Month: November 2021

UPM Raflatac First to Launch Thermal Paper Labels with 100% Recycled Fibers

(UPM Raflatac, Helsinki, 4 November 2021 at 11:00 EET) – UPM Raflatac is leading the way by introducing a full range of paper label products made with 100% recycled fibers designed for food, retail and logistics labeling needs. The range includes the first commercially available Total Phenol Free thermal paper labels made with 100% recycled fibers. These labels are a good choice for logistics and retail labeling applications and contribute to the overall sustainability of the packaging.

Netherlands to reduce single-use plastics in the workplace

The Netherlands plans to reduce single-use plastic items in the office space significantly. From 2023, disposable coffee cups will be banned. And from 2024, canteens will have to charge extra for plastic packaging on ready-made food, State Secretary Steven van Weyenberg of Environment said in a letter to parliament, Trouw reports.

Honeywell Introduces Revolutionary Plastics Recycling Technology To Drive A Circular Plastics Economy

DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 2, 2021– Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) today announced the commercialization of a revolutionary process that expands the types of plastics that can be recycled and can produce feedstock used to make recycled plastics with a lower carbon footprint. The new technology can reduce the need for fossil fuels in the creation of virgin plastics while enabling hundreds of cycles of recycling, with the goal of enabling a circular economy for plastics.

“Glass is the Future”, says European Economic and Social Committee

BRUSSELS, October 28, 2021: The European glass sector warmly welcomes the opinion on “Glass in Europe at a crossroads: delivering a greener, energy-efficient industry, while enhancing competitiveness and maintaining quality jobs” that was adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), following recommendations from its Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI 180).

Food Packaging Industry – A Critical Review of Literature

The objective of food contact materials (FCM) or food contact article (FCA) is to package and safeguard food during transportation and storage, to increase shelf life or for branding purposes. It includes all materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. (FCM) can release substances into food and beverages to which the consumer will be exposed to through their diet. These substances can be intentionally added substances (IAS) or non-intentionally added substances (NIAS). Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS) are chemicals that have not been added for a technical reason during the production process. The presence of, possibly toxic, NIAS is often not known by the manufacturer itself.

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