Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Britain To Tax Non-Recycled Plastic Packaging

SC Johnson and Plastic Bank Team up to Address the Global Ocean Plastic Crisis Indonesia: Plastic Recycling Centers Reward Trash Collectors With Crypto Tokens
Sandy Nunez | 01 November, 2018, 15:41

"Our oceans must be protected". It's estimated that it will take up to 1,000 years for it to fully break down. Business, government and NGOs must come together to address this important issue.

It will also help reduce poverty in neighboring regions, believes Plastic Bank founder and CEO David Katz. The study revealed that over 55% of the waste that the ocean takes in come specifically from five Asian countries - China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Indonesia has the world's highest levels of marine biodiversity.

Friends of the Earth plastic campaigner Julian Kirby welcomed the tax on virgin plastic packaging, but said that the chancellor going cold on the latte levy was "astonishing".

"This partnership with SC Johnson is the first of its kind in Indonesia". "SC Johnson is the first CPG company to scale a program of this kind in Indonesia that will benefit a wide range of socio-economic demographics including local residents living below the poverty level".

In the centers, plastic waste collectors can exchange their "loot" for digital tokens, the names of which are not yet known. The rest of the centers are planned for opening by May 2019. The improved quality of recycled plastic products over their virgin counterparts, the push from different companies, and strict governmental regulations are the main drivers of the recycled plastic market. The consumption of recycled plastic products is concentrated in APEJ particularly in the construction and packaging sectors. "In this way, we can neutralize our environmental impact while doing something in communities with excessive plastic pollution".

The food and beverage manufacturer said it aims to use 25 percent recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025.

FlexPai foldable screen phone foreshadows the coming months
The device has two cameras - a 16-megapixel lens and a 20-MP shooter - and it will come with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage. Considering this may be powering a 7.8-inch tablet for a lot of its usage, it may not be as impressive as some would hope.

As part of its commitments, the drinks giant has a specific goal to use 33% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) content in beverage bottles by 2025. Since 2011, SC Johnson has been making concentrated liquid refills for its Home Cleaning trigger bottle products in the U.S. Each trigger bottle is created to deliver 10,000 sprays so it can be refilled and reused an average of 13 times, every time avoiding a single-use alternative. "We intend to achieve that vision by reducing, recycling and reusing, and reinventing our plastic packaging and leading global change through partnerships".

Continue to remove excess plastics wherever possible.

SC Johnson owns many major brands in the grocery industry, like Glade, Ziploc, and Mr. Muscle.

Work with industry and other organizations to support circular plastic economy models. About 60% of the plastic produced is ending up in landfills or in the sea or other places in the natural environment.

Estimate of global Plastic Recycling industry considering capacity, production, and production value.

Plastic Bank acts as a convenience store for the world's poor that accepts plastic waste as a currency.

Manufacturing expertise used in Plastic Recycling, experiencing progresses in that technology and trends triggering these improvements.