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The European Commission has dedicated itself to ensuring that all plastic packaging will be recyclable by 2030 – this makes up almost 60% of the EU plastics waste stream. In its new strategy...
‘Single-use’ plastic is the area in which ‘new policy, legislation, design, behaviours and processes must drive change’, insists David Wilson, managing director of Vanden...
The companies - Amcor, Ecover, evian, L’Oréal, Mars, M&S, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, Walmart and Werner & Mertz - are said to represent more than 6 million tonnes of...
The company aims to create a range of packaging comprising paper and pulp trays along with paper bags ‘which are fully recyclable through domestic waste collection or in-store recycling...
Demand for paper packaging will continue to grow in large part thanks to the manufacturing economies of China and of other emerging countries. Smithers Pira analysts estimate that annual demand for...
The committee, whose remit is to consider how far policies and programmes of UK government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable...
‘It shows that the collection rates increased by 7.4% while the recycling rates also grew by 7.3%,’ notes the organisation. ‘In 2016, that resulted in 129 400 tonnes more collected...
'Consumers are highly sensitive to the environmental implications of packaging formats,' comments Peter Hays, consumer analyst at GlobalData. 'While the implications of product formulation have long...
As part of the research project, DS Smith will examine the feasibility of recycling used coffee at its Kemsley Paper Mill, in Sittingbourne. This hi-tech plant is currently the biggest recycling site...
Plastic bottle recycling in the US ‘remained strong’ in 2016, but declined slightly, slipping 2.4% compared to the previous year. This means that the overall recycling rate for plastic...
Pyrowave can process up to three tons of post-consumer polystyrene material every day, for example cups and food containers. This represents an average capacity of 800 tons per year. Pyrowave has...
Eye care professionals registered with the ONE by ONE scheme are provided with recycling bins so that patients can bring contact lens materials from home and the practice can collect lenses used...
Flexible packaging makes up more than 21% of the entire packaging industry. Asia counts as the largest market (40%) and growth in the region is projected to be 5% between 2015 and 2020 as compared to...
UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond comments: ‘The UK led the world on climate change agreements and is a pioneer in protecting marine environments. And I want us now to become a...
The scheme was initiated by PlasticsEurope and is aimed at achieving food-grade recycled polystyrene. 'Proactively advancing polystyrene recycling solutions is a critical task that Trinseo fully...
Almost 30 billion cans have been recycled across the entire European continent, so the group says. ‘This means that every second an aluminium beverage can is being recycled somewhere in Europe...
Their joint statement reads: 'A significant body of evidence indicates that oxo-degradable plastics simply fragment into small pieces, including microplastics, with the entire process of...
The new recycling facility will open its doors in the city of Duiven by mid-2018 and is being partly funded by the Dutch Waste Packaging Fund. This development is very promising, according to Cees de...
The new plant will process annually around 200 000 tonnes of lightweight packaging materials sourced from some 6.4 million people. ‘With our new plant, we are not just a leader in terms of...
A total of 96.1 million motor vehicles were produced globally last year – of which almost 78 million represented passenger cars. Growth was up 14% in China, 2.8% in Europe and 1.6% in North...
The business produces sustainable building materials from, among other items, milk cartons, juice boxes and soup containers using a proprietary ‘low-energy, eco-friendly recycling technology...
Some 900 000 tonnes of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is produced annually in India, 65% of which is recycled at registered facilities. At least 15% of recycling activity takes place within the...
The improvements are expected to ‘increase the use of recycled material and reduce costs associated with purchasing polypropylene plastics’, says the company.  A large portion of the...
Designed by AMP Robotics, the AMP Cortex robot sorts and picks cartons from the recycling stream for use in an array of products such as tissues, paper towels and other paper materials, as well as...
Approximately 30% of the historically produced plastics remains in use today. An estimated 9% of the discarded plastic has been recycled, while around 12% has been incinerated and nearly 80% was sent...
This milestone represents a more than 16-fold increase over 2006 levels when just 4% of local authorities collected cartons at the kerbside. This sharp uptrend is said to be the result of ‘...
The demand for plastics exceeds 50 million tonnes across Europe each year, Suez estimates. A big share of the material serves to create packaging and electronics, but not all of the products are...
ISRI now suggests that any claims relating to 'bio-degradable', 'oxo-degradable' or 'photo-degradable' materials should be supported by independent third-party research and testing using accepted...
The new packaging design, which expands on NOVA Chemicals' recyclable film, is compatible with the #2 HDPE recycling stream - a big leap forward, it is suggested, from the rigid or non-recyclable...
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...

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