Even if you live hundreds of miles from the coast, the plastic you throw away could make its way into the sea. Once in the ocean, plastic decomposes very slowly, breaking down in to tiny pieces known as micro plastics that can be incredibly damaging to sea life. 80% of plastic in our oceans is from... Read more »

My Why

Hello, I’m Ann. I am an ordinary person, a person who believes that small actions from millions of individuals can change the world. I believe its the only thing that ever has. As my partner and I watched news footage and programmes like Blue Planet in late 2015 and felt helpless and concerned for our… Read more »

Which Plastics Can Be Recycled?

The packaging of almost every plastic product we buy has a recycling logo, with numbers inside and letters underneath. These icons, called plastic identification codes or resin identification codes, are identified according to the type of resin in the plastic. The recycling logo in these codes might be deceptive about how easy to recycle all... Read more »

Nine Ideas For Re-purposing Everyday Household Items

Most environmentally conscious individuals are well aware of the basics of living green; refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle, and rot. Keeping these things in mind while choosing products for your home goes a long way toward reducing your carbon footprint on our planet. You can apply these principles to nearly every item in your home, but… Read more »


PET Recycling and rPET: What you need to know Plastic manufacturers and converters are facing consumer and legislative demand when it comes to the use of recycled PET in their products. In this post, Vanden Recycling explores challenges and proposed solutions to improve the inclusion of rPET. What is PET in recycling? PET is a… Read more »

What does Stem The Tide mean?

What is Stem The Tide Breaking Down Stem The Tide Stemming the tide does not constitute stopping the unfavorable development entirely or immediately, but rather it implies a lessening or gradually reduction of the negative trend, with the goal of containing it and eventually eliminating it at sometime in the future. Stemming the tide in an investing context... Read more »

What is rPET

What is Polyethylene Terephthalate? Polymers are macromolecules which are formed by certain repeating units. These repeating units are called monomers. Monomers have some functional groups which react with each other to form a long polymeric chain. The chemical bonds between monomer units are usually covalent bonds which are formed due to addition between some unsaturated monomer units… Read more »