December 2022

The Advantages of Compostable Bioplastics For The Circular Economy

Total Energies Corbion published a report on PLA compostability entitled “The advantages of compostable bioplastics for the circular economy”. The report advises on product design for compostable packaging when it contributes to the diversion of biowaste from landfill or incineration, reduction of the biowaste stream contamination, increasing efficacy of biowaste collection, and when the packaging is hardly separable from its organic waste content.

Sabic Enables Scientex Group In Developing World’s First PP Flexible Food Packaging Using Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) Ocean Bound Plastic

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, collaborates with Scientex in the packaging value chain to enable the manufacturer to develop material for the world’s first flexible food packaging made based on advanced recycled OBP, using SABIC® certified circular polypropylene (PP). The material is being used in a premium brand noodles packaging sold in Malaysia.

CEFLEX Launches EPR ‘Criteria for Circularity’ in Flexible Packaging

A constructive and practical check list for EPR schemes and stakeholders to work through on their journey to making packaging waste materials circular come at a critical moment, as EPR schemes look to meet higher recycling targets and align with other legislation. Extended User Responsibility (EPR) schemes play a substantial role in the collection, sorting …

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Amcor, Licella Partner To Deliver Recycled Content From One of Australia’s First Advanced Recycling Facilities

MELBOURNE, Dec. 21, 2022 – Amcor (NYSE: AMCR) (ASX:AMC), a global leader in responsible packaging solutions, today announced its Amcor Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) business has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Australian-based technology pioneers, Licella Holdings, to invest in one of Australia’s first plastic advanced recycling facilities.

A Range of UPM’s Recyclable Packaging Papers Are Now Certified Industrially Compostable

UPM Specialty Papers’ packaging materials are designed to be recycled into new paper products. In a perfect world, all paper would be recycled; however, when recycling is not an option, compostability of the packaging material gives an alternative to ensure a sustainable end of life of the packaging. Compostability is also one form of recycling, where organic material and minerals are returned to the soil.

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