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26 Sep 2022
--- Thirty-seven chemical industry companies, including BASF, have agreed on a global standard for estimating product carbon footprints (PCFs) as part of the collaborative initiative “Together for Sustainability”... Read More
26 Sep 2022
--- DS Smith and Krones are partnering on a fiber-based alternative to shrink-wrap for PET multipack bottles. The Eco carrier was demonstrated during the Drinktec 2022 trade show in Germany this month on Krones’ Variopac... Read More
23 Sep 2022
--- This week in industry news, UK Research & Innovation launched a new £2.5 million (~US$2.7 million) Future Plastic Packaging Solutions round two competition for research and innovation projects seeking grant... Read More
23 Sep 2022
--- British environmental law charity ClientEarth has released a series of briefings detailing how companies using plastics for packaging or fashion can avoid litigation as legislation against greenwashing, chemical use and... Read More
23 Sep 2022
--- The balance between premium shelf appeal and increased environmental sustainability was a key theme at London Packaging Week. We spoke to leading packaging suppliers for the cosmetics and personal care industries during the... Read More
23 Sep 2022
--- Global businesses across the plastics value chain, financial institutions, and NGOs have announced a shared vision for a global treaty to end plastic pollution. The “Business Coalition” aims to build on previous... Read More
23 Sep 2022
--- From the creator of Beyond Coal and Beyond Carbon comes a new initiative to reduce greenhouse gasses (GHG) emissions branded “Beyond Petrochemicals: People Over Pollution.” Former New York City Mayor and... Read More
22 Sep 2022
--- A study conducted by researchers in Hong Kong reveals the harmful effects of ingested microplastics on liver and lung cell function from mitochondrial impairment. With increasing awareness and concern surrounding nanoplastic... Read More
22 Sep 2022
--- Children, undocumented migrants and asylum seekers are being compelled to work in dangerous conditions throughout Turkey’s plastic recycling industry, which handles a large portion of Western nations’ trash.... Read More
22 Sep 2022
--- RecyClass has evaluated Viva Packaging’s In-Mold Label (IML) tube to assess the impact that printed IML would have on the recyclability of PP tubes. The results of the independent laboratory testing demonstrated that... Read More
22 Sep 2022
--- Avery Dennison and The R Collective are continuing their partnership on digital labels for a new environmentally sustainable project, Revival. The clothes are made from “rescued” fabrics with QR code tags that... Read More
22 Sep 2022
--- Under a significant government support program, energy bills for UK firms will be reduced by around half this winter from their anticipated level. The Energy Bill Relief Scheme follows ministers’ announcement of a... Read More
21 Sep 2022
--- Hong Kong’s sole recycling plant for processing beverage cartons, MilMil, is facing closure after the government-backed Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), which owns the building, has refused... Read More
21 Sep 2022
--- As governments, industry, academics, civil society and other stakeholders gather for the 7th International Marine Debris Conference (7IMDC) in Busan, South Korea, the global #breakfreefromplastic movement highlights the... Read More
21 Sep 2022
--- The plastics industry is being crippled by soaring energy costs that are threatening to shut down numerous businesses, according to trade organization European Plastics Converters (EuPC). Price rises add to a tumultuous year... Read More
21 Sep 2022
--- Eastman is providing Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson MedTech company, with its Renew materials for Ethicon’s medical device sterile-barrier packaging. Eastman says this development helps to reduce waste in the... Read More
21 Sep 2022
--- Scotland will implement a deposit return scheme (DRS) on August 16, 2023 that will differ from the rest of the UK. While the Scottish system may be effective in limiting single-use waste, beverage manufacturers fear it will... Read More
20 Sep 2022
--- F&B companies throughout the UK will soon have to alter their packaging in the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth II last week. Iconic brands like Coca-Cola, Heinz and Twinings all bear the coat of arms of the Royal... Read More
20 Sep 2022
--- Circularise’s blockchain-based digital system has been tested with the ISCC Plus certification to make auditing of certified parties more efficient and to strengthen the integrity of certified data. “Digitizing... Read More
20 Sep 2022
--- Planet Reuse, a network for accelerating the implementation and scaling of reusable packaging models, has been officially launched. First conceptualized by the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) over a... Read More
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