Gin-ius: You Can Now Sip Your Gin with an Edible Strawberry Flavoured Straw

A range of pre-mixed canned drinks now come with edible straws to cut down on plastic waste. Diageo’s Premix range, which includes Gordon’s Gin & Schweppes Tonic, Baileys & Iced Coffee Latte and Pimm’s & Lemonade, now comes with a variety of flavoured straws that can be eaten, rather then …

France: Non-Recycled Plastic Will Cost 10 Percent More

France will roll out a series of measures to accelerate President Emmanuel Macron’s goal of reaching 100 percent plastic recycling by 2025, a government official said Sunday. “Declaring war on plastic is not enough. We need to transform the French economy,” Junior Environment Minister Brune Poirson told French newspaper Le …

Adidas Will Use Only Recycled Plastics by 2024

Adidas has long been committed to the fight against single-use plastics. Since 2015, it has partnered with Parley for the Oceans to respond to the plastic pollution crisis threatening marine life. In June, Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted announced the company had sold one million shoes made from plastic collected and …

This Floating Park in Rotterdam is Made from Recycled Plastic Waste

More than 1,000 square feet of plastic ultimately destined to pollute the ocean is getting a second lease on life in Rotterdam. On July 4, 2018, Recycled Island Foundation opened its prototype to the public: a floating park made entirely from recycled plastic waste and appropriately named the Recycled Park. …

Bacardi and Lonely Whale to Remove 1 Billion Plastic Straws by 2020

Bacardi, the world’s largest privately-owned spirits company, and Lonely Whale, the innovative oceans nonprofit helping Alaska Airlines reduce plastic use, have teamed up with the goal of removing one billion plastic straws from circulation by 2020. The pair announced their partnership Wednesday under the banner #thefuturedoesntsuck. As part of the …

Starbucks to Ditch Plastic Straws Globally by 2020 to Help Environment

Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from its stores globally by 2020, in a nod to the growing push for businesses to be more environmentally friendly. The Seattle-based company said on Monday it will instead use straws made from other materials, and lids designed not to need straws. McDonald’s also recently …

Deluge of Electronic Waste Turning Thailand into ‘World’s Rubbish Dump’

At a deserted factory outside Bangkok, skyscrapers made from vast blocks of crushed printers, Xbox components and TVs tower over black rivers of smashed-up computer screens. This is a tiny fraction of the estimated 50m tonnes of electronic waste created just in the EU every year, a tide of toxic …