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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.

RPET capacity to increase in France

A joint-venture between APPE and Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) in France will allow an extra 390 million PET bottles to be recycled through APPE’s state-of-the-art PET recycling facility in Beaune.

PLASTICS BOTTLES TO AID ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION

A collection of plastics floating islands containing papyrus plants are being planned in the Kenyan Rift Valley aimed at reversing the negative effects of environmental degradation.

CONCORD FLIES IN THE FACE OF PLASTICS BOTTLES

A law banning the sale of single-serve plastics water bottles of 1-litre or below in the US-town of Concord has been approved by the Massachusetts attorney general. After being first discussed in

PET BOTTLE COLLECTIONS BREAK 50 PER CENT BARRIER

The European post-sorting PET collection reached 1.59 million tonnes in 2011, reports industry groups Petcore and EuPR, representing an increase of 140,000 tonnes (9 per cent) on 2010.

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