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NewsBite podcast (Oct 12 - 16): Amcor calls for UN plastic waste treaty, Ball study finds UK consumers embracing canned water

 16 Oct 2020

This week in industry news, Amcor joined a series of F&B and packaging companies calling for a UN treaty on plastic waste. A Ball-commissioned YouGov poll found UK consumers are increasingly attracted to drinking water in aluminum cans for on-the-go purchases.

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23 Oct 2020 | CNS Media

This week in industry news, Burger King partnered TerraCycle to pilot reusable sandwich and drinks packaging in a closed-loop, zero-waste system. Unilever launched its largest European refill trial with UK supermarket Asda.

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09 Oct 2020 | CNS Media

This week in industry news, The European Court of Auditors warned there is significant risk the EU will not meet its plastic packaging recycling targets for 2025 and 2030. Encirc glass container manufacturer and Glass Futures industry research and technology organization partnered on a landmark project to... Read More

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02 Oct 2020 | CNS Media

This week in industry news, the US state of New Jersey passed a phase-out ban on single-use plastic and paper bags, taking effect in two years. Also, Amcor and Nestlé launched the world’s first recyclable flexible retort pouch with the Purina wet cat food brand.

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25 Sep 2020 | CNS Media

This week in industry news, Coca-Cola European Partners announced all plastic bottles across its core brands in Great Britain will now be made with 50 percent recycled. Nestlé Waters UK partnered with waste management business Biffa to deliver 100 percent recycled PET in a closed-loop system.

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18 Sep 2020 | CNS Media

This week in industry news, UK supermarket chain Iceland called on the national government and rival retailers to commit to enhanced transparency in plastic packaging reporting. In the US and Canada, Starbucks introduced strawless lids as standard for iced beverages.

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18 Sep 2020 | CNS Media

This week in industry news, UK supermarket chain Iceland called on the national government and rival retailers to commit to enhanced transparency in plastic packaging reporting. In the US and Canada, Starbucks introduced strawless lids as standard for iced beverages.

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11 Sep 2020 | CNS Media

Nestlé invested US$30 million in recyclable and reusable packaging alternatives across its company portfolio. Meanwhile, McDonald’s tested a reusable cup model for hot beverages in partnership with TerraCycle’s circular packaging service, Loop.

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04 Sep 2020 | CNS Media

Dutch lobby group Consumentenbond urged the government to tackle “misleading packaging” claims on food and beverage products. Meanwhile, the UK government announced plans to extend its single-use carrier bag charge to all retailers and increase the levy to 10p from April 2021.

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28 Aug 2020 | CNS Media

The US Plastics Pact, a collaborative led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund, launched as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's global Plastics Pact network. Meanwhile, in the UK, waste management authorities offered support for the proposed UK Plastics Tax as the consultation period... Read More