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.
Berry Global Group, Inc. has signed a formalised working agreement with The Azek Company’s Azek Building Products business unit under which Berry will provide a consistent and high-quality material stream which AZEK will recycle for use in the manufacturing of its high-quality, sustainable building materials such as composite decking.
In the UK, Tesco customers can enjoy a world first: cheese packaged in plastic packaging derived from recycled flexible plastic collected from the collection points installed at ten Tesco stores in the south west of England in 2019.
Another of Constantia Flexibles’ customers has now adopted the use of its recyclable flexible packaging solution EcoLamPlus. Nuvae Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat (India), has selected the packaging for its small-sized Gosan Hand Sanitizer product, a 70% alcohol-based hand sanitiser for water-free cleansing.
A pilot plant aimed at scaling and demonstrating the feasibility of the artificial photosynthesis technology developed within the scope of Germany’s Rheticus I and II research projects was officially opened earlier today at Evonik’s site in Marl.
A fully recyclable 80% paper-based packaging solution for cold meats and cheese developed by Mondi in collaboration with Austrian dairy producer SalzburgMilch will reduce the dairy producer’s plastic consumption for this packaging by approximately 40 tonnes per year.