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UK public demanding more recycling education

New insights from WRAP’s annual recycling tracker has found that over half the UK population would like to know more about what their recycling gets...

Black plastics need sorting out, says Recoup chief

An alternative pigment to carbon black has been identified that allows black plastics to be sorted and recovered for recycling, according to Stuart Foster,...

Waste streams negatively affecting recycled film quality

Waste streams in the South of Europe are posing a quality issue in films with recycled content production due to a higher share of...

Funding granted to improve aerosol packaging safety

A consortium of organisations led by secondary packaging company TrakRap have been awarded a grant by Innovate UK to develop a prototype that could...

Poland, Italy and Turkey experiencing fastest flexibles growth

Italy, Poland and Turkey were the fastest growing major flexible packaging markets in Europe in 2016, according to PCI Wood Mackenzie's latest review of...

Study confirms that appearances really do matter

New research suggests that a consumer’s sense of taste, smell and feel is directly affected by the packaging a product comes in. In an experiment...

Carbon black project secures EU funding

Technical compounder Luxus, polymer processor Polykemi and plastics manufacturer One51 have together secured a £1.29m (€1.47m) investment for NIRSort, a project that aims to...

Waste wars: Revenge of the pith

Spain’s Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is funding a project that aims to produce biopolyesters by using fermentation from wastes of...

Pharmaceutical packaging market to grow steadily

The pharmaceutical packaging market is projected to grow at an annual rate of 6.4 per cent during the forecast period 2016 to 2021, mainly...

PET recycling suffering from reduction in quality

The average yield coming from PET recyclers has decreased from 73 per cent to 68 per cent since 2011, which has led to substantial...