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23 Oct 2020
--- Unilever is launching its largest ever supermarket refill trial in Europe. Beginning in a single Asda supermarket in the UK, customers are encouraged to refill packaging for seven leading Unilever products.
23 Oct 2020
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
22 Oct 2020
--- Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative increasing the circularity of styrenic polymers, has successfully demonstrated the mechanical recyclability of polystyrene (PS) to food contact standards.
22 Oct 2020
--- Britvic is phasing out all non-recycled plastic in its bottles before 2023. The British soft drinks producer will transition to 100 percent recycled PET (rPET), doubling its original plan to achieve 50 percent rPET by 2025... Read More
21 Oct 2020
--- CCL Industries, producer of WashOff Labels, is expecting the German Packaging Act and other impending European packaging legislation to boost demand for its recycling and reuse-supporting label and sleeve solutions.
21 Oct 2020
--- Novolex is increasing its recycling capacity for “store drop-off” items, including retail bags, newspapers and dry cleaner bags, by more than 227,000 kg per year. The packaging and foodservice products supplier... Read More
20 Oct 2020
--- Aerosol dispensing experts Lindal Group is launching a spray cap branded Teo. The cap boasts a “universal” design, making it suitable for both personal care and home care applications.
20 Oct 2020
--- Irish researchers have found millions of microplastics are releasing from infant-feeding bottles (IFBs) during formula preparation. Moreover, they note a strong relationship between heat and microplastic release, meaning... Read More
19 Oct 2020
--- UK Research and Investment (UKRI) is announcing the largest ever investment in UK chemical recycling technology. Four projects at the “cutting edge” of recycling are receiving cash injections to increase the... Read More
16 Oct 2020
--- US-headquartered Berlin Packaging, a supplier of glass, plastic and metal containers and closures, is acquiring Vinkova, a Dutch supplier of food and beverage glass packaging solutions. Vinkova is the latest acquisition in... Read More
16 Oct 2020
--- A partnership between thermoplastic resin producer Braskem and environmental engineering company Tecipar is repurposing landfill plastics as part of recycled resin production in São Paulo, Brazil.
16 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Siegwerk, a leading global provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, joined the HolyGrail 2.0 recycling initiative. This smart technology could revolutionize the sorting of... Read More
14 Oct 2020
--- Alpla Group is laying claim to the world’s first carbon-neutral recycled PET (rPET). The global manufacturer of plastic packaging switched its PET Recycling Team plants in Wöllersdorf, Austria, and Radomsko,... Read More
09 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, leading bioplastic producer Danimer Scientific went public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), combining with Live Oak Acquisition special purpose acquisition company. Aldi supermarket... Read More
08 Oct 2020
--- The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is warning there is significant risk the EU will not meet its plastic packaging recycling targets for 2025 and 2030. The review found that new and more accurate recycling reporting rules... Read More
07 Oct 2020
--- Hoffmann Neopac is introducing the market’s first fully recyclable polyethylene-based (PE) tubes with high-density polyethylene (HDPE) flip-top caps. The mono-material tube and cap combination overcomes a longstanding... Read More
05 Oct 2020
--- Denmark-headquartered Pack Tech has collected 4,000 metric tons of ocean plastic to create personal care packaging applications under its Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP) line.
02 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Danone natural spring water brand evian added fully recycled PET (rPET) bottles to its European range. UK compostable packaging specialist Sirane launched a fast-food range of susceptor packs... Read More
30 Sep 2020
--- Borealis and Menshen, a plastic closures and packaging systems specialist, are collaborating on a ten closure series based on Borcycle. Borcycle is an evolving recycling technology that transforms polyolefin-based waste... Read More
28 Sep 2020
--- Loop Industries, a leading innovator in sustainable plastics, and Suez, a leader in environmental services, are building the first Infinite Loop recycling facility in Europe. Infinite Loop is an enhanced recycling technology... Read More
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