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Waste Management World
May 22, 2020

Baylis & Harding pumps up its sustainability with TerraCycle recycl...

Baylis & Harding, a maker of luxury bath and body products, has teamed-up with specialist recycling firm, TerraCycle, on a new initiative to offer consumers a sustainable solution to recycling for all Baylis & Harding product packaging.
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Green Queen Media
May 22, 2020

Comprehensive plastic packaging tax proposed for UK, a blueprint fo...

The British government is proposing to introduce a new tax on plastic packaging that contains less than 30% recycled plastic. If the planned bill is passed, any plastic used for packaging across all sectors that is manufactured in or imported into the United Kingdom from April...
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British Plastics and Rubber
May 22, 2020

Design for Recycling tool to be optimised for harmonised EU-wide as...

Launched in 2019, the RecyClass platform brought together several members from across the plastics packaging value chain to create a free-to-use platform with guidelines, scoring tools and test protocols to assess the recyclability of a pack.
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RECYCLING magazine
May 22, 2020

German Federal Environment Ministry launches call for funding under...

To safeguard the functions of oceans, the Federal Environment Ministry is, for the first time, launching a call for funding under its grant programme against marine litter.
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Blue Mountain Eagle
May 22, 2020

Oregon Metro collaborates with Agilyx to launch polystyrene foam co...

Agilyx Corporation, the leader in chemical recycling of post-use plastics back into polymers, chemicals and low carbon fuels, today announced a collaboration with Oregon Metro, a regional government group, to pilot a polystyrene foam collection program. The Polystyrene foam wi...
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May 22, 2020

WRAP announces plastic recycling grants

Resources charity WRAP has announced that four projects have won grants totalling nearly £1m as part of a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) competition to find innovative solutions to plastic waste.
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May 21, 2020

3D printing with bioplastics: Engineering biodegradable PHA blends

In ‘Engineering Biodegradable PHA Blends,’ Anderson explores issues with plastic waste, and the need to use more environmentally friendly materials as 3D printing filaments.
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May 21, 2020

BENIN: Brick manufacturing unit, based on plastic waste to be built...

A waste sorting and a processing plant to transform plastic waste into bricks will soon see the light of day in Sèmè-Kpodji, a town in the south-east of Benin. The site, which will house the plant, was recently made available to the project managers by the town hall in the Oué...
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Phys Org
May 21, 2020

Chemical recycling makes useful product from waste bioplastic

A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based "bioplastics" has been developed by a team of scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath.
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May 21, 2020

Iceland cuts food waste by 23%, aims for 50% reduction by 2030

Retailer Iceland has revealed it has reduced food waste by almost a quarter in the past two years, having reduced wastage by around 2,500 tonnes through redistribution schemes as the company targets a 50% reduction by 2030.
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May 21, 2020

Less than 10% of all plastic trash ever produced has been recycled....

A process known as chemical recycling offers a promising way to turn used products into new ones with a minimum of waste
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May 21, 2020

MIWA's circular economy: Reusable food packaging

Food packaging waste is one of the most pervasive, yet unavoidable, forms of waste. MIWA has created a reusable food packaging and dispensing products with a data-driven processing system.
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Plastics in Packaging
May 21, 2020

PET resin maker Octal nears million tonne milestone

Clear rigid packaging manufacturer Octal is edging towards producing 1 million tonnes annually after increasing its customer base by 500 in the past three years.
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Recycling Today
May 21, 2020

PureCycle, Accredo Packaging receive Re|focus awards

The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics), Washington, has awarded PureCycle Technologies, Chicago, as the winner of its Leadership in Innovation Award and Accredo Packaging, Sugar Land, Texas, as the winner of its People’s Choice Award for the 2020 Re|focus Sustainability ...
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Bio Market Insights
May 21, 2020

Spotlight on bio-based textiles: Finding inspiration from nature

There has been unprecedented change in the world. Impacts across the fashion industry supply chain are highlighting the human rights and environmental issues that the industry needs to confront – continuing on at business per usual is no longer an option for much of the commun...
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May 21, 2020

Sustainabili-tea: Unilever's T2 Tea to achieve 100% sustainable pac...

Australia's Unilever-owned tea brand, T2 Tea, is on track to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2021, including its sustainable teabags.
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Packaging Europe
May 21, 2020

Tackling the food waste challenge with science

In a period of time where panic buying, stockpiling, and heightened consumer anxiety over hygiene and product protection is paramount, the issue of how to reduce food waste is more pressing than ever.
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Biofuels International
May 21, 2020

Velocys gets its wings for new plant converting waste into aviation...

Velocys has revealed that planning permission has been given to Altalto Immingham - the UK’s first commercial waste-to-jet-fuel plant.
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Bio Market Insights
May 20, 2020

BIC links up with CoR to launch new bio-based investment platform

The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), an industry association focusing on the European bioeconomy, has partnered with the European Committee of Regions (CoR) to develop a new partnering platform to connect the bio-based industries and European regions.
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May 20, 2020

Bio4Products creates new bio-based products from lignin

Lignin, a basic component of almost any plant that grows, is proving to be a promising resource to make the shift to a bioeconomy. Hexion is working on two promising applications within the Bio4Products project: insulating foams and molding compounds.
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Packaging Europe
May 20, 2020

Bringing in the new: Perrier and the Next Packaging Movement

The Next Packaging Movement was launched this year by Perrier, to provide support to sustainable startups and promote a circular economy in plastics. Victoria Hattersley spoke to Philippe Gallard, International Business Unit Director.
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Plastics Recycling Update
May 20, 2020

Domestic e-plastics processor gears up for production

RePolyTex is gearing up to operate its Madison, N.C. facility at full scale, with project leaders anticipating the facility will begin test production in the coming weeks. The plant will bring in a variety of shredded plastics recovered from electronics, and it will use those ...
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May 20, 2020

From plastic producer to pollution fighter: Martyn Tickner on the d...

Reduce marine pollution or carbon emissions? That is the tough choice at the heart of the plastic crisis, argues Martyn Tickner, a petrochemicals veteran who recently joined an industry-funded alliance to combat plastic waste.
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FoodBev Media
May 20, 2020

Huhtamaki and WasteAid partner to drive community-level circular ec...

The €900,000 partnership is part of a pledge by Huhtamaki to mark its 100-year anniversary by donating €3 million to global sustainability initiatives with a local impact.
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Packaging Gateway
May 20, 2020

Is paper the material for a sustainable future?

Demand for sustainable packaging materials is at a high. Packaging Gateway looks into whether paper has the potential to contribute to a sustainable future.
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Disrupt Africa
May 20, 2020

Nigerian startup Recyclan establishes pan-African presence by expor...

Nigeria’s Recyclan, a tech-enabled recycling company, has established operations across Africa as it collects waste and exports it to the rest of the world.
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Plastics Recycling Update
May 20, 2020

Plastic industry's $1B waste effort begins to outline projects

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste is currently working to implement more than a dozen initiatives worldwide. The group’s leader recently explained key details, as well as how COVID-19 has impacted progress.
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May 20, 2020

Scrap to Wrap, a new app? NOVA, Enerkem set sights on garbage-to-et...

From Canada comes news that NOVA Chemicals and Enerkem entered into a joint development agreement to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene, a basic building block of plastics.
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Packaging News
May 20, 2020

Vegware teams with Paper Round for composting collections

Paper Round has partnered with Vegware to provide the first large-scale commercial recycling service for compostables for London and Brighton.
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Resource Magazine
May 20, 2020

WRAP receives $826k to tackle global food waste

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has been awarded $826,000 (£673,950) scale-up funding to “supercharge” action on global food loss.

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