Petcore Europe – Annual Conference 2024

The conference, being held in Brussels from 7-8 February 2024, will take place against the background of the finalisation of the EU’s landmark Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). Day One will consider the impact that the regulation will have on businesses operating both upstream and downstream, with industry experts and

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Reliance Industries becomes first in India to use chemical recycling for circular polymers

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), operator of the world’s largest integrated refining and petrochemical complex, has become the first Indian company to chemically recycle plastic waste-based pyrolysis oil into International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC)-Plus certified circular polymers. RIL shipped its first batch of ISCC-Plus certified circular polymers, named CircuRepol (Polypropylene) and CircuRelene (Polyethylene).

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Swedish Startup Blue Ocean Closures secures investment from Rottneros

Rottneros AB, a Swedish-based manufacturer and supplier of pulp, is now investing in Blue Ocean Closures and becoming a co-owner of the Swedish startup developing proprietary fiber-based packaging materials. In just two years, Blue Ocean Closures AB has developed technology to produce fiber-based closures for consumer packaging at large scale aiming to replace

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Halal certification expands for Avient’s colourants and additives produced at Indonesia site

Avient Corporation, a premier provider of specialised and sustainable material solutions and services, announced its OnColor, Smartbatch, and ColorMatrix colourants and additives produced at the Tangerang site are now certified to comply with Indonesia’s Halal Product Assurance Regulation 33/2014 by the Council of Ulama, Indonesia. This expands the Halal certification already

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PPWR – European Parliament discriminates plastics packaging

“Packaging neutrality objectives and similar material circularity targets will create the level playing field that Europe really needs.” stated EuPC managing director Bernard Merkx in his first reaction to the vote. Last week, the European Parliament adopted its negotiating position on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) proposed last year

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EU: Council and Parliament reach provisional agreement on waste shipment

Negotiators from the Council and the European Parliament have reached a provisional political agreement to overhaul regulations governing waste shipments. The revised regulation is geared towards curbing problematic waste exports beyond the EU, aligning shipment procedures with circular economy objectives, and bolstering enforcement measures. The regulation’s scope expands to encompass climate

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Indorama Ventures reports stable quarterly earnings; management focused on bolstering performance in challenging environment 

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global sustainable chemical producer, reported stable third-quarter earnings as the company’s management focuses on conserving cash and improving competitiveness to bolster performance in a continued period of weakness in the global chemical industry. Indorama Ventures achieved EBITDA of $324 million in 3Q23, an increase

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Berlin Packaging partners with the Association of Plastic Recyclers to offer PET bottles for recycling tests

Berlin Packaging, a leading Hybrid Packaging Supplier, has partnered with the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) on a sample bottle program to assist in the design and testing of recyclable PET plastic packaging. Under the partnership, Berlin now offers small quantities of specific PET bottles required to conduct PET recyclability test

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Plaswood’s The Wombles furniture collection shows the importance of minimising waste through recycling

Recycled plastic outdoor furniture from Plaswood, a product of one of Berry Global’s UK businesses, is helping bring The Wombles, some of the UK’s most cherished TV characters and champions of sustainability and a clean environment, back to life. Plaswood is collaborating with Environmental Street Furniture (ESF), global designer of furniture

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Tamburlaine Organic Wines launched new brand in rPET bottles

Tamburlaine Organic Wines has launched a new brand in Packamama eco-flat wine bottles. The winery will now offer new Lizard Drinking branded organic wines in Packamama’s eco-flat bottles, which are made from Australian 100% rPET. The new Lizard Drinking brand will be available from Tamburlaine in Chardonnay and Shiraz varietals and

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Alpla becomes the majority owner of Paboco

The Danish joint venture Paboco develops and produces fibre-based packaging solutions using pulp-forming technology. The company, based in Slangerup, Denmark, was founded in 2019 by Alpla and Billerud. By taking over all of Billerud’s shares and investing in Paboco, packaging and recycling specialist Alpla, as majority shareholder, is pushing the rapid

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