Karen was named editor of Plastics News Europe in May 2017. Based in the Netherlands, she has worked as a translator, journalist and editor in the plastics industry for the past thirty years, writing for both Dutch and English language online and print publications. Between 2001 and 2007, she served as chief editor of Kunststof en Rubber, the Dutch-language trade magazine for the plastics industry, after which, preferring to write in English, she moved to PlasticsToday, where she was the European and sustainability editor until 2016.
Shake Shack has announced plans to trial the use of sustainable, biodegradable straws and utensils at its existing locations in West Hollywood and Long Beach in California, Madison Square Park and West Village in New York and Miami Beach in Florida, as well as at a new Shake Shack location in Santa Monica when it opens later in spring.
Biochemicals company Circa Group AS has successfully raised NOK 575 million in gross proceeds - approximately EUR 56 million - through a private placement of 34,300,000 new shares at a subscription price per share of NOK 16.75, equivalent to a pre-money equity value of the company of NOK 1,500 million.
A group of 18 European players in the EPS value chain - raw materials producers, packaging manufacturers and recyclers - have thrown themselves behind an initiative aimed at rehabilitating the reputation of expanded polystyrene, or EPS.
With the publication of its 2020 Sustainability Report, Black Forest-headquartered injection moulding machine manufacturer Arburg is, for the first time, offering insight into the all-round sustainability performance of the company over the long term.