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6 years ago, a video sparked a revolution around the environmental impacts of single-use plastic straws.

Since then, alternative straws have skyrocketed in popularity as a sustainable option. Let's take a look at a few.

6 years ago, a video sparked a revolution around the environmental impacts of single-use plastic straws.

Since then, alternative straws have skyrocketed in popularity as a sustainable option. Let's take a look at a few.

6 years ago, a video sparked a revolution around the environmental impacts of single-use plastic straws.

Since then, alternative straws have skyrocketed in popularity as a sustainable option. Let's take a look at a few.

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We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

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Smart Plastic announces first-ever fully recyclable and compostable plastic straw

The SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw is the only 100% recyclable plastic straw on the market that will conclusively bio-assimilate, resulting in zero microplastics.

Smart Plastic Technologies has launched the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw, an innovative product that will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and all landfill environments within 12–42 months, resulting in zero microplastics. The straw, which meets all requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen beverages, is produced with SmartPlastic’s patent-pending SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology. In a world’s first, this technology is backed by the C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test, conducted byLMPE, a respected eco-compatible polymeric materials laboratory located in Lucca, Italy.

"What’s unique about this product is its ability to truly and completely bio-assimilate in all environments - from industrial composting, to marine, terrestrial and anaerobic landfill environments - leaving behind zero microplastics.” stated Jay Tapp, President and COO, Smart Plastic.“In addition, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw is made from 100% recyclable materials. This is where it differs from traditional compostable products, including paper straws, which cannot be recycled. This ensures that no matter where the straw falls at its end of life, it will not be detrimental to our planet or its inhabitants."

According to studies, 500 millions plastic straws are used every day throughout the United States alone. And while traditional plastic straws made from polypropylene (PP)are recyclable, they’re often not accepted at recycling centers because their size makes it difficult to properly sort them. Following a guaranteed lifespan of 18 months, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled straws will completely bio-assimilate in as little as 12 months, resulting in nothing but C02, water and biomass.

Smart Plastic is the first company to pass the comprehensive C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test to determine the technology’s performance in all environments. The SPTek ECLIPSE™ straws are made up of 99% polypropylene (PP) and 1% SPTek ECLIPSE™.

Earlier in 2020 the company launched certified isolation gowns for healthcare heroes that also completely bio-assimilate, leaving behind zero microplastics.

For more information about the SPTek ECLIPSETM Straw, visit www.changetheplastic.com/eclipse-straw.

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Smart Plastic Technologies has launched the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw, an innovative product that will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and all landfill environments within 12–42 months, resulting in zero microplastics. The straw, which meets all requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen beverages, is produced with SmartPlastic’s patent-pending SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology. In a world’s first, this technology is backed by the C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test, conducted byLMPE, a respected eco-compatible polymeric materials laboratory located in Lucca, Italy.

"What’s unique about this product is its ability to truly and completely bio-assimilate in all environments - from industrial composting, to marine, terrestrial and anaerobic landfill environments - leaving behind zero microplastics.” stated Jay Tapp, President and COO, Smart Plastic.“In addition, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw is made from 100% recyclable materials. This is where it differs from traditional compostable products, including paper straws, which cannot be recycled. This ensures that no matter where the straw falls at its end of life, it will not be detrimental to our planet or its inhabitants."

According to studies, 500 millions plastic straws are used every day throughout the United States alone. And while traditional plastic straws made from polypropylene (PP)are recyclable, they’re often not accepted at recycling centers because their size makes it difficult to properly sort them. Following a guaranteed lifespan of 18 months, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled straws will completely bio-assimilate in as little as 12 months, resulting in nothing but C02, water and biomass.

Smart Plastic is the first company to pass the comprehensive C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test to determine the technology’s performance in all environments. The SPTek ECLIPSE™ straws are made up of 99% polypropylene (PP) and 1% SPTek ECLIPSE™.

Earlier in 2020 the company launched certified isolation gowns for healthcare heroes that also completely bio-assimilate, leaving behind zero microplastics.

For more information about the SPTek ECLIPSETM Straw, visit www.changetheplastic.com/eclipse-straw.

Smart Plastic announces first-ever fully recyclable and compostable plastic straw

Smart Plastic Technologies has launched the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw, an innovative product that will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and all landfill environments within 12–42 months, resulting in zero microplastics. The straw, which meets all requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen beverages, is produced with SmartPlastic’s patent-pending SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology. In a world’s first, this technology is backed by the C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test, conducted byLMPE, a respected eco-compatible polymeric materials laboratory located in Lucca, Italy.

"What’s unique about this product is its ability to truly and completely bio-assimilate in all environments - from industrial composting, to marine, terrestrial and anaerobic landfill environments - leaving behind zero microplastics.” stated Jay Tapp, President and COO, Smart Plastic.“In addition, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw is made from 100% recyclable materials. This is where it differs from traditional compostable products, including paper straws, which cannot be recycled. This ensures that no matter where the straw falls at its end of life, it will not be detrimental to our planet or its inhabitants."

According to studies, 500 millions plastic straws are used every day throughout the United States alone. And while traditional plastic straws made from polypropylene (PP)are recyclable, they’re often not accepted at recycling centers because their size makes it difficult to properly sort them. Following a guaranteed lifespan of 18 months, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled straws will completely bio-assimilate in as little as 12 months, resulting in nothing but C02, water and biomass.

Smart Plastic is the first company to pass the comprehensive C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test to determine the technology’s performance in all environments. The SPTek ECLIPSE™ straws are made up of 99% polypropylene (PP) and 1% SPTek ECLIPSE™.

Earlier in 2020 the company launched certified isolation gowns for healthcare heroes that also completely bio-assimilate, leaving behind zero microplastics.

