Few products contain recycled plastics – are consumers part of the problem?

Recycled plastics can be less aesthetically pleasing. Consumer expectation and technical issues make increasing recycled plastic content an uphill challenge

Straws lodged in turtle’s nostrils and plastic bags clogging city streets – the world is oversaturated with waste plastic and the issue has reached fever pitch. Increasing the amount of recycled plastic in products could go some way towards reining in ever-higher volumes entering the environment.

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Source: The Guardian

HP reveals new sustainability goals

It´s time to get on board with the circular economy, PC giant says.

HP has unveiled plans to revolutionise the way it works to provide a range of environmentally friendly business practices.

The PC giant has pledged to cut the amount of greenhouse gases and waste material generated in making its products within the next ten years as it looks to promote sustainability within what it calls the “circular economy”.

“Sustainability is a guiding principle for HP,” Judy Glazer, the company’s head of sustainability and product compliance said at the company’s HP Sustainability Summit 2017 event in London today, “there’s a real benefit for our customers and society at large.”

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Source: IT ProPortal