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30 Jul 2021
--- Compost organizations across the US are welcoming the introduction of the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act in the US House of Representatives. The COMPOST Act would... Read More
30 Jul 2021
--- Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (Dow P&SP) is partnering with Indian film manufacturer Vishakha Group to extend the shelf life of wheat products through a new recyclable barrier film. The partnership’s new... Read More
30 Jul 2021
--- Danimer Scientific is set to acquire Novomer, a developer of conversion technology providing transformable, functional, and low net carbon inputs for the production of PHA-based bioresins and other biodegradable materials,... Read More
30 Jul 2021
--- Waste disposal experts are calling on policymakers to ban plastic stickers on fruit in a move that could prevent 100 million pieces of plastic waste ending up in landfill each week in the UK. According to Great British... Read More
30 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Lyreco UK teamed up with TerraCycle’s Loop to trial reusable hand soap and hand sanitizers packaging formats in office spaces. Meanwhile, PolyREC welcomed Polyolefin Circular Economy... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Huhtamaki is releasing a paper-based blister pack for pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in what it describes as an “industry first.” Branded Push Tab, the packs are developed in collaboration with Syntegon.
29 Jul 2021
--- The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has published a members survey revealing 60 percent of plastics companies have staff absent due to being “pinged” by the NHS COVID-19 app, with an average of 7 percent of... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Avery Dennison is acquiring Vestcom, a privately held pricing and branded labeling solutions provider, for US$1.45 billion in cash. Vestcom uses data management capabilities to synthesize and streamline store-level data and... Read More
28 Jul 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa’s half-year financial results for 2021 show an 11 percent rise in revenue compared to last year, along with an 8 percent hike in profit before income tax. The company also announced it has agreed to... Read More
28 Jul 2021
--- UK convenience food producer Greencore is releasing a fiber-based, plastic-free sandwich pack for UK supermarkets Co-op and Sainsbury’s. Created in collaboration with ProAmpac, the solution is touted as a “world... Read More
28 Jul 2021
--- Metaspectral has been awarded a CA$300,000 (US$239,000) grant by the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund in Canada to support its development of AI-powered technology for sorting plastics automatically to enhance recycling. The... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Jefferson Enterprise Energy’s joint venture with Zume, creators of an advanced molded fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic items, has secured US$122 million bond financing from Hilltop Securities to build... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- The Paper and Pulper Institute (ICP) of Slovenia has created corrugated cardboard packaging from tomato stems. Following three years of investigation, researchers at the institute say the findings could provide a major boost... Read More
26 Jul 2021
--- Tipa’s micro-perforated compostable packaging gives a longer shelf life to fresh vegetables than traditional plastic packaging, according to new research conducted by scientists at the Agricultural Research... Read More
23 Jul 2021
--- SIG is unveiling an automated robotic sleeve filling magazine – the R-CAM2 – for the F&B industry, which it says will help manufacturers reduce the need for human labor and improve workflow efficiency. Arla... Read More
23 Jul 2021
--- Sweden-based AR Packaging is releasing a monomaterial polyethylene (PE) film for thermoforming, which the company says will meet the growing demand in the global multi-billion dollar flexible plastic packaging industry.
23 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Sana Packaging introduced the cannabis industry’s “first” concentrate lid made entirely from “ocean-bound” and reclaimed ocean plastic. Meanwhile, Mars Wrigley... Read More
23 Jul 2021
--- Packaging machine specialist Cremer is preparing to showcase its pharmaceutical counter and bottle filling module at Pack Expo 2021 in Las Vegas, US, September 27-29. The company will also demonstrate its servo-driven HQ... Read More
22 Jul 2021
--- Unilever and Mondi are unveiling a jointly-developed, recyclable, paper-based packet for Unilever’s Colman’s brand. The packet is aluminum-free and reduces plastic content to 15 percent in the form of an... Read More
22 Jul 2021
--- German waste management giants EEW Energy from Waste (EEW) and Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System (DSD) are forming a joint venture for developing a chemical recycling process for mixed plastics and other residues... Read More
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