Tag: Plastic Waste

New Year – Quick Wins

Another Year Another Resolution?

  Another Year Another Resolution? 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February*. This year, try a different approach and grab some instant gratification with some quick wins to be greener before February! Here’s some ideas to get you started: 1.     Switch to a green energy supplier. Check out https://octopus.energy2.     Ditch the plastic milk bottles and find […]

The Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology

Hotel food

Last week WWF and Greenview unveiled the Hotel Waste Measurement Methodology. Specifically designed for the hospitality industry, the methodology provides a common approach to report on and manage waste. Many in the hotel industry have made progress on waste reduction, but unlike water and electricity consumption, waste is notoriously difficult to quantify. Without a standard measurement approach in place industry-wide waste reduction is […]

New cabin crew and pilot uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles.

Easyjet introduce uniform made from recycled plastic bottles

easyJet is rolling out a new uniform for its cabin crew and pilots made from approximately 45 recycled plastic bottles each. It is estimated that the new uniform will save around half a million plastic bottles going to waste each year. The innovative high-tech material was developed using renewable energy sources and has a 75% lower carbon footprint […]

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

Plastic waste on a beach

We each eat one credit card of plastic each week! According to Sebastien Bazin the Chairman & CEO of Accor.  Last month 32 new signatories joined Accor and were added to The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, each committing to: Eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and items; Take action to move from single-use to reuse models or reusable alternatives; […]

Introducing Infinitely Recyclable Plastics

Introducing Infinitely recyclable plastic

Earlier this year L’Oréal announced it’s first cosmetic bottle derived from enzymatic plastic recycling. The process developed by CARBIOS eliminates many of the limitation of thermomechanical recycling processes. Including loss of quality, allowing for infinite recycling of all types of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) waste.  It will be some years before 100% recycled plastic is widely used, so this doesn’t remove the need to continue to look for alternatives and […]

Hope is Contagious

The problems we face as a result of climate change are well documented and the scale of the challenge we now face can feel overwhelming. But, there are many ambitious and awe-inspiring projects under way which fill me with hope.  One such project is The Ocean Cleanup – The Largest cleanup in history! Developing advanced technologies, that […]