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Flint Group Narrow Web Introduces Evolution Series of Coatings for Enhanced Recycling

Flint Group Narrow Web introduces two UV-flexo coating products to improve the recyclability for shrink sleeves and pressure sensitive labels. These coatings are currently available in North America and will soon be available in Europe...

Judge Tosses Greenpeace Suit Over Walmart Recyclable Labeling

Retail giant Walmart Inc has been handed a win by a federal judge in San Francisco who tossed claims that the company labels some of its house-brand plastic products "recyclable" when that option is not...

ProAmpac Launches QUADFLEX® Recyclable Flat Bottom Pouch Technology

ProAmpac, the leader in flexible packaging and material science, announces their latest addition to the ProActive Sustainability® platform, QUADFLEX® Recyclable. The format utilizes ProAmpac’s R-2000 recyclable laminated mono polyethylene product providing the marketplace a sustainable...

Pregis, Henkel Join Forces to Develop Advanced Protective Packaging for Improved Circularity, Enhanced Recycling

Pregis and Henkel recently joined forces to advance the development of sustainable protective packaging solutions that meet environmental goals and address future packaging requirements. The recently rebranded Pregis EverTec™ lightweight, recyclable paper cushioned mailer, which...

UFlex Joins Alliance to End Plastic Waste to Strengthen its Global Mission of Building a Circular Plastic Economy

UFlex, India’s largest flexible packaging company and a global leader in polymer sciences has become a member of Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Alliance), a global non-profit organization with a mission to eliminate plastic waste...

bp and Brightmark to Explore Developing Next Generation Plastics Renewal Plants in Europe

bp, an international oil company transitioning into an integrated energy company, and Brightmark, a global waste solutions company with a mission to reimagine waste, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly evaluate opportunities...

Cozy Dining Cabins Made From Plastic Bottles Withstood the NYC Hurricane and May Be Future of Disaster Relief

A design for plastic bottles that can be linked together has caught on as a revolution in disaster relief. Called Friendship Bottles, they have been used to construct small dining cabins that are also able...

Research Guides Future of Plastic Waste Chemical Recycling

New research from the Cornell College of Engineering aims to ease the process of chemical recycling—an emerging industry that could turn waste products back into natural resources by physically breaking plastic down into the smaller...

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Comments on the SUPD

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper produces recyclable barrier papers with water-based coatings for food and non-food packaging under the brand name barricote®. In the EU, the so-called SUPD (Single Use Plastics Directive) has created a great deal...

ERA Green Lights Magħtab Easte-to-Energy Plant

The environment watchdog on Friday said it had approved a proposal for the construction of a new waste to energy facility in Magħtab. In a statement, the Environment and Resources Authority said it had given...

Technipaq Partners with DuPont™ Tyvek® and Freepoint Eco-Systems to Reduce and Recycle Medical Packaging Plastic Waste

Technipaq Inc., a leading manufacturer of flexible sterilizable packaging solutions and Tyvek® Authorized Converter, proudly announces a new partnership with DuPont™ Tyvek® and recycling partner Freepoint Eco-Systems, designed to significantly build upon the company’s ongoing...

ProAmpac Features RecycAll Freshpack Sandwich Pack at Food-to-Go LUNCH! 2021

The team from ProAmpac, formerly RAP, invites LUNCH! 2021 attendees to visit Stand D 50 for the industry debut of RecycAll Freshpack. A market first, the RecycAll Freshpack sandwich skillet is an all-fiber sandwich skillet...

Henkel Adhesive System Recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers for Recyclability

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has recognized Henkel’s Loctite Liofol LA 4220 RE/Loctite Liofol LA 3180 RE for recyclability. This two-component adhesive system for PE film lamination is association’s first 100% solids, solvent-free adhesive...

California is Back at the Center of Plastics Recycling Debate

Producers would need to meet strict criteria to use the “chasing arrows” symbol on their plastic packaging in California under a bill approved by lawmakers last week. An industry group says the move will harm...

