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Coffee retailer to supplement disposable cup collections

UK-based retailer Costa Coffee is launching a scheme that will make it 'cup-neutral' by 2020 after lamenting the poor uptake of its ‘bring back’ scheme...

United Caps acquires Spanish closures manufacturer

Luxembourg-based caps and closures producer United Caps has acquired Spanish closures manufacturer Embalatap for an undisclosed fee. United Caps says that the deal acts to...

BPF welcomes UK government’s waste fund

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has welcomed the British Prime Minister, Theresa May's pledge of £61.4 million ($87.9m) towards tackling the issue of plastics...

Novio Packaging symbolises ‘new marketplace’ for companies

Effective from 1 January 2019, five companies specialising in packaging solutions and the distribution of primary packaging materials will operate as Novio Packaging Group. The...

Buyers target exporter Italy

The circular economy and sustainability will take centre stage at Ipack-Ima in Milan, Italy next month, with companies also set to explore topics including...

Petrochemical giants agree to build Saudi complex

Saudi Aramco and Total have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a petrochemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The complex will be integrated downstream of...

Nippon Closure taps into growing plastics closures demand

Nippon Closure Company, a subsidiary of Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, is constructing a plastics closures factory on the site of its Komaki Plant, north...

German packaging industry expects strong second quarter

The German association for plastics packaging and films, Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (IK), predicts very good business for the plastics packaging industry in the second quarter of 2018. Although...

DowDuPont invests $100m in speciality materials expansion

DowDuPont plans to invest approximately $100 million over the next two years to expand its manufacturing capacity and modernise facilities at the Sabine River Works...

Vape crusaders promote cap on video-sharing website

Caps and closures producer Bericap is targeting the fast-growing e-cigarette market with its e-smoCap for e-liquids and has launched a YouTube video to promote...

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