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Benpac to buy PackSys Global Thailand

Swiss machinery maker PackSys Global has agreed to sell its subsidiary in Thailand to Benpac Holding, a group of companies in the fields of...

GreenMantra and INEOS collaborate on chemical recycling

GreenMantra and INEOS Styrolution have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA), which will align the former’s patented technology and INEOS’ manufacturing infrastructure to convert...

Recycle with Riley piloted at primary schools

RPC bpi recycled products is piloting a recycling initiative named ‘Recycle with Riley’ with primary schools in Stroud, UK. The challenge requires the children to...

ExxonMobil commits to $2bn Baytown expansion

ExxonMobil has confirmed that it will proceed with a $2 billion investment to expand its Baytown, Texas chemical plant, which will create approximately 2,000...

Strong results for Berry Global

Berry Global has reported record earnings before tax for the first quarter of $354 million, as net sales rose to $1.95 bilion on the...

First plastics recycling plant opened in Cyprus

PCC Recycling has opened Cyprus’ first plastics recycling plant, as the country – second only to Denmark as the EU’s largest generator of waste...

Rising prices hit SABIC profits

A rise in global prices of some primary products used in the production of petrochemicals has contributed to a 38 per cent drop in...

Tenfold increase forecast for compostables

A report commissioned by the Biomass Biorefinery Network (BBNet) has highlighted the major potential for compostable packaging in the UK, with significant direct and indirect...

UK supermarket introduces pre-cycling

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialling a pre-cycle scheme, whereby consumers will be able to remove unwanted primary and secondary packaging in-store and leave...

BPF supports Norway’s proposal on plastics waste exports

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has published a position paper supporting the aims of the Norway proposal on plastics waste exports. The proposal has been...

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