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Sustainable Silphie-packaging from OutNature at Lidl and Kaufland

Neckarsulm November 11, 2021. With its brand OutNature, the environmental division of the Schwarz Group, PreZero, has developed new sustainable fiber and paper products for packing solutions in trade and industry. After a successful pilot phase, the two retail divisions, Lidl and Kaufland, are gradually introducing the innovative paper packaging based on Silphium from now on in the fruit and vegetable field, starting with organic cress.

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Netherlands to reduce single-use plastics in the workplace

The Netherlands plans to reduce single-use plastic items in the office space significantly. From 2023, disposable coffee cups will be banned. And from 2024, canteens will have to charge extra for plastic packaging on ready-made food, State Secretary Steven van Weyenberg of Environment said in a letter to parliament, Trouw reports.

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Honeywell Introduces Revolutionary Plastics Recycling Technology To Drive A Circular Plastics Economy

DES PLAINES, Ill., Nov. 2, 2021– Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) today announced the commercialization of a revolutionary process that expands the types of plastics that can be recycled and can produce feedstock used to make recycled plastics with a lower carbon footprint. The new technology can reduce the need for fossil fuels in the creation of virgin plastics while enabling hundreds of cycles of recycling, with the goal of enabling a circular economy for plastics.

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“Glass is the Future”, says European Economic and Social Committee

BRUSSELS, October 28, 2021: The European glass sector warmly welcomes the opinion on “Glass in Europe at a crossroads: delivering a greener, energy-efficient industry, while enhancing competitiveness and maintaining quality jobs” that was adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), following recommendations from its Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI 180).

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