Amcor China has collaborated with JD Farm, which is part of China’s largest on-line retailer JD.com, to create the next generation of packaging for a more effective and interactive consumer engagement, they claim.
The US company is inviting a group of food retailers, wholesalers and suppliers to join the Food Traceability Leadership Consortium (FTLC) in response to the FDA’s proposals for ‘farm-to-table’ traceability across the US food industry. The agency held three public meetings on the proposed rule, and invited written comments until February 2021.
Kolon Industries and SK Global Chemical to launch decomposing biodegradable plastic PBAT product in Q3 2021
PBAT is an environmental-friendly plastic product that quickly degrades through oxygen, heat, light, and enzyme reaction in nature. Conventional plastic products take nearly a century, in general, to degrade naturally, but PBAT products are known to be able to naturally degrade within six months after being buried.
Spanish fashion retailer Alvaro Moreno to save 90 tonnes of plastic per year by switching to more sustainable packaging from Mondi
6 April 2021 – Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has helped Spanish retail chain Alvaro Moreno to save almost 90 tonnes of plastic per year by switching from plastic to paper shopping, online delivery and gift bags.
Kraft Heinz installed new roofs made of recycled plastic packaging — from post-consumer material that comes from flexible plastic similar to what the CPG giant uses for its products — on manufacturing facilities in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and Holland, Michigan.
Willich/Germany und Pune/India, March 2021 – A decade of successful collaboration between FKuR Kunststoff GmbH and India’s SKYi Innovations LLP, acting as distributors of the FKuR bioplastics range, has laid the foundation for a promising presence in the Indian market. Both companies finally established the SKYi FKuR Biopolymers Pvt Ltd joint venture at the end of 2019 to further strengthen their cooperation.
The local production of biodegradable, partially bio-based plastics has now begun.
Calgary, AB (April 6, 2021) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”) has introduced its first three grades of 100% post-consumer polyethylene resins. The post-consumer resin (PCR) grades each come from a dedicated source and are ideal for a range of flexible film applications
Today, Trivium Packaging, a $2.7B global leader in infinitely recyclable and reusable metal packaging, affirms its long-term commitment to combat global climate change and make real impact. To achieve the most ambitious aim of the Paris Climate Agreement, and limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, Trivium has pledged to set science-based targets to help reach that ambition in the short- and long-term.
Altshausen, Date, 2020 – Plastic is an exceptional product, with numerous benefits that have made it indispensable to modern life. Its extreme durability, however, creates a difficult end-of-life issue which needs to be addressed with urgency. The solution lies in a shift towards a circular economy where plastic is re-used or recycled, never becoming waste. The recycling industry has a central role to play in this process, with the challenge of maximizing the amount of plastic it recovers from waste and producing an output of consistent, high-quality Post-Consumer Resin (PCR) that can compete with virgin resin.
Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics partners with Syntegon to expand its portfolio of sustainable solutions for India
Mumbai, India – March 24, 2021 – Dow P&SP has partnered with Syntegon Technology India
(formerly known as Bosch Packaging Technology) to offer fully recyclable pillow pouch
packaging in India. Syntegon’s vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) packaging machines are capable
of successfully handling award winning INNATETM TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame
Biaxial Orientation (TF-BOPE) to produce fully recyclable pillow pouches..
EU research project BIOnTop explores protein coatings to enhance barrier properties of bio-based films
BIOnTop’s research teams are pursuing various strategies to optimise biopolymers with a specific focus on protein-based coatings. European Bioplastics supports the BIOnTop project as consortium partner.