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Beauty Packaging
Jul 10, 2020

Beiersdorf partners with Werner & Mertz

Werner & Mertz and Beiersdorf, in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV), have developed a new standard to use mechanically recycled waste plastic.
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Packaging South Asia
Jul 10, 2020

Cortec VCI plastic recycling service exemplifies 'circular economy'...

Vapor corrosion inhibitor packaging.
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Waste Today Magazine
Jul 10, 2020

Effort seeks to examine PET thermoform recycling

A group organized by the Foodservice Packaging Institute seeks to define the most cost-effective and practical ways to recover this material.
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Food & Drink International
Jul 10, 2020

Keurig Dr Pepper investment to improve US polypropylene recycling

The investment forms the founding sponsorship of The Recycling Partnership’s Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, intended as a significant for recycling infrastructure improvement.
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Jul 10, 2020

Project Blu turns fishing net into eco-chic pet products

Project Blu will launch its new ‘ghost fishing net’ collection made of recycled gear in September 2020. The UK based business with manufacturing facilities in Tuscany, Italy, wants to use discarded nets to make sustainable design accessories for pets.
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Jul 10, 2020

Singapore's Circulate Capital eyes recycling to stem ocean plastics

Circulate Capital has raised $106 million to invest in South and Southeast Asia companies committed to curbing leakage of plastic waste into the region’s oceans.
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Jul 10, 2020

Why corporate leadership on plastic pollution is sorely lacking

The report shows that the consumer goods industry is failing to address single-use plastics and take financial responsibility to improve recycling. The report was unable to identify leadership companies but rather found scattered leadership actions.
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Essential Retail
Jul 09, 2020

Aldi commits to removing 2.2 billion items of plastic by 2025

Aldi has committed to removing 74,000 tonnes of plastic packaging by 2025, thereby reducing plastic volume by half. This figure is equivalent to 2.2 billion single items of plastic.
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Jersey Evening Post
Jul 09, 2020

App aims to cut food waste and shopping bills

A ‘WORLD-first’ mobile app which launches in the Channel Islands this week is aiming to help Islanders save money on their food shopping and drastically reduce waste.
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Jul 09, 2020

Berlin-based Delivery Hero invests in sustainable tech that could m...

BIO-LUTIONS, a Hamburg startup fighting plastic waste with eo-friendly, biodegradable packaging; Munich’s Wisefood, creator of an ‘innovative and edible alternative to the plastic straw’; JUST, which is creating plant-based food products in San Francisco; and Impossible Foods,...
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Jul 09, 2020

Biodegradable food packaging that also increases food shelf life

While developing biodegradable food packaging from upcycled cheese whey and almond shells, the EU-funded project YPACK has discovered that integrating zinc oxide and oregano essential oil helps biopapers protect against bacterial contamination in food packaging. This promises ...
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Spectrum News
Jul 09, 2020

Envision Charlotte is turning trash into personal protective equipment

Envision Charlotte has been collecting the used containers from sites across the city, and on Thursday, volunteers and workers started breaking down the plastic to create filament for 3D printers.
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Coast Mountain News
Jul 09, 2020

Feds announce $8.3M to deal with 'ghost' fishing gear in BC waters

Three projects on the North Coast awarded funding
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Packaging Insights
Jul 09, 2020

Greiner Packaging delivers 50% recycled Henkel toilet cleaner bottles

Consumer goods company Henkel has introduced a 50 percent post-consumer recycled polyethylene (r-PE) bottle for its Pro Nature toilet cleaner range. Greiner Packaging is one of Henkel’s suppliers for the extrusion blow molded packaging, which also has convenience and ease of h...
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British Plastics and Rubber
Jul 09, 2020

Lucozade Ribena Suntory targets net zero greenhouse gas emissions a...

