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Tag: Plastics

Researchers suggest a way to achieve net-zero emission plastics

A team of researchers with members affiliated with institutions in Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. has created a model that they claim could be used to achieve net-zero-emission plastics by 2050....

New method to solve the plastics sustainability problem

PLASTICS sustainability has come a long way in recent year’s thanks in large part to scientific advances. But even as plastics become more and more environmentally friendly, the world continues to...

Possible solutions for hard-to-recycle plastics

IN the United States, less than 9% of plastic waste is recycled. Instead, more than 75% of plastics waste ends up in landfills and up to 16% is burned, a process that releases...

UK plastic waste being dumped and burned in Turkey, says Greenpeace

UK plastic waste is being exported to Turkey and then illegally dumped and burned, according to a report. Greenpeace said about 40% - or 210 000 tons - of the UK's plastic waste...

Bank’s switch to recyclable payment cards will reduce CO2 and tons of plastic

HSBC is introducing sustainable payment cards which by the end of 2026 it will eliminate single-use PVC plastic, in favour of recycled PVC plastic (rPVC). The programme - which includes HSBC’s debit, credit...

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Managing business risks: easy steps any SME can take today 

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