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Black strikes back with UK recycling initiative

A bold initiative that aims to recycle black plastics into new food grade packaging has been launched in the UK. Backed by environment secretary Michael...

Putting recycled plastics on the catwalk

A series of fashion shows have formed part of a UK recycling campaign by Norfolk Waste Partnership and Recoup, which aims to highlight the many...

Countdown to rPET take-off

New Zealand supermarket chain Countdown is to move 19 of its bakery and delicatessen items into rPET packaging in a move that the company says...

Research teams drive PET bottles into automotive market

A research project that aims to make it possible to recover PET bottle waste and convert it into high-grade industrial applications has been launched...

Sustainability takes the bench at RPC Bpi Protec

Flexible film converter RPC Bpi Protec is converting surplus PE bags and films into tables and benches as part of a closed-loop recycling scheme...

Ampacet reveals ‘Plastics Reimagined’

US-based Ampacet Corporation has implemented a new logo, tagline and website in an attempt to bring fresh focus to innovation, expansion, global support and...

Egyptian PET plant to restart under Thai-Indian JV

Thai producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) has, through its joint venture (JV) with India's Dhunseri Petrochem, agreed to buy a 540,000-tonne...

Borealis injects €15m in mtm plastics project

Borealis, an Austrian producer of polyethylene and polypropylene, has started a €15 million (US$17.5m) investment project in German recycler mtm plastics, while an additional €2.5m...

Food wholesaler puts the brakes on non-recyclables

UK-based food wholesaler Brakes has made the decision to reduce the use of single-use and hard plastics that cannot be recycled, with the launch...

Tesco plans ambitious closed-loop packaging system

In an attempt to further packaging targets it set in 2017, British supermarket giant Tesco is to implement a more rigorous packaging system that...