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FMCGs need to step up and manage waste, urges GlobalData

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies could soon find themselves on the front line of the downstream packaging waste issue, says GlobalData, as waste plastics...

Looping-the-loop and closing the loop at Wales Airshow

A recycling initiative at last weekend's Wales Airshow in Swansea gave the public the chance to separate their expanded polystyrene (EPS) trays and cups and PET bottles and...

Pack2Go Europe calls for one-size fits-all approach to waste collections

A simpler approach to waste collections is being targeted by Pack2Go Europe with its ‘reaching 4 recycling, calling 4 collection’ initiative, which seeks to...

EuPC questions sense of EC proposal

European Plastics Converters (EuPC) has called a proposal by the European Commission (EC) for a directive to introduce a number of reductions and restrictions...

IK says political gestures will not solve marine litter

The IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen eV (German Association for Plastics Packaging and Films) has rejected the EU Commission’s proposal to ban selected single-use plastics products,...

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...

Polyethylene demand doubles but demands on it rise too

In the wake of a global campaign to reduce single-use plastics and create plastics- free aisles in supermarkets, IHS Markit has predicted that demand for...

Faerch Plast joins UK Plastics Pact

Danish plastics food packaging manufacturer Faerch Plast has signed up to the UK Plastics Pact, stating that as part of its commitment to the...

Borealis joins in support to tackle ocean waste in Indonesia

Austrian producer of polyethylene and polypropylene Borealis has joined in the mission to tackle ocean plastics by providing funding for the second phase of the...

Australian sustainability target unrealistic, says ACOR

Commonwealth, state and territory environment ministers have agreed a sustainability target that all Australian packaging must be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025, but...