Products will have to prove they break down into harmless wax containing no microplastics
As one of the global leaders in the PET manufacturing space, RIL will undertake recycling of waste plastic packaging for Forest Essentials products and convert the plastic into high-quality eco-friendly materials.
Agreement will Advance the Plastics Circular Economy with PCR
The Biodegradable Products Institute today released a first-of-its-kind set of labeling and identification guidelines for compostable products
Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, announces its intention to build its second PLA plant with a capacity ramping up to 100,000 tons per annum. This expansion would make Total Corbion PLA the global market leader in PLA, firmly positioned to cater for the rapidly growing demand for Luminy® PLA resins. The new plant is planned to be located on a Total site in Grandpuits, France and to be operational in 2024.
Just like downtime, scrap rates are also a nightmare for every factory, especially in the packaging industry. Even though they can vary considerably from manufacturer to manufacturer, if we take a look to in-line production facilities, scrap rates of 15-25% are seen as normal. All of this means that, for every 4 hours of production, the company is throwing away material, energy and equipment time.
The first CEFLEX Position Paper, entitled ‘Accelerating the circular economy for flexible packaging – a recommendation for recyclable mono-materials’ is now being made available.
AMI Consulting’s study Chemical Recycling – Global Status 2020 quantifies the global market for chemical recycling in terms of the amount of plastic waste chemically recycled by region, polymer and technology through to 2030. It also quantifies the amount of post-consumer plastic waste potentially available for chemical recycling. Key trends and various factors affecting the market are discussed in depth, and the activities of main players currently active in the market reviewed.
It will help the company achieve its goal of reducing virgin plastics by one-third by 2025. On Sept. 7, Nestlé announced a $30 million investment
Under the auspices of AIM, the European Brands Association, over 85 companies and organisations from the complete packaging value chain have joined forces with the ambitious goal to assess whether a pioneering digital technology can enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU, to drive a truly circular economy.
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announced the successful start-up of its MoReTec molecular recycling facility at its Ferrara, Italy, site. LyondellBasell’s proprietary MoReTec advanced recycling technology aims to return post-consumer plastic waste to its molecular form for use as a feedstock for new plastic materials.