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  • Smithers forecasts global packaging market to reach $1.05 trillion in 2024 September 25, 2020
    There will be an increase in growth in the global packaging market across the next 5 years, as the packaging market is influenced by the technical and business evolution which is driving expansion globally. Smithers latest market report, ‘The Future of Global Packaging to 2024’ forecasts the global packaging market value will increase from $917 […]
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  • RecyClass Published Plastic Packaging Recyclability Assessment September 25, 2020
    RecyClass Recyclability Methodology document provides comprehensive information on the assessment methods used to assess and certify recyclability of a plastic package. By certifying packaging compatibility with a recycling process, the methodology is geared towards setting a level playing field for design for recycling claims of the value chain actors. RecyClass specifies two Recyclability Assessments which are […]
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  • First PET container for Ritual Multivitamins made from 100% PCR September 25, 2020
    Amcor is leading the way in the multivitamin category with the development and launch of the segment’s first PET container made from 100% post-consumer recycled content (PCR) resin.  It created the new, clear bottle in two sizes, 100 cubic centimeters and 150 cubic centimeters for Ritual, a health meets technology company that reimagined the multivitamin. […]
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  • Eco-friendly water bottle made from biobased plastic and sugar September 25, 2020
    Sugary drinks aren’t exactly an athlete’s first choice. But what about putting sugar right into the water bottle itself? The VAUDE Bike Bottle Organic is the world’s first water bottle that has earned the Green Shape label. It consists of a biobased plastic made from sugarcane. The bottle is tasteless, suitable for carbonated beverages and […]
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  • INEOS partners with Forever Plast to recycle bottle caps back into high quality caps September 25, 2020
    • INEOS launch World’s first high-quality Polymer for caps made with 50% recycled bottle caps diverted from waste. • New products are commercially available today and help create a more circular and sustainable approach to plastic production, making new plastic from old plastic, to replace fossil fuel-derived raw materials.
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  • SHIFTING OBSTACLES TO OPPORTUNITIES September 25, 2020
    While waste management, plastics production, and recycling sectors at first glance appear only tangentially some places linked, some places not linked to essential services, they are intimately connected to a thriving economy and critical public health roles. The uncertainties associated with the  pandemic have caused significant limitations on recycling and municipal waste services. Meanwhile, the […]
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  • Diageo announces creation of world’s first ever 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle September 25, 2020
    • Launch of ‘Pulpex Limited’ a new partnership between Diageo and Pilot Lite to launch new spirits bottle made of paper • New bottle will debut with Johnnie Walker in early 2021 • A consortium of global FMCG companies has been created to develop the technology further, including PepsiCo and Unilever
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  • Circular Centric Delivers Compostable, Blockchain Technology Solution for New Global Circular Environment September 25, 2020
    Prior to COVID-19, global efforts to reduce plastic waste were making powerful headway. More than half a year into the pandemic, those hard-won efforts are now threatened by significant increases in plastic waste from personal protective equipment (PPE) and the explosive demand for sanitizers, most of which are packaged in HDPE and PET. The need […]
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  • Mondi sets its sights on fully biodegradable nonwovens for Wiping unsustainable worries away September 25, 2020
    • Mondi Ascania in Germany is building a new CAC line to make a 100% cellulose nonwoven for wipes, which is fully biodegradable. • The material produced improves quality with high absorption and lotion-load.
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  • Victrex launches VICTREX AM PAEK filament optimized for additive manufacturing September 25, 2020
    Victrex, a global leader in high-performance polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and polyaryletherketone (PAEK) polymer solutions, has launched VICTREX AM 200 filament. The new offering has been specifically developed and optimized for additive manufacturing. The PEEK incumbent materials on the market today, although used in some AM applications, were designed for conventional manufacturing methods, such as machining and […]
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