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08 Dec 2022
--- The Cup Collective, a program founded by Stora Enso and Huhtamaki to capture the value of used paper cups through recycling at an industrial scale, has welcomed its first partners, including McDonald’s, SSP The Food... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- Tipa calls for an increase in bio-based packaging solutions, rising publicity and investment in composting. The company highlights the necessity for packaging innovation to reduce food waste and the key roles that... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- As the 6th World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, concludes, PackagingInsights presents the event outtakes, including the host government’s 14-year US$211.3 million circular economy action plan for... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- SIG announces a US$10 million investment in recycling technology that will enable polymers and aluminum from used aseptic carton packs to be recovered and sold separately for the “first” time on an industrial... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- PulPac has developed a Blister Pack Collective to reduce manufacturing rates and limit non-recyclable plastics’ use in over-the-counter and prescription drug packaging. The company has partnered with PA Consulting to... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) is revealing a “significant” increase in bioplastic production capacity from approximately 2.23 million metric tons in 2022 to 6.3 million metric tons in 2027. At the 17th EUBP... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has written an open letter to the European Commission (EC) following its recent energy manifesto, with a ten-point plan that the organization says would secure economic prosperity, energy sufficiency,... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- For the second time, the Earthshot Prize announced five £1 million (US$1.2 million) prize winners at a globally broadcast ceremony in Boston, US. British seaweed packaging startup Notpla is among this year’s... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- The conclusion of the first intergovernmental committee meeting (INC-1) by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to negotiate the terms of an internationally legally binding plastics pollution treaty has brought... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- For the first time, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) GB’s Christmas can multipacks will include NaviLens codes on the cardboard casing to help shoppers that are partially sighted and have difficulty using... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- A study conducted by the Food Standards Agency with researchers from the University of Southampton, UK, reveals that food packaging can hold the COVID-19 virus for alternative time periods based on the packaging material,... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) has collaborated with the EU Food Fraud Network to put an end to the illegal import, trade and advertising of plastic articles sold as food contact materials (FCM). The products being sold... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- Following the pause of REDcycle’s soft plastic collection program due to insufficient and dangerous recycling conditions, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi have drafted an urgent application to form the interim organization... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- The Republic of Ireland’s minister for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth, has launched a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). The DRS aims to boost the recycling rate for drink containers by charging a small,... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- This week in industry news, Bacardi removed all single-use plastic from its gifting range ahead of the holiday season. Also, Henkel commercialized its high-performance non-conductive die attach film, and Nextek’s... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- Lindal Group is experimenting with optimized tests for aerosol sprays while generating technology to make its products more environmentally friendly using post-consumer recycled (PCR) material. According to a UK Resource... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- The Vietnamese government has approached the World Bank for an advisory report on how to combat the country’s alarming plastic pollution problems. There are reportedly around 3.1 million metric tons of plastic waste... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- Plastic credit is not a solution to addressing the plastic problem, major FMCGs have warned. At the recently held Sea of Solutions (SoS) 2022 virtual event convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Unilever and... Read More
01 Dec 2022
--- Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) Bio-Optical Oceanographer Dr. Victor Martinez-Vicente calls for a prototype satellite mission to help monitor the ever-increasing issue of marine plastic litter. Published in Nature Reviews... Read More
01 Dec 2022
--- The International Alliance of Waste Pickers (IAWP), which promotes the importance and role of up 56 million people working informally to collect plastic packaging trash across the globe, has been officially recognized at the... Read More
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