The Canary Wharf Group in London has launched the UK’s first on-site deposit return scheme that will allow visitors to recycle their single-use plastics bottles and cans. This system will be using the UK’s first publicly accessible recycling machine and coincides with the government’s announcement to crack down on plastics...
Demand for rigid plastics food containers is set to increase by 4.2 per cent per year through 2022 to $7.7 billion, claims a study by the Freedonia Group. Gains in rigid plastics are expected to be far faster than paperboard, metal or glass containers and will continue to take share from...
Dutch packaging converter Weener Plastics (WP) Group has acquired Colombia-based pharmaceutical and cosmetics plastics packaging solutions provider Proenfar from Altar Investments for an undisclosed fee. The agreement was signed on 23 April, 2018. According to WP, the deal continues its strategy of expanding within emerging markets, strengthening its product portfolio and increasing...
Germany-based international sorting system specialist, Stadler Engineering, has called for a uniform approach to waste collection and the end of co-mingled recycling if new EU recycling targets are to be met. The statement comes following the European Parliament’s decision to vote in favour of revised recycling targets for EU countries....
Speciality chemicals company Clariant has confirmed that it is making good progress with the implementation of its China strategy, which was originally launched in 2016 and aims to improve governance, increase production capacity and provide more local cooperation in the Asian country. The Swiss firm registered a sales increase of...

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