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The Coca-Cola Company has partnered with Ioniqa Technologies, Indorama Ventures and Mares Circulares (Circular Seas) to produce its first sample bottles made from recovered and recycled marine plastics... Read more

Boosting the use of processed plastic waste in the manufacturing of new plastic products is one of the priority tasks in the development of a circular economy for the plastics industry. As injection moulding machine manufacturer and system... Read more

Over 100 public and private partners covering the entirety of the plastics value chain have signed the declaration for the Circular Plastics Alliance, which aims to promote voluntary action to establish a well-functioning EU market in recycled... Read more

Humanity is now more aware of its impact on the planet than ever before. The dangerous effects of climate change are well documented and, unless governments, businesses and society as a whole take drastic action in the near future, irreversible... Read more

Today we produce almost 400 million tonnes of plastics every year. Global population growth and a growing middle class means that, in just a few decades, the demand for goods and packaging made from plastics is set to rise three-fold... Read more

Traditional plastics pose a problem for the planet, whether it’s due to the fossil fuels used to produce them or the harmful chemicals released during their slow degradation process. Yet, despite these issues, plastic has become so intertwined with o Read more

A lubricant manufacturer’s innovative cardboard packaging solution has saved an amazing 500 tonnes of plastic, it has been calculated. Read more

Consumers have become strong advocates for environmental sustainability. In response, packaging companies have increasingly modified their materials, designs and processes. Manufacturers are looking for production methods that will give them the... Read more

It has been 35 years since the first instance of what we now think of as additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing. Lauded for its rapid production speed and minimal waste, the process is becoming a staple of product prototyping. However, there... 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

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recycling, according to a new study by ICIS. The study also found evidence that bottle-deposit... Read more

A group of researchers has managed to create a graphene that is both more affordable and has a lesser environmental impact than with present chemical methods by using bacteria... 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

More and more of us are becoming aware of our consumption of single use plastic products, and the negative impact that their disposal can have on surrounding ecosystems. Research has found that on average, the typical person uses a plastic bag for... 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

An innovative Kenyan company which turns plastic waste into affordable roof tiles for homes has been given a financial boost by FTSE 100 packaging and paper company, Mondi Group... Read more

Climate change isn’t often out of the news. Alongside the current focus on the damaging effects on plastic in or seas, it’s not easy to ignore the damage done to the planet by globalisation, industry and the way that we live. Read more

  • Coca-Cola unveils bottles made from recovered marine plastic

  • ENGEL at k 2019

  • Uflex launches new global initiative Project Plastic Fix

    Uflex launches new global initiative Project Plastic Fix

  • Circular Plastics Alliance

  • CIrcular economy plastics

    CIrcular economy plastics

  • Plastic pollution in oceans

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