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Monitoring needed to ensure effective sustainability

All sustainability pledges and initiatives in plastics packaging need to be translated into tangible and quantifiable actions, a new report by academics at the...

Asda adopts CPET trays for ready meals

Asda is to move 97 of its fresh ready meal lines to trays made from detectable and recyclable natural CPET. According to the UK...

Silvergate develops masterbatch with 30 per cent recylate

Custom colour masterbatch manufacturer Silvergate Plastics has developed a white masterbatch that includes a minimum of 30 per cent recycled content while still behaving...

Hi-Cone launches recycling scheme for plastics ring carriers

A UK-wide plastics ring carrier recycling programme for multipack cans has been launched by Hi-Cone, a supplier of ring carrier multi-packaging systems, and specialist...

BPF launches plastics recyclability tool

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has developed a new design tool for plastics packaging. PackScore has been created to help brands, retailers and designers...

Clariant collaborates in laser-marking tech development

Clariant has partnered with pigment supplier Merck and resin producer SABIC to develop laser-marking technology and materials to ease the recycling process for flexible...

SC Johnson withdraws from Plastics Industry Association

Following in the footsteps of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, household cleaning products manufacturer SC Johnson has allowed its Plastics Industry Association (PIA) membership to lapse. After...

PepsiCo publishes sustainability report

PepsiCo has reaffirmed its commitment to build a more sustainable food system with the publication of its 2018 PepsiCo Sustainability Report. The report details the...

CCEP cuts single-use plastics use

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) plans to cut its use of single-use plastics by approximately 4,000 tonnes across Western Europe by switching from plastics shrink...

Danone Aqua to convert plastics label waste into pallets

Danone Aqua, a subsidiary of Danone, has partnered with Re>Pal Indonesia to convert its oriented polypropylene plastics label waste into pallets. The agreement will see...

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