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China drafts new rules to control rural plastic pollution

Chinese farmers, mostly in the arid north and west, cover fields with vast amounts of
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Packaging Europe
Dec 06, 2019

A glimpse of the future – developments in smart packaging

What is new in the area of smart packaging? Elisabeth Skoda looks at just a few of the latest developments in the sector.
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Cosmetic Design Asia
Dec 06, 2019

Beauty & Packaging: Our top stories featuring packaging and design ...

We round-up of our most-read news pieces on packaging and design, featuring Innerbottle’s Series A funding, Unilever’s efforts to reduce virgin plastic use, Quadpack’s ambitions in Japan and Korea, and more.
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Sustainable Brands
Dec 06, 2019

Biomimicry Institute Seeks Nature-Inspired Innovations for $100K Ra...

The Ray of Hope Prize competition gives startups a chance to get their biomimetic innovations to market; entrepreneurs with nature-inspired design solutions for climate mitigation, carbon sequestration or the SDGs have until December 31 to apply.
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Business Green
Dec 06, 2019

BusinessGreen Technology Awards: All the winners

All the winners and highly commended entries from the fifth annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards,Technology ,BusinessGreen Technology Festival,BusinessGreen Technology Awards,Cleantech
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GreenBiz
Dec 06, 2019

From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking for ways to protect...

As crop varieties disappear, boosting biodiversity becomes smart business.
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British Plastics and Rubber Magazine
Dec 06, 2019

ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge to open on 9th D...

For these competitions, Innovate UK will invest up to £36 million from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme to demonstrate solutions that create a more circular economy for plastic packaging
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British Plastics & Rubber
Dec 06, 2019

New Anellotech technology tackles plastic pollution by recycling pl...

Plas-TCat has the potential to offer a new, cost-effective process which will recycle significant quantities of waste plastics directly into commodity chemicals
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British Plastics & Rubber
Dec 06, 2019

OCEANETS Project turns discarded fishing nets to sportswear

The first tests were carried out on the GPS tracking tool, which fishermen can use for preventive purposes to identify areas where they detect obstacles that trap their fishing gear.
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Sustainable Brands
Dec 06, 2019

Q&A: Why sustainability professionals need chemists

Chemistry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of sustainability, but it has a big role to play, particularly in a circular economy. We caught up with Christoph Jäkel, BASF’s Head of Sustainability Strategy, to learn more about how BASF is working to improve our everyday lives.
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Fast Company
Dec 06, 2019

These new Coke and Bud packages ditch plastic six-pack rings for ca...

Coca-Cola and AB InBev will begin rolling out the new carriers in Europe next year.
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Vietnam Insider
Dec 06, 2019

Vietnam aims to reduce 75 percent of plastic debris in the ocean in...

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a national action plan on marine plastic waste management by 2030 that aims to reduce 75 percent of plastic debris in the ocean in the next 10 years.
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Dec 05, 2019

ABFRL initiative to find alternatives to plastic packaging

Get updates on ABFRL initiative to find alternatives to plastic packaging and more news related to textile industry at Fibre2Fashion
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Triple Pundit
Dec 05, 2019

A year in purpose: The top 10 trends of 2019

2019 will be regarded as the year that corporate purpose truly went mainstream. As the year draws to a close, we look back at so many moments in time that, together, ladder up to a seismic shift in the role of business in society.
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Forbes
Dec 05, 2019

Biodegradable Huel Packages Would Create More Waste Than Nonrecycla...

Huel is trying to perfect the formula to eliminate nonrecyclable plastics from its plastics, according to founder Julian Hearn.
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Digital Journal
Dec 05, 2019

Chevron Phillips Chemical contributes $15 million to Circulate Capi...

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC reinforced its commitment to environmental stewardship by making a $15 million investment in the Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF). This is the world’s first investment fund dedicated to incubating and financing companies and infrastructure that prevent ocean plastic in South and Southeast Asia. Read mo...
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Packaging Gateway
Dec 05, 2019

Four new companies join Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Charter NEX Films, Milliken & Company, Pregis and Geocycle have joined forces of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW).
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Ledger Insights
Dec 05, 2019

German association using IOTA DLT to incentivize plastic recycling ...

Blockchain’s potential for environmental conservation is slowly gathering pace, and a German association BIOTA has launched its ‘Deposy’ project to explore the sector. Deposy, a play on the words ‘deposit system’, is using blockchain and internet of things (IoT) devices to incentivize plastic waste collection. The organization aims to acquire pl...
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Dec 05, 2019

'Infinitely recyclable' packaged water brand launches in Singapore ...

The CanO Water brand from the UK is resealable and can be recycled endlessly because is made from aluminium, the world's most recycled packaging material. But will plastic-addicted Singapore...
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eppm
Dec 05, 2019

Mondi celebrates five wins at the WorldStar Awards

Sustainable packaging and paper solutions provider Mondi has been recognised at the WorldStar Packaging Awards. The annual competition rewards achievements in packaging innovation and technologies with a focus on sustainability and convenience.
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Edie
Dec 05, 2019

Nestle to use 100% recycled plastics in Buxton water bottles

Food and drink giant Nestle has revealed plans to make all plastics packaging across its Buxton water brand with 100% recycled content by 2021.
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Environment journal
Dec 05, 2019

New 'recycling-up' process has saved 340,000 plastic bottles from l...

Toiletry product company Splosh has created a closed-loop recycling system, which makes it easier for consumers to recycle their products. 
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EuroNews
Dec 05, 2019

New remotely controlled device removes plastic floating in water

You'll never go into the water again...if you're plastic.
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Waste 360
Dec 05, 2019

rPlanet Earth, Green Impact Plastics to recycle thermoform PET pack...

Under a new agreement, the companies will jointly develop and manage the purchase of post-consumer thermoform bales from California and other southern states that have cost-effective transportation logistics.
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Footprint
Dec 05, 2019

Sacre Bleu: On-site ban for single-use foodservice packaging

Fast food companies and catering providers in France will have to offer only reusable plates, cups and cutlery under strict new laws to reduce single-use
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Biofuels Digest
Dec 05, 2019

Tetra Pak launches plant-based packaging using Bonsucro-certified p...

In Switzerland, ​Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane.
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PR Newswire
Dec 05, 2019

Transforming Tequila: Jose Cuervo launches sustainable initiative t...

First Family of Tequila Launches "The Agave Project" to continue its development of new technologies and traditional-plastic alternatives using its own agave by-product
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Food Industry Executive
Dec 05, 2019

Turning packaging waste into plant food - Food industry executive

As food and beverage companies adopt sustainability initiatives, much of the efforts are going toward redesigning packaging. Some brands are focusing on packaging that’s easier to recycle and reuse, while others are favoring materials that quickly break down in the environment.  Here’s a look at what makes compostable packaging unique, as well a...
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Packaging Europe
Dec 04, 2019

4evergreen: an industry alliance to boost the contribution of fibre...

Cepi, the European association representing the paper industry, has announced a new alliance, 4evergreen.
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Packaging Gateway
Dec 04, 2019

Air New Zealand pilots edible coffee cups to reduce waste

National flag carrier Air New Zealand has announced the start of a new edible coffee cup trial.

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