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Glug and Toss Water Bottles Clog Landfills

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (May 16, 2007)

WASHINGTON, DC - Bottled water is not only costly at the cash register, it is environmentally costly, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute. Millions of tons of oil-derived plastics, mostly polyethylene terephthalate, PET, are used to make the water bottles, most of which are not recycled. Each year, about two million tons of ...

Coke steps up drive for plant-based bottles

by BusinessGreen  (Dec. 16, 2011)

Coca-Cola has signed "multi-million dollar" partnership deals with three bio-tech companies to accelerate the development of its PlantBottle packaging made wholly from plant-based materials. Agreements with Virent, Gevo and Avantium were announced yesterday following a two-year analysis of different technologies by the drinks company's technical ...

Marks & Spencer uncorks carbon-saving plastic wine bottles

by BusinessGreen  (May 5, 2010)

Glass wine bottles could be on their way to history's recycling bin after retail giant Marks & Spencer announced that it was to abandon glass in favour of greener, lightweight plastic for its entire range of miniature 25cl wine bottles. The company said that it has spent two years developing a new plastic technology known as MLP PET with Paul ...

ECO Plastics raises £24m to make green bottles

by BusinessGreen  (Jul. 20, 2011)

Plastic bottle recycling company ECO Plastics has raised £24m in fresh funding to expand its UK facilities, including a £15m purpose-built plant that is currently being developed in partnership with drinks giant Coca-Cola. The Hemswell-based company yesterday confirmed it has raised £24m, predominantly through new banking ...

Planners greenlight £15m bottle recycling plant revamp

by BusinessGreen  (May 6, 2011)

Planners greenlight £15m bottle recycling plant revamp Planners have given the go-ahead for a £15m purpose-built bottle recycling plant that is being developed as a joint venture between global drinks giant Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and UK firm ECO Plastics. Lincolnshire county council approved the expansion of the Hemswell sorting ...

Report says PET recycling rate increased 28% in 2009

by The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)  (Nov. 5, 2010)

 The recycling rate of polyethylene terephthalate increased 28% in 2009 making it the six consecutive year of gains in the United States´ recycling rate. And the 2009 rate increase occurred despite a 4% decrease in the total PET bottles and jars available for recycling, by weight, according to the "2009 Report on Post Consumer PET ...

M&S first retailer to convert mini wine range to PET

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (May 5, 2010)

From this month, Marks and Spencer will become the first retailer to convert its entire range of mini 25cl wine bottles from glass to PET. This move is set to save the retailer 525 tonnes of packaging a year, equivalent to 747 jumbo jets, and will be extended to all 19 white, red and rose wines which are available in the 25cl size. The mini ...

Coca-Cola to Recycle or Reuse All Its U.S. Plastic Bottles

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Sep. 6, 2007)

ATLANTA, Georgia, September 6, 2007 (ENS) - The world's largest beverage company, Coca-Cola, is planning to invest more than $60 million to build the world's largest plastic-bottle-to-bottle recycling plant and support recycling in the United States, the company said Wednesday. These investments are part of the company's goal to recycle or reuse ...

IBWA’s New Video Tours PET Plastic Bottle Recycling Facility

by International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)  (Jun. 2, 2011)

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)’s consumer website www.bottledwatermatters.com has released a new YouTube video, “Recycling Empty Plastic Bottles,” that gives consumers a good look at how a PET recycling facility converts more than two billion PET plastic ...

The First Domestic High Technology PET Bottle Recycling Line

by Zhejiang Boretech Co., Ltd.  (Sep. 2, 2010)

Zhejiang Haili Holding Group signed the contract with us for TL-3000 PET bottle recycling line on July 5th 2010.So far, Haili Group extends the business scope with our company from material to equipment field and begins to develop a complete cooperation. Zhejiang Haili Holding Group was established in 1992, is a modern enterprise with seven ...

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