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Recycling Is Becoming More Difficult, But Some Retailers Are Stepping Up To Help

Recycling Is Becoming More Difficult, But Some Retailers Are Stepping Up To Help

Forbes reported this week on retail giant Walmart’s efforts to work with consumers and suppliers on improving sustainable packaging to reduce the amount of “wish-cycling” — people tossing things into recycling bins on the hope that they can be recycled – and to improve packaging design with its end of life in mind. 

Why This Matters:  Consumers produced over 80 million tons of container and packaging waste in 2017, and only 50.1% was recycled, with the rest ending up in landfills or incinerated for energy.

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One Attention Grabbing Thing: Activists Go To Great Heights in Houston To Protest Fossil Fuels

Early yesterday, activists from Greenpeace USA closed a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, the busiest in the country, by repelling from the Fred Hartman Bridge to protest the use of fossil fuels. It was an effort to draw attention to the climate crisis in advance of last night’s debate.  Greenpeace’s spokesman said, “We know […]

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Tweet of the week: Greenpeace fact-checks Trump

Patrick Moore was not a co-founder of Greenpeace. He does not represent Greenpeace. He is a paid lobbyist, not an independent source. His statements about @AOC & the #GreenNewDeal have nothing to do with our positions. https://t.co/u0chD1Ne0H pic.twitter.com/TfwtwYZ98R — Greenpeace USA (@greenpeaceusa) March 12, 2019 This week President Trump addressed climate change for the first […]

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Trader Joe’s Makes Commitment To Reduce Plastic Packaging

Trader Joe’s Makes Commitment To Reduce Plastic Packaging

As a result of a very public petition drive led by Greenpeace, Trader Joe’s announced that it will take various steps to reduce its use of plastic in its stores such as it will stop offering single-use carryout bags nationwide, replace its produce bags with biodegradable and compostable options, replace styrofoam trays used in produce packaging, and sell more loose produce rather than wrapping it in plastic. 

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