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Joint Venture SKYi FKuR Biopolymers started production of biodegradable, partially bio-based plastics
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FKuR and SKYi establish joint venture in India

Willich/Germany und Pune/India, March 2021 – A decade of successful collaboration between FKuR Kunststoff GmbH and India’s SKYi Innovations LLP, acting as distributors of the FKuR bioplastics range, has laid the foundation for a promising presence in the Indian market. Both companies finally established the SKYi FKuR Biopolymers Pvt Ltd joint venture at the end of 2019 to further strengthen their cooperation.
The local production of biodegradable, partially bio-based plastics has now begun.

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Trivium Packaging Accelerates Long-term Climate Change Commitment

Today, Trivium Packaging, a $2.7B global leader in infinitely recyclable and reusable metal packaging, affirms its long-term commitment to combat global climate change and make real impact. To achieve the most ambitious aim of the Paris Climate Agreement, and limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, Trivium has pledged to set science-based targets to help reach that ambition in the short- and long-term.

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Advances in plastics recycling processes towards the creation of a circular economy
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Advances in plastics recycling processes towards the creation of a circular economy

Altshausen, Date, 2020 – Plastic is an exceptional product, with numerous benefits that have made it indispensable to modern life. Its extreme durability, however, creates a difficult end-of-life issue which needs to be addressed with urgency. The solution lies in a shift towards a circular economy where plastic is re-used or recycled, never becoming waste. The recycling industry has a central role to play in this process, with the challenge of maximizing the amount of plastic it recovers from waste and producing an output of consistent, high-quality Post-Consumer Resin (PCR) that can compete with virgin resin.

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New guide highlights recyclability guidance for paper-based packaging
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New guide highlights recyclability guidance for paper-based packaging

The American Forest & Paper Association, Washington, has released The Design Guidance for Recyclability, a new tool to help packaging designers and brands to design and manufacture packaging to meet recyclability goals. The guide provides data on how certain nonfiber elements, such as coatings and additives, impact the recyclability of paper-based packaging.

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KHS Packers Now Also Process Shrink Film Made Of 100% Recyclate

With immediate effect, the use of film made entirely of recyclate is possible on all KHS shrink packers in the TSP, WSP, SP and PSP series. Thanks to their modular design, existing machines can be easily adapted. Fully recycled film is suitable for use with both PET and glass bottles as well as beverage cans.

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Tetra Pak & Shimla Municipal Corporation’s Donation Drive To Raise Awareness About Waste Segregation & Recycling

Students of Govt. Senior Secondary School, Kasumpti will soon return to their classrooms with brand new desks which are beautiful, sturdy and carry an important message – the power of recycling. Tetra Pak India, together with the Shimla Municipal Corporation donated 20 desks today in the presence of Honorable Shri Suresh Bhardwaj, Minister- Urban Development, Town & Country Planning. The desks are made from recycled carton packages, and the donation is part of Tetra Pak’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness about waste segregation and recycling.

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Biodegradable plastic will soon be banned in Australia

To start dealing with Australia’s mounting plastic crisis, the federal government last week launched its first National Plastics Plan.

The plan will fight plastic on various fronts, such as banning plastic on beaches, ending polystyrene packaging for takeaway containers, and phasing in microplastic filters in washing machines. But we’re particularly pleased to see a main form of biodegradable plastic will also be phased out.

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ALPLA UK to focus on regional PET recyclate

ALPLA UK, a subsidiary of the ALPLA Group, a leading plastic packaging company, will henceforth be cooperating with the British waste management company Biffa. With this collaboration, ALPLA will increase the proportion of British recyclate used in the United Kingdom to manufacture packaging for home care products.

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