The UK supermarket behind the Plan A sustainability programme has launched Project Thin Air, which involves the redesign and repackaging of more than 140 products into smaller, less bulky versions that contain the same volume of food as before. Among the changes, Marks & Spencer (M&S) has reduced the size...
The UK's environment secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that UK companies will have to stop using microbeads in their products at the start of next year, and by June 2018 it will be against the law to sell products with microbeads. Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastics found in items...
GW Plastics has acquired Avenue Mould Solutions in response to growing customer demand in the medical device market. Based in Ireland, Avenue is a manufacturer of precision mould building, machining, and injection moulding applications for the medical and pharmaceutical industry. GW claims that the purchase will now give it unparalleled...
Demand for pharmaceutical blister packaging is forecast to expand by 6.5 per cent a year to more than $4.4 billion in 2021, representing 12.9 billion units. Single dose packaging for solid oral prescription drugs will continue to account for the largest usage, cites The Freedonia Group. Blister packs are also...
Spain’s Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is funding a project that aims to produce biopolyesters by using fermentation from wastes of the orange juice industry for the manufacture of elements for the rail industry and bottles to package the juice itself. The MIPLASCOE project involves a number...

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