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Packaging Europe
Mar 26, 2020

Graphic Packaging International launches PaperSeal innovation for i...

Graphic Packaging International (GPI) has announced the launch of a new line of PaperSeal trays, in the hopes of offering a barrier-lined, paperboard alternative to conventional MAP and VAP trays.
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Packaging Europe
Mar 26, 2020

Has there been any progress in sustainability and digital transform...

How are things developing with the game changing topics of sustainability and digital transformation? Is there any particular progress or are we living a Groundhog Day and having the same discussions over and over without making any advancements?
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Disrupt Africa
Mar 26, 2020

Ivory Coast-based waste management startup Coliba raises GreenTec f...

Ivory Coast-based startup Coliba, which has developed a recycling and waste management platform, has raised funding from German firm GreenTec Capital Partners, which will also provide the company with hands-on assistance to help it scale.
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Fresh Fruit Portal
Mar 26, 2020

New bioplastic made from fruit residue developed in Chile

NatPol as a bio-plastic alternative has been in the works for years, Andler told FreshFruitPortal.com. Changing the fate of tons of fruit waste.
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Waste 360
Mar 26, 2020

N.Y. State single-use plastic bag ban takes effect

The law, which is enforced at the state level, prohibits retail stores from providing single-use plastic bags, with some exceptions.
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Bio Market Insights
Mar 26, 2020

Spinnova links up with Touchpoint to launch new bio-based apron

Finnish sustainable workwear company Touchpoint and innovation company Spinnova have launched a new bio-based apron.
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Food Navigator
Mar 26, 2020

Sustainable start-up Algramo sells big brand products in reusable p...

Chile's Algramo sells branded goods in reusable packaging, saving money for manufacturers - such as Nestlé and Unilever - and reducing plastic waste. “We keep packaging in the economy and out of the environment,” it says.
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HortiDaily
Mar 26, 2020

Syngenta seeks to reduce carbon intensity with packaging innovations

To improve sustainability across its supply chain, Syngenta recently announced a $2 billion investment in sustainable agriculture. Part of this investment will go toward packaging innovations.
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RECYCLING magazine
Mar 26, 2020

Technology for a seamless recycling economy

The demand for plastics is increasing worldwide, and more and more waste is consequently being generated.
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Lesprom Network
Mar 25, 2020

BillerudKorsnäs and Arvid Nilsson launch new water-resistant carton...

BillerudKorsnäs and Arvid Nilsson join forces to reduce plastic waste on construction sites with a new innovative, water-resistant box made of super-strong cartonboard. The box packs and dispenses nuts, bolts and screws and is a sustainable alternative to plastic boxes.
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Food Navigator
Mar 25, 2020

Can-do attitude: beWater plans ASEAN expansion in bid to reduce pla...

Vietnam-based craft beverage company Winking Seal Beer Co is planning a regional launch for its more ‘environmentally-friendly’ canned water product, beWater.
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Yale Environment 360
Mar 25, 2020

Coronavirus holds key lessons on how to fight climate change

When the COVID-19 pandemic is past, societies may adopt some important measures that would lower emissions, from more teleconferencing to shortening global supply chains. But the most lasting lesson may be what the coronavirus teaches us about the urgency of taking swift action.
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TTG Asia
Mar 25, 2020

Earth Hour Special: The Travel Corporation's sustainable tourism st...

Sustainable travel objectives can be accomplished though memorable ways. Managing director Nicholas Lim tells Karen Yue how the company's TreadRight projects form a big part of his brands’ itineraries and the benefits they bring to communities and the environment.
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My Modern Met
Mar 25, 2020

Eco-friendly toothbrush lets you avoid plastic waste with replaceab...

The average person replaces their toothbrush every 3-4 months, resulting in around 20-30 billion plastic toothbrushes tossed into landfills each year. To tackle the issue, Mexico City-based design consultancy NOS created a sustainable toothbrush, called Everloop, with a handle that’s actually made of recycled plastic from disposed toothbrushes.
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Food Navigator Asia
Mar 25, 2020

Fold with it: Oasis and Tetra Pak unveils sustainable water carton ...

