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Vertically integrated recycling plant opens in California

A new company dedicated to the closed-loop recycling of post-consumer plastics officially opened its doors in California, USA, last week at what is claimed...

Mondelēz commits to 2025 packaging target

Mondelēz International has made a commitment to make all packaging recyclable, as part of a strategy for a circular packaging economy that it says...

PepsiCo signs supply agreement with Loop for sustainable resins

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into a multi-year supply agreement with Loop Industries whereby the former will incorporate LoopT PET plastics –...

Champions generate strong demand for recycled plastics

A programme designed to expand market demand for recycled plastics has generated almost seven million pounds (3,175 tonnes) of new demand in its first...

Equipolymers ramps up production of rPET

A new food-grade PET that uses up to 25 per cent chemically recycled PET as feedstock has been launched by Equipolymers, which the company...

PET sheet producers want support for circularity

The PET value chain is urging European policymakers to support the industry’s circularity rather than focus on the reduction of PET tray consumption. In a...

“Nation’s Favourite” unveils recycling scheme for crisp packets

UK crisps (potato chips) brand Walkers is set to launch the country’s first nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets. Consumers will be encouraged to either...

Parkside launches fully recyclable laminate

A fully recyclable single polymer laminate with barrier properties has been launched by UK-based Parkside, which mirrors a range of commonly used laminates in...

PTI channels e-commerce PET bottle system

A PET bottle system designed specifically for liquid or semi-viscous products sold through e-commerce channel is being launched by PTI at Pack Expo USA...

APR guide seeks to standardise plastics data

In an effort to facilitate greater consistency in plastics sorting, the Association of Plastic Recyclers in the US has developed a guide to standardise...