Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean's plastic trash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Engineers will deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the ...

Taiwan’s importing of plastic waste from abroad must stop now

No matter where you live in Taiwan, you are almost certain to have seen pensioners collecting recycling. These enterprising Ama’s (阿嬤) and Agon’s (阿公) spend much of their time collecting r...

Why is Taiwan increasing its imports of plastic waste?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As China banned the import of plastic trash this year, Taiwan saw a marked increase in foreign garbage entering the country, leading I-Mei Foods Co. (義美食品) CEO Luis Ko (高志...

As Plastic Regulations and Bans Increase, Market Value for Biodegradable Polymers Exceeds $1 Billion and Will Rise Sharply by 2023, IHS Markit Says

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 26, 2018--Led by Western Europe, increasing regulations and bans against plastic bags and other single-use plastic items such as drinking straws is driving growing demand...

Global Plastic Fillers Market 2018-2022 | Effective Waste Management to Drive Growth | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2018--The global plastic fillers market is expected to post a CAGR of over 5% during the period 2018-2022, according to the latest market research report by Technavio....

WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

NEW YORK (AP) — Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees Thursday, co-founder and Chief Creative...

Starbucks says it will stop offering plastic straws by 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks says it will eliminate plastic straws from its stores globally by 2020, a nod to the growing push for businesses to be more environmentally friendly. The Se...

Taiwan EPA denies tenfold increase in plastic waste imports from U.K.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Saturday that imports of plastic waste from Great Britain recently rose by less than 2.5 times instead of the tenfol...

Study: Plastic will pile up in wake of China recycling ban

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of scientists says China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries need to ...

UK plastic waste imports to Taiwan increase ten-fold

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The amount of plastic trash exported from the UK to Taiwan between January and April of this year has increased ten-fold compared to this period last year. As...

P&G Celebrates World Oceans Day

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 8, 2018--The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) celebrates World Oceans Day and today reiterated its commitment to find solutions so that no P&G packaging find...

Keep It Blue: American Express Joins Parley in Effort to Combat Marine Plastic Pollution

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 7, 2018--American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Parley, an organization focused on combating marine plastic pollution, today announced a collaboration to raise awareness of th...

Corona Reimagines Iconic Symbols of Paradise to Remind the World That Plastic Doesn’t Belong in Our Oceans

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 7, 2018--Corona is taking the issue of marine plastic pollution to the global stage by hijacking iconic symbols of paradise for World Oceans Day. Roughly eight million met...

Corona Reimagines Iconic Symbols of Paradise to Remind the World That Plastic Doesn’t Belong in Our Oceans

SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 3, 2018--Corona is taking the issue of marine plastic pollution to the global stage by hijacking iconic symbols of paradise for World Oceans Day. Roughly eight million met...

New WildAid Campaign to End Sea Turtle Trade in China

CHINA (WILDAID) -In a new effort to protect increasingly endangered sea turtles, WildAid launched a new campaign to reduce demand for sea turtle products in China. All seven species of sea turtles ...