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17 Jan 2022
--- Researchers at Rutgers University, US, have found that phthalates can disrupt hormone production crucial for pregnancy health. Phthalate chemicals are added to plastics, personal care products and electronics to increase... Read More
17 Jan 2022
--- Over 70 financial institutions and businesses have released a statement urging an ambitious international, legally binding global treaty on plastics pollution ahead of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) 5.2, held in Nairobi,... Read More
17 Jan 2022
--- Multivac is acquiring the complete holdings of TVI Entwicklung und Produktion (TVI) in Bruckmühl, Germany, following the planned departure of Thomas Völkl as TVI’s managing director and company partner... Read More
17 Jan 2022
--- Valmet is introducing the Valmet Fiber Furnish Control application package, enabling board and papermakers to stabilize refiner operation for maximized production efficiency with ensured furnish quality. The Valmet Fiber... Read More
17 Jan 2022
--- Eastman is investing up to US$1 billion in building what it says is the world’s largest molecular plastics recycling facility in France. The announcement was made jointly this morning by French President Emmanuel... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- Keurig Dr. Pepper Canada has been forced to pay a CA$3 million (US$2.3 million) penalty to the country’s Competition Bureau, as well an unspecified amount in a US class-action lawsuit, following misleading claims made... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- Agricultural waste fiber technologists Papyrus Australia is unveiling the “world’s first” fully banana fiber-based clamshell, produced in a molded fiber packaging facility in Sharqiah, Egypt. Edward Byrt,... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- Danone’s evian has launched its latest sparkling water in aluminum cans as well as its more familiar PET bottles. The mineral water brand has long used 100% recyclable bottles. However, with aluminum cans’... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Dawn launched a one-handed washing liquid bottle design targeted at disabled consumers. Meanwhile, Sappi unveiled a one-side coated face stock label paper for improved printability, and Smurfit... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Waddington Europe is launching a mono-material, recyclable meat tray that doesn’t require the polyethylene layer or adhesive coating typically used to seal the lids in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). “The... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Happier Beauty is currently developing the world’s first refillable toothpaste dispenser with biodegradable refill capsules. “This product will be another big step toward eliminating standard toothpaste tubes... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Mondi is targeting net-zero emissions by 2050, in line with the UN’s Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The paper and packaging giant says it has waited to announce the plan to develop a credible and detailed... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Neste is announcing the conclusion of its first series of trials into processing liquefied waste plastic with chemical recycling technology at its Porvoo refinery in Finland. The oil refining company says it has processed... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Industry appetite for Natural Branding – a technology that lasers markings onto the surface of some fruits and vegetables – is gaining traction amid proliferating plastic packaging bans. Notably, France recently... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Tetra Pak and Elvir are partnering to become the first carton packaging players in the F&B industry to launch a cap using certified recycled polymers. The companies are aiming to find an economically sound use of plastic... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- Ireland’s new Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy (WAPCE), a government roadmap for improving the country’s environmental sustainability footprint in line with UN targets, is coming under fire for using... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- PepsiCo’s SodaStream is introducing a new addition to its line-up of sparkling water makers, branded Art. Along with avoiding the purchase of plastic bottles, consumers can carbonate or add flavor to flat water at... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- Ineos Olefins and Polymers Europe is joining the pioneering polypropylene (PP) recycling project Nextloopp, supporting its delivery of food-grade recycled content. The chemicals company will orchestrate a pivotal two-year... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- German recycling technology company APK has successfully proven it can mass-produce decolorized post-consumer plastic recyclate from mixed waste, marking what it calls a “milestone” for the business. The... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- Each year, an estimated 490 million pints of milk is wasted in the UK, according to Morrisons. The supermarket chain is now making a push to scrap “Use By” dates on 90% of its own brand milk – and encourage... Read More
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