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Adriaan Verbeek
Partner
A Top Packaging
Posted May 14, 2020

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Dear all, we are looking for a folding carton manufacturer that has the capabilities to produce our sustainable packaging solutions/innovations in the UK. Alternatively a distributor so we supply them. ...

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Isabelle Verron
Research & Content Manager
Ubuntoo
Replied May 15, 2020

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Hi Adriaan,

Among the contacts we have, I would recommend to contact Affinity Packaging. They do manufacture themselves on site (and not in China or through others).
They can do free testing. You can contact Edward: edwardm@affinitypackaging.co.uk
Let me know if you are looking for something else.

Best regards,
Isabelle

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Benjamin Hollerbach
MBA Student
Georgia Tech
Posted Dec 01, 2019

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From shopping for reduced packaging gifts, to using reusable gift wrapping what do you do to help limit that post holiday mountain of garbage?
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Willemien Veele

Replied Dec 02, 2019

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Hee Benjamin, the highest impact we make is by buying new stuff to give to eachother. Since we already have almost everything our hearts desire, we don’t give gifts anymore. Just have a very nice family dinner with responsibly seasonable and local produced food. And spend our time on eachother in stead of money :wink: And otherwise we buy second hand or share/borrow stuff. No gifts, no wrappings, no waste :wink:

Happy holidays!

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Tommy Bledsoe
MBA Student
Georgia Tech
Posted Nov 17, 2019

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I saw a discussion on Reddit about a new plastic alternative called MarinaTex that is made from fish waste. It was created by a University of Sussex student who won an international competition with the innovation.... Show More
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Jonathan Bauer

Posted Nov 08, 2019

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Hello! I am trying to convert all of the coffee and tea stations in our portfolio to zero waste. The solutions for coffee were not difficult to find, but tea is more difficult. Many tea bags have plastic fibers in... Show More
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Mannar Mannan
Founder
The BetterWay Company
Replied May 15, 2020

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I used glatfelter engineered papers to make sachets. 

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Jonathan Bauer

Posted Nov 01, 2019

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/climate-solutions/israeli-startup-ubq-turning-trash-into-plastic-products/ Has everyone seen this yet? Pretty cool…what do you think? Is this scalable? Does this help solve... Show More
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Venkatesh Kini
Co-Founder
Ubuntoo LLC
Replied Nov 02, 2019

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Thanks for highlighting this news Jonathan. UBQ has been listed on Ubuntoo for quite a while. It seems to use a combination of pyrolysis with an extrusion process.

 Seems quite promising. I hope other members can shed more light on this.

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Sarwar DCC
Marketing
DCC
Posted Oct 29, 2019

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In which applications can ballistic separators be used and how do they work?
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Peter Schelstraete
Co-Founder
Ubuntoo
Replied Oct 30, 2019

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Hi @zerosolidwaste.
It’s a sort of mechanical sorting with oscillating paddles. The agitation of the paddles has a different effect on the mingled waste stream causing a separation of rigid items off one end and flexible items off the other.
Stadler for example has this system: https://ubuntoo.com/solutions/stadler-f4999a47-6a98-4a8c-8507-eac287c41fd2 

We found some interesting references:

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