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JBT secures deal for Proseal

Chicago-based JBT Corporation is to acquire Proseal in a £220 million ($287m) deal, with completion expected during the second quarter of the year. Headquartered in...

APR enhances PET Critical Guidance

The Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR) has expanded its APR Design Guide for Plastics Recyclability to include several new PET screening tests and an...

Multi-million pound fund to help Wales Towards Zero Waste

A £6.5 million ($8.3m) Welsh Government Circular Economy Fund has been launched with the aim of helping Wales reach the milestones of 70 per...

Amcor reveals recyclable high-barrier laminate

Amcor has launched AmLite Ultra Recyclable, its first packaging product made from the high-barrier polyolefin film that the company developed last year. The laminate can...

ASD plans first plant in the UK

PET recycler Advanced Sustainable Developments (ASD) is looking to place its first plant in the UK at Ellesmere Port in the North West of...

Deliveroo does the washing up too

Food delivery firm Deliveroo is to launch a first-of-its-kind takeaway container cleaning service for customers and restaurants in the UK this summer, in partnership...

EUBP calls for separate biodegradable plastics streams

In light of the current debates around the upcoming EU strategy on plastics and the revision of the EU waste legislation, European Bioplastics (EUBP)...

Coffee market and novel materials boost Biome results

Increased sales of outer packaging for the US single-serve coffee market, and initial sales for a novel material for a single-serve pod, contributed to...

Bericap and Thin Film Electronics create clever closures

Caps and closures manufacturer Bericap is to form a joint partnership with Thin Film Electronics ASA to develop fully integrated digital authentication solutions for...

Recycling labels highlighted as weak link

Less than a fifth of respondents in a survey by Biffa think that recycling labels on consumer packaging are easy to understand. Research by the...

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