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Hasbro has announced the expansion of it toy and game recycling program to France and Germany, with plans to launch in Brazil later in the year. Through the program, consumers can send Hasbro toys and games to TerraCycle, a global product... Read more

It is estimated that over 8 million nappies are thrown away every day, more than 3 billion each year. Disposable nappies are known to take over 500 years to decompose, making the product's eco-footprint deep and long lasting. While eco-disposable... Read more

With the impact of climate change being felt and consumer awareness at an all time high, it is important that product packaging has as little environmental impact as possible throughout its lifespan. Packaging materials have a large impact on how... Read more

A new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has revealed the top ten emerging technologies that have the potential to positively disrupt our economy in 2019. Here Sophie Hand, UK country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation... Read more

French bioplastics biotech firm Carbios has announced that it raised €14.5m through share placement, which will be used to fun the building of a facility that makes 100% recycled plastics through the use of enzymes... Read more

BEWiSynbra Group, an integrated producer of expandable polystyrene (EPS), today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 51% of the Danish company Eurec A/S. Eurec primarily collects, compacts, processes and sells recycled EPS... Read more

Berry Global Group has signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at its source. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment... Read more

The trend towards eco-friendly green products is increasingly applying to the home care and cleaning products industry. Ecovia Intelligence, a specialist research, consulting and training company that focuses on global ethical product industries... Read more

A section of plastic waste collected does not qualify for mechanical recycling and is incinerated instead. VTT has developed and introduced a form of chemical recycling based on pyrolysis, a process which turns almost all plastics and their... Read more

Unilever has pioneered the use of a new detectable black pigment for its High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) bottles for its leading brands, TRESemmé and Lynx, so they can be detected by recycling plant scanners and sorted for recycling. This means... Read more

Finnish renewables solutions provider Stora Enso has made public its aim to begin the large scale recycling of used paper cups at its Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. The company has already ran several production trials and has concluded that it... Read more

Recycling is now a major global industry, yet despite our best intentions, the true value of recyclable materials is not being realised. In the Western world we have attempted to stop throwing everything into landfill yet cross-contamination of... Read more

Sustainability remains a core issue in the packaging industry. According to a survey by a British market research company among leading brand owners and retailers in Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and Spain, 62% anticipate a growing demand... Read more

BillerudKorsnäs and ALPLA today announced that they will form a joint venture in the Danish paper bottle company ecoXpac. When the transaction has been completed, BillerudKorsnäs and ALPLA will own equal parts of ecoXpac. A minority post will be... Read more

Italmatch Chemicals, a speciality chemical group focused on the production and marketing of performance additives for water & process treatment, oil & gas, industrial lubricants and plastics, has announced the acquisition of Eco Inhibitors, a... Read more

Two specialists in packaging solutions – ALPLA in Austria and FROMM in Switzerland – are founding a joint venture to form a new basis for their collaboration in PET recycling. PET Recycling Team Wolfen will be dedicated to recycling the PET waste... Read more

The injection moulding machine manufacturer Engel Austria was one of the first plastic machine manufacturers to sign the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation... Read more

Today only a third of plastics is recycled in Europe, highlighting the need to revamp the current waste management systems. The whole plastic value chain must engage in the transformation of plastic production, manufacture and disposal. Read more

As it champions the critical need to end ocean bound plastic waste, consumer products leader SC Johnson is offering a new challenge. Having already sponsored eight plastic recycling centers in Indonesia, the company will build an additional one if... Read more

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) and Gasunie have agreed to supply green hydrogen to BioMCN for the production of renewable methanol from CO2. The companies say it marks the next step in the sustainability of processes in the industry Read more

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