Michelman’s Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)-Certified Compostable Coatings Receive Multiple International Awards

Michem® Coat 525, one of Michelman's recently Biodegradable Products Institute's (BPI)-certified compostable coatings, obtained the Silver Award for Innovative Packaging Materials at China's 2021 PACKCON Star Awards. Michelman China submitted the containers applied with this...

Packaging Design Award Showcases ProAmpac’s Collaborative Innovation

ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, welcomed its most recent award from Graphic Design USA, calling the recognition a tribute to the design of the “Jungle Juiced” pouch and an even bigger...

China to Ramp Up Recycling, Incineration in New Plastic Pollution Push

China will boost its plastic recycling and incineration capabilities, promote "green" plastic products and take action against the overuse of plastic in packaging and agriculture, it said in a 2021-2025 "five-year plan" published on Wednesday....

HolyGrail 2.0 Reaches Milestone with 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 NIR/VIS infrared for sorting of packaging waste, achieved a >95% ejection rate....

Walmart Boosts Its North American Recycled Plastic Usage

Walmart has increased the percentage of post-consumer resin used in its private label packaging in North America, but the number is flat globally. Around the world, Walmart used about 2.87 billion pounds of plastic in...

Recycling Goals, Leadership Stymied by Packaging Bill

The California Legislature is considering a bill by state Sen. Ben Allen that would prohibit a broad spectrum of packaging and consumer products from being labeled with the familiar “chasing arrows” recycling symbol or any...

The ‘Game Changing’ Waste-to-Energy Technology That Could Catapult PharmAust’s Subsidiary Epichem Into a $70B Market

Epichem’s novel technology that converts waste to energy is a game changer, and will take the company and parent PharmAust into the multi-billion dollar bioplastics and bio-ethanol energy markets. In early August, clinical stage biotech...

Plastic Pollution in Freshwater Lakes Could Become a Breeding Ground for Microscopic Algae That Benefit the Environment and Break Down the Plastic in Just Six Weeks, New Study Says

Although plastic pollution is one of the major health threats to the world, a surge of it in freshwater lakes could have an unexpected benefit: a rise in oxygen. The plastic become a breeding ground...

Linde, Hydrogen Utopia to Deploy Plastic Waste-to-Hydrogen Technology in Poland

Industrial gas and chemicals company Linde has signed an agreement with Hydrogen Utopia International to use its plastic waste-to-hydrogen technology in Poland, HUI said Sept. 6. HUI is targeting a Eur3/kg ($3.56/kg) hydrogen sales price,...

Soft Plastic Can Now be Put in Recycling Bins

All clean plastic packaging waste including soft plastic can now be placed in Irish household recycling bins. Minister of State for the Circular Economy Ossian Smyth TD said soft plastic can be placed in the...

Energy From Waste

The column titled “FPA’s Recycling Efforts Accelerate” in the May/June issue of FlexPack VOICE® discussed FPA’s work with The Recycling Partnership, as well as other initiatives, to improve recycling efforts nationwide. The article prompted this...

Integrated Plastics Packaging & Borouge - Collaboration Development on a 100% Recyclable PE Based Pouch

Integrated Plastic Packaging is pleased to share that in a successful collaboration with our valued partner Borouge in Dubai, a full polyethylene (PE) laminate side gusseted pouch has been developed using Borouge’s proprietary PE grades...

Integrated Plastics Packaging – Recyclable Pouch For Seasoning Mixes and Other Dry Mix

Integrated Plastics Packaging introduces a 100% polyethylene lamination suitable for dry mix products produced on HFFS equipment. The structure consists of a biaxially oriented PE print web and is laminated to a coextruded high barrier...

Huhtamaki Partners with RiverRecycle and VTT to Develop Technology to Tackle Floating River Waste. New Technology River Waste Collector Now Operational on the Mithi River in Mumbai, India

Finding new ways to address our environmental challenges is reliant on our ability to foster innovation to find ways of driving systemic change. To support such innovation and progress towards circularity, Huhtamaki, a key global...

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