Posts filed under: plastics

The Life Cycle Initiative co-hosted the multi-stakeholder dialogues alongside the preparatory Open Ended Working Group meeting for the intergovernmental negotiating committee on plastic pollution from 29 May to 1 June. The dialogues demonstrated the diversity......
Globally USD 460 billion of value is lost each year by discarding clothes that could still be worn How Life Cycle Thinking helps developing Innovative Business Practices for African SMEs......
Plastic pollution is a global problem. Approximately 7 billion of the 9.2 billion tonnes of plastic produced from 1950-2017 became plastic waste, ending up in landfills or dumped. Plastic pollution......
29 May – 1 June 2022 You are invited to join the Multi-Stakeholder dialogues, which are part of the programme of the open-ended working group (OEWG), and organized by UNEP, the......
Two months have already passed since UNEA 5.2 created momentum in the global environmental agenda! Its historic resolution ‘End Plastic Pollution: Towards an international legally binding instrument’ has already sparked......
The Giant Plastic Tap, co-created by Artist Benjamin Von Wong, the Human Needs Project and the residents of Kibera, welcomed participants to UNEA5.2, reminding them of 1) the urgent need......
Reusable face masks, compared to disposable masks, were found to be a more environmentally friendly alternative when used responsibly and economically. As part of a single-use plastic products series, this...
With only 9% of global plastic waste being recycled, managing waste once it’s generated is not nearly enough. How can we scale waste prevention solutions focused on reuse? This session......
We are working on the meta analysis on single-use plastic food packaging and its alternatives. We are looking for relevant LCA studies that cover reusable options (e.g., “zero-waste” supermarkets/refill stations......
The Joint Initiative for sustainable humanitarian packaging waste management is currently starting a project aiming at performing life cycle analysis of the main packaging items used in humanitarian assistance response.......