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Nov 17, 2022
 
Cabon Footprint and Carbon Neutrality
 

What do these terms mean, and how do they apply to sustainability? People across the globe are looking for ways to be more sustainable, leading to new terms describing different goals to be more sustainable. Two terms that have come up lately involve carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas negatively affecting the atmosphere, causing many are […]

 
 
 
Nov 10, 2022
 
Worldwide PVC Bans
 

What do these bans mean for producers? In April 2022, the European Union announced a ban on 12,000 chemicals that fall into six broad groups by 2030 to improve human and environmental health [1]. This ban is in response to the study that found that chemical pollution had crossed a dangerous threshold and has been […]

 
 
 
Nov 3, 2022
 
Manufacturing PCR
 

How we turn old into new! What happens to the plastic water bottles after you throw them in the recycling? Many know the basics: it gets picked up and turned into new items, but how exactly does that work? How do we turn trash and undesirable into something new? In this post, we’ll take you […]

 
 
 
Oct 27, 2022
 
Circular Economy: Making The World Goes Round And Round!
 

What is a circular economy, how it applies to the world of plastics, and how to be a part of it! In 2010, Dame Ellen MacArthur founded the MacArthur Foundation intending to reframe our economy, and go from a straight line to a circular economy, but what do those mean? According to the foundation, we […]

 
 
 
Oct 20, 2022
 
EPR: End of Life Responsibilities on Producers
 

What does it mean, and how to respond to it? As the global climate crisis becomes more apparent, laws and regulations are being introduced and passed to ensure that companies are practicing sustainability to the best of their ability, especially when it comes to plastics. Some of these regulations include banning single-use plastics, enforcing recycled […]

 
 
 
Oct 13, 2022
 
7 Types of Plastic
 

What are recycling numbers, and how to properly dispose of each plastic? Have you ever looked at the bottom of a plastic cup and noticed the triangle with a number in the middle of it? While most people probably have, they believe that it means that the cup can get thrown in the recycling. That […]