New Facilities For Textile Blend Recycling Takes Fashion Industry One Step Closer To Circularity

The H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) open two first of its kind textile recycling facilities in Hong Kong. The award-winning hydrothermal recycling technology is for the first time put into practice at scale. In addition, a miniaturized Garment-To-Garment Recycling System is opened for the public. These facilities are the results of an innovative partnership with HKRITA to accelerate research on textile recycling, to speed up the development of a closed loop for textiles, with the purpose to safeguard the planet and our…

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CitiPark launches plastic bottle recycling initiative at flagship car park

Car park operator CitiPark has announced that it will trial a reverse vending system in its flagship facility in Leeds, offering customers discounted parking rates for bringing in plastic bottles. Customers can exchange a 500ml bottle for a 20p discount on their parking fee. Image: CitiPark The trial will see customers given 20p off their parking bill for each 500ml bottle they give to staff at CitiPark’s Merrion Centre location in Leeds, in a bid to incentivise recycling. During the month-long scheme, there will be no limit to the number…

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Asda to remove wrapping from greetings cards, saving over 100 tonnes of plastic per year

Asda has announced its latest move on plastic reduction, as it becomes the first supermarket to commit to the removal of avoidable plastic from its greetings card range. The decision is expected to save over 50 million individual cellophane bags annually – equivalent to over 100 tonnes of plastic. In February this year, Asda outlined plans to use less and recycle more plastic, including reducing own brand plastic packaging by an initial 10% by February 2019 and making its packaging 100% recyclable by 2025. It’s also working with experts at…

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Co-op awarded for leading the sector in recyclable plastics

Retailer, the Co-op has won a major sustainability award for “leading the sector” in its work towards ensuring its own-brand packaging is easy to recycle, as part of a move towards a more circular economy and driving down plastic waste. The retailer’s Project Closed Loop campaign was awarded ‘Green Initiative of the Year’ at the prestigious Grocer Gold Awards on Tuesday 12 June for the steps it has taken to replace unrecyclable packaging with sustainable alternatives. In the last 12 months, Co-op has made great strides to making 100 percent…

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Quorn™ makes first steps to remove black plastic from packaging, eliminating 297 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic from its supply chain

As a brand dedicated to sustainability, Quorn leads the industry in the reduction of non-recyclable plastic waste and moves one step closer to achieving 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025. Quorn has announced its ground-breaking move to eliminate more than 297 tonnes of black plastic packaging from its supply chain by the end of June 2018. This step is part of the wider focus of the Quorn brand to be a leader in sustainable nutrition and is the first such significant effort to reduce, and eventually eliminate, black…

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