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Support for deposit scheme but ‘the devil is in the detail’,...

The beverage packaging industry has welcomed plans for a deposit return scheme (DRS) for single-use plastics, glass and metal drinks packaging in England but...

Suntory develops PET recycling technology

Suntory Holdings has developed ‘FtoP Direct Recycle Technology’ for use in soft drink PET bottle preform production, as part of a joint effort with...

Packaging lifts plastics recycling rate above targets

The recycling rate for plastics packaging passed the 40 per cent mark in 2016, surpassing the EU’s minimum target of 22.5 per cent, reports...

Electricity switch lowers rPET emissions to below virgin PET

Greenhouse gas emissions at a recycling plant in Austria have been reduced to a tenth of the level for new PET material, said PET...

London recycling rate is ‘rubbish’, claims environment report

The London Assembly Environment Committee has published a report that labels the UK capital’s recycling rate as “rubbish” and makes a series of robust...

Packaging specialist calls on government to review the role of plastics

A ban on plastics packaging would lead to an increase in food waste, said packaging expert Lorax Compliance, which urges the UK government to...

Nestlé launches fully rPET bottle in North America

Bottled water brand Nestlé Pure Life has launched a 100 per cent food-grade recycled 70cl PET bottle in the North American market. Nestlé commented that...

Petcore Europe launches plastics aerosol recycling group

Belgium-based PET value chain organisation Petcore Europe has created the Plastic Aerosol Recycling Special Industry Group (SiG) in anticipation of an increased need to...

Website aims to maximise exposure for rPS project

A consortium of Spanish companies has launched a website for the Life EPS-SURE project, an R&D project for plastics recycling that aims to transform expanded...

IK and ELIPSO welcome Plastic Strategy

The German association for plastics packaging and films, IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen and ELIPSO, the French Plastic and Flexible Packaging Association, have re-affirmed their support towards...

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