Leading organisations commit to halve construction waste to landfill

he reduction of construction waste is a key focus for the industry and WRAP’s Halving Waste to Landfill commitment is a voluntary framework devised to help achieve a 50% reduction in construction, demolition and excavation waste sent to landfill by 2012. This initiative is viewed as environmentally and financially critical due to increasing costs of […]

Recyclable carpet a step closer to reality

 MIDLAND, Mich. , March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Barriers to truly sustainable solutions abound. So when a technology comes along that breaks those barriers, manufacturers pay attention. And now, one of the limitations to producing recyclable carpet has been addressed with HYPOD(TM) Polyolefin Dispersions from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW). Many advances to make carpet […]

New additive causes PET bottle to oxo-biodegrade in 10-15 years launched

Planet Green Bottle (Canada) and its strategic partner, Wells Plastics (UK) introduced its branded additive, ReverteTM which causes a PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottle to oxo-biodegrade in 10 to 15 years to the Nova Pack Symposium in Fort Lauderdale on February 12 & 13, 2009. Andrew Barclay, Director of Research for Wells was the only […]

Dow Challenges Packaging Industry to Work Together Toward 100% Recyclability

Houston, TX – Plastic packaging is an important part of the solution in the big picture of sustainability, waste and the environment, according to The Dow Chemical Company. In a strong message first delivered to a recent gathering of packaging industry leaders, Dow is challenging packaging value chain members to work together toward 100 percent […]