Packaging Recycling News

  • 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

  • Eight years of baling and counting for Momentive

    Specialist rubber compound manufacturer Momentive Performance Materials has proven that waste baling can protect the environment, improve on-site cleanliness and boost a business’s bottom line. Eight years ago, Momentive invested in three balers from Riverside Waste Machinery, in a bid to improve the safety of work areas within its busy Bolton premises. At the time the organisation was ...


    By Riverside Waste Machinery

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • ESA calls for public sector waste shake-up

    On the 1st of August 2016 a new paper was released, namely, ‘Resourceful: Delivering a Strong and Competitive UK Resource Economy’, in which the ESA has set out a series of policies it claims will drive efficiency in the sector – ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Gilufix® FT – Kurita´s approach to control sticky issues

    The European Paper Industry has the leading role in utilizing wastepaper as a raw material. Some paper grades like Packaging Papers, Newsprint and sometimes Tissue are produced with 100 % recycled fiber material. Of course the utilization of recycled fiber material in the paper manufacturing process causes several undesired inconvenience, the biggest one of them are the Stickies. The ...


    By Kurita

  • Gilufix® FT – Kurita´s approach to control sticky issues

    The European Paper Industry has the leading role in utilizing wastepaper as a raw material. Some paper grades like Packaging Papers, Newsprint and sometimes Tissue are produced with 100 % recycled fiber material. Of course the utilization of recycled fiber material in the paper manufacturing process causes several undesired inconvenience, the biggest one of them are the Stickies. The ...


    By Kurita

  • EAB Upholds EPA Cancellation of Flubendiamide Registrations

    On July 29, 2016, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB or Board) issued its Final Decision and Order (Order) upholding the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • UNTHA’s turnkey package supports Avanti’s expansion into Waste to Energy market

    Avanti Environmental is no stranger to the recycling and waste management sector. The business has been trading for more than 20 years, operating mainly in the North West but with facilities from as northerly as Scotland, down to the South West of England. However, as is often the case with progressive companies in the evolving resource sector, the team couldn’t suppress a hunger to do ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • APR Announces Second Annual Plastics Recycling Showcase

    The APR Plastics Recycling Showcase, a program to highlight and promote industry leading innovations that have a positive impact on plastics collection and recycling, is now  accepting nominations.  Developed by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the second annual program will focus on recently commercialized innovations developed by APR member companies.  An additional ...

  • ANDRITZ to deliver recycled paper plant and PM approach to Pro-Gest Group, Italy

    International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Italian Pro-Gest Group to deliver the complete waste paper processing plant and approach system for its new paper machine in Mantova, Italy. ANDRITZ will deliver the OCC (old corrugated containers) line for the top ply; MW (mixed waste) line for the back ply; paper machine approach system including Shortflow Deaeration; as ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

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