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Recycling - Toxic-laden plastics

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 16:58
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Toxic-laden plastics should not be recycled. A circular economy is one where a resource's life is extended or it is repurposed sustainably i.e without polluting/harming the environment or people.

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What is in your Recycled Plastics?

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 16:53
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Recycling is touted as safe & best option for managing plastic waste but a new study by IPEN shows a different picture. IPEN tested recycled pellets from 23 countries for various toxins. None of the samples were toxin free!

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Press Release: A study on how safe is recycled plastic?

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 11:53
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This recent study reveals that the recycling process transfers the toxins in plastic to the recycled plastic; and because recycling typically mixes several types of plastic together, could produce new chemical cocktails in the process.

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IPEN Plastic Recycling study

Fri, 14/01/2022 - 20:47
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IPEN study reveals that recycling process retains toxins in plastic. Plastic recycling typically mixes different types of plastic & new chemical cocktails that are hazardous to human health can be produced during the process. Find out more here: https://tinyurl.com/yws4jkjv

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Webinar on How safe is your Recycled Plastics?

Thu, 13/01/2022 - 17:32

Plastic pollution is a wicked problem, posing a challenge that currently seems to surpass our ability to tackle it. To tackle it we need collective, and collaborative efforts of producers, citizens, policymakers, and governance systems. At the forefront of such efforts, taking responsibility for the waste they create, should be the producers. However, one cannot think of recycling or tout it as a solution to the plastic litter problem owing to its severe limitations technically and effects on health.

The Plasticene Epoch and the brands behind it

Fri, 10/12/2021 - 16:57

CAG's 2021 Brand Audit sought to understand which companies create the maximum plastic waste. Interestingly, unbranded plastic contributed to a quarter of the plastic waste audited followed by well-known brands like Unilever, Aavin, and Britannia. Over 90% of the plastic waste produced by companies such as Unilever, Nestle, and Mondelez for example, are made of non-recyclable plastics - an indication of brands disinterest in making their products truly sustainable.

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The Big Picture: Contextualising the plastic pollution problem

Thu, 15/07/2021 - 15:02

Doomsday movies invariably are set in barren landscapes where nothing grows with the sun beating down mercilessly. I wonder when we have our Apocalypse, whether it might not be closer to the truth that these future humans will be struggling through a landscape piled high with plastics, so high that the actual earth is not visible.

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