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'Plastian the little fish’ is now available in Italian

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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

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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

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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

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Plastic-concrete hybrid will enable floating wind farms

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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

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Sharp Mailer Bags

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

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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

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VESTENAMER Evonik Industries

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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

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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

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Klӧckner Pentaplast and IK Working Group close the loop

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Klöckner Pentaplast (KP), a plastics manufacturer of food trays, has worked with the German Plastic Packaging Industry Association (IK) to create a successful pilot project for the closed-loop recycling of PET trays. Read more

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WFO continues to tackle plastic pollution

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On World Environment Day, Waste Free Oceans is reiterating its commitment to protect the world’s oceans and waterways. Read more

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FPA launched to improve fairness

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The Fair Plastic Alliance (FPA) has been launched to tackle the environmental and social challenges of the plastic recycling chain. Members include Serioplast, Oxfam, CESVI, Nigerian start-up WeCyclers, and various co-operatives Read more

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Avery Dennison opens invitations to Plasticity

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Global materials science and manufacturing company Avery Dennison Corporation is sponsoring the 12th Plasticity Forum in Amsterdam on 20 June 2019. Read more

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Mondi Group funds Kenyan start-up

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An innovative Kenyan company which turns plastic waste into affordable roof tiles has been given a financial boost by Mondi Group. Read more

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Colgate-Palmolive joins Loop

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Colgate-Palmolive has joined TerraCycle’s Loop initiative for reusable, refillable packaging in an effort to reduce plastic waste. Read more

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Huhtamaki fibre-based trays set to replace black plastic

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UK-based retailer Waitrose & Partners has collaborated with Huhtamaki, Saladworks and Södra in an accelerated development project with the aim of finding a plastic-replacing, sustainable solution for ready meal trays. Read more

German minister launches PREVENT Waste Alliance

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Minister for Economic co-operation and Development Dr Gerd Müller has officially launched the PREVENT Waste Alliance alongside the Indonesian Ambassador and over 30 organisations in Berlin. Read more

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Graham Packaging commits to sustainable packaging by 2025

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US-based plastic packaging solutions company Graham Packaging recently signed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, stating that by 2025 100 per cent of plastic packaging can be reused, recycled or composted. Read more

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Covestro supports Carbon Footprint Challenge 2019

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Covestro is a partner of the global Carbon Footprint Challenge, an international business idea competition supported by leading global companies from different industries such as Bühler, Evonik and Oracle, as well as by nine top European universities Read more

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Plaswood Hero

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UK-based Plaswood has launched its range of ‘Hero’picnic tables that match style with sustainability to transform external spaces with elegant, durable furniture. Read more

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RecyClass accelerates recyclability with science-based data

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Much of the plastic packaging on the market requires a redesign to become circular. Design for recycling is the starting point in ensuring the genuine circularity of plastics and reaching the 55 per cent recycling target by 2030 in Europe. Read more

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  • Current trends in bioresin manufacturing

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    Current trends in bioresin manufacturing

    Creating hemp plastics utilises a lot of the waste left over after the ‘cash crops’ are harvested.

  • Sachet market driven by preference for ‘affordable single-serve’ in developing regions

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    Sachet market driven by preference for ‘affordable single-serve’ in developing regions

  • 'Plastian the little fish’ is now available in Italian

    WFO

    'Plastian the little fish’ is now available in Italian

    'Plastian the little fish’ is now available in Italian

  • Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director of PlasticsEurope

    PlasticsEurope

    Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director of PlasticsEurope

    Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director of PlasticsEurope

  • Pellets in the area of Tarragona beach, Spain

    PlasticsEurope

    Pellets in the area of Tarragona beach, Spain

    Pellets in the area of Tarragona beach, Spain

  • Avery Dennison shortlisted for environmental and sustainability award

    Avery Dennison

    Avery Dennison shortlisted for environmental and sustainability award

    PET bottles are recycled and used as content for rPET liner.

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