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Plastic is Cheap, Efficient, Polluting — And Here to Stay

TAKEAWAY: Plastic is an unprecedented environmental problem and a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Yet not...

Investment Dollars Flow Into Circular Economy As Concerns Over Plastic Trash...

Just as money moves around in a financial system, seeding companies and wealth, investors are seeking startups that give trash a few...

Cash Chases Trash as Investors Pour Money Into Startups Looking to...

Trash and cash go hand-in-hand, from John Waters films to garbage hauling.  Sustainable trash is also drawing interest, as...

Can Aluminum Water Bottles Win Over Millennial Moms?

Key Takeaway: Independent drink makers and brands like Ever & Ever are...

UAE Firms Aim to Aid Kingdom in Fight Against Rising Plastic...

As the United Arab Emirates grapples with growing plastic pollution from its rapidly-rising population, two local companies say they can help tackle...

Food Wrapped in Food: Edible Seaweed Packaging is Here

Seaweed is being wrapped around more than sushi these days.  Seen as a potential alternative to plastics, seaweed-based packaging...

Amazon Says It Wants 100% Renewable Future, But Employees, Industry Analysts...

This week Amazon unveiled plans for a wind farm in Ireland and a solar project in the U.S., the latest steps by...

Closed Loop Partners Bets on Circular Economy to Redefine $110 Billion...

From waste-sorting robots to a 3-D food printing appliance that cuts waste, Closed Loop Partners is backing products that aim to redefine...

Greenwashing Packaging: Starbucks, Pepsi Meet Cost and Tech Challenges

Starbucks test of reusable cups, the latest example of drink companies seeking to cut waste, is probably expensive and of limited help...

Zume Steps Up Plant-Based Packaging With Pivot Purchase

Zume, which  uses vans with hyper-efficient ovens to make pizzas while delivering them, bought Pivot, a California-based company that designs plant-based packaging.
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