rigid plastics

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12 Aug 2022
--- Two independent freelance journalists have reported being attacked, threatened with death and having their media equipment confiscated while investigating allegations of illegal recycling operations in an industrial area in... Read More
10 Aug 2022
--- The absence of a standardized method for measuring microplastic concentration in rivers leads to arbitrary sampling and inaccurate assessments. To resolve this issue, researchers from Tokyo University of Science and Ehime... Read More
08 Aug 2022
--- PepsiCo is launching display stands for its Lay’s chips brand throughout Europe made from UBQ Materials’ (UBQ) patented bio-based thermoplastic. The move extends the F&B giant’s partnership with UBQ... Read More
05 Aug 2022
--- This week in industry news, Smurfit Kappa’s paper mill in Nettingsdorf, Austria, launched a sustainable district heating project. Meanwhile, Berry Global announced its first three sites in North America to achieve the... Read More
04 Aug 2022
--- UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and WRAP have established a £1.2 million (US$1.4 million) project to assist six initiatives in Chile, India, South Africa, and Kenya targeted at solving difficult-to-recycle plastics,... Read More
04 Aug 2022
--- The UK’s Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) is urging the Scottish government to avoid the systematic destruction of existing packaging stocks after Defra Minister Steve Double signed off the Scottish exemption to... Read More
04 Aug 2022
--- Scientists in South Korea have demonstrated that harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) found in consumer packaging, may damage the mammalian liver and cause metabolic... Read More
03 Aug 2022
--- Cosmetic packaging is experiencing a shift toward more interactive and environmentally sustainable packaging solutions amid increasingly stringent legislative and consumer pressure. PackagingInsights explores the latest... Read More
03 Aug 2022
--- Fiberight is spearheading a three-year £10 million (US$12.1 million) project that will set up and run a commercial-scale demonstration plant for recycling mixed plastic waste in the UK.
03 Aug 2022
--- Lactalis Nestlé has incorporated up to 30% recycled plastic in its chilled dairy product bottles through a new partnership with Repsol. The Repsol Reciclex range uses cutting-edge technologies to recycle plastic waste... Read More
02 Aug 2022
--- Coca-Cola in North America is transitioning its green plastic beverage portfolio to clear PET bottles to improve recyclability and support the availability of food-grade recyclate. Yesterday, the Sprite brand began shifting... Read More
01 Aug 2022
--- UK supermarket Tesco is cutting plastic on multipack drinks in a move expected to save 45 million pieces of hard-to-recycle plastic annually. Meanwhile, individual cans will continue to be sold at the same price per unit as... Read More
01 Aug 2022
--- Greenpeace has accused global North nations of “colonialism” for exporting toxic and hazardous waste pollutants to global South nations unable to sustainably manage the imported waste. The report suggests that... Read More
29 Jul 2022
--- This week in industry news, Mondi and Fiorini International partnered to create a new paper packaging solution for Antico Pastificio Umbro, an Italian manufacturer of premium pasta products. Meanwhile, Sidel announced the... Read More
28 Jul 2022
--- PepsiCo Labs has selected six technology startups to trial emerging solutions on its European supply chains. The collaborations are geared toward achieving environmental sustainability advances and will be conducted... Read More
26 Jul 2022
--- DS Smith has partnered with one of the UK’s largest rice companies Veetee Rice to cut 50 metric tons of “problem plastic” from its value chain and help products stand out on store shelves. As one of the... Read More
26 Jul 2022
--- Angel Yeast, a globally-listed yeast and yeast extract manufacturer, and Beijing PhaBuilder Biotechnology have agreed to build a large manufacturing base for biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) polyesters in the... Read More
26 Jul 2022
--- Legal NGO ClientEarth is taking Belgian authorities to court over last month’s decision to approve chemical group Ineos’ Project One – a massive ethane cracker in the Port of Antwerp that will boost plastic... Read More
25 Jul 2022
--- Dietary supplements are on the rise globally in line with growing availability and consumer awareness. Protein powders, immunity boosters, and beauty and sleep aids are increasingly common as companies develop ever-more... Read More
22 Jul 2022
--- This week in industry news, Antares Vision Group introduced a series of packaging inspection machines for F&B applications. Meanwhile, PulPac’s project to pioneer Dry Molded Fiber sourced from agricultural residues... Read More
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