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Plastic may be endlessly recycled with new chemical process

Plastic may be endlessly recycled with new chemical process

Light, sturdy, pliable and cheap, the plastic has thousands of purposes and benefits for the industry and the end consumer. Its disposal is the challenge: from more than 8 billion tons of plastic [...]

How does Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) work?

How does Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) work?

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a technique developed to measure the possible environmental impacts caused as a result of the manufacture, use and disposal of a particular product or service. The [...]

Brazil performs well in plastic waste collection, but poor recycling

Brazil performs well in plastic collection, but poor recycling

International NPO WWF published the report Solving Plastic Pollution: Transparency and Accountability, which states the “urgency of a global treaty to hold back plastic pollution.” According to [...]

Gil Anderi: “the beginning and the end of a product are the same: nature”

Gil Anderi: “the beginning and the end of a product are the same: nature”

In recent decades, sustainability issues have achieved space, something unknown until then in society. Environmental impact concern has grown and the problems to be taken into consideration [...]

Step by step: how to sort selective waste collection properly

Step by step: how to sort selective waste collection properly

Every day, each Brazilian citizen produces, on average, 2.2 pounds of waste. Is that too much? In Europe and in the USA, the rate is even higher: 2.86 and 4.40 pounds, respectively, of waste [...]

What is cradle to cradle?

What is cradle to cradle?

Developed in 2002, the method aims to bring a new alternative to the linear production model. Using this method, biological and inorganic material are 100% reusable

Recycling: do you know where your waste goes after you throw it away?

Recycling: do you know where your waste goes after you throw it away?

Cada um de nós produz em média 1,2 quilo de “lixo” por dia, mas quando este grande volume de resíduos é reciclado, melhora o meio ambiente e gera renda e emprego. Conheça o caminho da reciclagem [...]

Why is the circular economy good for businesses?

Why is the circular economy good for businesses?

On the medium and long-term, adhering to circular economy practices ensures natural and energetic resources perform efficiently; therefore, the industry is primarily responsible for promoting a [...]

Once known as “garbage island”, Taiwan is nowadays leader in recycling

Once known as “garbage island”, Taiwan is nowadays leader in recycling

With public policies and citizens’ commitment, Taiwan gives correct destination to 55% of its artificial and biological waste and keeps encouraging the population to separate all the waste they produce