Discount supermarket chain Aldi has introduced fully recyclable pizza discs across its range to ensure 100% recyclable own-label product packaging by 2022.
13 Dec 2018
11 Dec 2018
Pladis UK & Ireland, owner of McVitie’s, has signed up to the UK Plastics Pact and is pledging to make all of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
07 Dec 2018
Biome Technologies, the parent company of Biome Bioplastics, has received further government funding as part of its £6 million programme to use industrial biotechnology techniques to produce a new range of highly sustainable polymers.
06 Dec 2018
French luxury house Chanel has invested in Finnish biodegradable material company Sulapac, which developed a new material that responds to consumers’ desire to identify environmentally friendly products or packaging.
04 Dec 2018
Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, has started operations at its new bioplastics facility in Rayong, Thailand.
12 Nov 2018
Study says replacing plastic packaging with other materials would have adverse environmental impacts
A new study found that replacing plastic with alternative materials in packaging applications would cause increases in energy use, water consumption and solid waste, as well as increase greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), acidification, eutrophication and ozone depletion.
08 Nov 2018
Biopolymer and resin manufacturer Braskem is planning to have all plastic packaging reused, recycled or recovered by 2040.
02 Nov 2018
Paper Plus Europe, a manufacturer of carbon-neutral paper in the UK, is set to grow globally after the Department for International Trade (DFIT) helped the company secure a £5.5m investment.
01 Nov 2018
UPM Raflatac has signed up to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment among 250 organizations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs.
30 Oct 2018