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Closed Loop opens bottle recycling line

UK-based recycler Closed Loop Recycling has opened a new plastics milk bottle recycling line at its Dagenham plant, as part of a £12 million ($20m) investment that the company says will make it the biggest recycler of milk bottles in the world.

Sidel develops RightWeight concept

Sidel has introduced a 50cl PET bottle for still water called RightWeight, which the company claims can result in significantly less weight while maintaining or increasing bottle performance.

CCE aims to unlock ‘black box’

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has launched a project in collaboration with the University of Exeter, UK, in order to explore consumer recycling behaviour in the home.

UK household bottle collections pass 50% mark

The collection of plastics bottles from UK household waste passed the 50 per cent barrier for the first time in 2012, according to a survey conducted by several companies.

New purchasing patterns boost rigid plastics

The global rigid plastics packaging market will reach a value of $161.11 billion this year, according to a report by visiongain. A number of favourable consumer trends, along with developing markets, will drive this growth.

Pepsi bottle relaunch with a twist

Beverage giant PepsiCo is introducing a new bottle shape for its Pepsi brand for the first time in 16 years.

Buxton water plant opens its doors

Nestlé Waters has opened its new £35 million (US$53m) water bottling facility in Buxton, UK, which will produce Buxton mineral water and Nestlé Pure Life spring water products.

UK plant reaches quarter of a billion

Continuum Recycling, the recycled PET (rPET) joint venture between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Eco Plastics, has celebrated sorting 250 million bottles.

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.