Sidel introduces StarLite R, a 100% rPET bottle for carbonated soft drinks

Sidel has launched a 100% rPET bottle for carbonated soft drink (CSD) packaging. StarLite R has been designed to allow CSD producers to switch to rPET bottle production with ease and efficiency, while reducing the impact on product quality or packaging integrity. Laurent Naveau, Packaging Innovator Leader at Sidel, comments on

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Indorama Ventures achieves 100 billion PET bottles recycling milestone

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, a global sustainable chemical company, announced that it has recycled 100 billion post-consumer PET bottles since February 2011 . This has diverted 2.1 million tons of waste from the environment and saved 2.9 million tons of carbon footprint from the product lifecycles . Demonstrating its commitment

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EPBP launches design guidelines for recyclability for ‘food grade’ opaque white PET bottles

The inclusion of opaque white PET beverage bottles in the targets set by the European Commission demonstrates the commitment of the industry towards a more sustainable future.  EPBP (European PET Bottle Platform) has now developed ‘design guidelines for recyclability for food grade opaque white PET bottles and expects that these guidelines

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Kraft Heinz announces goal to reduce the use of virgin plastic globally by 20 per cent by 2030

The Kraft Heinz Company announces a new goal to reduce the use of virgin plastic in its global packaging portfolio by 20 per cent by 2030. This change is estimated to reduce the use of approximately 100 million pounds of virgin plastic (as compared to 2021 baseline). This goal builds on

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Banrock Station launches first flat-bottled wine in the Netherlands

Banrock Station from Accolade Wines, is bringing its wines in the Packamama flat bottle made from 100% recycled PET to the Netherlands, following success in the UK and Australia. Launched in Gall & Gall, the flat bottles are made from recycled material produced in the Netherlands. They are available in Banrock’s Chardonnay and

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Noble be the material, helpful and good

Arts and crafts and plastic – Freely according to the opening words of Goethe’s poem “The Divine,” natural varnish and plastic are also about striving for perfection and the truly useful. Both materials embody this, with both identical and completely different properties. What both materials have in common is that they

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Launch of Thailand’s first beverage bottle made from 100% rPET

The joint venture between Alpla and PTT Global Chemical (GC) is launching Thailand’s first food-grade rPET, which is already being used for the first 100% rPET bottles nationwide. Pepsi and Mineré are the first beverage brands in the market to use recycler Envicco’s PCR material for their PET bottles. Partners Alpla

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Lightweight with a substantial effect

5.9 grams – The extremely low weight of the ShoulderFlex bottle was the deciding factor for this year’s jury of the German Packaging Prize in the “Sustainability” category. That is because the ShoulderFlex makes a crucial contribution towards reducing the carbon footprint of water bottlers by yielding material savings of up

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