sustainability & recyclability

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18 Mar 2019
--- A reverse vending machine designed to accept plastic bottles and aluminum cans has been unveiled at King’s Cross in central London by UK recycling group Veolia and restaurant chain LEON. Backed by research which shows... Read More
15 Mar 2019
--- British supermarket Asda has reportedly removed 6,500 tons of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. The pressure to reduce the amount of plastic used in packaging has perhaps never been higher than it is... Read More
15 Mar 2019
--- In this week’s packaging news, Carlton & United Breweries scrapped plastic six-pack rings on its beer cans. The Australian company expects to prevent more than 25 million plastic rings entering the environment each... Read More
14 Mar 2019
--- Coca-Cola produces three million tons of plastic packaging a year – based on 2017 numbers – which translates to 200,000 bottles a minute. These figures, including annual packaging volume numbers supplied... Read More
13 Mar 2019
--- Innova Market Insights identifies “Recyclable by design” as its number one trend in packaging for 2019. Widespread bans on single-use plastics, the implementation of China’s “National Sword”... Read More
12 Mar 2019
--- University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found that, with a few genetic tweaks, a type of soil bacteria with an appetite for hydrocarbons shows promise as a “biological factory” for converting woody... Read More
11 Mar 2019
--- Specialty materials company Eastman is pioneering an innovative circular recycling technology that processes polyester waste which cannot be recycled by current mechanical methods, and as a result, often ends up in landfills... Read More
11 Mar 2019
--- The Director for Plastic and Flexible Packaging at the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has warned against the adverse effects of a “hard” Brexit on the entire value chain. Speaking to... Read More
08 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, KP Snacks partnered with TerraCycle to launch a UK-wide recycling program which will allow all of its potato chips, nuts, popcorn and pretzels packets to be recycled for the first time. Also in... Read More
07 Mar 2019
--- Polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) are the most abundant microplastics in the Mediterranean coastal waters, according to a new study published by the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin. The involved... Read More
06 Mar 2019
--- We may be one step closer to “solving” the single-use coffee cup problem as The NextGen Consortium, convened by Closed Loop Partners, has announced the winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge. The competition was a... Read More
06 Mar 2019
--- A new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report claims that the global plastics pollution crisis will only worsen unless all actors across the plastics value chain are made more accountable for the true cost of plastics to nature and... Read More
04 Mar 2019
--- Packaging Innovations 2019 Show Director, James Drake-Brockman, predicted that at this year’s show the sustainability debate around plastics would progress from “what needs to be done” to an evaluation of... Read More
01 Mar 2019
--- Sweden-based AR Packaging has launched the market’s first gas-tight pressed board tray packaging for chilled foods in a bid to replace plastic trays. With sustainability in mind, the company employed the expertise in... Read More
01 Mar 2019
--- UK WRAP and The On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) organization have formed a strategic partnership to provide consistent messaging on packaging labels and improve household and on-the-go recycling levels. Announced during... Read More
01 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, the Netherlands has launched a Plastics Pact supported by more than 70 participating parties. The parties will aim to make all new plastics packaging fully recyclable. In business, Indorama... Read More
28 Feb 2019
--- The PolyMet project has been awarded £800k by the UK Government’s Innovate grant scheme to accelerate its recycling technology. The purpose of the Innovate UK grant is to help develop and bring to market the new... Read More
28 Feb 2019
--- Danone water brand Evian and designer Virgil Abloh have revealed the first limited-edition bottles from their creative partnership: the “One drop can make a Rainbow” range. The project marks the first for Abloh... Read More
28 Feb 2019
--- On the final day of Packaging Innovations 2019, PackagingInsights caught up with Louise Stevens, Head of Circular Economy at Innocent Drinks, to discuss how a company founded on “mindful” ideals is working... Read More
27 Feb 2019
--- London-based Garçon Wines has launched a new Flat Bottle Case that is aimed at maximizing efficiency, saving space and slashing excessive packaging and carbon emissions. Developed in collaboration with packaging... Read More
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