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Waste programme secures Italian partner

Avery Dennison has expanded its European waste disposal programme by appointing Tramonto Antonio, an environmental service provider, as its partner in Northern Italy.

Tulip's Andrew Wright is upbeat about a switch from PVC to PET

Pork producer plays on PVC pitfalls

UK-based food manufacturer Tulip Ltd has underlined its commitment to tackling food waste by signing up to the Waste & Resources Action Programme's (WRAP) Courtauld Commitment 3 and has announced plans to stop the use of PVC in all of its packaging by early 2015.

European PET recycling continues to grow

The recycling of PET is continuing to grow across Europe, with around 65 billion bottles recycled in 2013, claims a report by Belgium-based non-profit trade association Petcore Europe.

Garden of England targets green economy

Recycling company Viridor has started the construction of a £12.5 million ($20.9m) Plastics Recycling Facility (PRF) in Rochester, UK, with Stadler UK responsible for delivering the project.

Erema expands its global trial centres

Recycling systems supplier Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen (Erema) has announced the expansion of its global trial centres and technical support network.

Chemical firms learn to share

Chemicals firm Clariant has joined the industry initiative, 'Together for Sustainability' (TfS), an organisation founded in 2011 that aims to jointly improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry.

Toni Middleton, a teacher at an Eco School in Manchester, UK, demonstrates staff-room recycling

Teaching by example with compostable bags

Cromwell Polythene, a supplier of recycling and waste management products, has sold more than 33 million Ecopond compostable bags in its first full year as a UK distributor for the brand.

Chris Dow expects the EU revised Waste Framework Directive to play a significant role in shaping the future of the European recycling industry

UK recycler predicts landmark year ahead

Plastics recycler Closed Loop Recycling is predicting a landmark year in 2014 for European recycling thanks to the EU revised Waste Framework Directive.

PlantBottle fusion future of cars

A demonstration model of the Ford Fusion Energi was displayed at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show featuring a fabric interior made with Coca-Cola's PlantBottle technology.

Sidel develops RightWeight concept

Sidel has introduced a 50cl PET bottle for still water called RightWeight, which the company claims can result in significantly less weight while maintaining or increasing bottle performance.

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