Paper straw producer acquired

All about the paper The only US producer of paper straws, Aardvark Straws, was acquired by manufacturer Hoffmaster Group on Monday. As cities and companies start leaning away from plastic straws, the demand for paper straws has skyrocketed. Aardvark was not able to produce the demanded amount of straws under their previous financial structure, so […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 8, 2018
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Adidas Vows To Only Use Recycled Plastics By 2024

Large companies are racing to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. In the past, companies like Patagonia and REI have focused their marketing strategies on giving back to the earth. Now, non-outdoors sportswear companies are joining in on the breath of fresh air. Sports brand giant Adidas announced their new mission to only using recycled […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • July 18, 2018
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Australian retailers ban plastic bags

Australia follows plastic ban trend Specific retail chains and Australian chains have announced that they will ban single-use plastic bags starting July 1. Queensland and Western Australia will ban single-use plastic bags in the entirety of the states, and retail stores Coles and Big W will ban them in all locations. Tasmania, South Australia, and […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 3, 2018
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India plastic ban hits McDonald’s and Starbucks

Plastic policy ramps up in India On Saturday, Maharashtra’s ban on single-use plastic items – including food containers, shopping bags, forks, knives, and straws – came into effect on Saturday. Maharashtra marks the 25th out of 29 states in India to adopt the plastic policy. However, the city may have a larger effect than the rest, […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 27, 2018
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American Express to roll out eco-friendly card

AMEX shows it’s not all about the money American Express announced Monday that it will soon offer a credit card manufactured from plastic trash recycled from the Earth’s oceans. Although the movement will not do much to remove plastic from the ocean, it will create awareness about the general public’s effect on the environment. According […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 11, 2018
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Europe proposes ban on plastic items

The European Commission is planning a complete overhaul of its environmental policy The European Commission’s first order of business is the ban on ten plastic items that create waste in European waters. According to them, these ten items account for 70% of litter in EU waters. In addition, it wants manufacturers of plastic products to […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 29, 2018
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Eliminating Plastic Straws for a Greater Good

In the last century, a synthetic material was produced on the basis of low costs of production in addition to the convenience of single-use followed by disposal. This, however, has evolved into one of the major concerns in the world in recent years. The environmental effects from the use of plastic items are detrimental due […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • March 4, 2018
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