Buyer's Guide

Global Plastics Treaty negotiations – focus on the value of plastic waste as a circular feedstock

In the pursuit of concluding the Global Plastics Treaty negotiations successfully and on time, a collaborative call to action, by Virginia Janssens, Managing Director of Plastics Europe, is made to industry stakeholders and governments alike, urging a concerted effort towards identifying common solutions in Ottawa: “To ensure the Global Plastics Treaty

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Coca-Cola launches 100% rPET bottles in Hong Kong

The Coca-Cola Company debuted the 500ml Coca-Cola Trademark brands in 100% rPET bottles in Hong Kong on April 9. All 500ml Coca-Cola Original, Coca-Cola No Sugar and Coca-Cola Plus have now adopted 100% rPET (excluding caps and labels) in the production of their bottles. The new packaging features “I’m a 100%

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Total Energies Lubrifiants and Bericap join forces to launch a new closure made from recycled plastic

For the first time in the European lubricants industry, two key players – Total Energies and Bericap – have joined forces to develop a new closure incorporating 50% postconsumer recycled plastic (PCR). This closure, meeting DIN 60 standards for lubricants, will be used for Total Energies Lubrifiants’ 20-liter premium lubricant cans

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US recyclers recovered over five billion pounds of post-consumer plastic for recycling in 2022 – volumes in bottles decreased

Recyclers recovered just over five billion pounds of post-consumer plastic for recycling in the United States (U.S.) in 2022 with the vast majority staying in North America to be processed and remanufactured into new products, according to new data released by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), ISRI, and the U.S.

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Tomra introduces deep-learning sorting solution

Sorting solutions provider Tomra Recycling unveiled advancements in plastic sorting technology. At a special event held yesterday in Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany, the company introduced three innovative applications aimed at separating food-grade from non-food-grade plastics, with a special emphasis on PET, PP, and HDPE. These solutions leverage deep learning, a subset of AI,

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Aldi launches first supermarket own-brand Packamama ‘flat’ recycled PET wine bottles

Aldi has announced the UK’s first, supermarket own-brand flat recycled PET wine bottles. The Chapter & Verse Shiraz and Chapter & Verse Chardonnay will be available to buy in lightweight, fully recyclable PET bottles, in stores nationwide now.   Made from 100% recycled PET, the new flat bottles weigh just 63g –

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