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
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.
One innovation that has been introduced in the food and beverage industry involves returnable PET containers. However, this segment is still considered niche, with not a lot of companies considering this type of packaging for their products. In order to raise awareness and inform key stakeholders, Krones and Alpla have begun research on the viability of returnable PET containers. Specifically, they are looking into its potential in becoming a sustainable alternative to holding specialised … [Read more...] about Krones and Alpla study potential of returnable PET containers