Category Archives: NAA News

The United Nations Declares War on Single-Use Plastics

During the pandemic, the world created about 8 million tons of plastic waste, and most of it is now in the ocean. As one researcher described the problem while visiting a beach on one of the Canary Islands, “I walked up to the edge of the ocean where the waves were breaking on land, and then I looked down and every wave was full of plastic that I hadn’t seen, like confetti. The ocean is literally spitting this material back...

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US is recycling just 5% of its plastic waste, studies show

When most people toss a plastic bottle or cup into the recycling bin, they assume that means the plastic is recycled – but a new report lays bare how rarely that actually happens.

According to the Last Beach Cleanup and Beyond Plastics, the organization behind the report released on Wednesday, the recycling rate for post-consumer plastic was just 5% to 6% in 2021. Read more

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Global Smart Packaging Market Report 2022: How Technology is Embedding Intelligence into Packaging 2.0 – Research And Markets.com

DUBLIN, March 16, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Smart Packaging - How Technology is Embedding Intelligence into Packaging" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The packaging sector is evolving into Packaging 2.0 with all the innovations that are shaping it. Sophisticated and advanced technologies are driving automation across all the value chains in the sector. Read more

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