Smithers forecast rapid growth in demand for post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics packaging

World demand for post-consumer recycled (PCR) resins in packaging reached a total of 4.79 million tonnes in 2021, according to the latest data from Smithers. Demand has seen only a minor deflection over the two years the Covid pandemic disrupted plastics end-use applications. In 2022, companies are revising their packaging portfolios,

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Production line for sustainable, floatable shrink sleeve film opened in Poland

Innovia Films, producer of highly differentiated speciality films, announce the opening of a new 6.2m multi-layer co-extrusion line at its site in Płock, Poland. The state-of-the-art line will be dedicated to manufacture low-density polyolefin shrink film for shrink sleeve labels and tamper evident applications. The film forms the basis to produce

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Europe’s non-alcoholic beverage industry calls for mechanisms to accelerate circular economy

Europe’s non-alcoholic beverage industry, represented by the European Fruit Juice Association (AIJN), Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE) and Unesda Soft Drinks Europe, together with leading NGOs, including Changing Markets Foundation and Zero Waste Europe, call on EU decision-makers to create the right enabling policy framework to help accelerate the transition to

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