Posts Categorized: plastic waste

World’s first plastic-free grocery aisle opens in Amsterdam

A Dutch grocery chain has installed an entirely plastic-free supermarket aisle to help shoppers cut down on plastic packaging.

Top 10 innovations fighting plastic waste

From credit cards and shopping bags to hair combs and water bottles, plastic has been integrated into every aspect of our lives. However, the manufactured material is leaving a harmful imprint upon our environment. As more businesses from all over the world announce their commitment to eliminating all single-use plastics from their operations, products and supply chain, we have selected 10 new innovative examples that bring about new ways of recycling plastic.
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3D-printed public furniture is fully recyclable

A design studio in the Netherlands uses 3D printing to turn plastic waste into public furniture that encourages citizens to co-operate.

Compostable bottle helps reduce plastic pollution

French packaging company is manufacturing bottles made from a completely plant-based, fully biodegradable and recyclable bioplastic.

Concentrated cleaning materials reduce pollution and waste

Dutch company aims to reduce plastic waste and CO2 emissions from transport by removing the water that makes up 80 per cent of cleaning products’ ingredients.

Surfers develop trash can for the ocean

A new project helps clean up the oceans with a floating debris interception device.

Graduate creates apparel from plastic shopping bags

A graduate from Maryland Institute College of Art has come up with a collection made from upcycled plastic shopping bags.

Upcycled accessories create green awareness in Rwanda

Angaza repurposes plastic waste from old advertising campaigns and other sources to create unique fashion accessories, such as purses and pencil cases, and aims to create more green employment opportunities and awareness.

Top 10 ideas from Eco and Sustainability over the last 12 months

We’ve picked out our top ten Eco & Sustainability articles from the last 12 months on Springwise. We hope that the ideas listed below provide entrepreneurs with plenty of fresh inspiration and spark even more innovative efforts in the future.