difficult-to-recycle packaging Articles

  • Recycling Domestic Packaging in Spain

    Selective collection is undoubtedly the best system to enable the recovered waste to be subsequently recycled, that is to say, to be once again introduced in a production process. The legal requirements force certain recycling objectives to be reached and it is therefore necessary to develop those collection systems that are environmentally and economically “sustainable” and which guarantee that ...


  • How To Handle Chemical Spills & Cleanups

    FAST-ACT is designed for liquid and vapor chemical releases, but the chemicals it attacks does not need to be limited to what we traditionally think of as a chemical spill. Toxic and noxious chemicals can come from a variety of sources such as waste water, decomposition, household chemicals, and animals. Since FAST-ACT can be applied to liquid spill or vapor release enabling Emergency Responders ...


    By Fast-ACT

  • Rethinking Packaging

    Packaging—it surrounds almost everything we buy. Think about all the boxes, plastic wrap, six-pack rings, toothpaste tubes, plastic bottles, Styrofoam peanuts, and more we come across every day. Unfortunately, a lot of this packaging either ends up in the trash can or is littered. One way to be responsible is to buy things that don’t have a lot of packaging. If you do buy something ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Sustainable Packaging: Making it Stick

    Sustainability issues in packaging continue to generate headlines for many audiences: The latest biobased packaging material innovation. Food waste prevention. The most recent adoption of new labels to empower consumers to recycle packaging. But if your company is like most, you’re still finding it challenging to incorporate sustainability goals into the ...


    By thinkstep

  • The Myth about LCA in Packaging

    Looking to establish simple goals to drive sustainable packaging? Many companies are focusing on lightweighting, recyclability, recycled content, and renewable content for their sustainable packaging efforts. Bonus: all of these metrics can be measured based on empirical information about the final design alone, thus removing the need to assess the ...


    By thinkstep

  • Reuse of Primary Packaging

    Untitled Document Abstract The reuse of packaging is, according to Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste, one of the priority instruments which ...

  • Community Glass Recycling Project: ACI Glass Packaging

     To increase glass recycling, ACI Glass and local councils in regional New South Wales targeted clubs, pubs and restaurants for collection of recyclable glass. The clubs, pubs and restaurants have also profited from the recycling of their waste, some saving thousands of dollars a year. The key to the success of this campaign was the sharing of recycling costs, benefits and responsibilities - ...


  • A zero discharge installation for Mondi Packaging

    Answering the request of Mondi Savoie  (La Rochette), ECA (Environnement et Chimie Appliquée), worked-out a technico - economical survey on the several treatments, recycling and/or valorisation solutions for its flexo printing and starch glue effluents. After this study, ECA defined and realized a zero discharge installation treating the water fluids. Mondi Savoie, one of the French factories of ...


  • Sustainable Packaging is Simply a Smart Choice

    Think 7.3 billion people now sounds like a lot? A United Nations-backed study estimates the world’s population could surge to 11 billion or more in 2100—a 57 percent increase in the number of humans living on the planet. Earth Day gives manufacturers (such as food and beverage producers) a timely opportunity to ponder how their businesses affect the planet’s ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How to Create Less Packaging Waste

    From an environmental point of view, packaging is a necessary evil, but one that can be minimized in a number of ways. Here are a few ideas companies can use to reduce the amount of packaging waste they generate, and in many cases, improve their operations in the process. Corrugated Box Redesign Corrugated shipping containers generally represent the greatest amount of packaging ...

  • Circular Economy Package: Questions & Answers

    What is the Circular Economy? To ensure sustainable growth for the EU we have to use our resources in a smarter, more sustainable way. It is clear that the linear model of economic growth we relied on in the past is no longer suited for the needs of today's modern societies in a globalised world. We cannot build our future on a 'take-make-dispose' model. Many natural resources are ...

  • The economics of packaging waste recycling in France: institutional framework and technological adoption

    This paper explores the main features of the new regime for packaging-waste management in France introduced in 1992. A description of the institutional organisation is followed by an analysis of how the packaging tax implemented in France may encourage recycling techniques, combined with waste-to-energy facilities. Nevertheless, this may be offset by weak or even negative incentives, which may ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sorting plant for light packaging material, location: Madeira

    Task New conception of an automatical light  packagings sorting plant for production of marketable potential recyclables, as there  are: PET, PE, bricks, FE, Aluminium, paper  and cardboard. Solution The bags with the light packagins are opened  in a bag opener. Afterwards all troubling substances are taken out. A downstream  ballistic ...


  • Sorting plant for light packaging material, location: Italia

    Task Automation of an existing manual sorting press line for production of marketable potential recyclables out of the mix of light packagings. Solution Automatical treatment of the light packagings  by auger fillers, ballistic separators, ferrous and non-ferrous and air separators as well as optical identification discharging all troubling materials at the ...


  • The world printing market suffered difficult investment

    U.S. regulators recently disclosed documents show that the price of $ 28.72 per share on February 13, News Corp. (NWS) Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch sold 139.6 million shares of News Corp. Class B shares, cash of about $ 40 million . This indicates that the�Guanglian�paper�media printed challenged in the future. The face of the the the surging international ...

  • Domestic mixed plastics packaging: waste management options

    Mixed plastics is a term that covers all non-bottle plastic packaging sourced from the domestic waste stream and includes rigid and flexible plastic items of various polymer types and colours that are typically found in the household waste bin. It excludes plastic bottles and non-packaging items. There is approximately 1 million tonnes of domestic mixed plastics packaging waste arising in the UK ...

  • Reduction in Solvents for Cleaning: Amcor Packaging (Australia)

    Background Amcor Cartons, a manufacturer of folding cartons and paperboard packaging is a 13 million dollar operation employing 60 staff. In keeping with Amcor Cartons’s commitment to respond to customer needs through the application of the highest technology, advantage was taken of the latest available technology when deciding to upgrade their printing press. After installing a new ...


  • Chemical Use Reduction, Recycling for Packaging, Waste Reduction and Energy Use Reduction: Robert Bosch Australia

     Background Robert Bosch Australia was established in 1954 in Clayton, Victoria. The main manufacturing plant remains there to this day. The company has some 1,150 employees in Australia. Robert Bosch manufactures and distributes a wide variety of products from electronic consumer goods, to industrial hydraulics, to hot water systems. The focus of activity in Australia is ...


  • Impacts of item-level RFID on packaging waste recycling: exploratory study of the industry?s expectations in Germany

    This paper deals with the implications of widespread item-level RFID tagging for the recycling of packaging waste. We first summarise possible positive and negative effects discussed in the relevant literature. We then present the results of an empirical study among organisations dealing with packaging production and packaging recycling in Germany. The results show that both packaging producers ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effectiveness of packaging waste management systems in selected countries: an EEA pilot study

    Packaging waste is an important and growing waste stream. The amended Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive has recently been adopted, and work is underway to develop EU thematic strategies on waste prevention and recycling and on the sustainable use and management of natural resources. The Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (hereafter: packaging directive) is one of the few ...

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