For more information about the SPTek ECLIPSETM Straw, visit www.changetheplastic.com/eclipse-straw.

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Smart Plastic announces first-ever fully recyclable and compostable plastic straw

The SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw is the only 100% recyclable plastic straw on the market that will conclusively bio-assimilate, resulting in zero microplastics.

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We're passionate about making sustainability accessible and easy for everyone.

Let's add two more concepts to your sustainability arsenal: Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP).

We're passionate about making sustainability accessible and easy for everyone.

Let's add two more concepts to your sustainability arsenal: Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP).

We're passionate about making sustainability accessible and easy for everyone.

Let's add two more concepts to your sustainability arsenal: Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) and Global Warming Potential (GWP).

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One of the most important concepts to understand in the field of sustainability is the LCA, but what is it?

One of the most important concepts to understand in the field of sustainability is the LCA, but what is it?

One of the most important concepts to understand in the field of sustainability is the LCA, but what is it?

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The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion
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The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion

This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

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This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion

This recent article from DownToEarth takes a deeper look at greenwashing in the fashion industry. Have a read to learn how to identify greenwashing.

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The deception of greenwashing in fast fashion

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Circular business model lessons from IKEA, REI and Eileen Fisher
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Implementing circular business model for global brands

Organizations all over the world are starting to see the necessity and potential of implementing circular business models. GreenBiz Group spoke with three companies embracing these practices at GreenBiz 21: REI, IKEA and Eileen Fisher. Whether its reusing, reselling or recycling, each company is adding one or more pillars of the circular economy to their business practices.

Shifting to a circular business model creates opportunities for companies to reach new customers, all while exciting and engaging their loyal base and having a positive impact on the planet. Check out four lessons these companies have learned from adding circular business practices below.

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Organizations all over the world are starting to see the necessity and potential of implementing circular business models. GreenBiz Group spoke with three companies embracing these practices at GreenBiz 21: REI, IKEA and Eileen Fisher. Whether its reusing, reselling or recycling, each company is adding one or more pillars of the circular economy to their business practices.

Shifting to a circular business model creates opportunities for companies to reach new customers, all while exciting and engaging their loyal base and having a positive impact on the planet. Check out four lessons these companies have learned from adding circular business practices below.

Implementing circular business model for global brands

Organizations all over the world are starting to see the necessity and potential of implementing circular business models. GreenBiz Group spoke with three companies embracing these practices at GreenBiz 21: REI, IKEA and Eileen Fisher. Whether its reusing, reselling or recycling, each company is adding one or more pillars of the circular economy to their business practices.

Shifting to a circular business model creates opportunities for companies to reach new customers, all while exciting and engaging their loyal base and having a positive impact on the planet. Check out four lessons these companies have learned from adding circular business practices below.

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Implementing circular business model for global brands

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With a ton of terms floating around in the sustainability space, it's totally understandable if you get confused from time to time!

Today, let's bring a little clarity to the difference between 'bio-based' and 'biodegradable'.

With a ton of terms floating around in the sustainability space, it's totally understandable if you get confused from time to time!

Today, let's bring a little clarity to the difference between 'bio-based' and 'biodegradable'.

With a ton of terms floating around in the sustainability space, it's totally understandable if you get confused from time to time!

Today, let's bring a little clarity to the difference between 'bio-based' and 'biodegradable'.

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Recently, we broke down the difference between the universal symbol for recyclable material and the Resin Identification Code (RIC) - two very similar icons that mean two very different things!

Let's look at the 7 types of plastic and which ones can ACTUALLY be recycled?

Recently, we broke down the difference between the universal symbol for recyclable material and the Resin Identification Code (RIC) - two very similar icons that mean two very different things!

Let's look at the 7 types of plastic and which ones can ACTUALLY be recycled?

Recently, we broke down the difference between the universal symbol for recyclable material and the Resin Identification Code (RIC) - two very similar icons that mean two very different things!

Let's look at the 7 types of plastic and which ones can ACTUALLY be recycled?

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P&G reduces plastics and record UK wind bids: The sustainability success stories of the week
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Mission Possible: Achieving a Sustainable Future

Each week edie compiles the top five sustainability wins in its Mission Possible: Achieving a Sustainable Future series.

Last week Procter & Gamble announced new packaging for its Gillette brand that will reduce their annual plastic output by 66 metric tonnes. With a goal of halving the amount of virgin plastic Gillette uses by 2030, this switch is a positive step forward. This is a powerful example of how large-scale organizations can implement strategies to reduce plastic waste without sacrificing quality.

Take a look at the other four sustainability success from last week in the article below.

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Each week edie compiles the top five sustainability wins in its Mission Possible: Achieving a Sustainable Future series.

Last week Procter & Gamble announced new packaging for its Gillette brand that will reduce their annual plastic output by 66 metric tonnes. With a goal of halving the amount of virgin plastic Gillette uses by 2030, this switch is a positive step forward. This is a powerful example of how large-scale organizations can implement strategies to reduce plastic waste without sacrificing quality.

Take a look at the other four sustainability success from last week in the article below.

Mission Possible: Achieving a Sustainable Future

Each week edie compiles the top five sustainability wins in its Mission Possible: Achieving a Sustainable Future series.

Last week Procter & Gamble announced new packaging for its Gillette brand that will reduce their annual plastic output by 66 metric tonnes. With a goal of halving the amount of virgin plastic Gillette uses by 2030, this switch is a positive step forward. This is a powerful example of how large-scale organizations can implement strategies to reduce plastic waste without sacrificing quality.

Take a look at the other four sustainability success from last week in the article below.

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Mission Possible: Achieving a Sustainable Future

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