For the Earth, there is no waste. And, as human behaviour rumbles ever closer to the Earth’s natural limits (some say we have already exceeded them) in this global game of chicken, there is only one outcome—the Earth will win and it will reorganize and redistribute all things.... Read more
The L'Oréal Group has announced its intention to be the first major cosmetic company to use packaging made from a revolutionary recycled and upcycled PET resin.
Partnering with Canada-based Loop Industries Inc., L’Oreal plans to incorporate ‘Loop PET’, a virgin-quality polyester resin made from waste plastics, into its packaging for the United States and Europe, with a supply agreement expected by the end of autumn ... Read more
One of the biggest challenges facing the health of our shared rivers, oceans and ecosystem today is the failure to manage plastic: that versatile and nearly indestructible material so often used for only moments but can persist for centuries. The planet is choking on it in many forms including bags, bottles and straws. 93% of plastics are produced using fossil fuels, and global oil consumption for plastics is expected to increase from 6% ... Read more
Loop Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOOP) today announced a free new program that allows consumers of Gatorade, a subsidiary of PepsiCo (Nasdaq:PEP; NYSE:PEP) to return and upcycle used Gatorade Gx pods into products of greater value using Loop’s upcycling technology. ... Read more
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 ... Read more
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