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NGR customers test materials on the fly

The US sales organisation of Next Generation Recycling Maschinen (NGR) has relocated to a larger facility in order to offer an improved portfolio of...

Dow and Bolloré join forces for circular barrier shrink film

Dow and Bolloré have joined forces on a pilot project that enables the use of recycled content in new food-contact packaging applications, which can...

BHS-Sonthofen expands recycling test centre

Machinery and plant engineering firm BHS-Sonthofen has expanded the test centre at its headquarters in Germany and has undergone modernisation work in the areas...

Ecolean sources renewable electricity globally

By switching its production plants in Pakistan and China to use green electricity, packaging producer Ecolean is now sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity...

Acquisition establishes TricorBraun footprint in Australia and New Zealand

Packaging converter TricorBraun has entered into an agreement to acquire Cormack Packaging, which will establish the former’s footprint in New Zealand and Australia. Cormack primarily...

Foam drop-off programme serves Oklahoma households

Churches Caring for Creation (CC4C), a mission-based environmental organisation in Oklahoma, USA, has received a $23,000 grant from the Foodservice Packaging Institute’s Foam Recycling...

Polyco to cover all plastics under new EPR regulations

In response to recently introduced waste management regulations in South Africa, the Polyolefin Responsibility Organisation (Polyco) is broadening its focus to all plastics types under...

Tesco trials everyday essentials in reusable packaging

Tesco has partnered with reusable packaging platform, Loop, to launch a trial across 10 UK stores. Launched today, customers will be able to buy products...

Braskem plant performs well despite challenges

Polyolefins producer Braskem is celebrating the first full year of commercial operations at its newest PP production line in La Porte, Texas (USA). Braskem’s chief...

PlasticsEurope backs call for EU recycled content target

The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) association has warned PlasticsEurope of the consequences of placing risks of structural change unilaterally on the shoulders of plastics...

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