What Does It Take to Be Green?

Earth Day is here and many of us take this opportunity to reflect: “How can I do better?”, “Is this really sustainable or is it greenwashing?”. That’s the modern dilemma in a world where 70% of consumers want to make better choices but are so confused with misinformation, unclear certifications, empty claims, and so on.Continue reading “What Does It Take to Be Green?”

Reflections on the latest Plastic Recycling Conference

After many years without attending a plastic event, I decided to go to the latest Plastic Recycling Conference last week, in DC. Here I am with my shampoo bar in the bag, wearing comfortable Rothys and carrying around a reusable water bottle. Traveling light, very light. I got there a bit skeptical, afraid to spendContinue reading “Reflections on the latest Plastic Recycling Conference”

REUSE is trending again.

Remember not too long ago, when your parents need to bring that glass bottle back to the supermarket to get back a deposit? Well, that’s been in decline for years. In 2010, only 11% of Coca-Cola’s packaging was refillable glass. You can get nostalgic in Europe too, where 40% of beverage packaging was refillable inContinue reading “REUSE is trending again.”

How do Reduce, Reuse & Recycle affect Plastic Production?

We often talk about actions around the 3 Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – but the real impact of those on plastic production, and consequent pollution, is not as well articulated. How much can we collectively achieve by reducing, reusing, and recycling?  Plastic Waste: the status-quo First, let’s take a look at the current scenario.Continue reading “How do Reduce, Reuse & Recycle affect Plastic Production?”