Tag: plastic

Towards sustainability: a look ahead to environmental moments in 2024

The year 2024 will be marked by a number of events and observances with important implications for the environment, biodiversity, and global sustainability. From advancing sustainable nitrogen management to fostering inclusive collaboration...

EU packaging waste generation with record increase

From parcels for online purchases to coffee-to-go cups, packaging is almost everywhere. In 2021, the EU generated 188.7 kg packaging waste per inhabitant, 10.8 kg more per person than in 2020, the...

Why it’s time to say goodbye to the polluting recycling model

Every year, 10 million tons of plastic packaging reach the oceans, which is equivalent to 23,000 Boeing 747 planes landing in the seas and oceans – more than 60 per day, according...

Five tips for living more sustainably

Humanity’s unsustainable consumption and production patterns are placing unprecedented pressure on the planet. From the ubiquity of single-use plastic products and fast fashion to food and transportation choices, lifestyle choices impact human...

WHERE TO RECYCLE MAP SOLVES THE DOUBTS OF CITIZENS AND COMPANIES ABOUT RECYCLING

You are probably familiar with the slight discomfort that arises when you throw cans, plastic bottles or glass jars in the same bin in your home because you know where and how...

Countries Must Forge ‘Global Blue Deal’ to Protect the Ocean: UNCTAD

The ocean can provide vast opportunities for developing countries to build more innovative and resilient economies, but climate change, pollution and overfishing threaten the livelihoods of some three billion people who rely...

GIVING OLD TOYS A NEW LIFE

Ivan Kocić graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, and for years he has been exploring the nuances of his artistic expression in numerous painting techniques and styles. However, today...

HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION STANDARDS

Modern society has resulted in prosperity evident at every turn. We have the privilege today to drive electronic vehicles, we complete tasks at the simple click of a button, and robots are...

A BETTER LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND INCENTIVE MEASURES ARE A CONDITION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY

Ekostar Pak is one of the leading packaging waste management systems operators in the Republic of Serbia. Since its foundation in 2010, this company has recycled around 640,000 tons of packaging waste....

A New Declaration to Help Save our Oceans

Last week, world leaders adopted a landmark declaration at the United Nations’ Ocean Conference in Lisbon to scale up science-based and innovative actions and address the ocean emergency of habitat loss, ocean...

The Untapped Potential of Bio-Waste in Europe

The collection and recycling of bio-waste is key in the development of a sustainable society. After all, we’ll always produce some sort of organic waste, such as food or garden waste. When...

ABB to Automate Bioplastics Plant to Help Meet the Growing Global Demand for Sustainable Materials

ABB has been awarded a major contract by NatureWorks, the world’s leading manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA), a low-carbon bioplastic made from renewable agricultural resources, to automate their new, greenfield plant in...

WWF Commends UN Environment Assembly’s Watershed Decision to Start Negotiations for a Global Plastics Treaty

UN Member states at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) have unanimously agreed to develop a legally binding treaty to end plastic pollution, making it one of the world’s most ambitious environmental actions...

The World Must Unite in a War Against Plastic

Reducing plastic use seems like one of the easiest environmental actions people can take. We re-use bags, put takeout coffee in our own mugs or recycle our plastic bottles, and feel good...

A Roadblock For Plastic

Water means life. Think of diverse organisms, lush vegetation... and, don’t you dare to forget the plastic, almost an indispensable part of the water inventory nowadays. We have long been accustomed to bottles,...

UNEP head Responds to Questions on Global Plastics Agreement

Ms. Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme does a Q&A on the deliberations by Member States on a global agreement on plastic pollution at the upcoming UN Environment Assembly Do you...

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