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Kirin and Lawson start a demonstration experiment of collecting PET bottles in Japan, boosting bottle-to-bottle recycling

Kirin Holdings Company Ltd, Kirin Beverage Company Ltd, and the retailer Lawson, Inc. started a demonstration experiment of collecting used PET bottle containers at the Japanese Lawson Yokohama-Shinkoyasu store, utilising the infrastructure of the two companies.The purpose of this initiative is to promote the recycling of PET bottles with the aim

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Evian unveils 100% rPET bottles created by Loop Industries’ recycling technology

Evian has launched a new rPET prototype bottle using technology from clean technology company Loop Industries. As the demand for more sustainable packaging solutions continues to grow, Loop Industries states to offer a technology that allows no and low value PET plastics that would otherwise go to waste to be recycled

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Next Generation Recycling Maschinen GmbH relocates and size increases U.S. Customer Care Center

Next Generation Recycling Machines, Inc. is the sales and after sales organisation for Next Generation Recycling Maschinen GmbH (NGR) in the USA. From there North- and South American markets are being covered. The previous location north of Atlanta has been moved further south close to the International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Coca-Cola Germany is selling its core brand beverages in bottles made from 100% rPET

After Coca-Cola switched the non-returnable PET bottles of its ViO, Fuze Tea and Powerade brands in Germany to recycled material in the spring, the core brands Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Coke light, Fanta, Sprite and mezzo mix are now following this example. Their “On the Go” packaging (up to and including 0.5

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Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 reaches milestone with the validation of its first prototype detection sorting unit

Following last week’s partnership announcement, the Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 has reached its first milestone with the successful validation of the project’s first prototype detection sorting unit. Developed by the machine vendor Pellenc ST and the digital watermarks technology provider Digimarc, the prototype, which combines the digital watermarks technology and

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Wash-off adhesive has been approved by Returpack and Infinitum for PET bottle recycling

In Scandinavia, demand for labels that enable PET recycling is growing and new regulations are prioritising this type of packaging over glass. However, labelling technology for PET beverage bottles must follow guidelines established by the bottle deposit systems Returpack in Sweden and Infinitum in Norway. Avery Dennison’s WB0030 wash-off adhesive has

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Microfilament textiles made from post-consumer recycled PET

With Evolon RE, Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) is offering its customers a more sustainable version of its high-performance microfilament textiles. Evolon RE is manufactured from an average of 70% recycled polyester, which the company makes by recycling post-consumer PET bottles in-house. The material is available for various applications, including high-tech wiping

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