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

Finding second life for electric car batteries

Electric cars will overtake their petrol-powered counterparts and companies in France are looking at ways to deal with the waste that electric car batteries generate and giving them a second life. Car manufacturer Nissan is looking to to prolong the batteries’ life by using them to store energy. A battery with 80% storage capacity may no longer be fit for use in a car, but will still … Continue reading Finding second life for electric car batteries

UnPlastic: Outlander Materials create non-plastic eco-friendly packaging from beer waste

Dutch startup Outlander Materials has created a non-plastic alternative to single-use plastics, made from brewery waste, that is compostable and releases no toxins into the environment.  UnPlastic is a circular product, made from food industry sources, by-products and brewery waste. Its composition means it is functional, compostable, and totally non-plastic. Hence it never breaks down into micro- or nanoplastics. What makes UnPlastic a genuine alternative … Continue reading UnPlastic: Outlander Materials create non-plastic eco-friendly packaging from beer waste

Pedestrian bridge made from old wind turbine blades under construction in Ireland

A pedestrian bridge made from decommissioned wind turbine blades is being constructed in Cork, Ireland. Two 13-metre blades are being used to build a 5 metre-long footbridge at the Middleton-Younghal Greenway, with a third one being utilised for structural testing, as part of the Re-Wind project. The Re-Wind project – which is being conducted by researchers at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and supported by … Continue reading Pedestrian bridge made from old wind turbine blades under construction in Ireland

Upcycling Day 💚 15 Creative Ideas to Repurpose — ecogreenlove

If you happen to have old CDs, plastic bottle caps, aluminium pop tabs, chips can tube or old/broken kitchen utensils, give it a try to these ideas and turn “trash” into something functional or decorative. Upcycling Day 💚 15 Creative Ideas to Repurpose — ecogreenlove Continue reading Upcycling Day 💚 15 Creative Ideas to Repurpose — ecogreenlove

Greenhouses built from upcycled police riot shields donated to schools and communities in South Wales

Police riot shields that are no longer in use are being transformed into greenhouses by a South Wales police force, for use by local schools, community groups and charities. Police riot shields, which are non-recyclable, have a limited shelf life. Once expired, the shields are replaced and the old ones are discarded as waste and sent to landfill. The idea to transform police riot shields … Continue reading Greenhouses built from upcycled police riot shields donated to schools and communities in South Wales

Recycle more to help the environment. Here’s how: — The TerraCycle Blog

Observances like World Environment Day are great for raising awareness about climate change and plastic pollution, but you don’t need a hashtag to come together, step up, and make a pledge to recycle more and help the environment!  It can be easy and fun to recycle more. Our amazing collectors have shared with us their… Recycle more to help the environment. Here’s how: — The TerraCycle … Continue reading Recycle more to help the environment. Here’s how: — The TerraCycle Blog

The Benefits of Recycling vs Landfilling — TerraCycle News

In the recycling world, we’re frequently asked the question: does it take more or less energy to landfill something vs recycling?  This week, we wanted to clarify some of the benefits of recycling in response to these common questions. Why should we recycle in the first place? Every time we create a new product or material, […] The Benefits of Recycling vs Landfilling — TerraCycle News Continue reading The Benefits of Recycling vs Landfilling — TerraCycle News

Natural Branding: Eliminating plastic packaging with permanent marks on fruit and veg

Permanent marks placed on the skins of fruit and vegetables are eliminating plastic packaging and labels from supermarket produce in Europe. Nature & More, a Netherlands-based distributor of organic fruits and vegetables, have created Natural Branding, a permanent marking system whereby a high definition laser removes part of the pigment from the outer layer of the peel of the fruit or vegetable leaving a permanent … Continue reading Natural Branding: Eliminating plastic packaging with permanent marks on fruit and veg