Frosch blog — recycling

Operation National Sword and the international recycling market

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Operation National Sword and the international recycling market

Singing dustbins in Taipei and China's development of their recycling policy   If you are a regular listener to podcasts then the eclectic and insightful 99% Invisible podcast is well worth your time.  They have engaging and entertaining pieces on those things hiding in plain site.  This episode turns its attention to recycling and has articles on the international trade in recycling waste, China's Operation National Sword recycling policy and Taiwan's clever approach to turn around their waste management processes and achieve a 50% recycling rate.  It has an American focus, but we would highly recommend a listen. Also, as referenced by...

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Footprints to your doorstep

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Footprints to your doorstep

It is not enough to gather our resources and produce our products in as ecologically sustainable way as we can.  We also look for the best ways to ship to our customers.   We've recently made changes to how we ship and we would like to outline to our customers the efforts we make in delivering ecological cleaning to your door. We choose couriers with regular business in your area and a commitment to reducing carbon emissions and off-setting their carbon footprint. There are numerous studies on the effect of internet shopping home deliveries on the environment and traffic.  The...

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World stars at the WorldStar Awards

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World stars at the WorldStar Awards

At the Australian Institute of Packaging) National Conference in Queensland the Frosch Recyclate Initiative received the WorldStar Packaging Award in the "Household" category for its development of bottles made of 100 percent HDPE recyclates. In 2016 Frosch parent company, Werner & Mertz, together with bottle producer Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner and the Green Dot, developed the world's first bottle of 100 percent HDPE recyclates from collected waste plastic.  Since then most bottles for those product lines have been converted to rHDPE, that is food grade HDPE bottles. At Frosch we passionately believe that plastic should be re-used.  It is a valuable raw...

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Our latest news roundup

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Our latest news roundup

There's been so much going on in the public space around ecology and recycling this year.  We've created a brief summary for you and included links to some articles that make for essential reading.   Plastic in the news It's not been a good year for plastic. A series of high profile campaigns and political initiatives on plastic reduction have proceeded one after the other in the first few months of the year, while ocean plastic remains a high profile subject.We have brought together the latest news on plastic waste-reducing initiatives, as well as a few other ecological commentary pieces.At the...

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8 ways to reduce plastic waste

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8 ways to reduce plastic waste

We look at 8 things people can do every day to reduce the amount of plastic put into the environment.   Happy New Year!  We are already several weeks into the New Year, about the time that many New Year resolutions may begin to falter.  There has been a good deal of noise in the headlines recently around some government initiatives to reduce waste, including a proposed 25p tariff on disposable coffee cups. Many people didn’t know that disposable coffee cups aren’t easily recyclable through the typical recycling processes used locally.  This is because the paper cups are lined with a...

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