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Recycling and the Circular Economy During a Pandemic

Dr. Adam Read, external affairs director at CEFLEX member SUEZ, talks to us about the challenges of operating waste and recycling collections during the Coronavirus pandemic. SUEZ is maintaining municipal services as best we...

COVID-19 Fallout Prompts Veto of Recycled-content Bill

Washington’s governor vetoed a bill mandating recycled content in beverage containers, citing concerns about the state’s fiscal future given the economic impacts of the coronavirus. Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed House Bill 2722, which requires...

Coronavirus Affecting EMEA Petrochemicals Markets

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on movement that have followed continue to raise new challenges for the European petrochemical industry and the wider EMEA region. Supply-chain concerns in Europe continue to rise...

The Collateral Damage in ‘Plastic Wars’

At this point, no informed person can honestly deny the world’s plastic waste issue. Researchers have delivered sobering statistics about the amount of plastics ending up in waterways. Media outlets have offered a regular...

Ship & Shore Environmental Rolls Out Program to Help Clients During Outbreak

As the world grapples with the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. (S&SE) today announced a Controls Upgrade Program for all existing customers or any industrial manufacturer in need...

Researchers Develop a New Kind of Plastic from Cassava Starch and Wood Pulp That is Twice as Strong and Can be Broken Down in Ocean Water in as Little as 30 Days

Researchers from Osaka University have developed a new kind of plastic that can be used to make watertight containers that are also biodegradable in certain kinds of ocean water. The project was a joint...

Bobst Reaffirms Its Commitment to Sustainability

Bobst has become a member of CEFLEX (Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging), the collaborative initiative of a European consortium of companies and associations representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging. The CEFLEX mission...

New Technologies Set Pace in Label and Packaging Industry

The packaging business community is dealing with the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) situation with both urgency and a deep sense of care. With many people working from home, Bobst is providing an in-depth look at...

Plastic Wars: Industry Spent Millions Selling Recycling — To Sell More Plastic

For decades, Americans have been sorting their trash believing that most plastic could be recycled. But the truth is, the vast majority of all plastic produced can't be or won't be recycled. In 40...

Packaging Recognized as Essential: Smart Packaging Enhances Food Safety and Security

The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (EUROPEN) called on the European Commission on March 20, to recognize packaging as an essential component in maintaining the uninterrupted flow of product groups that the...

Fighting Back Against Anti-Plastics Legislation

At the CPA Annual Meeting, FPA President Alison Keane shares how the organization is working to help shape legislation around plastic packaging, rather than just react to it. There is a global war on...

Polymer Film & Bag Receives Interstate Milk Shippers (IMS) Film Certification

Polymer Film & Bag, a member of the Polymer Packaging family of companies, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has granted the...

DOE Funds Plastics Recycling Research, Launches Upcycling Consortium

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $25 million in funding for plastics recycling research and development. The funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is part of the department’s Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive...

Miraclon Announces Return of Global Flexo Innovation Awards

Miraclon, home of KODAK FLEXCEL Solutions, today announces the return of the Global Flexo Innovation Awards to honor companies that are at the forefront of the transformation of the flexo industry. Christopher Horton, former...

Daibochi Sells Off Stake in Property Development Associate

Manufacturer and converter of flexible packaging Daibochi Bhd is disposing of its entire 36.32% stake in property development and investment company Skyline Resources (M) Sdn Bhd for RM10 million, to focus on its core...

Greg Cook Promoted to Executive Vice President - CFO

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operation replacement parts and a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC), has promoted Greg Cook to Executive Vice President - Chief Financial...

Coronavirus Continues to Spread: drupa Postponed to April 2021

The drupa trade fair scheduled for 16-26 June 2020 will be postponed to 20-30 April 2021. In doing so, Messe Düsseldorf is following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German Federal...

Invisible Plastics in Water

A Washington State University research team has found that nanoscale particles of the most commonly used plastics tend to move through the water supply, especially in fresh water, or settle out in wastewater treatment...

Recycling Effort Faces Headwinds

With brand owners under duress to reduce packaging and the use of plastics in particular, it is exciting to see how industry is responding to this environmental crisis. Daily, we see reports of new...

Clariant and Lavergne Convert Ocean-Bound Plastics into Flame-Retardant Compounds

Chemicals company Clariant has teamed up with Lavergne, a producer of sustainable engineering resin from recycled ocean-bound plastics, to develop halogen-free, flame-retardant polyester compounds made from ocean-bound plastics. With the first grade already commercialized,...

Glenroy Inc. Receives Five Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards

Glenroy™ Inc., a converter and printer of flexible packaging for over 50 years, received five (5) awards from the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) including two Gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards for the premade STANDCAP...

TRESU drupa 2020 Preview

At drupa 2020, TRESU (Hall10, stand B41) shows how its customized flexo equipment, systems and printing machines reduce the Cost to Print in flexo, digital and offset printing. TRESU will display a range of...

FPA Announces 2020 Flexible Packaging Achievement Award Winners

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) announced the winners of its 64th Annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition. The winning entries were recognized during the FPA Welcome Dinner & Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony held...

Polymer Packaging Family of Companies Promotes Two to Division President Roles

Chris Thomazin, president of the Polymer Family of Companies, has announced two top management changes. Jessie Larabel has been named Division President of Polymer Protective Packaging, LLC (PPP), and Eric Howard has been named...

Plastics Market Outlook: Conflicting Calls to Action

Despite a public and legislative outcry against plastics, the market outlook is strong for plastic film, flexible plastic and rigid plastic applications. Led by increasing use in construction, automotive and electronics, “the global plastics...

US Recycling Bill Seeks Moratorium on New Crackers, Plastic Plants

A US recycling bill introduced to the nation's legislature includes a temporary moratorium on building new plants that would produce olefins and plastics. The bill, called "The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act" was...

What Responsibilities do Packagers Have to Our Society?

As we enter 2020, corporations are facing increasing public scrutiny and being held accountable for their products and actions as a business. This has given rise to the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR),...

Eaglewood Tech to Support The ALS Association

According to Eaglewood’s founding partner, Pete F. Mulheran, “I have committed myself and our company to supporting The ALS Association through volunteering and fundraising events. Our goal is funding research for a cure.” Stay...

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