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Drinks giant PepsiCo has signed a new partnership with US sustainable plastic firm Loop Industries to rollout product packaging made with 100 per cent recycled plastic by early 2020. more

European Union nations have agreed to aim for a 35% cut in auto emissions by 2030, amid warnings from Germany that too-stringent targets could damage industry and risk jobs. more

We’ve followed the WASP project and its focus on developing additive manufacturing solutions for sustainable construction with interest over the past year or so. more

Black plastics have been the focus of much media attention recently, resulting in an increasing number of brand owners, retailers and packaging manufacturers switching to near-infrared (NIR) detectable black plastics to enable ‘end of life’ recycling more

As of January 2018, China has placed a strict ban on the import of plastic waste. This has had a huge impact on the world, and particularly on Britain. more

UK beverage maker Britvic, has announced it now powers all of its operations across British from 100 percent renewable electricity, after securing a four-year deal with energy provider E.ON. more

Volvo has unveiled its first solar energy installation of 15,000 solar panels at the automotive giants car factory in Ghent, Belgium as it aims to reach fully climate-neutral manufacturing operations by 2025. more

Turkey’s first energy generation plant which will generate energy from Waste Heat using the technology of ‘Organic Rankine Cycle’ project, will be supplied by Team Italy. more

At this year’s FachPack trade show in Nuremberg, Germany, the KHS Group received the Green Star Packaging Award for its innovative packaging system. Nature MultiPack™, which holds cans together with dots of adhesive, won in the Product category. more

Big news from the UK's food sector: the country's major retailers, food producers, manufacturers, and hospitality and food service companies have committed to ambitious milestones laid out in a new ground-breaking Food Waste Reduction Roadmap. more

Citral-Anlage der BASF in Ludwigshafen / Citral plant at BASF's

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A new German industrial alliance has been formed to boost the development and production of synthetic fuels for cars, planes, heating and a range of other applications using renewable energy. more

Volvo Buses has received the Sustainable Bus Award 2019 for the new Volvo 9900 premium coach. The award was conferred at a ceremony during the IAA trade fair in Hannover on 19 September. more

Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company and market leader in plastic recycling, has unveiled its new research which suggests that the vast majority of people – 93% – feel plastic bottles should contain recycled content. more

The residential and building sector accounts for more than 40% of the final energy consumption in the EU.  Energy consumption, and the subsequent carbon dioxide emissions, grow as this sector expands. more

Electrolux has been named Industry Leader in the Household Durables category in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World). more

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee have agreed to put their backing behind a higher carbon dioxide reduction target of 45% for cars and vans by 2030. more

Lucozade Ribena Suntory, Danone Waters (UK & Ireland), Nestlé Waters UK and Highland Spring Group with The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) aim to eliminate packaging waste by 2030. more

Siemens has announced it has strengthened its strategic partnership with Knauf Insulation, the UK’s leading provider of high performance, sustainable glass and rock mineral wool insulation solutions. more

From easy-to-make vegetarian meals, flatbread pizzas to eco-friendly detergents Orkla takes a major step forward in the sustainable market across the Nordic region. more

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is helping to solve the global plastic waste problem. VTT develops in a project called PlastBug a mobile container unit to remove plastic waste from ocean areas, in order to create a safe living environmen more

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