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PRO India on Pyrolysis

What do you think of when you see plastics waste mixed with muck and everything else that you see lying along the roadside or brought back into landfills! Sure you cant think of recycling that. What’s the solution to plastics which are mixed with one another ( think of MLP where PE is mixed with Nylon and Aluminum) to create barrier properties that are Un-paralleled and at that cost. Making then Un-Recyclable too! What’s the solution? bringing them back ( long-distance

BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION

BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION

‘No Water, No Life, No Blue, No Green- Only Plastic’ Sadly, this our future! Can you foresee it? Apparently, we cannot but our nation’s young blood can. CEF/ PRO RECYCLING INDIA firmly aims to fight against plastic pollution by not only recycling the plastic but also, reducing the plastic waste at the household level. Children being the real setters have the power to influence their family members. To aware people about the management and recycling of plastic waste, we launched a

Why I Love Plastic-Free Bite Toothpaste Bits

Ever since Lush reverted to packaging its Toothy Tabs toothpaste tablets in plastic containers instead of compostable cardboard boxes, I’ve been brushing my teeth with plain baking soda mixed with essential oils. (I pour a bit in the palm of my hand and run my wet toothbrush through it.) This method is fine, and cheap, but I missed the convenience of the tablets, especially while travelling. Finally — well, okay, I may be a few months late to this party

Jules Thin Crust – Setting an Example for Zero Waste Restaurants

Last month, the City of Berkeley, CA, unanimously passed the nation’s most ambitious, comprehensive ordinance on disposable plastic foodware to date.  The new law requires that: Disposable items like utensils, straws, lids, and sleeves may only be provided upon request or at a self-serve station, not automatically. Food vendors must provide compost bins for customers. All disposable takeout foodware must be 100% BPI certified compostable by January 1, 2020. All vendors must charge $0.25 cents for hot

Easy Bulk Shopping with the Goods Holding Company System

Using our own containers to buy foods from bulk bins is one of the primary ways to avoid plastic packaging while grocery shopping. But it’s not always easy, especially when you’re just beginning your plastic-free journey. First, you have to find shops in your area that offer foods from bulk bins, and then you need to find out how they handle customers’ containers. You only want to pay for what’s inside, so the store needs to have a way

Guest Post: Running from the Plastic Phantoms One Bold Step at a Time

The following is a guest post from Balaka B. Ghosal who contacted me last year to share her zero waste, plastic-free journey. Enjoy! Most big journeys in our lives start with a story. Mine does, too. Right after coming from India to Houston, Texas, with a six-year-old in tow, I was excited about the amazing systems and processes that worked like a well-oiled machine (or at least so it felt to me, as a new immigrant). Interstate highways

Shoes made of Ocean Plastics

Many Brands are following on the lines of Adidas  which launched its range of footwear entirely made of ocean based post consumer recyclable plastics and have already sold close to 1 million shoes since 2016. It has opened a new market for the shoe industry as it is manufactured from a Yarn developed by Parley that is made from recyclable plastic thus reducing amount of plastic waste and increasing the longevity of single use disposable post-consumer plastic. Each shoe is

Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases: study

Plastic used in everyday objects from bottles to packaging emit greenhouse gases when exposed to sunlight, according to a study released on August 1, as global concern about its impact on the world’s oceans grows. Plastic pollution has come under increased scrutiny from environmentalists as the scale of the problem has become clear – this year it emerged that a giant island made up of plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean was far larger than thought. Now scientists have discovered that