Companies know the importance of being sustainable in today's business work, but developing strategy and goals just doesn't happen.
"No single solution" is sufficient to address the United States' contribution to ocean plastics, which is "outsized compared with other nations," a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine says.
Since 2018, when Amut and Erema joined forces on the design and launch of an inline sheet extrusion line able to produce food-contact-grade thermoforming sheet from recycled PET bottle flakes in a direct process, the line, which combines the systems of both companies, has been sold to packaging customers around the world.
Marelli, a molder and supplier of a range of auto parts including lighting, says all of the energy used at its plants will either be created from renewable sources or offset by carbon credits.
Helsinki-based Stora Enso has developed a new alternative to the plastic wrap or polystyrene foams used today as cushioning and insulating materials in packaging, the company announced.
The new owners — packaging industry veterans Brooke Maltun and Mark Strachan — have renamed the company OMV Technologies LLC and moved its headquarters to Florida while continuing OMV's manufacturing operations in Italy.
In a further push to develop new sustainable plastics solutions for its Trucircle portfolio, Sabic has announced a new collaboration with Malaysia-based plastic recycling company HHI to create the first certified circular polymers produced through the advanced recycling of recovered mixed and used ocean-bound plastic.
Berry Global has announced that its Heanor site in Derbyshire has become one of the first in the UK to achieve the European Certificate for Plastics Recycling (EUCertPlast).
Licella, an Australia-based specialist in commercially advanced hydrothermal liquefaction technology has, together with Amcor, Coles, iQ Renew, LyondellBasell, and Nestlé released a report analysing the feasibility of establishing an advanced recycling facility based on that technology in Altona, Victoria.
Following an audit carried out by ENAC at the AIMPLAS laboratories, Aimplas is now officially also certified to include a series of tests to ensure that exports of plastic waste comply with the Basel Convention.
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