Why you need to know the difference between biodegradable, compostable and recyclable! — TerraCycle News

Do you get excited when you see that something is biodegradable? Or feel a rush of elation when you find out that an item is compostable? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. Although these materials can have great environmental benefits, it is vitally important to understand the difference between them, and why they do not […] Why you need to know the difference between biodegradable, compostable … Continue reading Why you need to know the difference between biodegradable, compostable and recyclable! — TerraCycle News

Clean the World: Turning used soaps from hotels into recycled bars of soap for those in need

Clean the World is turning used soaps, lotions, and other toiletries from the hospitality industry into recycled bars of soap that are circulated to people in need. The social enterprise, which also aims to divert hotel waste from landfills, benefits children and families in countries with a high pre-adolescent death rate due to acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). Clean the World currently … Continue reading Clean the World: Turning used soaps from hotels into recycled bars of soap for those in need

How to upcycle Christmas decorations — TerraCycle News

How long do you keep your Christmas decorations up? Some believe you need to take everything down before New Year’s Eve to prevent bad energy flowing into the next year, whereas others follow the 12 days of Christmas rule and pack away on January 5. Whenever you decide the time is right and carefully store […] How to upcycle Christmas decorations — TerraCycle News Continue reading How to upcycle Christmas decorations — TerraCycle News

Wind turbine blades to be recycled and turned into raw material for use in cement in a US first

Wind turbine blades that have reached the end of their life in the US are to be recycled and turned into raw material for use in cement manufacturing. The recycling initiative, the first of its kind in the US, is a partnership between resource management company Veolia and GE Renewable Energy. Once removed from the wind turbines, the blades – mainly composed of fiberglass – … Continue reading Wind turbine blades to be recycled and turned into raw material for use in cement in a US first

Plastic-free takeaway cups makes its debut in the UK at Wetlands Trust centres

The UK’s first fully plastic-free and recyclable lid-free takeaway cup has been launched. The ButterflyCup, which needs no separate lid, is initially being rolled out at at WWT (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust) centres across the UK. ButterflyCup is made from natural resources including cardboard, fibrous material from vegetables and plants, and sugarcane. It can be recycled in the regular paper bin along with cardboard and ordinary … Continue reading Plastic-free takeaway cups makes its debut in the UK at Wetlands Trust centres

How to Avoid Unnecessary Plastic Packaging and Recycle What You Can’t — The TerraCycle Blog

It’s shocking to think that we could buy a selection of packaged vegetables at a supermarket, cook them for a quick dinner, only for the packaging to then take up to 1,000 years to decompose! For all the benefits that plastic packaging has, like being lightweight and keeping our food fresh, it sure does give […] How to Avoid Unnecessary Plastic Packaging and Recycle What You … Continue reading How to Avoid Unnecessary Plastic Packaging and Recycle What You Can’t — The TerraCycle Blog

11 Ways to Make Collecting Waste at Home Easy — The TerraCycle Blog

There’s enough to worry about during lockdown without wondering where you’re going to stash all of your waste for recycling. So, we’ve made it as easy as possible with the ultimate list of hacks for storing waste at home, created by the people who know best – our collectors!  Collect and store waste in cereal […] 11 Ways to Make Collecting Waste at Home Easy — … Continue reading 11 Ways to Make Collecting Waste at Home Easy — The TerraCycle Blog

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