13 Jan 2022
--- Neste is announcing the conclusion of its first series of trials into processing liquefied waste plastic with chemical recycling technology at its Porvoo refinery in Finland. The oil refining company says it has processed... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Huhtamaki China has installed 47,000 square meters of solar panels at two of its facilities, in what it calls a “significant first step” in its ambition to achieve 100% renewable energy usage by 2030. The panels... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, are developing a camera machine capable of distinguishing between 12 different types of plastic, making it possible to sort and recycle materials according to their chemical... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, International Paper revealed plans to construct a state-of-the-art corrugated packaging facility in the US. Meanwhile, Clariant completed the sale of its Pigments business, Huhtamaki acquired... Read More
20 Dec 2021
--- Ineos is partnering with Plastic Energy in what is being touted as a “breakthrough” in chemical plastics recycling. The collaboration will see the duo trialing technology to convert hard-to-recycle plastic... Read More
15 Dec 2021
--- British politicians are calling for an immediate halt to the rebuilding of a £600 million (US$795 million) waste incinerator facility in London, sparking renewed debate over the efficacy and potential dangers of... Read More
06 Dec 2021
--- As the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus forces new lockdown and travel restrictions across continents, the packaging industry is coming to the end of another unpredictable and turbulent year. Supply chain disruptions,... Read More
29 Nov 2021
--- British multinational chemicals company Ineos is set to build an advanced recycling facility for polystyrene (PS) in partnership with Recycling Technologies – a company dedicated to developing advanced recycling... Read More
17 Nov 2021
--- Plastics converters are facing a sharp rise in costs as major polymer producers incur surcharges from soaring energy prices throughout Europe. Trade associations warn of impending chaos, economic devastation and worsening... Read More
15 Nov 2021
--- TerraCycle is facing increasing public scrutiny after being exposed for allegedly exporting its UK recycling waste to Bulgaria for incineration. The company claims the export resulted from a single human error and is now... Read More
08 Nov 2021
--- Cedo is unveiling the UK’s first antibacterial refuse sack for domestic use, branded Good Karma Antibac. The refuse sacks launched in Morrisons UK supermarkets today, with further rollouts expected across the UK and... Read More
04 Nov 2021
--- US and EU aluminum associations are “very concerned” the recent agreement to renegotiate transatlantic metal tariffs could result in “even more trade distortion and additional market instability.”... Read More
02 Nov 2021
--- A new EU and US alliance could have wide-reaching ramifications for the metal packaging industry after political leaders announced they would be “hitting pause” on an aluminum and steel trade war that has raged... Read More
29 Oct 2021
--- Major FMCGs including Unilever, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Colgate-Palmolive are being accused of “dirty and misleading” waste incineration practices after a Reuters investigation flagged a series of global... Read More
11 Oct 2021
--- At FachPack 2021, Vermiculite Poland presented its exfoliated vermiculite powder, which serves as an explosion-proof shipping material for potentially hazardous industrial goods. The company has eight years of experience in... Read More
06 Oct 2021
--- Switzerland’s largest retail company Migros is producing what it says is the world’s first PET beverage bottle made from captured carbon emissions produced by US-based company LanzaTech.
04 Oct 2021
--- Mondi and Taurus Packaging have developed a wet strength paper shopping bag for the South African retail market. The partners say the bag can prevent up to 2 million plastic bags from entering the waste stream in the country... Read More
08 Sep 2021
--- Constantia Flexibles is unveiling an up to 80 percent recycled polyethylene (PE) film made from its EcoLam laminates’ waste, offering a high-barrier non-food solution suitable for recycling in the existing low-density... Read More
03 Sep 2021
--- Swedish Plastic Recycling (Svensk Plaståtervinning) is investing SEK 1 billion (US$116 million) into what it says will be the world’s largest plastic recycling facility, named Site Zero.
23 Aug 2021
--- Mono Skincare has launched its Mono product in tablet form. The tablets dilute in water in 30 minutes, and one tablet requires 50 ml of water. Additionally, only one glass bottle is used in this process, eliminating the need... Read More