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Waste 360
Jan 23, 2020

Carbios Announces INSA Alliance

Carbios and the Toulouse Biotechnology Institute set up an international enzyme engineering research center on plastic recycling and biosynthesis.
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Packaging Gateway
Jan 23, 2020

Conagra aims for 100% renewable, recyclable or compostable packaging

North American branded food company Conagra Brands has committed to making its plastic packaging 100% renewable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
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BBC News
Jan 23, 2020

Davos 2020: Algae proposed as an alternative to plastic

A French think tank called Atelier Luma is investigating whether treated algae can be used an an alternative material to plastic.
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The Scottish Sun
Jan 23, 2020

Glasgow to phase out single use plastic in two years and be rid of ...

The Plastic Reduction Strategy has set out a 22-point action plan to reduce the amount of plastic used in Glasgow.
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Waste 360
Jan 23, 2020

Innovators tackle to-go cup problems

Innovators and Closed Loop Partners discuss how they are working to advance more sustainable cup solutions.
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Bioplastics Magazine
Jan 23, 2020

Kompuestos certifies new bioplastic based on potato starch

Kompuestos, a leading producer of sustainable compounds in Europe, has developed a new bioplastic based on potato starch that will degrade ‘on the ground’ within four weeks. It joins the company’s Biokomp range of biodegradable resins made from different starches derived from corn, potato and various types of cereals.
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Packaging Europe
Jan 23, 2020

Lavazza launches biodegradable and recyclable cup for vending machines

Lavazza has revealed a new recyclable and biodegradable product, KLIX Eco Cup – manufactured using paper sourced from sustainably managed forests.
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Packaging gateway
Jan 23, 2020

Most British consumers support sustainable packaging alternatives

Research has found a high level of support among Brits for reducing the amount of single-use plastics used, and switching to sustainable alternatives.
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Packaging Europe
Jan 23, 2020

New sorting technology seeks to simplify the recycling process

It's no secret that the accurate identification and sorting of plastics is a key part of an efficient recycling infrastructure. But, given the varied range of polymers within that system, this process can quickly become complicated and resource-consuming. Fin Slater spoke to Professor Edward Kosior, founder and Managing Director of Nextek about ...
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British Plastics & Rubber
Jan 23, 2020

Plaswood delivers benches made from plastic river waste

The result forms part of a partnership project between West Cumbria Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency.
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The Week
Jan 23, 2020

Rly commissions govt's first waste to energy plant to turn e waste ...

The East Coast Railway has commissioned the government's first waste-to-energy plant which will turn e-waste and plastic into light diesel oil in 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
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Plastics in Packaging
Jan 23, 2020

SABIC to boldly go in search for circularity

This year will see SABIC forge bold, new collaborations with high-calibre partners in order to create a circular, transparent and sustainable economy for plastics, said its circular economy leader Mark Vester at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
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Smart Cities World
Jan 23, 2020

Slovenia commits to a fully circular economy

The overall goal is to position Slovenia as a European leader in harnessing the power of circularity to decarbonise its economy and transform communities.
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ND Newswire
Jan 23, 2020

Tayst pods offer compostable alternative to K-Cups

Unfortunately, as single-use plastics, they collect in trash bins and end up in the landfill week after week, taking thousands of years to decompose.
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Jan 23, 2020

Travel Foundation fighting plastic pollution

The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution. It enables businesses and governments to take concerted action, leading by example in the shift towards a circular economy for plastics.
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Business Insider India
Jan 23, 2020

UNEP India and Masaba Gupta launch a clothing line to help phase ou...

The collection will be available in The House of Masaba stores in eight metro cities and online.
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Plastics News
Jan 23, 2020

Venture firm backs Loliware's bio-based straws

Loliware's straw "looks, feels and acts like plastic" but is made from plant-based, food-grade materials and are designed to compost naturally.
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Independent Online
Jan 23, 2020

Woolworths rolls out innovative coffee cup recycling programme

Woolworths has rolled out its new coffee cup recycling initiative to all Western Cape stores with cafés, coffee carts or pods.
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Business Travel News
Jan 22, 2020

Accor to eliminate single-use plastics by 2022

Accor has joined the UN Global Tourism Plastics Initiative to commit to removing all single-use plastic items in the guest experience from its hotels by the end of 2022, the company announced. 
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Craft Brewing Business
Jan 22, 2020

A look at recycling (and removing) plastics in the beer industry

Some breweries are finding new ways to reuse their plastics that they utilize in packaging and are also exploring other eco-friendly options.
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Yorkshire Evening Post
Jan 22, 2020

Asda announces that fishing crews will now catch plastic waste alon...

Asda has announced that its fishing crews will now catch deadly plastic waste from the ocean along with their daily catch.
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Fast Company
Jan 22, 2020

A simple burst of bubbles is keeping this canal clear of plastic

In Amsterdam, the Great Bubble Barrier is a simple solution to plastic pollution: creating an invisible barrier that helps collect the trash that ends up in the water.
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Biomarket Insights
Jan 22, 2020

Avantium eyes multi-layer packaging applications for PEF initiative

Avantium eyes emulti-layer packaging applications for PEF initiative
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Circular Online
Jan 22, 2020

Cardiff to fine residents for recycling incorrectly in new pilot sc...

A new pilot scheme by Cardiff Council will see residents who persistently recycle incorrectly issued with a fine.
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Cruise and Ferry
Jan 22, 2020

Carnival Corporation joins Ocean Plastics Leadership Network

Carnival Corporation has joined the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (OPLN), a global community of retailers, brands, non-governmental organisations and alliances committed to addressing the impacts of plastic waste through collaboration.
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Packaging Gateway
Jan 22, 2020

Centerplate, Ball Corporation and Bud Light to launch recyclable cup

Centerplate, Ball Corporation and Bud Light are planning to introduce Ball’s recyclable cup on Super Bowl.
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Resource Recycling
Jan 22, 2020

China turns its focus to domestic plastic waste

After shaking up the U.S. recycling sector with an import ban on post-consumer plastics, the Chinese government is taking aim at its own plastic waste generation. China this week announced its plan to “ban or restrict” single-use, “non degradable” plastic …
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Jan 22, 2020

Coca-Cola and to launch recycling programme in China

Coca-Cola and have partnered to explore new ways to increase plastic recycling and work towards a circular economy in China.
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Jan 22, 2020

Fashion's latest trend? Why H&M, other big brands are investing in ...

"There may also be new job creation [and] businesses around the collection, sorting and processing of post-consumer textile waste for large-scale ...
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Food Bev
Jan 22, 2020

Friesland Campina to introduce paper straws for its European products

Over 100 million plastic straws will be replaced by a more sustainable paper variant by 2021, and the new straws will be introduced by all of ...

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