packaging waste Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Introducing LaserGas III SP CO – a combustion analyzer for rough environments

    NEO Monitors unveils the industry’s most compact CO combustion analyzer suitable for the most demanding environments. LaserGas III CO includes measurement of CH4, H2O and temperature in one single unit designed to reduce risk. Based on decades of experience and customer feedback, NEO Monitors has designed an Ex-d certified tunable diode laser (TDLS) analyzer. The instrument is ...


    By NEO Monitors AS

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Sorting plant for domestic waste and light packagings, location: Spain

    Task Automation of the excisting sorting line for light packagings and optimisation of the processing  line for domestic waste (organic part).  The throughput rates of both lines shall be  considerably increased upgrading the quality  of the compost and recovering a higher proportion of light packagings at the same  time. Solution ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Packaging sorting plant in Leipzig, Germany

    TITECH has supplied this typical packaging waste sorting plant with 12 units which process about 50% of the entire input to the facility. This has created the potential for more sophisticated sorting, with parallel lines to process large volumes and a unit to control polymer output quality. TITECH units produce the following fractions: beverage cartons, mixed paper, polymers (PET, PE, PP, PS) and ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • 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

  • Investigations into the possibility to compost paraffincoated packaging materials

    Utilisation of biodegradable materials is indispensable for effective economic operation (Soyez, 1998). However, the requirements to be met by the application characteristics sometimes prevent use of such materials. For example, packaging materials for foodstuffs, where protection of the contents is the predominant aim, are required to display hydrophobic properties. Paraffin-coated papers have ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • 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

  • Oxidation characteristics of A588 steel and its applicability to high-heat-load nuclear waste package designs

    The ASTM A588 steel is proposed as the outer wall material for second-generation nuclear waste package designs (Armijo et al., 2006; Kar, 2006). Oxidation weight-gain kinetics was evaluated for the A588 steel by thermal-gravimetric method at a range of temperatures (475°C to 600°C). Isothermal oxidation tests were conducted in dry air. Oxidation at lower temperatures followed parabolic kinetics ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Packaging as a solution to food loss and waste - UN SAVE FOOD initiative - Interview with Joseph Mpagalile of the UN

    Just a few weeks ago, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners launched the Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint campaign in support of the SAVE FOOD Initiative to reduce food loss and waste along the entire chain of food production and consumption. Packaging plays a big role in this global strategy and Joseph ...


    By Smithers Rapra

  • 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 - ...


  • 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 ...


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