News: Recycling

19. December 2018 | Recycling

Closed-loop programme for plastic beer kegs started

First Mile To overcome the plastic beverage kegs mostly ending up in landfill, First Mile have teamed up with KeyKeg and OneCircle to create a circular programme in the UK. Within this programme, more

18. December 2018 | Recycling

Chanel invests in Finnish start-up

Sulapac The French luxury house Chanel has decided to invest in Finnish company Sulapac. The manufacturer reportedly has developed an innovative material that is said to be biodegradable and more

17. December 2018 | Recycling

Takeaway food packaging: Flat makes sense

Koepala Aterimo A sustainable packaging solution for takeaway food has won Kemira's innovation challenge. The competition was launched by the global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive more

12. December 2018 | Events

A passionate Dresden Packaging Conference

Dresdner Verpackungstagung This was already the 28th time that the packaging industry met for the Dresden Packaging Conference of the German Packaging Institute (Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut; dvi). This year's motto more

07. December 2018 | Recycling

Tinplate: recycling results top

Tag der Verpackung bei thyssenkrupp Rasselstein 91 percent of used tinplate packaging was materially recycled in Germany in 2017. In this year's recycling results for packaging published by the gvm (Gesellschaft more

05. December 2018 | Recycling

Renewable and biodegradable straw developed

Lösungen aus Bioverbundstoffen wie Deckel, Verschlüsse und Trinkhalme aus erneuerbaren Materialien ergänzten als Zusatzprodukte das Verbraucherkartonsortiment As the EU is forcing a ban of single-use plastic products such as straws the finnish companies Stora Enso and Sulapac, a start up that produces more

30. November 2018 | Recycling

Recyclability challenges food packaging producers

Swiss machinery manufacturer Bobst sets its focus on research and development when supporting brand owners to achieve their sustainability targets. These include for more

27. November 2018 | Packaging materials & packs | Innovation

FibreForm now becomes a beer bottle

Green Fibre Bottle BillerudKorsnäs celebrates the tenth anniversary of FibreForm. It's almost exactly ten years ago, that the paper company had an exclusive agreement with an Italian manufacturer providing a stretchable paper technology more

21. November 2018 | Recycling

Constantia: Fighting plastic pollution

EcoLam Constantia Flexibles signed the Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment. It was officially more

21. November 2018 | Recycling

geTon: A new initiative for more plastics recycling

Plastics recycling The recently launched new "geTon" information campaign from an initiative of the German "Yellow Bin" (Initiative Gelbe more

19. November 2018 | Marketing

Packaging design as distinguishing feature

Die Packung hat die Form einer Flasche und biete alle ökologischen Vorteile einer aseptischen Kartonpackung Consumers look for healthy and ecologically sustainable alternatives on store shelves. For this reason more

15. November 2018 | Recycling | Innovation

The next step in the field of reusable beverage crates

Fillbee At this year's BrauBeviale, DS Smith Plastics Bilzen, Belgium, introduced Fillbee, a returnable four or six pack that can be designed for any shape of bottle. The packs fit more

12. November 2018 | Economy

Krones extends its PET capabilities

New PET recycling Krones has acquired MHT Holding. This company, based in Hochheim, Germany, together with its subsidiaries is providing injecting molding tools and services to the PET more

07. November 2018 | Recycling

Kellogg Announces Global Sustainable Packaging Goal

Das Unternehmen strebt an, bis Ende 2025 nur noch Verpackungen zu verwenden, die recycelt, wiederverwendet oder kompostiert werden können This aspiration builds on Kellogg's current sustainable packaging commitment, as part of its Sustainability goals, to ensure 100 percent of all timber-based more

01. November 2018 | Recycling

First water bottles with 100% PET recyclate

rPET bottle Berlin-based startup “share” is – by its own account – the first beverage producer in Germany to sell its water in PET bottles made of 100 percent recyclate. With its Bottles & Shapes consultancy program, German machinery more

01. November 2018 | Recycling

New 100% recycled material to go

Food to go From 2019, Faerch Plast UK will offer a 100% recycled PET material within their Food to go product range. Combined with the recently announced acquisition of the 4PET Group, the more

31. October 2018 | Recycling

Circular Economy meets consumption realities

European Bioplastics (EUBP) unterstütze den Vorstoß des EU Parlaments, Produkte aus oxo-abbaubaren Materialien zu verbieten European Bioplastics supports the transition from a linear to a circular economy of plastic products and usage. Regarding that more

27. October 2018 | Recycling

Food-grade finished packages made of recycled plastic

Co-CEOs Joseph Ross (links) und Robert Daviduk (rechts) im neuen Werk in Vernon im US-Bundesstaat Kalifornien rPlanet Earth, a new company dedicated to closed-loop recycling of post-consumer plastics, is able to sort, clean and purify recycled PET (rPET) to produce high quality more

24. October 2018 | Recycling

Sustainable ink for printed beer labels

Die Bierflaschenetiketten werden in Zukunft mit Cradle-to-Cradle-Druckfarbe gedruckt Following its sustainability strategy the danish brewery Carlsberg purchases the ink for their printed beer labels from more

18. October 2018 | Packaging materials & packs

EU's policy should support PET circularity

Plastics recycling PET Sheet Europe (PSE), a Brussels-based association of European PET film and sheet manufacturers, has released a statement urging European policymakers to enforce separate collection and recycling of PET trays followed by specific more

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