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Unilever recyclable toothpaste tubes
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Unilever to introduce recyclable toothpaste tubes

Unilever’s oral care brands including Signal, Pepsodent and Closeup have announced plans to convert their entire global toothpaste portfolio to recyclable tubes by 2025. After four years of development, the recyclable tubes will be available later this year in two of Unilever’s biggest oral care markets: France and India.

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INEOS Styrolution celebrates 90 years of Polystyrene
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INEOS Styrolution celebrates 90 years of Polystyrene

INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, celebrates 90 years of polystyrene, a material that has significantly contributed to societal well-being for over almost a century. Polystyrene became one of the first commercially available polymers enabling a wide range of products that enhance our daily lives. Polystyrene is made for recycling, making it the material of choice for the future.

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Colgate unveils recyclable tubes
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Colgate unveils recyclable toothpaste tubes – and offers tech to rivals

Colgate-Palmolive has revealed the nation’s first recyclable toothpaste tube – the result of five years research – and immediately offered the technology to rival companies to help reduce landfill waste. Colgate Smile for Good plastic tubes use high-density polyethylene (HDPE), classified as recyclable by the Australasian Recycling Label Program of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO). It can be disposed of at kerbside plastic recycling bins.

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Toothpaste with LiquiGlide
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LiquiGlide Announces New Partnerships and Latest Funding Round as Frictionless Future Becomes a Reality

Invented at MIT by co-founders Dave Smith and Professor Kripa Varanasi, the company’s first-of-its-kind patented technology removes friction, allowing thick, slow-moving liquids to flow with ease. The company first captivated imaginations worldwide when it debuted a popular video that showed a new world of possibilities in packaging and beyond. By eliminating friction, LiquiGlide has made previously impossible advancements in packaging, manufacturing, and medical devices a reality via safe and sustainable solutions that meet rigorous safety and regulatory standards.

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Multi Layered Plastic Packaging
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Multilayer Plastics: Challenges & Solutions

Basically MLP is any material that has at least one layer of plastic. Multi Layered Plastic has several thin sheets of materials like aluminum, plastic, and paper that are laminated together and are difficult to separate. Considering the increasing amount of MLP waste, recycling is the best and sustainable solution for reducing the impact caused by MLP waste.

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Soap bottles packaging from soap
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This liquid soap bottle is made from soap and it dispenses soap too!

What better material to package soap in than soap itself?! The idea for SOAPBOTTLE came to designer Jonna Breitenhuber during her masters’ studies. At its heart, it’s a simple, elegant solution to a rather big problem. Every year, billions of plastic shampoo bottles, conditioner tubes, and soap dispensers enter landfills or get dumped in the oceans. In looking for a suitable material replacement for plastic containers, Breitenhuber arrived at her eureka moment… Just package the liquid soap in, well, solid soap!

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Orkla first to launch soap refills in cartons
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Orkla first to launch soap refills in cartons

A first for Norway, Orkla has worked with packaging partner Elopak to produce a package with all the sustainable and convenience benefits of the gable top carton, and to develop the filling technology to make this new step a reality.

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