rigid plastics

18 Jun 2019
--- Dutch supermarket Jumbo is relaunching its 1-liter bottle of fresh orange juice in a 75 percent rPET and 25 percent bio-based plastic bottle. The bottle cap is made of 100 percent transparent and recyclable HDPE. The new,... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Neopac and Streuli Pharma (Streuli) are simplifying vitamin D supplementation for children with the launch of a dropper tube, which enables a safer and more precise administration of doses. Streuli manufactures the oil based... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Coca-Cola has announced that its GLACÉAU smartwater bottles will be made from 100 percent recycled plastic (rPET) by the end of the year in a move that is expected to remove 3,100 tons of virgin plastic from... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Canada announced its intention to ban “harmful” single-use plastics by as early as 2021. The initiative is modelled on the EU’s Single-Use Plastic Directive and aims to combat... Read More
13 Jun 2019
--- The Government of Timor-Leste has signed a memorandum of understanding at the University of Sydney with Mura Technology for the development of a US$40 million chemical recycling plant. The plant uses breakthrough water-based... Read More
12 Jun 2019
--- Amcor and Bemis have confirmed the completion of a US$6.8 billion merger effective from 11 June 2019. The combined company will now operate as Amcor Plc, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol... Read More
11 Jun 2019
--- Starbucks has launched the world’s first airport-based reusable coffee cup scheme. Working in partnership with UK environmental charity Hubbub, Starbucks is using funds generated from its additional 5p charges on... Read More
07 Jun 2019
--- As environmental concern continues to rise globally, consumers are turning towards more sustainable practices, especially when it comes to the packaging of goods. Sustainability oriented movements such as “zero... Read More
31 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, BillerudKorsnäs completed the acquisition of 350,000 hectares of forest land in Sweden for approximately US$670 million on a debt-free basis and after reduction of deferred tax. The move is part... Read More
24 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Europe’s largest cardboard and paper recycler DS Smith signed up as an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Global Partner. The three-year partnership will support innovation in DS Smith’s business... Read More
22 May 2019
--- The Council of the EU has officially adopted measures proposed by the European Commission to tackle marine litter by banning the 10 single-use products most commonly found on European beaches. This includes cotton bud... Read More
21 May 2019
--- Unilever has developed a new detectable black pigment for its High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) bottles that enables them to be sorted by plant scanners and recycled. The new bottles will roll out this year for the... Read More
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
--- This week in packaging, 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... 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