Plantee: All-in-one smart greenhouse making it easy to grow tropical plants and more indoors

Plantee is a new all-in-one smart greenhouse that makes it easy for you to grow vegetables and even exotic plants at home. The indoor greenhouse provides full control of growing conditions – light, watering, air temperature, airflow and soil moisture – to help your plants thrive and flourish. In addition, Plantee is equipped with a built-in display that offers a step-by-step growing guide and real-time data … Continue reading Plantee: All-in-one smart greenhouse making it easy to grow tropical plants and more indoors

Eleven common recycling mistakes and how to avoid them — TerraCycle News

Even as experts in recycling, we have to admit it’s not a straightforward process. There’s not a blanket right or wrong answer to recycling. It all depends on where you live. That’s why one of our best pieces of advice, is to always visit your local council’s website to understand their specific rules on what […] Eleven common recycling mistakes and how to avoid them — … Continue reading Eleven common recycling mistakes and how to avoid them — TerraCycle News

Scrapp: Recycling app helps consumers to sort their waste right and earn rewards or pledge to planet-saving projects

Scrapp is an app that is enabling everyone to sort out their waste correctly – eliminating any confusion as to whether an item is recyclable or not – by simply scanning the barcode of the item and rewarding consumers with discounts on sustainable brands. Scrapp shows consumers the right way to sort their waste. With so many different types of packaging, and rules specific to each … Continue reading Scrapp: Recycling app helps consumers to sort their waste right and earn rewards or pledge to planet-saving projects

Notpla’s seaweed-based sauce sachets helping the take-away industry to be more sustainable

Sustainable packaging startup Notpla has created an eco-friendly sachet, which is both compostable and edible, to hold condiments and sauces, providing a plastic-free solution to wasteful pots and sachets. Developed with the take-away industry in mind, Notpla’s sachets, which range in sizes from 10-60ml, can be can dispose of in home compost with the rest of food-waste. Notpla’s sachets are made from one of nature’s most renewable … Continue reading Notpla’s seaweed-based sauce sachets helping the take-away industry to be more sustainable

SourceGreenPackaging.com: One-stop shop offering sustainable packaging solutions launches

A single marketplace – SourceGreenPackaging.com – which aims to offer the most sustainable packaging solutions for every application has launched. The Hong Kong-based company offers an online e-commerce platform to help food companies and retail brands, from anywhere in the world, find sustainable packaging materials amid growing consumer demand for plastic-free options.  SourceGreenPackaging.com’s focus is on waste by-product materials, certified home compostability and non-toxic solutions, offering … Continue reading SourceGreenPackaging.com: One-stop shop offering sustainable packaging solutions launches

Hipli: Reusable packaging making e-commerce more responsible and circular

French startup Hipli is helping to reduce single-use packaging waste in the e-commerce industry with its reusable pouch that can be reused up to 100 times. The idea behind the reusable packaging is that e-merchants buy Hipli packages to send their products to their customers. The consumer unpacks the box and, instead of throwing it away, fol ds it up and slips it into the … Continue reading Hipli: Reusable packaging making e-commerce more responsible and circular

Maine shift recycling costs back to producers of packaging waste, in a US first

US state of Maine has passed a historic new bill for recycling which shifts the responsibility and costs of disposing packaging materials and waste away from consumers and back towards the companies and manufacturers that make them. The new legislation, which was passed on 13 July, is a first for the US. Maine’s extended producer responsibility programme for packaging means that companies will now be … Continue reading Maine shift recycling costs back to producers of packaging waste, in a US first

1.6 billion facemasks entered the ocean in 2020. Here’s how you can recycle them! — TerraCycle News

A new study from Visual Capitalist has estimated 1.6 billion disposable masks have found their way into the world’s oceans since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. While this figure equates to just 3 per cent of the 52 billion disposable face masks produced in 2020, it also adds up to nearly 5,000 tonnes of […] 1.6 billion facemasks entered the ocean in 2020. Here’s how … Continue reading 1.6 billion facemasks entered the ocean in 2020. Here’s how you can recycle them! — TerraCycle News

5 Sneaky Ways You’re Using Plastic… And 5 Solutions — The TerraCycle Blog

Plastic is responsible for many of the comforts we enjoy today, like cell phones, food supply, and modern medicine. Being lightweight and versatile, it’s no wonder that it’s so pervasive in our everyday life. Unfortunately, though, plastic has its downsides like anything else. The biggest concern with plastic is that it’s not biodegradable and only… 5 Sneaky Ways You’re Using Plastic… And 5 Solutions — The … Continue reading 5 Sneaky Ways You’re Using Plastic… And 5 Solutions — The TerraCycle Blog

Naked Takeaway: Reusable takeaway food containers scheme in Wales wins Cittaslow award

A pilot project offering takeaway food customers in Welsh towns the choice of ditching single-use plastic and cardboard packaging and opting for tiffin tins or aluminium pizza boxes has won the Cittaslow Chiocciola Orange 2021 Award. The Naked Takeaway scheme sees reusable food containers offered to customers in various food retailers in Mold and Caerwys, Wales. Working alongside Mold, Caerwys and Llangollen Town Councils and … Continue reading Naked Takeaway: Reusable takeaway food containers scheme in Wales wins Cittaslow award