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LUXE PACK Monaco: Paperseal targets cosmetics market with paper refills

The Paperseal Cosmetics Rigid Refill is made of agricultural by-products

A first-time exhibitor at LUXE PACK Monaco 2023, Australian company Varden’s Paperseal brand is moving beyond food to focus on the cosmetics market with its thermoformed refills made from agricultural by-products. Paperseal (Varden), historically specialized in food packaging, is now targeting the cosmetics market. “Our development is environmentally motivated; it’s about identifying sectors where there […]

Study confirms need for urgent transition to a circular economy for plastic

Today, The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ released Breaking the Plastic Wave, one of the most comprehensive and analytically robust studies ever produced on ocean plastics. As a thought partner of the report, the Foundation along with the University of Oxford, University of Leeds, and Common Seas, has contributed its expertise on the circular economy and the plastics value chain. Read […]

How virgin plastic sabotaged the recycling industry | Fortune

Cut into a hillside in northern Malaysia, amid oil palms and rubber trees, stands a large, open-air warehouse. This is the BioGreen Frontier recycling factory, which opened last November in the village of Bukit Selambau. On a searing-hot afternoon in January, Shahid Ali was working his very first week on the job. With his feet square […]

Key Australian Businesses Commit to Reducing Plastic Waste

Why Global Citizens Should Care Each year, around 8 million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans — choking marine life and compromising the livelihoods of communities that rely on oceans, rivers and waterways. Global Citizen campaigns on the United Nations’ Global Goals, including goal 11 for sustainable cities and communities, goal 12 […]

Your Plastic Addiction Is Bankrolling Big Oil – Mother Jones

Let’s say you lost your headphones, so you order replacements on Amazon. They arrive in a blue-and-white Amazon-branded plastic envelope. Inside, there’s a clear plastic bag, and inside that, a hard plastic container, and inside that, finally, the headphones themselves, which are mostly plastic. I know the feeling that comes next: a twinge of guilt […]

Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet (February 2019)

Despite being one of the most pervasive materials on the planet, plastic and its impact on human health is poorly understood. Human exposure to it grows with increasing plastic production and use. Research into the human health impacts of plastic to date have focused narrowly on specific moments in the plastic lifecycle, from wellhead to […]

Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet (May 2019) | Center for International Environmental Law

Amidst growing concern about the impacts of plastic on the oceans, ecosystems, and human health, there’s another largely hidden dimension of the plastic crisis: plastic’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. This report examines each of these stages of the plastic lifecycle to identify the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions, sources […]

Patagonia Mission Statement – Our Reason For Being

We’re in business to save our home planet. Our Reason for Being Our Reason for Being Our Reason for Being Our Reason for Being Our Reason for Being At Patagonia, we appreciate that all life on earth is under threat of extinction. We aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imaginations—to do […]