News

Use of plastic waste in road construction mandatory now

To overcome the growing problem of disposal of plastic waste, the government has made it mandatory for road developers to use plastic waste along with bituminous mixes for road construction.

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How a failed entrepreneur is minting millions with his recycling start-up ‘Priti International’

After losing a lot of money in other businesses, Hritesh Lohiya ventured into garbage recycling. Today, the company enjoys a turnover of $8million and has a customer base in 36 countries.

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Women leading the way in recycling plastic waste

A team of 24 women has set up a plastic recycling unit, the first of its kind in the Theni district, to process and recycle plastic waste generated in the district.

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Nike uses plastic bottles to make new uniform for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

Nike revealed its latest kit for the 2015 U.S. Women’s National Team. Every piece of the kit- the jersey, shorts and socks is constructed with recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles that are melted down to create fine yarn to create the fabric.

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That water bottle you discarded is recycled by Lakhshmi in a Mumbai slum right now

Ever wondered what happens to all your trash plastic once it is picked from your home? Apart from its consumption by animals and water bodies, of course. It is interesting to know how what goes around does come around after all.

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Top 5 companies that are minting money from waste

More and more companies are making wealth from waste and, in the process, saving the environment from devastation. Let’s take a look at five of these green businesses.

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Electronic junk giving you nightmares? Karma Recycling can help

Karma Recycling, a start-up portal runs an online electronics trade-in service that allows users to sell their used or non-working smartphones, tablets and laptops and “recycle” those for use by someone else.

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Events

Event Name

Organiser

Date

Venue

IC Packaging Technology Expo

Reed Exhibitions Japan Limited

January 13rd – 15th

Tokyo

Indiana Green Expo

Indiana Convention Centre

January 6th – 8th

Indianapolis

Pharmapack Europe

Voisin Consulting Life Sciences

February 10th – 11th

Paris

Remunicipalisation Conference 2016

Valpak

January 28th

London

Award for excellence in Recycling 2016

Valpak

May 19th

London

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