Packaging Recycling News

  • Waste industry to appeal EU recycling definition

    Trade body the ESA – whose members include many of the major waste management firms in the UK – and its European counterpart FEAD, have expressed concerns over the point at which material is considered ‘recycled’ under current revisions of the EU’s Circular Economy package. The European Parliament’s Environment Committee made further revisions to the wording of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • MEPs must seize opportunity to create over 800,000 new jobs within Europe

    Over 800,000 new jobs could be created across the EU if MEPs in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee vote for both an ambitious recycling target and to strongly support the refurbishing and reusing sectors on Tuesday (24 January), said the European Environmental Bureau (EEB). ...

  • New Avery Dennison Clearintent portfolio enables sustainability improvements

    As part of its ambitious 2025 sustainability goals, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has created a new portfolio designed to enable customers choose products that can help to make a positive environmental impact. Xander van der Vlies, director sustainability, Avery Dennison Europe, said that the ClearIntent portfolio is about working with converters and brand owners – ...


    By Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Circular Economy plan high on EU’s 2017 priorities

    The Commission’s Work Programme for 2017 outlines 21 ‘key initiatives to implement 10 political priorities in 2017’. The Circular Economy package includes proposals for a 65% recycling target for municipal waste. Second to top among the proposals, and under the heading ‘A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment’ is implementation of the action plan on the Circular ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Defra minister hints at UK’s Circular Economy approach

    Defra under-secretary Lord Gardiner of Kimble has offered an insight into the government’s position on the EU’s Circular Economy Package, indicating that the government may be open to adopting some measures set out by Brussels. Lord Gardiner’s comments came in response to a written question in the House of Lords at the end of November, in which the Labour Peer Baroness Jones of ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Sweco commissioned for sustainable packaging solutions initiative

    Sweco has been commissioned by BillerudKorsnäs for construction management of a new board manufacturing machine at the Gruvön production plant and structural design for reconstruction of the existing pulp mill. The project is being carried out in view of the increased global demand for sustainable food and beverage packaging solutions. The end result will be a packaging facility ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

  • Eastman’s material enables innovative packaging design of O Boticário`s newly launched soaps

    The technology of Eastman Chemical Company was O Boticario's bet to innovate in its newly launched liquid soaps Incredible Wishes and Christmas Dreams. The Glass Polymer ™ resin has been chosen to develop a beautiful and functional packaging, especially for commemorative dates. ...


    By Eastman Chemical Company

  • Recap of the Folly Beach Clean-up and Food Packaging Summit

    SPI’s Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee (FDCPMC) recently hosted its Fall 2016 Food Packaging Summit in Charleston, SC. The event kicked off with an effort to give back to our host city, in keeping with SPI’s zero waste mission, by clearing waste from nearby Folly Beach.  Twenty-five of our energetic volunteers combed the shore for two hours and removed more ...

  • European Commission Announces €222.7 Million Investment In Sustainable And Low-Carbon Projects

    On November 3, 2016, the European Commission announced that 144 new green and low-carbon projects from 23 Member States will be funded by a €222.7 million investment from the European Union (EU) budget, which will be combined with €175.9 from additional investments. The funding comes from the LIFE programme, the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • AERZEN biogas packages made in India

    Research in the Indian market revealed a significant requirement for biogas blower packages in the country, especially types from GM3S to GM50L (volume flows from 168 to 252 m³/h). This research was the starting signal for local production! Thanks to the production of local components on site, and machines adjusted to the needs of the market, AERZEN is able to quote for attractively priced ...

  • Tomra France celebrates 10 years of recycling solutions for the French market at Pollutec

    On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, TOMRA France will present its latest innovations in automation solutions for optimizing recycling performance at the Pollutec Show, from November 29 to December 2, 2016 at Lyon Eurexpo. TOMRA Sorting Recycling will feature proven solutions for sorting black polymers and black objects from packaging. Recycling targets set by the EU have become ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • ExNovoMaterials in the circular economy

    Twenty years of Ecomondo, from waste to renewable material. A large exhibition will present the extraordinary reality resulting from the meeting of recycling and high quality, inventive talent and operative experimentation. Three essential instruments for planning the future, three qualities specific of Italy Twenty years of expo on recovery, collection and recycling. On ...


    By Rimini Fiera S.p.A

  • Merck’s Udit Batra Receives ‘CEO of the Year’ Award from CPhI Pharma

    Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced that the CEO of its life science business, Udit Batra, was named “CEO of the Year” for 2016 by CPhI Pharma for his commitment to furthering life science innovation globally. The company also won two CPhI Pharma Awards—one for excellence in excipients and formulation ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • Exnovomaterials In The Circular Economy

    Twenty years of Ecomondo, from waste to renewable material. A large exhibition will present the extraordinary reality resulting from the meeting of recycling and high quality, inventive talent and operative experimentation. Three essential instruments for planning the future, three qualities specific of Italy Rimini Fiera, November 8-11 2016 Twenty years of expo on recovery, collection and ...


    By Rimini Fiera S.p.A

  • First full-automatic baling press for bumps and tops

    Gualchierani Baling Systems is very happy to announce the sale of the first baling press for bumps and tops with full automatic wrapping and strapping with polyester straps. Up to now, all the baling presses in the market (above ground or underground) were equipped with manual wrapping (using 2 half bags) and, in some cases, automatic strapping with polyester straps. The new Gualchierani machine ...


    By Valvan Baling Systems NV

  • Maserati puts the squeeze on waste from car components

    Workflow improvements Italian Maserati is legendary for its cutting-edge engineering and production of exclusive, handcrafted cars – and activity is booming at the Modena factory where many cars are produced. That means a considerable amount of cardboard and bubble wrap packaging from car components needs to be removed from the areas around the production lines. ...


    By Bramidan Balers

  • TOMRA Sorting Recycling will feature AUTOSORT FLAKE’s enhanced flexibility at K-Show 2016

    TOMRA Sorting is ready to attend K 2016: The World’s No. I Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber! where it will demonstrate the AUTOSORT FLAKE’s newly enhanced next-generation sensor technology. Attended by the world’s broadest spectrum of international trade visitors and decision-makers, this major exhibition is one of the industry’s largest events and takes place in ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • More circular economy: Battery recyclers facing new challenges

    Mobile devices wouldn't be what they are today without the light metal lithium. Smartphones and cameras, but also electric cars and even electricity grids would not be able to operate without lithium-ion batteries. For that reason, the powerful batteries are predicted to have a great future ahead of them. The demand for mobile telephones alone is expected to generate an average of six per cent ...

  • NPR Here & Now Interviews NRC President, Bob Gedert

    Online Retail’s Having A Good Year. So Is Cardboard. On August 19, 2016 the NPR program Here & Now interviewed Bob Gedert of the National Recycling Coalition about what the boom in online retail means for cardboard recycling. ...

  • APR Releases Polypropylene PCR Demand Survey Results

    Demand for recycled polypropylene (PP) resin by major consumer brand companies is approaching 300 million pounds annually, according to a study by The Association of Plastic Recyclers, the international trade organization representing the plastics recycling industry. The 21 major consumer brand companies who responded also provided quality and quantity information for potential PP postconsumer ...

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