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Nike kicks off door-to-door recycling service

Nike is tapping into the on-demand mindset of consumers. It has launched a unique sneaker subscription service that makes it…

Recology returns thousands of dollars that got dumped by mistake

Crew members of the Recology sorting facility in Humboldt County, California made an unusual discovery this week. They found an…

The Lego approach to plastics recycling

A team of researchers at the US Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has designed a recyclable plastic in the principles of…

Call to action: Want to boost recycling? Enforce recycled content!

‘Without minimum recycled content legislation there is not enough incentive for product manufacturers to shift from using virgin to recycled…

Textiles campaign raises £1 million to save lives

UK recycling operator BIU Group successfully raised over £1 million for charity through donations to its textile recycling banks. The…

Ban rethink ‘a victory for EAC countries and second-hand textiles industry’

Global – Official notification has been received that the import ban on second-hand clothing and footwear mooted by members of…

Adidas: ocean plastics to be used in all products by 2024

Global – Adidas sold 1 million pairs of shoes made from recycled plastic last year, according to the company’€™s ceo…

Recycled hospital waste to benefit ‘desperate’ children in Africa

South Africa – Pharmaceutical firm Adcock Ingram Critical Care has joined forces with a group of local hospitals and waste…

Who are the true plastic bottle fibre pioneers?

United States – Unifi, Inc. has recycled more than 10 billion plastic bottles into a recycled fibre called REPREVE for…

Survey says: South African plastics recyclers faced recyclate oversupply in 2016

South Africa – Last year, 1.144 million tons of recyclable plastic entered the waste stream in South Africa, of which…

Stella McCartney helps plastic fashion take another step forward

United Kingdom – Sustainable design is proving more and more not to be a passing phase. Now it is fashion…