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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Colgate-Palmolive Commits to Recyclability of Plastics in All Packaging

As part of its commitment to protect our environment, Colgate-Palmolive has committed to 100 percent recyclability of plastics in packaging across all its product categories by 2025. The company has already made significant progress in advancing its 2020 packaging sustainability goals, and currently 98 percent of its packaging is PVC-free. Colgate’s 2017 Sustainability Report, titled “Building a Future to Smile About,” details the new recyclability goal and Colgate’s long-standing commitments, ongoing progress and latest achievements in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. In addition to our new commitment on recyclability of…

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Battery Safety Campaign Raises Awareness to Help Prevent Safety Incidents

To educate consumers on safe battery handling and recycling practices, Call2Recycle®, North America’s first and largest consumer battery recycling program, is launching a battery safety campaign in conjunction with industry partners and Bay Area recycling centers and waste facilities. More than ever before, consumers are enjoying the many benefits that come with the freedom to go unplugged. This means that battery usage is at an all-time high. Despite having battery laws in place, many Californians remain unaware of the ‘hidden dangers’ tied to their used batteries. In 2017 alone, 65%…

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Hasbro Announces Toy Recycling Program, Offers Free Recycling for Well-Loved Toys and Games

Hasbro, Inc. announced today that it is launching a new, industry-leading, toy and game recycling pilot program with TerraCycle, a global leader in product recycling. During the pilot program, consumers can collect and send their well-loved Hasbro toys and games to TerraCycle, who will recycle them into materials that can be used in the construction of play spaces, flower pots, park benches, and other innovative uses. In 2018, Hasbro is piloting the program in the contiguous U.S. “We’re excited to launch the Hasbro Toy Recycling pilot program because it aligns…

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