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  • Water bottle boost for UK’s recycled pet market

    The UK’s recovered bottle market received a vote of confidence as a major bottled water company announced plans to buy more recycled PET from a UK reprocessor. French mineral water company Danone, producer of Evian and Volvic, said it will buy 12,000 tonnes of recycled PET from Greenstar by 2011. This year, Danone will buy 5,000 tonnes of plastic, which will be made into new bottles at its ...

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

    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 100 percent of the company's ...

  • Unique FDA Approved Plastic Bottle Recycling System to be Installed in Vietnam

    Bepex International, a world leader in process development and process equipment for the food, chemical, mineral, and polymer industries, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Vietnam-based Thanh Tai Gas Company to custom design, fabricate and deliver the first system to South East Asia in its new line of ...


    By Bepex International LLC

  • The Real Thing - Coca-Cola searches for plant-based plastic bottles

    Coca-Cola has announced multi-million dollar partnership agreements with three leading biotechnology companies to accelerate development of the first commercial solutions for next-generation PlantBottle™ packaging made 100% from plant-based materials. This effort to commercialize a plastic bottle made entirely from plants builds on the Company's ground-breaking introduction and roll-out of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • MP slams white milk bottle processors

    The Chair of the all party Sustainable Resource Group has slammed milk bottle processers that use white plastic which cannot be recycled into new white milk bottles. MP Alan Whitehead believes that milk processors should all use clear HDPE bottles to package their milk, in order to increase closed loop milk bottle recycling levels. Whitehead said: “As I understand it, there is a tolerance level ...

  • Germany exempts 75% bioplastic bottles from deposit

    The European Bioplastics industry representation welcomes the regulation concerning bioplastic drink bottles established in the 5th Amendment of the German Packaging Directive. The amendment was passed on 4 April 2008. The regulation for bioplastic bottles will come into effect on 1 January 2009. These bottles ' produced from at least 75 percent renewable resources' will be exempted from the ...


    By European Bioplastics

  • New York collects $120M in unclaimed bottle deposits

    October 31st marks the one-year anniversary of the expansion of New York’s beverage container deposit law, known as the “Bottle Bill,” to include bottled water.  While it is too early to measure the full benefits of the new law, state and national recycling advocates are hailing the first year as a success.  “Consumers have adjusted easily to the expanded bottle ...

  • AT&T adds battery charger partially made from recycled water bottles to product line-up

    Key Facts 25 percent of the plastic in the external housing of the Motorola P793 Back-Up Battery Charger is made from recycled post-consumer water-cooler bottles. The Back-up Battery Charger shuts itself off automatically once fully charged, reducing wasted energy. The Back-up Battery Charger is a portable back-up power accessory that is compatible with all USB ...

  • New €5m Irish glass recycling plant unveiled

    A new Euro 5m state-of-the-art glass recycling facility has been opened in Ireland which will be able to handle more than 50,000 tonnes of bottles and jars a year. Environment minister John Gormley officially opened the new Glassco Recycling plant, which has the potential to save more than 15,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Bosses say it will be the first of its kind in the country to use optical ...

  • PlantBottle 2.0: Coca-Cola Unveils World’s First PET Plastic Bottle Made Entirely from Plants

    Coca-Cola unveiled the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials earlier today at the World Expo in Milan, Italy. PlantBottle packaging™ uses patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making fully recyclable PET plastic bottles. The packaging looks, functions and recycles like traditional PET but has a ...


  • The Coca-Cola Company announces partnerships to develop commercial solutions for plastic bottles made entirely from plants

    The Coca-Cola Company today announced multi-million dollar partnership agreements with three leading biotechnology companies to accelerate development of the first commercial solutions for next-generation PlantBottle™ packaging made 100% from plant-based materials. This effort to commercialize a plastic bottle made entirely from plants builds on the Company’s ground-breaking ...

  • PET-Recycling Plant at PFR Nord GmbH

    Operator of the facility: The Mensing Group of Companies in Hohenwestedt (Germany) invests almost € 10 million in the construction of a new PET recycling plant. The construction of the recycling plant is associated with the formation of PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenwestedt. About 30 new jobs have resulted there. On the whole, Mensing Group, which also includes AFA Nord GmbH and TM Recycling ...

  • The Coca-Cola Company Announces Partnerships to Develop Commercial Solutions for Plastic Bottles Made Entirely from Plants

    The Coca-Cola Company today announced multi-million dollar partnership agreements with three leading biotechnology companies to accelerate development of the first commercial solutions for next-generation PlantBottle™ packaging made 100% from plant-based materials. This effort to commercialize a plastic bottle made entirely from plants builds on the ...


  • New solution for separating single-layer PET trays from PET bottles

    TOMRA has made it possible to separate single-layer PET trays from PET bottles, enhancing the previous capability of its AUTOSORT machine to separate multi-layer trays. This breakthrough is commercially significant because small but critical differences in the chemical properties of PET food trays and PET bottles mean that they have to be separated for equivalent-product recycling. The key to ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Coca-Cola hellenic contributes to increased PET bottle collection rates in Europe

    The amount of PET plastic bottles collected for recycling across Europe last year rose by more than six per cent to reach almost 1.5 million tonnes, according to a report commissioned by two industry bodies. European PET container body Petcore and plastics recycling association EuPR said European post-sorting PET collection increased to 1.45 million tonnes in 2010, an increase of 6.5 per cent ...

  • Aluminum Association Applauds New York Law to Encourage Sale of Aluminum Bottles

    The Aluminum Association today applauded the New York State Legislature on its passage of a bill that will permit the sale of aluminum bottles in the state. The bill, just signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, reverses a little-known provision contained in the state's 1982 Bottle Bill that prohibits the sale of metal beverage ...


    By The Aluminum Association

  • Toronto glass processing plant will save municipalities millions in recycling costs

    Five Toronto area municipalities will save on the cost of operating their recycling programs thanks to a new glass processing plant scheduled to open its doors in Brampton this summer. Stewardship Ontario announced today that it has a deal with Canadian recycled glass processor, Unical, Inc. to build the plant in the GTA. As a start, it will accept all of the glass bottles and jars recycled in ...


    By Stewardship Ontario

  • Bundamba Advanced Water Treatment Plant Begins to Produce Recycled Water

    Brisbane, Australia (August 31, 2007) – The Bundamba Advanced Water Treatment (AWT) plant near Brisbane has produced purified recycled water for the first time, achieving a significant milestone for Australia’s largest recycled water scheme, the visionary $2.4 billion Western Corridor Recycled Water project. The purified recycled water from Bundamba AWT plant was piped from the plant via a ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Recycling revolution comes to Wales

    The first company in the UK capable of recycling waste plastic bottles back into useful food packaging material is investing nearly GBP 12m to open a new plant in North Wales. Closed Loop Recycling opened its revolutionary first plant in London in June. Now, backed by private equity investment from the Foresight Group and backing from the Assembly Government, the company intends to open its ...


  • Recycling Our Way to Recovery

    The following statement has been issued by Joseph Cattaneo, President, Glass Packaging Institute. ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Over the past year, there have been promising signs that the United States is recovering from the so-called "Great Recession." In recent quarters, the country's Gross Domestic Product has been in positive territory. The ...

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