Lithuania Introduces Plastic Recycling Deposit Scheme, and Within 3 Years, There’s a 93 Percent Recycling Rate!
With all of the plastic waste choking the rivers and oceans, more and more nations are trying to find ways to reduce plastic waste in the first place, in addition to cleaning up patches of garbage. And according to Enviro30, Lithuania is the latest country to put a plastic recycling deposit scheme into effect that's generating massive results.
With over 800 ski resorts currently in North America, recycling programs are increasingly important. More and more people are gearing up to spend more time on the slopes each winter.
With great power comes great responsibility, and Disney does not take that responsibility lightly. Walt Disney himself realized that they must practice not only environmental stewardship but also teach it.
In 2018, there were lots of anti-plastic campaigns on packaging materials. We also saw the start of three iconic initiatives; countries banning single-use plastics, the launch of the first plastic-free supermarket in London and Amsterdam, and the start of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.
Due to the nature of their business, a typical ski resort generates large volumes of waste. Sugarbush Resort in Vermont has developed several initiatives to deal with that problem.
Numbers reflect the success of the recycling program at Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak in Michigan. The institution recycles 3.
Countries are now becoming aware of environmental issues like plastic waste, the amount of rubbish going into landfills, and the lack of natural resources. Some countries have come up with better ways of handling these issues more than others.
Carbon Footprint and Climate Change American Forests Tree Equity program is using urban forestry initiatives to address both climate change and social equity in underserved communities; underserved, because they do not have enough trees, jobs, or opportunities. Tree Equity is using the model of 'the right tree in the right place' to develop healthy ecosystems and help encourage jobs to care for the new urban forests.
How can you turn the airport's busy and thriving ecosystem into a model for the circular economy? The idea was grand; a recycling center at the Charlotte Douglas Airport that took food waste intended for the landfill, and converted it to worm castings and compost suitable for use in the airport's landscaping. This composting program was part of a large-scale sustainability effort that also included recycling initiatives for plastics, discarded clothing, and several other projects.
The twelve finalists in the NextGen Cup Challenge have been chosen They are now working through a virtual accelerator to develop and manufacture their new cups for beta testing, starting in September 2019. Most of the finalists developed alternatives to the current polyethylene lining that is challenging both biodegradability and paper cup recycling, with some changing the formula for the fiber or paper cup itself, and others designing a new liner material.