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EcoCortec inaugurates bioplastic and anti-corrosion film plant in Croatia

18 Feb, 2019

EcoCortec, a manufacturer of innovative vapor-phase corrosion inhibitor (VpCI) films, has opened its first bioplastics and anticorrosion films plant in Croatia.

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Cove to launch 100% biodegradable water bottle

18 Feb, 2019

A new bottled water company called Cove is reportedly launching an 100% biodegradable water bottle, hoping to make the single-use water bottle game a little easier on the environment.

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Plastics: Recycling and Sustainability

14 Feb, 2019

This report from the British Plastics Federation describes how plastic contributes to each of the Three Pillars of Sustainability. Read here:

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FPA calls for an end to the term biodegradable

13 Feb, 2019

Following soundings with the UK packaging sector, non-government organisations and litter charities, the Foodservice Packaging Association is calling for an end to the description ’biodegradable’ in reference to packaging.

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Avery Dennison recycled PET (rPET) liners now available across Europe in four constructions

13 Feb, 2019

The recent launch, by Avery Dennison, of a portfolio using recycled PET (rPET) liners has received another important boost, with four labelling constructions now available across Europe.

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Huhtamaki Brazilian team develops new tray design called Multi-E

08 Feb, 2019

Huhtamaki's Brazilian Fiber Packaging team co-developed a new egg-tray for 30 eggs, Multi-E. Using an existing new product as a base for development, they made it better suited for the... Read More >>

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Green Dot Bioplastics Secures $6.5 Million to Expand Material Portfolio and Increase Production Capacity

08 Feb, 2019

Award winning material science company, Green Dot Bioplastics has completed a $6.5 million Series A Preferred Round of financing. Fulcrum Global Capital led the investment round with the participation of... Read More >>

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APK's first commercial facility for Newcycling process will soon be operational

06 Feb, 2019

German recycling technology company APK has announced that its first commercial facility for its "Newcycling" process will soon be operational.

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Carbios and Novozymes launch joint venture to commercialize biodegradable plastic

04 Feb, 2019

CARBIOS announced the execution of a joint development agreement between the world-leading enzymes producer NOVOZYMES, CARBIOS and its subsidiary CARBIOLICE.


Making sense of the EU’s Circular Economy Package from the metal packaging value chain

02 Feb, 2019

New EU waste legislation adopted last year has redefined what can be considered “recycled” and resets targets for each packaging material. Gordon Shade goes through the expected changes and remaining... Read More >>

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Zero-waste scheme involving re-used, sterilised packaging to launch pilot in NY, Paris

01 Feb, 2019

A new zero-waste initiative supported by a coalition of major brands that uses reusable containers will launch its first pilots in New York and Paris later this year.


Sustainable packaging startup TemperPack raises $22.5 million to take on styrofoam

31 Jan, 2019

On 29 January, the San Diego City Council voted 6-3 to ban the use of Styrofoam. In doing so, it joined major metropolitan areas like New York, Seattle, Minneapolis and... Read More >>