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'It was like stepping into a war zone,' comments one of the men who helped salvage enough material to fill five 40-yard roll-off containers. While most of it represented metals – including...
According to Marionnaud, only around 50% of people in France currently recycle beauty product packaging while just one in five recycles nail varnish or make-up product containers. 'Empty beauty...
Around 75% of Armacell’s PET foam is used as the core for the blades, with some 50 000 PET bottles converted to form the core of a single wind turbine. Armacell estimates that its ArmaForm PET...
‘The global PET market has been picking up steam as the demand for recyclable plastic has been growing at an exponential rate,’ analysts assert. They cite ‘soaring demand’ for...
Canada's plastics ‘routinely remain’ in North America to be processed rather than moving to overseas markets, so says the Canadian Plastics Industry Association. It estimates that over 80...
Frieco’s patented in-home recycling station has an initial capacity of 30 litres (approximately 250 aluminium cans or 200 plastic bottles) and recycles materials at the touch of a button. One...
In the first expansion stage the plant is processing 2000 tonnes per month. The output is thermoforming PET film suitable for use in the food and beverage industry. After regranulation, INVEMA sells...
Polyethylene scrap accounted for almost 61 000 tonnes of the January 2017 export total for a year-on-year gain of 37% while overseas shipments of PET scrap surged 117% to 28 600 tonnes, according to...
Flexible packaging is expected to witness growth at a compound annual growth rate of 4.6% from 2016 to 2025. It is added that flexible packaging was the largest product segment in 2015, accounting...
Once again as year-end approaches, the trading community is having to pay close attention to the calendar in order to ensure that cargoes arrive on dates which do not raise awkward issues with...
Forum PET also notes that the amount of PET being reused in new bottles increased from 24% in 2013 to 26% in 2015. Such developments are described as ‘impressive’ given the tough market...
The initiative is expected to reduce the carbon footprint of CCEP’s factory in the UK town of Morpeth by approximately 80-100 tonnes of CO2 per year, which equates to approximately 15 homes...
Carbois had previously managed to successfully depolymerise 100% amorphous PET based commercial products into its original monomers, terephthalic acid and mono ethylene glycol. This new step is a '...
‘Our name says it all,’ proclaims field application engineer Ted Kao with a smile on his face. ‘Chang Woen is Chinese for stable and long-lasting, and that is exactly what our...
The data means that the recycling of plastic is considerably below the national average for recycling; currently 45% of recyclable goods are recycled each year, so argues Recoup UK Household Plastics...
Referring to recycling inputs and outputs, PCI Wood Mackenzie speaks of ‘a strong growth’ in 2015, with average operating rates improving from 2014. Clear bottles accounted for less than...
Of the 36 billion spirits bottles produced every year, 25 billion have aluminium closures - and the same applies to the vast majority of quality olive oil and premium water bottles. Currently, a...
The total volume of PET bottles collected was 1,797 million pounds in 2015, while the volume of PET bottles in the marketplace and potentially available for recycling increased to 5,971 million...
Alpla, which operates its own PET recycling plants in Mexico, Poland and Austria, uses around 20% rPET at its ten largest production sites. The company is now focussing on sustainable HDPE packaging...
The annual events were to take place in the Belgian capital this week, but have 'regrettably been postponed until further notice'. At the root is the Europe-wide manhunt for a suspected Islamist...
Latest statistics from the Census Bureau show that overall exports fell from 193 000 tonnes in May to 183 000 tonnes the following month whereas the cumulative total was 14% higher than for January-...
Kennedy Group′s water-based adhesive sticks to a plastic bottle for its lifecycle and is easily separated during sink/float processing at a recycling facility. Also, there are no flakes/...
CabelmaPET′s bottle recycling facility in Buenos Aires, produces food-grade recycled raw material from PET bottles. DAK Americas currently produces more than 190 000 tonnes of virgin PET resin...
The six-month study observed 20 families, couples and single-person households in the UK and France, and found that habits in the home have a ′significant′ influence on recycling rates....
This move reinforces a trend away from spot trading and instead towards industry developing long-term collaborations, the companies note. Some 35% of ECO Plastics' feedstock is now supplied through...
The Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid uses Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle fabric in its seat cushions, seat backs, head restraints, door panel inserts and headliners. By doing so, the companies are showing...
Avantium has entered into joint development agreements with the Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA to develop and commercialise PEF bottles. In addition, fibres from recycled PEF bottles have been...
The new Cryovac LT-1 labels are made from a multi-layer, polymer-based film and allow 360-degree, form-fitting bottle coverage 'while enhancing sustainability and performance', Sealed Air notes. The...
Coca-Cola will work with the beverage industry and local organisations to establish 'baseline information' in order to improve recovery and recycling in developing markets. It also intends to use...
The 700 000 tonnes of PET trays consumed in Europe every year can be recycled as 'valuable material' if they are 'properly separated' from other streams such as PET bottles, the organisation asserts...

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