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Unilever chief calls for plastics waste action

Unilever's chief executive Paul Polman has called on the food and beverage industry to accelerate progress towards a circular economy and address the challenge...

Replace plastics packaging… with plastics packaging

Several designers have won a competition to come up with new materials to replace plastics packaging, by designing concepts involving plastics packaging. The Circular Materials...

British meat supplier targets circular economy

British meat supplier Cranswick is aiming to eliminate all non-recyclable plastics packaging from its business by 2025 to support the transition towards a more...

Cornwall set to trial the Beverage Bin

The British county of Cornwall has approved the launch of a circular recycling system called ‘Beverage Bin’, which will aim to reduce plastics container...

UK government confirms plastics waste initiatives

British Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled the UK government’s 25-year environment plan, which includes proposed policies to eliminate 'avoidable plastics waste'. Speaking at the...

NatureFlex sales increase for Futamura

Renewable and compostable films manufacturer Futamura has announced a 25 per cent growth in sales of its NatureFlex line of films. Andy Sweetman, sales and...

PRE revises Design for Recycling Guidelines

Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) has released an updated version of Design for Recycling Guidelines, which includes eight new guidelines differentiating between coloured and non-coloured...

PLA and PHAs pushing global bioplastics forward

Global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from approximately 2.05 million tonnes in 2017 to 2.44 m/t in 2022, according to trade group...

Suez and LyondellBasell agree joint recycling venture

Waste management firm Suez and plastics refining company LyondellBasell have agreed to establish a plastics recycling joint venture following the 50/50 acquisition of Quality...

Pyrowave and Ineos Styrolution partner on recycling

Pyrowave, a Canadian firm engaged in microwave-based recycling of plastics, and Ineos Styrolution America LLC, the US subsidiary of the global styrenics producer headquartered...

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