This Is Where 3 Billion Plastic Bottles Get Turned Into Gold: CarbonLite Industries, in Riverside, Calif., specializes in recycling a type of plastic called PET that you find in most soda and water bottles. CarbonLite, which recycles 3 billion bottles a year, is one of only a handful of facilities in the U.S. that turn the things back into food-grade plastic for new bottles. (Bloomberg)
EPA Wins Clout to Fight Toxic Chemicals, But It May Take a While: The biggest overhaul of chemical safety laws in four decades should make it easier for the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate toxic substances; however, implementing the proposed law will be a herculean task for an agency with scarce resources, former officials and lawyers say. (Bloomberg)
The state of the sustainability profession, 2016: We cover a lot of topics in the report ranging from the impact of CEO involvement, where the sustainability organization reports in a company, where budgets are increasing and what compensation looks like for a sustainability professional. (Download the full report here.) (Greenbiz)
Personal Care Packaging: Safety, Convenience & Sustainability
Shampoo & Conditioner. Cosmetics. Toothpaste, Soap & Body Wash. Americans spend $50 billion annually for beauty & personal care products.
People invest a lot in them because they expect a lot from them.
Packaging helps ensure they receive the functional and sustainable value they paid for.
Want to learn more? Read our brochure, Personal Care Packaging: Safety Convenience & Sustainability
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Fresh Food Waste
Americans annually waste 36 million tons of food, worth a staggering $162 billion! (And, much of this waste occured during the holidays.)
Our brochure, Reducing Fresh Food Waste: The Role of Packaging, explains the rather significant roles that packaging plays in reducing this waste, ensuring a sustainable food supply. By providing product protection; shelf life extension; freshness & nutrition maintenance; and portion control; a little bit of packaging can reduce waste while also protecting economic and environmental resources.