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  • Paper bottle to solve the plastic problem

    A new biodegradable paper bottle could end the use of plastic bottles as packaging. The GreenBottle is 90.7 per cent made from recycled paper, which is usually ex-office waste and its carbon footprint is 48 per cent lower than the commonly-used plastic HDPE equivalent. Currently being sold as milk bottle packaging in ASDA stores in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and ...

  • Plastic bottles could clean arsenic-contaminated water

    Chopped up plastic bottles covered in a common chemical may be a simple and inexpensive method for removing arsenic from drinking water. A team of chemists at Monmouth University, United States, found that bits of plastic coated with cysteine, a common molecule found in foods, bind to arsenic. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Plastic bottle collection hits 39 per cent

    Almost 40 per cent of plastic bottles were collected for recycling in the UK in 2008, increasing tonnages by 19 per cent on the previous year. In its annual survey, plastic recycling charity Recoup found that 216,067 tonnes of plastics packaging were collected for recycling out of an estimated 557,000 tonnes entering the household waste stream, equalling a 39 per cent recycling rate. Plastic ...

  • Industry calls on plastic bottle exports to be reviewed

    Leading industry figures have called for restrictions to be put on exporting plastic bottles to the Far East, saying the European shortage is “getting critical” for some facilities. European Plastics Recyclers (EuPR) believe the recycling of PET bottles is “too tight” and that due to exchange rates, a longer winter, the bottles’ weight reduction and the increased ...

  • Pepsi redesigns bottles, cutting plastic by 20%

    Pepsi is introducing its lightest 500ml flavored non-carbonated beverage bottle yet. The company has reduced the plastic in this bottle by 20%, which will eliminate approximately 20 million pounds of waste from the environment. The lighter bottles will begin hitting store shelves this month. The new bottle will be launched in one of the beverage industry's fastest growing segments through ...


    By PepsiCo, Inc.

  • Method Unveils Breakthrough Bottle Made of Ocean Plastic

    Today, Method, the leading innovator in premium, eco-conscious household and personal care products, unveiled its latest innovation in sustainable packaging -- a bottle made out of plastic collected from the North Pacific Gyre, often referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Method's bottle is 100 percent post-consumer polyethylene, 25 percent of which is plastic collected from the Gyre. ...


    By Marketwire

  • A Behind-The-Scenes-Look at Plastic Bottle Recycling

    In North America, water bottles account for more than 2 million tons of waste each year. Recycling (polyethylene terephthalate) PET plastics – a popular plastic for food and non-food products – can help improve the recycling value chain by allowing things like plastic bottles be recycled back into other plastic containers. To help facilitate the recycling of PET, Avery Dennison ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • 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 Foundation

  • Hormone-mimics in plastic water bottles - just the tip of the iceberg?

    Plastic packaging is not without its downsides, and if you thought mineral water was ‘clean’, it may be time to think again. According to Martin Wagner and Jörg Oehlmann from the Department of Aquatic Ecotoxicology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, plastic mineral water bottles contaminate drinking water with estrogenic chemicals. In an analysis1 of commercially available ...


    By Springer

  • Plastic bottle recycling in U.S. tops 3 billion pounds for first time

    Plastic bottle recycling grew 97 million pounds in 2014, increasing 3.3 percent, to top 3 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released jointly today by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The recycling rate for plastic bottles climbed 1.0 percent to 31.8 percent for the year. The 25th annual National Post-Consumer Plastics Bottle ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • UK initiative to boost plastic milk bottle recycling launched

    Research and development work into boosting the recyclability of plastic milk bottles is to be launched by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). It is inviting tenders to develop a cost-effective label, ink and adhesive system for use on HDPE milk bottles that will not contaminate the plastic during recycling, with the aim of encouraging its greater use in new bottle manufacture. WRAP’s ...

  • IBWA’s New Video Tours PET Plastic Bottle Recycling Facility

    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 ...

  • Tap better than bottled

    National Drinking Water Week provides both professionals and their communities an opportunity to recognise the vital role water plays. “Every day, high-quality tap water is delivered straight to the homes of millions of customers without the use of a single plastic bottle”, said the executive director of National Association of Water Companies (NAWC), Michael Deane. ...

  • Plastic Recycling

    Only 2.5 % of all municipal waste is selectively collected in Poland. Plastic waste comprises around 14 % of all Polish domestic waste, most of it PET. However, only 6% of it is recycled, while in Europe the figure is 45%! PET processing is done by three companies in Poland: Elana PET - part of the capital group Boryszew (produces 120,000 tons of bottles per year), Polowat (18,000 tons per year) ...

  • Polycarbonate bottles unsafe for hot liquids

    When it comes to Bisphenol A (BPA) exposure from polycarbonate plastic bottles, it’s not whether the container is new or old but the liquid’s temperature that has the most impact on how much BPA is released, according to University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists. Scott Belcher, PhD, and his team found when the same new and used polycarbonate drinking bottles were exposed to boiling hot water, BPA, ...

  • Building a well one bottle at a time

    Do we really need another recyclable water bottle? If the answer comes in a contemporary, stainless steel water bottle made by Isabella Water then the answer is yes. Isabella Water is doing more than just providing you with an eco-friendly alternative to filling up landfills with plastic bottles; they are also using part of the money you spend on the ...

  • 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 ...


  • Shipping plastic bottles to China produces less CO2 than sending them to UK landfill - WRAP

    A new WRAP study released on the 19th August 2008 has found that selling the UK’s used plastic bottles and paper for recycling in China actually saves carbon emissions. Shipping these materials more than 10,000 miles produces less CO2 than sending them to landfill at home and using brand new materials. The transport issue is just one factor in assessing the environmental impact of exporting ...

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