recycled plastic

The Netherlands Unveils the World’s First Recycled Plastic Bike Lane

When it comes to using recycled waste and sustainability, the Netherlands has always been at the forefront. In recent news, Zwolle, one of the country’s “greenest cities,” implemented the world’s first bicycle lane composed of post-consumer waste that would normally be discarded or incinerated. To create the material, Zwolle used old, plastic bottles, festival beer cups, cosmetic packaging, …

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Record number of plastic bottles being recycled in Britain

A record number of plastic bottles are being recycled in Britain after the biggest increase in three years, according to new figures. Statistics released by RECOUP, a plastic recycling charity, show 351,907 tonnes were collected from households for processing in 2017 – up 2.5% on the previous 12 months. Sky Ocean Rescue has set the …

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Designer brands launch range of clothing using recycled plastic.

Last week, on the opening day of London Fashion Week, the network of nonprofit organizations Friends of the Earth urged fashion companies to do more to tackle plastic pollution, as the fashion industry is “a significant contribution” to the problem. Luckily, some brands are already manufacturing clothing, shoes and apparel from plastic waste. Last month, sportswear …

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The first sailboat made entirely from recycled plastic is setting sail.

Recycled plastic sailboat

The first sailboat made entirely from recycled plastic is setting sail into the Indian Ocean on Saturday (15 September) as part of a campaign to end the use of single-use plastic. The Flipflopi, a Kenyan community-built boat constructed from recycled marine plastic and flip-flops, is supported by a short film created by Droga5 London and …

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