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Evian and Loop Industries: Starting a Revolution in Plastic Recycling

An innovative recycling method invented in a garage is offering a solution to plastic waste.

PUBLISHED JUNE 13, 2018

BORN FROM THE powerful petrochemical fusion of monomers into polymers, plastic is one of the most ubiquitous and useful materials man has ever made. It’s also very hard to undo. Most plastics do not decompose easily or quickly, instead they require either intense pressure or intense heat to break them down—and that is not a viable option for recycling the vast quantity of waste plastic that is accumulating in our landfills and oceans. Every year another 350 million tons of new plastic ... Read more

In The Loop: Meet the Montreal Start-Up at the forefront of the Circular Economy Revolution

evian have pledged to become completely circular by 2025. To highlight the importance of this, VICE Impact are following their journey as they overcome the hurdles to make this a reality.

PUBLISHED JULY 09, 2018

Currently, just 14 percent of the world’s plastic packaging is collected for recycling, the rest is lost after a single use. Made using fossil fuels, the way plastic is currently produced, used, and dumped is damaging to our environment. While imagining a world without plastics is nearly impossible, rethinking plastic usage and waste management has become more critical than ever. Daniel Solomita, the founder of Loop Industries has found a way to produce plastic without fossil fuels and eliminate plastic waste. ... Read more


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