The vote creates a system that could have a major impact on plastic packaging, setting a 65 percent recycling rate target and requiring companies to pay $500 million a year into an environmental cleanup fund.
A California legislative committee approved a large plastics pollution and extended producer responsiblity bill in a June 28 vote, clearing one hurdle to withdraw a plastics referendum on the state's November ballot.
The NextLoopp project, a global multi-participant effort aimed at the development of mechanically recycled food-grade polypropylene, has successfully completed the first full-scale packaging production trials using its PPristine food-grade resins.
Renewable chemistry company Avantium N.V. has signed a conditional offtake agreement with Carlsberg Group, one of the leading brewery groups in the world, with a large portfolio of beer and other beverage brands.
Environmental concerns surrounding unrecycled plastic waste have prompted a rise in alternative ‘sustainable’ solutions which look and feel like traditional plastic but can be composted at end of life, helping to combat excess waste.
Canada's government is going ahead with a long-discussed, legally enforceable ban on the manufacture and sale of six types of single-use plastics and is considering tighter rules on using the chasing arrows symbol.
Advocates for plastics waste shareholder resolutions at big companies like Amazon, Phillips 66 and ExxonMobil see favorable votes as a sign of growing investor concern. Flexible packaging and microplastics could be the next topics.
A six-year project in France to develop a recycling solution for monolayer and multilayer food packaging PET trays has led to a new technology that makes it possible to process the monolayer trays into a recycled product that is suitable for new tray production.
Can the aluminium traditionally used as a barrier layer in food carton packages be safely replaced by a more environmentally friendly barrier? According to Tetra Pak, it looks as if that may well be the case.
As plastic packaging requirements continue to evolve in response to new legislation, environmental considerations and changing consumer demand and lifestyle, keeping up can pose a challenge for plastic packaging manufacturers.