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Market failures threaten PET recycling

The PET recycling industry is being threatened by persistent structural market failures across Europe, according to the chairman of Plastics Recyclers Europe (EuPR), Casper van den Dungen.

Boon in Pune with Sidel Tooling Centre

Sidel has established a Packaging & Tooling Centre in Pune to offer customers in India a more local service and, in doing so, meet the growing demand in this market for the latest in bottle packaging technology. Sidel currently operates six similar centres around the world.

$20m expansion at Amcor’s Florida plant

Amcor Rigid Plastics has expanded its bottle manufacturing operations in Orlando, Florida, in order to meet growing market demand for beverage and pharmaceutical packaging.

DailyDose delivers design award for Sidel

An innovative multipack concept that consists of six assorted bottles reminiscent of fruit slices has won its creator, Sidel, a Pentaward for packaging design.

Eco Plastics raises £6 million for continued expansion

UK-based plastics bottle recycler Eco Plastics has announced a second round of funding to finance continued expansion over the coming year.

Sonoco taking care of growth with expansion

Plastics packaging producer Sonoco has commenced commercial production at its $15 million rigid plastics container plant in New Albany, Ohio, which the US company plans to use to grow its Beauty and Home Care business.

Bottle production moves in-house at PepsiCo’s New York plant

Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) has invested nearly $10 million in its Latham, New York, bottling facility to bring plastics bottle production in-house.

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Levi’s to make jeans from bottles

Levi’s is introducing a new collection of denim clothing made from material that incorporates a minimum of 20 per cent post-consumer recycled plastics bottles and food trays.

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PET recycling rate holds steady in US

The US recycling rate for PET containers showed little movement in 2011, according to figures released by the National Association for PET Container Resources (Napcor) and the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR).

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UK recycling targets threatened by China

China is considering measures that mirror a ban on plastics waste from the EU recently announced by Malaysia, which could jeopardise the UK's chances of meeting government recycling targets, claims an industry association.

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