Consortium to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag Established

Establishment of the Consortium was announced July 21, 2020 by the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners with leading retailers https://www.closedlooppartners.com/closed-loop-partners-launches-groundbreaking-consortium-with-cvs-health-target-and-walmart-to-reinvent-the-plastic-retail-bag/ – The aim of the Consortium is to “… reinvent the single-use plastic ....

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Plastic Waste – Two Hawaii Beaches Impaired by Plastic Trash

In response to a suit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and others https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/epa-waters-around-two-hawaii-beaches-impaired-plastic-pollution-2020-07-16/ on July 9, 2020 EPA Region Nine advised the Hawaii Department of Health https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/oceans/pdfs/HI-303d-List-Suplemental-Submission-EPA-Response.pdf that the Agency“... disapproves the State’s ....

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Environmental Claims

Environmental Claims for Recyclability, Biodegradability and Recycled Content On July 7, 2020, the Commerce Commission of New Zealand issued https://comcom.govt.nz/news-and-media/media-releases/2020/commerce-commission-releases-guidelines-on-environmental-claims revised “…guidelines on environmental claims … to help traders understand their obligations when making environmental ....

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Plastic Waste – Polypropylene Recovery and Recycling

On July 8, 2020, Keurig Dr Pepper http://news.keurigdrpepper.com/2020-07-08-Keurig-Dr-Pepper-Advances-Sustainable-Packaging-Commitments-with-New-10-Million-Investment-to-Improve-Polypropylene-Recycling-in-the-U-S “… announced its founding sponsorship of The Recycling Partnership's Polypropylene Recycling Coalition … The Company has committed $10 million over the next five years, alongside investments from industry peers, to increase ....

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