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Europe: Spectra to include 10% PCR material into products

By end of 2018, Spectra will add a minimum of 10% post-consumer recycled (PCR) material to all future high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyethylene terephthalate...

Europe: Experiment proves HDPE can be recycled at least 10 times

ESE World has carried out the first practical experiment to demonstrate that HDPE can be recycled at least 10 times and further processed under...

Asia Pacific: UPM Raflatac’s recycling concept launches in China

UPM Raflatac has launched its RafCycle recycling solution in China. The first RafCycle partner certificate in China was awarded to Hangzhou Changli, which is a...

Asia Pacific: Woolsworth, Tomra join container recycling initiative

Australian supermarket Woolworths will be the first retail refund partner with Tomra Cleanaway when the Network Operator of the new Return and Earn Container...

Europe: Company pilots recycling of kegs

At Drinktec 2017 in Germany, Lightweight Containers presented the first KeyKegs made from 10% used KeyKegs and 40% of recycled materials. The company says plastic...

Americas: Mauser company buys recycling company

National Container Group (NCG), the reconditioning subsidiary of Mauser Group, has acquired Recycle, Inc. East (RIE) located in New Jersey, USA. RIE began reconditioning poly...

Europe: Krones, Erema partner on PET recycling lines

Krones and Erema Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen will together incorporate the technical expertise of both companies into the planning and design of PET...

Americas: PepsiCo joins New Plastics Economy initiative

PepsiCo has joined the New Plastics Economy initiative as a core partner. Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the New Plastics Economy is bringing together...

Americas: Reusable packaging awards open for applications

The 6th annual Reusable Packaging Association Excellence in Reusable Packaging award is open for applications. The award recognizes primary (end) user companies and organizations that...

Europe: Program develops green, biodegradable packages

Aimplas Plastic Technology Centre in Spain has created barrier, multilayer and transparent packages with a cost 25% lower than conventional ones, with a lower...