IBM to create data platform to track plastic waste and recovery globally

The platform aims to serve as a single source of data about plastic waste

Aldi to trial 100% recyclable freezer bags to reduce plastic waste

The bags, which are made out of recyclable polyethylene and seafood waste, will be trialled in more than 230 stores

Stora Enso and Tetra Pak team up to explore recycling technology for used beverage cartons

The project is forecast to process 50,000 tonnes of used beverage cartons a year

Government injects £134m into green tech solutions to help the UK build back better

Projects to service offshore wind turbines autonomously, use AI to reduce beer waste and convert seaweed into compostable packaging are set to benefit

Moncler sets 2021 deadline for carbon-neutral sites

The luxury fashion brand has also committed to power its worldwide operations with 100% renewables by 2023

Electrolux develops vacuum cleaner made of 100% recycled and reused materials

It has worked in partnership with Stena Recycling for the prototype, using plastic and components from consumer electronic products, such as used hairdryers, vacuum cleaners and computers

Dutch social enterprise launches smartphone with 40% recycled plastics

The device which claims to be the ‘world’s most sustainable phone’ consists of modules that can be easily discharged and replaced by the consumer

IKEA to launch circularity scheme to buy used furniture from its UK and Irish customers

Customers selling back an item will receive an IKEA refund card worth as much as 50% of the original price

H&M introduces garment-to-garment recycling tech to close the loop

Customers will be able to recycle their old textiles into something new using the retailer’s new machine

Can french fries help close the loop?

That’s the suggestion from Antti Koivisto, Head of Service Development within Renewable Road Transportation at Neste who spoke to FNZ about the biofuel that powers McDonald’s Dutch fleet

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