Walkers launches free recycling program amid growing pressure from critics

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An online social media campaign calling for popular UK chip manufacturer Walkers to adopt a more sustainable packaging method has succeeded. After hundreds of thousands of empty potato crisp packages were sent back to the company by environmental critics the PepsiCo owned company is launching a free recycling initiative to collect and repurpose their packaging. Initially the company intended to adopt a better packaging solution by 2025 to curb its growing waste crisis, but pressure from consumers… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



A beer crisis is brewing in Germany as bottle recycling slows amid heatwaves

With summer still in full swing breweries around Germany have been scrambling to keep up with the demand of beer from their hot and thirsty customers. While the brewmasters have enough of the bubbly beverage to go around, the problem is they are running out of bottles and cans to distribute their goods.

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While there are approximately 4 billion beer bottles in circulation within Germany, the hot summer months leaves many… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Coca-Cola rewards recycling in the UK with half-priced theme park tickets

Many theme-park visitors in the United States are familiar with using bottle and canned soda they’ve purchased to score a discount entry to their favorite attractions. The United Kingdom however is flipping the script on who they’ll reward with the premium concessions and how. Merlin, owner and operator of several resort theme parks in the United kindom such as Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers and Thorpe Park as well as LEGOLAND has teamed up with Coca-Cola to boost recycling and combat… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Flawed recycling results in dangerous chemicals in black plastic

Unsafe recycling of electronic waste has resulted in the distribution of dangerous chemicals into new products made out of black plastic. Published in Environment International, a new study documents the presence of bromide and lead found in 600 consumer products made out of black plastic and clarifies its potential negative impact on human and ecological health. “There are environmental and health impacts arising from the production and use of plastics in general, but black plastics pose greater… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building