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Coca Cola will continue with single-use plastic bottles because that’s what YOU want

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, Bea Perez, head of sustainability for Coca-Cola, announced that the company has no intention of abandoning single-use plastic bottles. Why? It’s all the customers’ fault, apparently. They like the convenience of lightweight, recloseable bottles, she says, and the company dare not deny customers what they […]

January 28th

The hidden costs of a plastic planet

Amanda Kistler, Director of Communications and Development at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), has shared a new report with CleanTechnica. The full report, Plastic & Climate The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet, was released on May 15, 2019. Below is a summary and several highlights from the report, and here is the full executive summary. By […]

Breakthrough! Fully recyclable plastics?

Plastics are both a boon and a bane to all humanity. One the one hand, they are strong, light, and flexible. On the other hand, they take centuries to break down, which has created an environmental catastrophe of unimaginable proportions. Some would argue that plastics have played an important role in  powering the robust world […]

May 13th