland-based independent off-licence WoodWinters and Whiskies has become the first retailer in the world to sell wine in a paper bottle. The 75cl Frugal Bottle, which is made in the UK from 94% recycled paperboard with a food-grade pouch to hold the wine, has gone on sale in-store for the first time at Woodwinters Wines and Whiskies stores in Edinburgh, Bridge of Allan and Inverness. … Continue reading Paper wine bottles go on sale, in a world first, at Scottish off-licence

Dutch students build a fully-functioning electric car made entirely of recycled waste

A fully-functioning electric car made entirely out of waste – including plastics fished out of the sea, recycled PET bottles and household garbage – has been created by a team of students at the Technical University of Eindhoven. The bright yellow, sporty two-seater was designed and built by a group of 22 students in around 18 months in an effort to prove the potential of … Continue reading Dutch students build a fully-functioning electric car made entirely of recycled waste

Salt-encrusted marine waste from BC shores dealt with at new ocean plastic recycling depot

British Columbia’s first ocean plastic depot – where people can drop off waste found in the water and along the shoreline, such as nets, ropes, buoys, and Styrofoam that would otherwise end up in the local landfill – has opened its doors in Powell River. The depot will target materials collected from cleanup efforts, as well as legacy equipment from the marine sector, to divert landfill waste … Continue reading Salt-encrusted marine waste from BC shores dealt with at new ocean plastic recycling depot

RePack: Sustainable packaging service introduce reusable mailers for online retail

Sustainable packaging service RePack is introducing the world of e-commerce to an alternative to single-use packaging materials with its reusable RePack mailers. By swapping out standard single-use packaging materials for the reusable RePack mailers, retailers can offer customers a reusable environmentally-friendly alternative to the barrage of single-use packaging all too common for online clothing, consumer goods and other online product purchases. RePacks are made from … Continue reading RePack: Sustainable packaging service introduce reusable mailers for online retail

HP rolls out printer and toner cartridge recycling programme to nearly 70 countries

Technology company HP has extended its recycling scheme to 68 countries and territories after collecting more than 875,000 used printer ink and toner cartridges. HP announced the expansion of its Planet Partners supplies return and recycling program to 68 countries, including Argentina, Chile, and Papua New Guinea. The HP Planet Partners programme makes sustainable choices easier for HP customers, enabling them to take simple steps … Continue reading HP rolls out printer and toner cartridge recycling programme to nearly 70 countries

3 Ways to Make this Halloween Less Scary for the Planet — The TerraCycle Blog

This post was originally published on the Zero Waste Box blog. Visit us there for more expert advice on recycling, zero waste lifestyle tips, and more! Forget the ghouls and the monsters. You know what will really give you the Halloween scaries? A big bin full of plastic candy wrappers and discarded costume accessories at the… 3 Ways to Make this Halloween Less Scary for the Planet … Continue reading 3 Ways to Make this Halloween Less Scary for the Planet — The TerraCycle Blog

Recycling Labels Explained [Visual] — ecogreenlove

According to a BBC poll, 47% of people report having arguments about what types of plastic can be recycled. The reason for the confusion? There are seven different types of plastic packaging and some are recycled more often than others. Also, due to funding and resources available, each local authority collects and processes recycling waste in different ways. Here is a handy chart of recycling … Continue reading Recycling Labels Explained [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Prato: Italy’s “textile town” heralded as the birthplace of textile recycling

The recycling of used clothes has been around for centuries in the Italian city of Prato, which has earned itself the title of “textile town”. Famous for its textile district, which represents about 3% of European textile production, Prato has been recycling wool since the mid-19th century, adopting such techniques long before it was coined the “circular economy”. The local tradition includes “regenerated carded wool”, … Continue reading Prato: Italy’s “textile town” heralded as the birthplace of textile recycling

Fang Thai Factory develop biodegradable take-away food packaging made of rice straw waste

Take-away food packaging made of rice straw, which can replace plastic food packaging, is being pioneered by Thailand company, Fang Thai Factory Fang Thai Factory, located in Lampang Province in Thailand has developed the technology to produce paper from the rice straw, a residue of the rice crop. The company provides one of the most environment-friendly options of packaging products in the market. Its paper … Continue reading Fang Thai Factory develop biodegradable take-away food packaging made of rice straw waste

Residents of Northern Ireland seaside town to trial scheme which rewards points for recycling

A recycling app, launched in Northern Ireland, will reward points to residents which can be redeemed as vouchers for use in store or donated to charity. Reward4Waste will be trialled across 2,000 households for an eight-week period exclusively in the seaside town of Whitehead. The trial will cover items packed in single use packaging, purchased at Spar on Edward Road, Whitehead, including plastic drinks bottles, … Continue reading Residents of Northern Ireland seaside town to trial scheme which rewards points for recycling