sustainability & recyclability

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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
--- 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
17 Jun 2019
--- Unilever ice cream brand Solero has launched a wrapper-less multipack which uses 35 percent less plastic compared to the original pack. The new box – which can be “widely recycled” in the UK – has... Read More
17 Jun 2019
--- Nestlé has formed a closed-loop recycling program with waste management specialist TerraCycle in the UK & Ireland for its confectionery flexible plastic packaging. Pouches, bags and wrappers from single bars,... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- There are several avenues that need to be further developed before a true circular economy for packaging materials can be achieved. This includes creating a consistent market for recycled content and strengthening the... 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
13 Jun 2019
--- Supplement and vitamin supplier Nature’s Way has unveiled a new range of packaging for its herbal lines which places sustainability at its core. The new line consists of over 30 items, packed in a square design made up... Read More
12 Jun 2019
--- Project Proof, an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Pioneer Project led by Mondi, has developed a usable pouch prototype containing 20 percent post-consumer waste, bringing “flexible packaging one step closer to a circular... Read More
11 Jun 2019
--- Canadian company Breakdown Plastic has commercialized an organic polymer – BDP – that helps plastic naturally decompose, meaning that the barrage of plastic that ends up in landfill or anaerobic digesters could... 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
--- This week in packaging, the UK government has condemned reported illegal plastic waste shipments from the UK to Malaysia. Poland Spring, a prominent US spring water brand, has started transitioning its packaging to recycled... Read More
06 Jun 2019
--- In a bid to save “thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic and packaging,” high-end UK grocer Waitrose and Partners has launched a dedicated refillable zone in one of its stores. Shoppers can bring their own... Read More
06 Jun 2019
--- In January, the EU moved to reduce the use of microplastics across a range of sectors, but this has come under attack from the chemicals industry. This is according to The Rethink Plastic alliance, which fully supports the... Read More
05 Jun 2019
--- Ever & Ever, a new aluminum canned water brand, owned by the parent company of Vita Coco – All Market Inc. (AMI) – has been launched in a bid to disrupt the conventional water category which is dominated by... Read More
04 Jun 2019
--- Specialty coffee company NuZee is launching a fully recyclable packaging option for its single-serve, pour over coffee co-packing customers beginning in the second half of 2019. The company is launching its new solution... Read More
03 Jun 2019
--- Although there have been several promising efforts to address the problem of plastic waste, having specific prevention targets for different plastic waste is still not a widespread practice in Europe, according to a new... 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
30 May 2019
--- Imagine a packaging material that can lower carbon emissions, reduce plastic litter, cut food waste and improve gut health when eaten, while being very much affordable. That is what UK packaging designer, Jayne Cunningham,... Read More
29 May 2019
--- Dow and Menshen, manufacturers of caps, closures and single-serve capsules, has launched spouted pouches made of mono-material films. The innovation was made possible as the company developed a new Reverse Spout Sealing... Read More
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