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27 Jan 2023
--- The Composting Consortium, a collaboration of industry partners managed by Closed Loop Partners, announced the launch of its Compostable Packaging Degradation Pilot. The initiative is said to be “the most comprehensive... Read More
27 Jan 2023
--- Yesterday, Connecticut governor Ned Lamont announced new efforts to address Connecticut’s (US) waste crisis. While Just Zero, Bring Your Own Connecticut and Sierra Club Connecticut applaud the governor’s focus on... Read More
27 Jan 2023
--- This week in industry news, Smurfit Kappa was granted €6 million (US$6.5 million) to invest in a Spanish paper mill, Berry Global Group supplied The Coca-Cola Company with the “first” tethered closure in... Read More
27 Jan 2023
--- Baby and toddler packaging for F&B, hygiene and pharmaceutical products is a key segment for the industry, with concerns over cleanliness, safety and reusability abounding for one of society’s most vulnerable... Read More
26 Jan 2023
--- The UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is planning to roll out a deposit return scheme (DRS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is set to be introduced in 2025, following extensive work with... Read More
26 Jan 2023
--- The Philippines has added a law to its Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) Act of 2022 by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which requires businesses to recover their plastic packaging... Read More
26 Jan 2023
--- Tesco’s fresh salmon, haddock, cod and sea bass lines will be sold for the first time in trays that contain at least 30% recycled coastal plastic collected from beaches, coastlines and coastal communities around the... Read More
26 Jan 2023
--- French authorities are hunting the culprits of a recent mass plastic pellet spill off the coast of Brittany, which is believed to have come from a shipping container somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean. Environmentalists say the... Read More
25 Jan 2023
--- Avantium and Henkel have signed an offtake agreement for five years, under which Avantium will supply Henkel with furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) produced in Avantium’s FDCA flagship plant, currently under construction... Read More
25 Jan 2023
--- Bormioli Pharma is unveiling its nebulizer for ophthalmic drugs, OptiMist, that administers therapies, minimizes waste and makes delivery more accessible and controllable through an app installed on smartphones at Pharmapack... Read More
25 Jan 2023
--- Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 (HG2.0) is entering the project’s next phase, with a pilot market launching in France. The technology will be tested at scale for detection, ejection and purity at the... Read More
25 Jan 2023
--- Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) calls on hospitality players to reduce single-use packaging after a pilot scheme saw a huge fall in the use of common disposable items, emissions, and money saved for businesses. The... Read More
24 Jan 2023
--- Nexus Circular and Braskem have signed a ten-year definitive commercial agreement to supply circular feedstocks from a new advanced recycling facility. Braskem will produce certified circular PP utilizing Nexus... Read More
24 Jan 2023
--- Research from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) has found that the bacterium Rhodococcus ruber eats and digests plastic. Study author Maaike Goudriaan says the findings are not a potential solution for... Read More
24 Jan 2023
--- Australia’s National Waste Policy Action Plan sets targets of recycling or reusing 80% of the country’s waste by 2030. The plan covers all forms of waste across sectors, from food to “business... Read More
24 Jan 2023
--- Fungi Solutions is turning mushrooms into compostable packaging for the Australian market. The start-up packaging company based in Melbourne aims to divert organic waste from landfills, marking it as the “first... Read More
23 Jan 2023
--- Tna, has added the new tna auto-splice 3 to its packaging portfolio – making the “perfect pair” alongside the tna robag 3e for meeting consumer challenges and representing a portfolio that is said to... Read More
23 Jan 2023
--- Researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia, have developed a novel solution for removing the “forever chemicals” PFAS from water – something the study authors say is “urgently... Read More
23 Jan 2023
--- Guala Closures Group, manufacturer of aluminum and specialty closures, announces that its 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), meeting its 1.5-degrees... Read More
23 Jan 2023
--- Samsung and Patagonia have unveiled the Less Microfiber Cycle and Filter as the latest tech developments for washing machines. The two companies have been working to address the challenge of microplastic shedding during the... Read More
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