The European Union passed the Single-Use Plastic Directive in 2019, which aims to “turn off the tap” of plastic pollution that comes from the land and ends up in the sea. In Europe alone, 25 million tons of plastic waste are generated every year, with only 30% collected for recycling. This regulation, along with others passed across the world, aims to reduce marine plastic pollution by collaborating with manufacturers, retailers and importers. One company, a world-leader in flexible … [Read more...] about Scholle IPN launches new line of tethered pouch fitments
The amount of plastic waste produced worldwide every year is still at an alarming number, reaching about 300 million metric tons. What’s even more alarming is that 9% is recycled, and 79% ending up at landfills and dumpsites, greatly contributing to soil pollution. As a result, organisations all over the world are launching campaigns to help curb pollution and environmental damage caused by plastics. The European Commission released a new directive on single-use plastics, while the U.S. has … [Read more...] about Foopak Bio Natura’s paper products certified plastic-free
Polypropylene is a plastic that’s widely used in food and non-food applications. It boasts of low carbon footprint compared to other types, and is versatile, affordable and safe. Although utilising this product is already contributing to worldwide sustainability efforts, there’s still a push to do more from companies. Berry Global has joined the Prolypropylene Recycling Coalition of the Recycling Partnership in a campaign to improve the overall recycling infrastructure in the U.S. They are … [Read more...] about Berry Global commits to growing polypropylene recycling infrastructure in the U.S.