UAE’s food and beverage manufacturer National Food Products Company (NFPC) has launched its Oasis brand of drinking water in sustainable Tetra Pak carton packaging, the first water brand in the region to do so.
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The Grocer
Mar 25, 2020

Mondelez signs up to two plastic waste reduction initiatives

The Cadbury owner today announced it was now a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and a member of the UK Plastics Pact. The two ventures share a collective ambition to address plastic waste and pollution at its source by moving toward a circular economy.
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Mining Journal
Mar 25, 2020

Plastics recycling challenges could create new openings for alumini...

Under mounting pressure from sustainability-minded interest groups and consumers, more consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies are taking action. Some are setting up their own bottle-return systems. Others are committing to using more recycled materials in the packaging content for their products, thus stimulating demand and boosting value for t...
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Plastics Recycling Update
Mar 25, 2020

Plastics recycling entities largely deemed 'essential'

In the states that have issued stay-at-home orders, companies engaged in recycling processing or plastic product manufacturing are not subject to forced shutdowns.
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British Plastics and Rubber
Mar 25, 2020

RepescaPlas project to apply chemical recycling to marine litter to...

The second year of the PepescaPlas project has been completed, and it has seen a total of 5,000kg of marine litter collected throughout various ports in Spain.
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Eco-Business
Mar 25, 2020

Seaweed over plastic: Indonesia's race towards sustainable packaging

Edible cups made from seaweed. Shopping bags from cassava starch. Food containers from sugarcane fiber. These are some of the bioplastic alternatives being tried out in Indonesia, the world’s No. 2 producer of seaweed.
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Packaging Europe
Mar 25, 2020

Siemens: Evolving monomaterials through digitalization

How can lightweight, flexible packaging with low CO2 emissions be made from recyclable materials? This question is one of the hottest topics in the packaging industry today.
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Sourcing Journal
Mar 25, 2020

Sustainability opens new doors for Hyosung fiber innovation

Polymer-based materials such as polyester, nylon and spandex have been around for decades, and during this time their properties have remained largely unchanged. Seeing an opening for more eco-friendly alternatives to the typical production methods, Seoul-based manufacturer Hyosung is giving these fibers a makeover by turning to recycled raw mat...
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Forbes
Mar 25, 2020

Sustainability push driving M&A for plastic recyclers

Consumer demand and government regulations are prompting global plastic producers to acquire in the space.
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PR Newswire
Mar 25, 2020

The Indian e-commerce packaging market was valued at USD 451.4 mill...

The Indian e-commerce packaging market was valued at USD 451.4 million in 2019, and it is expected to reach USD 975.4 million by 2025, registering a CAGR of 13.8% during the period of 2020-2025.
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GreenBiz
Mar 25, 2020

Where does your waste plastic go? This guide can help businesses de...

Fears that plastic particles soon will outnumber fish in the ocean, for instance, have helped to boost efforts such as the New Plastics Economy commitment, by which the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has enlisted 450 signatories pledging to eliminate plastic from becoming waste in the first place.
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British Plastics and Rubber
Mar 24, 2020

ACI Plastics and PreZero invest in Davis-Standard reclaim extruders...

ACI Plastics is to install two Davis-Standard reclaim extruders at its new South Carolina plant in early 2020, with two more slated for a fourth-quarter installation in California. The extruders will be used to pelletise scrap materials from the mixed rigid plastics, including the production on PE and PP plastic pellets for re-sale.
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Waste 360
Mar 24, 2020

Airport aims to reduce food waste via area partnership

Denver International Airport is making an effort to reduce food waste through a partnership with an area group called We Don’t Waste.
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Recycling Today
Mar 24, 2020

A pipeline of opportunity

New opportunities exist for recycled HDPE in corrugated pipe used in U.S. infrastructure projects.
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Kunststoffe
Mar 24, 2020

Cleanly Sorting of PE and PET Waste

Greater Sorting Reliability thanks to AI-Supported Upgrades
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Food Tank
Mar 24, 2020

Fungi-inspired companies fill a new niche in sustainability

Fungi are now being transformed into durable and sustainable materials for outerwear, packaging, skincare, and, of course, incorporated into delicious, nutritious meals. Ecovative Design is a biotech company focusing on the root structure of mushrooms—known as mycelium—to build these materials through a process known as biofabrication.

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