Buyer's Guide

Mexico: collecting and recycling post-consumer PET

The non-profit environmental association Ecoce is promoting the collection and recycling of post-consumer PET and other materials in Mexico. The association has now published new figures on recycling in Mexico: according to their own figures, Mexico has recorded the highest collection quota in America for PET for the past four years.

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New PET recycling plant for MEG

The soft-drinks producer Mitteldeutsche Erfrischungsgetränke GmbH & Co. KG (MEG) is part of the Schwarz Group that also owns the Lidl and Kaufland supermarket chains. The company is Germany’s second-largest beverage producer, with domestic sales of more than 25 million hectolitres, and also exports its wares throughout Europe. Since 2010, MEG

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Bottled water industry supports Earth Day

The bottled water industry celebrates Earth Day by showcasing its efforts and dedication to protecting the environment and natural resources. “In keeping with this year’s Earth Day theme of ‘Trees for the Earth,’ the members of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) are continuing their sustainable industry focus through numerous environmental

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PET-consuming bacteria

Researches from the Kyoto Institute of Technology in Japan isolated a novel bacterium that is enjoying PET as its major energy and carbon source. Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6 uses two enzymes to break down the PET efficiently into its two environmentally benign monomers, terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol. The species has been

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Innovation drives the growth of recycling

Constantia Flexibles and The Coca-Cola Company were recognised for one of the top five innovations in plastic recycling in 2016 by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR). Held in conjunction with the Plastics Recycling Conference, the APR showcase highlighted their joint work incorporating SpearRC recyclable pressure sensitive labels into all Simply

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Tomra Sorting Recycling launches Autosort Flake

Tomra Sorting Recycling recently presented their Autosort Flake featuring simultaneous triple-sorting capability. The machine combines color detection and enhanced material information to maximize the recovery of high-quality recycled products. The Autosort Flake analyses and sorts flakes by color and material at the same time and also detects metal. In his launch

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Guaranteed quality

After the first successful last year participation at Brau Beviale PET- Quality Association (RAL) will show its growing community with 28 members and sustaining members at Hall 4 A – Booth 110. The PET Quality association will attract new members and spread its publicity to strengthen the high reputation of the

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Nestlé launches new facility in Malaysia

Nestlé recently launched the Sri Muda Factory in Malaysia. The company unveiled its newest manufacturing facility as part of the Group’s long-term growth strategy in the country. The Sri Muda Factory produces ready-to-drink products, including Milo and Nescafé for the domestic market and exports. The launch of the new factory was

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