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PepsiCo and Coca-Cola withdraw from Plastics Industry Association

Beverage giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have withdrawn their support for the Plastics Industry Association (PIA). The news follows intense pressure from environmental groups such...

EC president-elect vows to tackle microplastics

President of the European Commission (EC) Elect, Ursula von der Leyen, has placed the circular economy at the top of her agenda as she...

UK supermarkets trial reusable containers

As part of its plan to reduce single-use plastics packaging, UK supermarket M&S is to incentivise reusable containers for fresh food to go. The...

Four-year CEUS project targets tray recycling

Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) has embarked on a four-year collaboration project in Pravia, Spain, to recover plastics from general domestic waste collections. If successful, it...

Biffa wins largest ever MRF contract

UK waste management firm Biffa has been awarded its largest ever Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) contract, worth up to £90 million ($109m), by the...

DRS is not the panacea to waste, warns FPA’s executive director

The Foodservice Packaging Association’s (FPA) executive director Martin Kersh has criticised Zero Waste Scotland’s (ZWS) claim that the deposit return scheme (DRS) will lead...

Henkel launches recycling assessment software

Henkel has developed a software tool that the company claims can quickly and reliably determine the recyclability of new packaging. The EasyD4R assessment tool has...

Europe in danger of missing 2025 target, claims ICIS

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth...

KDP commits to coffee pod recyclability

All K-Cup coffee pods sold in the US are to be recyclable by the end of 2020, claims Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) in its...

Masterbatch adds colour to recycling

A near-infrared (NIR) reflective masterbatch has been launched by Gabriel-Chemie that uses special pigment formulations to enable the sorting and recycling of black or...

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