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17 Sep 2021
--- Alpla is launching a PET recycling facility in Romania with its partners Ecohelp and United Polymer Trading (UPT). Each year, the project aims to produce 15,000 tons of food-grade post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET (rPET).
17 Sep 2021
--- In packaging news this week, the HolyGrail 2.0 digital watermark recycling enhancement project revealed it has validated its first prototype detection sorting unit, with a more than 95% ejection success rate. Meanwhile,... Read More
17 Sep 2021
--- Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes for packaging are widely regarded as crucial to combating increasing levels of waste and pollution. EPR is based on the “polluter-pays” principle. These schemes... Read More
16 Sep 2021
--- BASF is introducing new additive solutions branded IrgaCycle for mechanically recycling plastics, addressing what it calls “the imminent needs in plastics recycling.” IrgaCycle is tailored to enhance the quality... Read More
16 Sep 2021
--- PepsiCo is spearheading pep+ (“pep positive”), a refocusing of the company’s key strategic sustainability targets, including prioritizing chickpeas, plant-based proteins and whole grains, while reducing... Read More
15 Sep 2021
--- Berry Global has announced plans to expand its foodservice packaging manufacturing operations in North America as part of its long-term strategic growth commitments. This more than US$110 million investment will expand its... Read More
15 Sep 2021
--- Plastic food trays, including MAP trays (modified atmosphere packaging), remain a popular choice for meat, fish, cheese and other food products. With the COVID-19 experience heightening consumer hygiene concerns, plastic... Read More
14 Sep 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) has warned Plastics Europe that its call for a mandatory EU recycled content target of 30 percent by 2030 is “legitimate and achievable,” but only if the whole value chain... Read More
14 Sep 2021
--- Ferrero Rocher is launching new “eco-designed” chocolate boxes made from polypropylene (PP) as part of its global climate commitments. A phased rollout beginning this month will see reformed 16-piece and 30-piece... Read More
13 Sep 2021
--- Tesco is launching a reusable packaging initiative in partnership with TerraCycle’s global Loop program, debuting in ten of its UK stores. Featuring a range of 88 reusable F&B, household and beauty products, the... Read More
09 Sep 2021
--- Viridor’s new Avonmouth Polymers Reprocessing Facility (PRF), near Bristol in the UK, has received a positive safety assessment from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for its food-grade PET. Once fully... Read More
08 Sep 2021
--- Pharmaceutical packaging has seen a boom in demand and innovation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with lockdown restrictions and increasing hygiene concerns compounding this already complex field of packaging. The demand... Read More
07 Sep 2021
--- India has become the first Asian country to launch a plastics pact. The Plastics Pact for Asia brings together WWF India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with a shared goal to make all plastic packaging... Read More
06 Sep 2021
--- UK-based Elliott Absorbent Products is releasing a range of ultra-thin, super absorbent sealed edge pads for fresh meat and fish, which it claims has the lowest carbon footprint of any such high absorbency pad on the market.
03 Sep 2021
--- Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and “eco-modulation” – the incentivizing of environmentally friendly product designs – is “key” to waste prevention in Europe, according to a new... 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.
03 Sep 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts unveiled a limited edition box design in celebration of Día de Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. Meanwhile, Dow CEO Jim Fitterling and LyondellBasell CEO... Read More
02 Sep 2021
--- The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has released a white paper detailing its position on establishing a UN treaty to address global plastic pollution and transition to a circular economy for plastics. The foundation is calling on... Read More
02 Sep 2021
--- Waddington Europe, a European thermoforming packaging specialist and division of Novolex, is partnering with Shabra, a leading Irish recycler and reprocessor of post-consumer waste, to secure a long-term supply of food-grade... Read More
02 Sep 2021
--- Sidel has equipped Romanian mineral water bottler Apemin Tusnad with its complete PET line for carbonated and non-carbonated bottled products. Running at 18,000 bottles per hour, the Combi SF300 solution enables Apemin... Read More
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