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17 Jan 2022
--- Over 70 financial institutions and businesses have released a statement urging an ambitious international, legally binding global treaty on plastics pollution ahead of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) 5.2, held in Nairobi,... Read More
17 Jan 2022
--- Eastman is investing up to US$1 billion in building what it says is the world’s largest molecular plastics recycling facility in France. The announcement was made jointly this morning by French President Emmanuel... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- Keurig Dr. Pepper Canada has been forced to pay a CA$3 million (US$2.3 million) penalty to the country’s Competition Bureau, as well an unspecified amount in a US class-action lawsuit, following misleading claims made... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Dawn launched a one-handed washing liquid bottle design targeted at disabled consumers. Meanwhile, Sappi unveiled a one-side coated face stock label paper for improved printability, and Smurfit... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Waddington Europe is launching a mono-material, recyclable meat tray that doesn’t require the polyethylene layer or adhesive coating typically used to seal the lids in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). “The... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Happier Beauty is currently developing the world’s first refillable toothpaste dispenser with biodegradable refill capsules. “This product will be another big step toward eliminating standard toothpaste tubes... Read More
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
12 Jan 2022
--- PepsiCo’s SodaStream is introducing a new addition to its line-up of sparkling water makers, branded Art. Along with avoiding the purchase of plastic bottles, consumers can carbonate or add flavor to flat water at... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- Ineos Olefins and Polymers Europe is joining the pioneering polypropylene (PP) recycling project Nextloopp, supporting its delivery of food-grade recycled content. The chemicals company will orchestrate a pivotal two-year... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- The conventional disposable coffee cup might not be as innocent as it first appears. While the thin plastic lining inside the cup holds liquid without leakage, it also renders it unrecyclable. A UK parliamentary report... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Berry Global is launching a stackable jar as a space-saving solution for retailer shelves, e-commerce channels and consumer homes. Meanwhile, the plastic packaging giant’s Berry M&H division is unveiling a complete... 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
11 Jan 2022
--- Plastic Energy is announcing plans to build a second advanced recycling plant for end-of-life plastics in Sevilla, Spain, after securing a new agreement with TotalEnergies. The plant is expected to become operational in... Read More
10 Jan 2022
--- Recycling companies throughout Turkey are intentionally burning down their facilities as a means of cheaply destroying hazardous packaging waste, according to Microplastic Research Group (MRG), a team of scientists who study... Read More
10 Jan 2022
--- Indorama Ventures, a global petrochemical company, is acquiring shares in Ngoc Nghia Industry – Service – Trading Joint Stock Company (NN) in Vietnam, strengthening its market position for PET conversion in... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- Zero Waste France has expressed concern about the exemptions in France’s recently imposed plastic packaging ban, which is restricted to just 30 different fruits and vegetables. The environmental NGO regrets the large... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) are developing a “smart” food packaging material that is biodegradable and kills harmful... 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
06 Jan 2022
--- KHS has equipped Cameroonian beverage giant Union Camerounaise de Brasseries (UCB) with its first PET line for its new soda pop and water segment. UCB is also considering filling its beverages into cans, which would make it... Read More
06 Jan 2022
--- Infant food, nutritional, and well-being packaging specialist Hoffmann Neopac is upgrading its manufacturing facility in the Netherlands with a €4 million (US$4.5 million) investment to create a tin production line for... Read More
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