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Greiner Packaging develops sustainable cardboard-plastic packaging for new Somat Excellence 4in1 dishwasher caps from Henkel

As a manufacturer of sustainable plastic packaging, Greiner Packaging is constantly in the business of responding to new product types and requirements. One recent example is the new Somat Excellence 4in1 dishwasher caps from Henkel. These use a unique technology that combines powder and three solid gel chambers, which consumers will only have seen from laundry detergent products to date. The caps are securely packaged in cardboard-plastic combinations and an innovative lid solution from Greiner Packaging.

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CELAB Publishes New White Paper: “Film Based Silicone Release Liners from Labels Can & Should Be Recycled”

Washington, DC: CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels), a consortium representing companies throughout the self-adhesive label supply chain, today published a new white paper on challenges and opportunities facing the global recycling of film based silicone liners, a type of layer from which a label is peeled away. The analysis covers the impact of materials used in the production of film based silicone liners, the feasibility of recycling processes, and end uses for their recycled resin.

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Borouge enters collaboration to expand recyclate portfolio in Southeast Asia

Singapore – 10 June 2021:Borouge, a leading petrochemicals company providing innovative, value creating plastic solutions, proudly announces that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)with Plaspulp Union Pte Ltd (Plaspulp Union)in Singapore, to advance its ambitions to become an end-to-end solutions provider of both virgin and recycled polyolefins

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Single Use plastics
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Environment Minister launches awareness campaign on Single Use plastics.

Reiterating government’s commitment to phase out identified single use plastic items which have low utility and high adverse environmental impact, Union Environment Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar today said that though plastic, was a useful 20th century innovation, however uncollected plastic waste has emerged as a serious threat to the environment.

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Recyclable versus Recycling
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Recyclable versus Recycling

Recyclable and recycling are not one and the same yet are often used interchangeably. What are the differences between the two words and why is it important to use them correctly?

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For which plastic products is biodegradation a viable end-of-life option?
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For which plastic products is biodegradation a viable end-of-life option?

The BioSinn project found products and applications for which biodegradation at the end-of-life is a real option. 25 fact sheets answer technical and regulatory questions for each application. The market volume of these applications was also estimated: in Germany, it is about 170,000 tonnes, in the European Union about 1 million tonnes per year!

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BASF and Mitsui Chemicals launch study to support chemical recycling in Japan
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BASF and Mitsui Chemicals launch study to support chemical recycling in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, June 1, 2021 – BASF Japan and Mitsui Chemicals have started a collaborative study to promote chemical recycling in Japan. Through cooperation across the value chain, BASF and Mitsui Chemicals will evaluate collaborative business models and various options to commercialize chemical recycling in Japan to address the local challenge of plastic waste recycling.

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New process makes ‘biodegradable’ plastics truly compostable
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New process makes ‘biodegradable’ plastics truly compostable

Biodegradable plastics have been advertised as one solution to the plastic pollution problem bedeviling the world, but today’s “compostable” plastic bags, utensils and cup lids don’t break down during typical composting and contaminate other recyclable plastics, creating headaches for recyclers. Most compostable plastics, made primarily of the polyester known as polylactic acid, or PLA, end up in landfills and last as long as forever plastics.

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