Lucozade Ribena Suntory is honouring its Growing for Good vision by targeting net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain, as part of Suntory’s 2050 environmental vision.
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Jul 09, 2020

McDonald's unveils swimwear range made from recycled plastic straws

According to a statement on the Macca’s website, the range includes a one-piece women’s swimsuit and men’s swim shorts which are “made from upcycled fabric that’s a mix of recycled McDonald’s plastic straws and post-consumer plastic waste reclaimed from the ocean”.
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Premium beauty
Jul 09, 2020

NAE tests online sales and zero plastic packaging with Amazon

Henkel’s organic beauty brand is starting an eCommerce pilot project in cooperation with Amazon. As part of the group’s sustainability policy, N.A.E. is launching in Germany, France and Italy a plastic-free box of solid cosmetic products.
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Afrik 21
Jul 09, 2020

Nestlé and Envipur aiming to collect 30 tonnes of plastics in Abobo

A new environmental project called "my commune without plastic waste" has recently been launched in Abobo, a commune in the district of Abidjan in Côte d'Ivoire. It will be financed by Nestlé Côte d'Ivoire, a subsidiary of the Nestlé Group, a Swiss multinational specialising i...
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RECYCLING magazine
Jul 09, 2020

New design guidelines for flexible packaging

Produced by the Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX) initiative - a partnership of over 160 European companies, associations, and organisations - the Designing for a Circular Economy (D4ACE) guidelines have been developed collaboratively with the entire flexible pa...
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Waste 360
Jul 09, 2020

NRT launches color-based optical sorter with artificial intelligence

The NRT ColorPlus™ with Max-AI® combines the advantages of high-resolution color and AI technologies
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Hotel Technology News
Jul 09, 2020

PLI introduces safe and sustainable plastic-free hotel key cards

PLI Card Marketing Solutions, a global provider of key cards and hospitality marketing programs, has introduced Re.Solve TFTM – a plastic-free solution for RFID guest room key cards made from FSC©-certified paper layers.
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Jul 09, 2020

Research into food waste and plastics backed by €4m in SFI funding

SFI has launched two new competitions worth €2m each to fund innovations in food waste and plastic under the Future Innovator Prize.
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Sustainable Plastics
Jul 09, 2020

Using blockchain to track sustainability - a young start-up is pion...

Speaking with Sustainable Plastics, Circularise co-founder Mesbah Sabur explains how transparency is key to establishing a circular economy for plastics
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Wallstreet Online
Jul 09, 2020

Vow ASA awarded grants and loans to boost its plastic waste to ener...

Innovation Norway, the government’s instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry, has awarded grants and loans to Scanship AS, a subsidiary of Vow ASA, to further commercialize the application of its patented pyrolysis technology for chemical...
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Myanmar Times
Jul 09, 2020

World's first plastic credit scheme comes to Myanmar

Team members prepare sorted plastic film for the washing line where it undergoes rigorous cleaning at Myanmar Recyclables' recycling plant in ...
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Jul 08, 2020

2 Billion people use these products. By 2030 they'll be biodegradable

Unilever plans to make all 70,000 of its products biodegradable over the next decade and disclose the amount of carbon used to produce them as part of sweeping new commitments to tackle the climate crisis.
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Travel and News
Jul 08, 2020

Cathay Pacific sets sustainability target, to cut single-use plasti...

The Cathay Pacific Group has released its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, providing a comprehensive overview of Cathay Pacific’s and its subsidiaries’ approach to and performance in the areas of environmental, social and governance.
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Jul 08, 2020

China to ban all imports of solid waste from 2021

The BIR said that the ban is in line with policies applied since 2017 to crackdown on the import of foreign waste. At the start of 2018, China introduced a ban on 24 grades of solid waste, including unsorted mixed papers and post-consumer plastics, and implemented a 0.5 per ce...
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Plastics Recycling Update
Jul 08, 2020

Coalition to fund equipment enabling PP sortation

An initiative from The Recycling Partnership will provide millions of dollars in capital to help sorting facilities install equipment for PP recovery.
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Food & Drink Business
Jul 08, 2020

Coles, REDcycle: 1 billion pieces of plastic saved from landfill

Coles and sustainability partner REDcycle have diverted more than one billion pieces of soft plastic from landfill, the supermarket group announced.

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