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UK retailer to divert all food store waste from landfill

The Co-operative Group is rolling out a recycling scheme that it says will divert all food store waste away from landfill, whilst radically reducing road miles and operating costs.

SATO secures share of RFID business

SATO, a provider of barcode printing, labelling and EPC/RFID solutions, has completed a strategic investment in Nexgen Packaging, a supplier of apparel brand identification and packaging products.

Matthias Perick (left), packaging development project manager and Dr Herbert Bader, managing director, of Mondi Consumer Packaging Technologies collect a WorldStar Award for the company's NorCell film.

WorldStar award for intelligent film

An intelligent film by Mondi Consumer Packaging Technologies has won a WorldStar Packaging Award in the 'Food' category.

Artist Ptolemy Elrington says that Ecover is a brilliant example of a brand taking responsibility for the environment

Ecover urges consumers to Bee Clever

Cleaning brand Ecover has commissioned artist Ptolemy Elrington to design a giant free-standing scuplture using recycled material for this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Coca-Cola Enterprises' Joe Franses wants to understand what shapes consumer recycling behaviour in the home

CCE aims to unlock ‘black box’

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has launched a project in collaboration with the University of Exeter, UK, in order to explore consumer recycling behaviour in the home.

The new European Bioplastics board: (from left to right) Johnny Pallot, Mariagiovanna Vetere, Jürgen Keck, François de Bie, Stefano Facco, Peter Brunk and Rainer Schweda

New board elected at European Bioplastics

François de Bie has been elected chairman of European Bioplastics for the coming two years, replacing outgoing chairman Andy Sweetman of Innovia Films.

TricorBraun design group changes name

North American converter TricorBraun Design and Engineering has changed its name to TricorBraun Design and Innovation in order to emphasise its broadened capacity to address the new challenges facing the packaging industry.

The Wesseling, Germany, complex is LyondellBasell's largest manufacturing facility in Europe. Polyolefin products from this site are used to manufacture films, cable and pipe coatings, fuel tanks, injection mouldings and household articles.

LyondellBasell shuts down German HDPE unit

Dutch plastics company LyondellBasell is to shut down a high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Wesseling, Germany, in the third quarter of 2013.

Milliken says its Millad NX 8000 clarifier makes polypropylene a viable option for packaging

Milliken files lawsuits against several companies

Several lawsuits have been filed against Asian companies by chemical giant Milliken as it bids to protect the intellectual property embodied in its Millad clarifying agents.

Mocon creates four business units

Package inspection machinery maker, Mocon, has created four global business units to better support its international footprint.

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