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    No. 5 Plastic May Soon Be No. 1 in Recycling

    No. 5 Plastic May Soon Be No. 1 in Recycling

    If you are at a sports stadium, you might notice a new logo on recycling bins: that of PureCycle.  PureCycle is a U.S.-based company seeking to turn plastic waste into an infinitely recyclable material. Over the last year, the company has partnered with stadiums in Orlando, Cincinnati and Jacksonville on a pilot project to capture […]

    Tips for a Less Wasteful Holiday Season

    Tips for a Less Wasteful Holiday Season

    The holiday season is a time for spreading warmth and joy, and, unfortunately, for producing a lot more waste. According to BBC News, the amount of trash produced by households usually goes up by about a third during the holidays. Here are some tips to make your holiday less trashy and more eco-friendly. Wrapping Paper […]

    DOE Awards $74 Million for Battery Recycling and Reuse Projects

    DOE Awards $74 Million for Battery Recycling and Reuse Projects

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded nearly $74 million, available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, to 10 projects focused on recycling and reusing batteries, particularly EV batteries. According to the Department of Energy, over 1.2 million electric cars have been sold since President Joe Biden took office, and demand for battery minerals, […]

    Greenpeace Report: ‘Most Plastic Is Just Not Recyclable’

    Greenpeace Report: ‘Most Plastic Is Just Not Recyclable’

    We can’t recycle our way out of the plastic pollution crisis.  That’s the definitive conclusion of a new Greenpeace report released Monday that found that only five to six percent of plastics in the U.S. were actually recycled, a major decline from the still relatively low highs of 9.5 percent in 2014 and 8.7 percent […]

    Your Guide to Upcycling Everyday Household Items

    Your Guide to Upcycling Everyday Household Items

    It’s time to turn your trash into your treasure. You can sort your recycling all you want, but the sad reality is that more than 146 million tons of trash end up in landfills every year, with the average American contributing roughly five pounds of trash every day.1 There’s no sugarcoating it — the state […]

    Sprite Ditches Green Bottle in Favor of ‘Greener’ Option, Environmentalists Call Greenwashing

    Sprite Ditches Green Bottle in Favor of ‘Greener’ Option, Environmentalists Call Greenwashing

    After 60 years, Sprite, the popular lemon-lime soda from Coca-Cola, is getting a new look. The revamp? Swapping from its translucent green bottle to a clear bottle, at least in North America. Coca-Cola says the reason for the switch is to increase recyclability of the soda bottles, but critics note that it’s not the color of the bottle that is the problem. It’s the fact that the bottles are still single-use plastic.

    Plastic Recycling Isn’t Effective, as Households Recycle Just 12% of Single-Use Plastic Packaging Per Year, UK Survey Says

    Plastic Recycling Isn’t Effective, as Households Recycle Just 12% of Single-Use Plastic Packaging Per Year, UK Survey Says

    Environmental organizations Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic have conducted one of the most ambitious voluntary research projects to examine the size of the plastic waste problem in the UK. The results of The Big Plastic Count show that UK households dispose of close to an estimated 100 billion pieces of plastic packaging every year, while recycling […]