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Loop ramps up in-store transition

Reuse platform Loop is continuing its transition from e-commerce to in-store after US grocery chain Kroger and Australia's Woolworths expanded trials of selling food, drink,...

Recycleye raises $4.8m seed funding

UK-based technology company Recycleye has raised a £3.5 million ($4.8m) seed round, taking its total funding to-date to £4.7m ($6.4m) since its foundation in...

Biodegradable polymer tie-up seeks to lower costs

Bioplastics producer Danimer Scientific is collaborating with Chevron Phillips Chemical to develop technology for lower-cost biodegradable polymer manufacturing. The companies will explore a loop slurry...

Nestlé partners with Scottish recycler to tackle flexible packaging

Yes Recycling, a firm set to open a multi-million dollar recycling facility in Fife, Scotland next month, has named Nestlé UK and Ireland as...

ALPLA takes over Spanish bottle manufacturer

Packaging converter the ALPLA Group is to buy Spanish firm Plastisax, which produces bottles for the cosmetics, home and personal care segments. The takeover...

PureCycle and Mitsui to build recycled PP plant in Japan

PureCycle Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mitsui & Co as a first step to establishing a recycling facility in Japan...

Flexible film recycling grows despite pandemic

The European plastics recycling industry registered a nearly 10 per cent increase in installed capacity for flexible film in 2020, demonstrating solid growth despite...

Silgan finds Gateway to closure growth

Rigid packaging converter Silgan Holdings has acquired Gateway Plastics, a manufacturer of dispensing closures and integrated dispensing packaging solutions, for $485 million. Gateway Plastics operates...

Mauser drums up funds to expand Turkish site

Mauser Packaging Solutions is making significant investments in equipment to expand its intermediate bulk container (IBC) and plastics drum production capabilities at its Gebze,...

Partner companies to build Romanian rPET plant

The ALPLA Group is constructing a recycling plant in Targu Mures, Romania as part of a joint venture with Ecohelp (Romania) and United Polymer...

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