Lego Says It Will Eliminate Plastic by 2030

In children’s playrooms and family living room floors around the world, small plastic blocks are a staple. In today’s world, Lego is synonymous with plastic. For this reason, the recent news from Lego, that they will move to all non-plastic or recycled materials by 2030 is quite significant, even at …

Cities Around the World Lay the Groundwork for a Zero-Waste Future

Cities around the world are pledging to reduce waste over the next 12 years in an effort to curb global warming and eventually become zero-waste cities. During the Global Climate Action Summit, the C40 announced a new initiative that encourages cities to eliminate waste production and end the practice of …

Half Marathon in London Bans Plastic Bottles

The Harrow Half Marathon is to become the first major running event in London to ban single-use plastic bottles. Runners at the marathon on Sunday, 16th September, were not be able to refill their plastic bottles on the 13-mile course but were given biodegradable water sachets – called Ooho – …

Danish Brewer Carlsberg to Swap Plastic 6-Pack Rings for Glue

The Danish beer company Carlsberg is doing its part in cutting down plastic waste. The brewing company just vowed to stop using plastic six-pack rings to hold its cans together, instead opting for glue. Once the new policy is in full swing, Carlsberg estimates it will save around 1,200 tons …

Indonesia Mobilizes 20,000 Citizens to Clean Up Plastic Pollution

Indonesia wastes upward of 10 billion plastic bags every year, making it the second highest polluter of plastic in the entire world. To address the growing plastic pollution problem, thousands of volunteers gathered around the country last month and participated in one of the largest plastic cleanups to date. The …

EU Ends Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Measures on Chinese Solar Imports

The EU has ended anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures imposed on solar cells and modules from China. It announced minimum import price (MIP) measures will officially expire at midnight tonight. In a statement it said after considering the users and producers solar panels, it decided it was in the EU’s best …