packaging recyclability Articles

  • New ways for Metal Recycling

    REWAVE XRF 3-way-sorting in innovative  “Free-Fall”-design Recycling of metal and aluminium knows no limits because it can be remelted as scrap indefinitely. Metals, however have to be separated from non-metallic impurities, and different metals have to be sorted in pure fractions to be used as secondary raw materials substituting primary resources. Especially when it ...

  • Product stewardship – recycling’s little helper

    Like many veteran recycling professionals, I have faced serious challenges in making the wish of recycling all materials come true.  Although paper, cardboard, cans and bottles have ready markets and collection infrastructure; computers, mattresses and other items did not.  They were the problem items that went into dumpsters because costs and lack of mechanism gave them little chance ...

  • 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 ...


  • Treatment and Disposal of Air Pollution Control Residue

    What is APCr? Thermal waste management using Energy Recovery Facilities (ERFs) is now a well-managed and mature technology that is subject to environmental monitoring by a range of competent international bodies. These ERFs have been established as a means of diverting waste away from landfill disposal and for valorising the material and energy content of the waste. Counter to historic ...

  • 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.

  • 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 - ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Aluminum Recycling

    The Customer The Company is one of the largest producers of aluminum. They conduct business worldwide and serve the aerospace, automotive, building, construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics, oil & gas, packaging and industrial products & services markets. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


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