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First Mile and Vegware partner on compostable packaging recycling

Vegware

Plant-based packaging specialist Vegware is joining forces with recycling company First Mile to provide a UK-wide end-of-life solution for its compostable foodservice disposables using courier-led recycling service RecycleBox. Read more

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Lyreco is announcing the roll-out of evaluations for all of its own-brand products, which represents around 40 families of products for which the distributor is committed to making PEF results available for Read more

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Jacob Duer, Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Alliance to End Plastic Waste

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste today announced that Jacob Duer will serve as the inaugural President and CEO of the newly formed not-for-profit. Read more

materials

Better soil, higher yield and more taste for tomatoes

BASF

BASF offers a certified soil-biodegradable plastic for mulch films consisting of the biodegradable co-polyester polybutylene adipate terephthalate (PBAT) ecoflex and other biodegradable polymers Read more

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Covestro partners with industry and university in renewables project

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A consortium managed by the Technical University of Denmark is carrying out a research project named DURALEDGE (from Durable Leading Edges) to investigate erosion mechanisms and develop new coatings to permanently protect rotor blades. Read more

materials

Ooho at London Marathon 2019

Lucozade Ribena Suntory

A Lucozade Ribena Suntory-backed edible, plastic-free packaging innovation is taking a step closer to being rolled out on the high-street with newly secured funding from the UYK Government. Read more

materials

Oziflow returns following five-year hiatus

Oziflow

Oziflow, the Australia-based company behind the original plastic slimline rainwater tank, is rebooting its business after a five-year hiatus to focus on the drought-ravaged US market. Read more

materials

Dr Ashlee Jahnke, Head of Research at Teysha Technologies

Teysha Technologies

The science of solving the ‘plastic problem’: Creating a palatable journey from petrochemicals to bioplastics

Dr Ashlee Jahnke, Head of Research at Teysha Technologies, explains how the company has developed a polymer platform that uses natural building blocks, which may offer a palatable journey from petrochemicals to bioplastics. Read more

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MICROPLAST measures microplastics in wastewater and develops new filtering methods

AIMPLAS

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, is leading the MICROPLAST project to remove microplastics from both urban and industrial wastewater. Read more

materials

Irish teen wins global science award for microplastics removal

MKC/Google Science Fair

Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira has won an international science award for his project which removed microplastics from water. Read more

materials

Bibury, Gloucestershire, England

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A new survey has shown that around 72 per cent of people would support the introduction of a deposit return system in the UK. Read more

materials

As a founding member of the ERDE initiative (Erntekunststoffe Recycling Deutschland), RKW has committed to collecting and recycling 65 per cent of all silage and stretch films sold on the German market by 2022. Read more

materials

'Plastian the little fish’ is now available in Italian

WFO

Waste Free Oceans (WFO) has announced that ‘Plastian the little fish’, a children’s book on the issue of marine litter, is now available in Italian. Read more

materials

Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director of PlasticsEurope

PlasticsEurope

PlasticsEurope adopted its new Operating Rules in June 2019, making Operation Clean Sweep (OCS), the industry programme to prevent plastic pellet loss into the environment, compulsory to all of its members as of 1 January 2020. Read more

materials

Avery Dennison shortlisted for environmental and sustainability award

Avery Dennison

Global materials science and manufacturing company Avery Dennison has been shortlisted for the Environmental and Sustainability Award of the Label Industry Global Awards 2019. Read more

materials

Plastic-concrete hybrid will enable floating wind farms

Senu Sirnivas / NREL

The FLOTANT project is developing a plastic-concrete hybrid system to improve the buoyancy of wind turbines, as well as materials that are more lightweight and resistant to the marine environment. Read more

materials

Sharp Mailer Bags

Pregis

US-based packaging company Pregis is expanding its offering of products that include How2Recycle labels. Read more

materials

WFO partners with Airbus

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Waste Free Oceans has announced a strong new partnership aimed at finding solutions to the ocean waste issue with multinational aerospace corporation Airbus. Read more

materials

VESTENAMER Evonik Industries

Evonik

At this year K fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, Evonik will be presenting VESTENAMER, a unique process additive allowing waste rubber to be processed into a tough material for a variety of applications. Read more

materials

ProAmpac produces new pouch for Justin’s nuts

ProAmpac

Flexible packaging solutions provider ProAmpac is producing a high-barrier pouch from 25 per cent PCR materials for US food company Justin’s new nuts range. Read more

materials

  • First Mile and Vegware partner on compostable packaging recycling

    Vegware

    First Mile and Vegware partner on compostable packaging recycling

  • More plastics recycling in Europe

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    More plastics recycling in Europe

  • Mondi and Werner & Mertz partner on award-winning StripPouch

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    Mondi and Werner & Mertz partner on award-winning StripPouch

    Mondi, Werner & Mertz partner on fully recyclable, award-winning StripPouch that supports a circular economy

  • BASF enables thin, lightweight components use in automotive applications

    BASF

    BASF enables thin, lightweight components use in automotive applications

    In a joint project, BASF and STR Automotive have brought components for premium vehicles into serial production for the first time using the new material Elastolit® R 8819 Lightweight. In comparison to conventional processing with PU-RRIM materials, the new process convinces due to significant weight reduction. The usual component thickness of 3.0 mm can be reduced to less than 2.5 mm, without detrimental effects on processing, quality or mechanical properties.

  • Kraiburg TPE supplies compound for innovative cosmetics dispenser

    Kraiburg TPE

    Kraiburg TPE supplies compound for innovative cosmetics dispenser

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  • Outline programme released for Plastics Recyclers Annual Meeting 2019

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    Outline programme released for Plastics Recyclers Annual Meeting 2019

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