rigid plastics

20 May 2019
--- The production and incineration of plastics will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere in 2019 alone – equal to the pollution caused by 189 coal-fired power plants. That is... Read More
17 May 2019
--- Mondelēz International reduced its packaging by 59,600 tons meaning it is on track to eliminate 65,000 tons by 2020, according to a 2018 Impact Progress Report. In biodegradable packaging news, online food delivery service... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Sabic has introduced its LNP ELCRIN iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins derived from rPET in a bit to reduce plastic waste by encouraging the use of recycled resins. By chemically upcycling... Read More
13 May 2019
--- A total of 187 countries have voted to add hard-to-recycle plastic waste to the Basel Convention, a UN-led treaty that controls the movement of hazardous waste from one country to another. Exporters will now be required to... Read More
10 May 2019
--- New research has pinpointed a method for producing 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) – a versatile plant-derived chemical that can produce bio-based plastics – which is efficient, economically feasible, and... Read More
09 May 2019
--- The Scottish Government has laid out plans for an “ambitious” 20p Deposit-Return Scheme (DRS) that will include aluminum and steel cans, as well as drinks containers made of glass and PET, as part of its plans to... Read More
08 May 2019
--- Scientists from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a “next-generation plastic” that can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the... Read More
06 May 2019
--- German chemical and consumer goods company Henkel is set to launch a fully recyclable black plastic bottle for its Bref products. The new packaging material – developed by specialist plastic supplier Ampacet –... Read More
06 May 2019
--- The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand were announced at a gala dinner on the April 30 at the SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney. Coordinated by the... Read More
03 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Amcor revamped Packpyrus, its paper-based base-web pack derived from renewable sources. The new Packpyrus contains 85 percent FSC-certified paper fibers and replaces the previous non-recyclable... Read More
02 May 2019
--- In light of mounting pressure to eliminate unnecessary and unrecyclable plastic by 2020, second largest UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has vowed to step up its sustainability game. Reportedly, it will dramatically... Read More
01 May 2019
--- Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have joined a consortium that seeks to bring enhanced polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling technology to market on an industrial scale. Carbios, a... Read More
01 May 2019
--- Provider of tray sealing technology Proseal has been acquired by JBT Corporation, a technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food & beverage industry, for £220 million (US$287 million). With this... Read More
29 Apr 2019
--- UK-based WDS Group is joining Dutch company Lightweight Containers in a closed-loop recycling program for its PET beer kegs, KeyKegs. The program was initially launched as a pilot scheme, limited to the London area, in... Read More
26 Apr 2019
--- US-based technology company Digimarc announced its commitment to improving the reliability and efficiency of sorting plastic waste by signing the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment,... Read More
26 Apr 2019
--- Under multinational FMCG giant Procter & Gamble (P&G), brands such as Ariel and Luxor have declared their commitment to sustainability through a planned 30 percent reduction of plastic in Fabric Care products across... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging specialist PET Engineering has launched a new bottling solution that allows manufacturers to produce multiple formats and aesthetic differentiations without the need for a new mold.... Read More
19 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, DS Smith sold two of its European packaging businesses to US-based International Paper for a reported US$71.2 million. DS Smith says the transaction will help secure European Commission (EC) approval... Read More
18 Apr 2019
--- In response to the growing demand for transparent dairy packaging in Latin America, Amcor has developed clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that have no strips and resemble glass in appearance. Designed for... Read More
17 Apr 2019
--- Global packaging giant Mondi and Munich-based design consultancy Pacoon have partnered to offer a digital interactive map demonstrating differing waste approaches across the world, which the companies hope will better... Read More