Waste Robotics – Market News

By | 2018-06-11

Here’s the Waste Robotics Market News including the 10 key news of this week in waste and recycling industries. Plastic waste is getting attention from all over the world, with companies trying to reduces it to government bills. We can all be part of the solution, we just need to be more aware of what we use.

 

U.S., Japan decline to sign G7 agreement to reduce plastic waste in oceans

June 11th 2018 – The United States and Japan declined to sign onto an agreement between the other G7 countries to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans and cut down on the usage of single-use plastics, such as straws, bottles and cups. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Britain and the European Union endorsed a G7 ocean plastics charter, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at the leaders’ summit in the waterfront town of La Malbaie, Que. The pact calls for signatory countries to reduce the use of plastics and, where alternatives are not available, find ways to include more recycled materials in the plastics they do use.

Read more via The Globe and Mail

 

Here’s how some local restaurants, grocery stores cut food waste

June 10th 2018 – Montgomery County deals with about 75,000 tons of food that is thrown away each year, much of which can be used for other purposes. By reusing, donating or composting, many restaurants are working to cut down that number, but less than half track inventory, and fewer still donate. Several restaurants in the Dayton area are trying unique ways to get the most out of their food and cut down on waste while helping their employees or the needy. “We feel it’s good to help the community and give back to those in need,” said Fred Pfeiffer, a Dorothy Lane Market store director.

Read more on Dayton Daily News

 

Industry Experts Weigh In on How Technology Can Help Reduce Food Waste

June 6th, 2018 – Food waste is still a major issue in the U.S. About $218 billion worth of food is thrown out each year and 21 percent of landfill volume is food waste, according to Feeding America, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago that has a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people. But what some companies need to consider is that technology has an important role to play to help reduce the amount of wasted food.

Read more on Waste 360

 

Why China has Canada spooked about the world’s plastic waste crisis

June 11th, 2018 – Canada is trying to point the way out of a global plastic waste crunch partially of its own making. Whales are choking to death on plastic bags in garbage-filled foreign waterways. Giant patches of plastic garbage are growing even larger in the world’s oceans, while minuscule bits of it are starting to show up in Canadian waterways. And now, six months after China shut its doors to accepting roughly half of the world’s plastic waste, bales of Canadian recyclables are being diverted to landfills or shipped to other plastic-choked regions of Asia for disposal.

Read more on Global News

 

Lynn, Mass., Teams with The Recycling Partnership to Improve Recycling Efforts

June 8th, 2018 – In an effort to improve recycling, the city of Lynn, Mass., is teaming with The Recycling Partnership to sort through residents’ recycling bins to determine if they are properly recycling. If the bins are filled with nonrecyclable materials, the duo will tag the bin to inform the resident of the problem. The city hopes that this effort will help to better educate residents on what can and cannot be placed in their recycling bin, reducing contamination and improving recycling.

Read more on Waste 360

 

Five Ways Businesses Can Reduce Plastic Waste

June 6th, 2018 – In an effort to help businesses reduce their plastic waste, GreenBiz spoke to a number of leading experts in the U.K. on plastics, waste and resource efficiency to gather some helpful tips and tools. From reducing, reusing and recycling to shifting the economics and thinking through consequences, these tips are designed to help combat the world’s plastic waste problem.

Read more on Waste 360

 

FareShare announces new £5m funding to divert more food from landfill

June 11th, 2018 – Food waste charity FareShare has been awarded £5 million of National Lottery funding. It predicts it will now be able to divert more than 25,000 tonnes of edible food going to landfill and provide 62 million more meals a year during the three years of the grant. FareShare will now be undertaking a UK volunteer recruitment drive which aims to increase the number of volunteers to over 1,000. The money, raised by National Lottery players for good causes, is the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

Read more on Recycle Waste World

 

IKEA bans all single use plastics in its product range

June 6th, 2018 – IKEA has announced it plans to remove all single use plastic products from its range and restaurants by 2020. The updated People and Planet Positive strategy includes a series of commitments which aim to help IKEA customers live more sustainably, reduce their climate impact and contribute to a “world without waste.”

Read more on Recycle Waste World

 

Now, recycle plastic bottles at Railway station and get Paytm cashback

June 11th, 2018 – On the eve of World Environment Day, Indian Railways has launched a unique initiative to promote people for recycling plastic waster and in turn reward them with monetary incentives. Railways has installed bottle crushers at the Vadodara Railway Station and have launched a scheme to rewards people for helping the national transporter recycle plastic bottles at railway stations. Indian Railways says this is part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste. Under the scheme, passengers will get a cashback of Rs 5 in their Paytm wallet for dropping a plastic bottle into the crushing machine.

Read more via Economic Times

 

P.E.I. passes bill banning single-use plastic bags at retail stores

June 11th, 2018 – Prince Edward Island could be the first province in Canada to ban retailers from giving out plastic bags after a private member’s bill passed third reading Friday morning. The Plastic Bag Reduction Act, introduced by Liberal member of the legislature Allen Roach, would eventually prohibit retailers from providing customers with single-use plastic bags, encouraging them instead to sell paper or reusable cloth bags. “The purpose of this Act is to reduce the use by businesses of single-use checkout bags, to reduce waste and environmental damage and to promote responsible and sustainable business practices in Prince Edward Island,” the bill reads.

Read more via Toronto Sun

 

 

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