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ProAmpac Announces Industry Breakthrough Recycle Ready Retort Pouches

Answering the unmet need for recycle ready retort packaging, flexible packaging leader, ProAmpac, announced its patent-pending breakthrough innovation ProActive Recycle Ready Retort RT-3000. Suited for pet and human food, RT-3000 pouches are available in both...

Clothes Washing Linked to ‘Pervasive’ Plastic Pollution in the Arctic

The Arctic is “pervasively” polluted by microplastic fibres that most likely come from the washing of synthetic clothes by people in Europe and North America, research has found. The most comprehensive study to date found...

Mica Corporation Celebrates its 50th Anniversary; Invests in Emulsion Technology that Aids in the Creation of Sustainable Packaging

Mica Corporation (Mica), a leading manufacturer of water-based primers and coatings for the flexible converting industry, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in February 2021. Mica was founded by trailblazer Daniel Siegel, a chemist with a...

FPA Releases a Flexible Packaging Path to a Circular Economy Report

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA), the leading advocate and voice for the growing U.S. flexible packaging industry, is pleased to announce the release of its newest sustainability report, a Flexible Packaging Path to a Circular...

Why Plastic Pollution Is a Producer Responsibility

We're all culprits in the plastic pollution crisis — and that's by design. I was reminded of this recently when I ordered a set of carbon filters for my countertop compost bin. (Like most people,...

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation: Circularity More Relevant Than Ever

In 2016, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) decided to bring plastic packaging into the circular economy. The foundation’s message is clear: “The vision aims at ensuring that plastic never becomes a waste by 1) eliminating...

ProAmpac and Ocean Spray Announce Premium Recyclable Snack Packaging

Continuing its mission to deliver sustainable solutions, ProAmpac, the flexible packaging leader, announced a premium high barrier recyclable package for Ocean Spray’s Craveology Tuscan Herb snack mix. The package uses ProActive Recyclable R-1000 film, part...

Dow Expands Kenyan Plastic Waste Recovery Initiative

Dow has announced the extension of its partnership with recycling company Mr. Green Africa in an effort to help fight the plastic waste challenge in Kenya and advance a circular economy for plastics in Africa....

4 Reasons the Time is Ripe for Recycled Material Certification

Companies are setting aggressive goals around the use of recycled materials in their packaging, but they have a long way to go and a short time to meet them. Recycled material certification can help by...

The Unfulfilled Promises of Plastic Film Recycling

Last spring, as coronavirus restrictions reversed single-use bag bans, plastic film was once again in the limelight. The thin, flexible sheets of plastic are best known for their use in grocery store bags, but get used...

Details on Circulate Capital’s Indian Plastics Investments

The U.S. and Europe have had formal recycling infrastructure in place for decades. That’s not the case in India, where Circulate Capital just invested millions of dollars to boost infrastructure and reduce ocean plastics generation....

The Business Case for Producer Responsibility

Having industry put up money to help fix plastics recycling — or extended producer responsibility, as it's known in government — got a lot more real last week with a few pieces of news. Item...

Recycler to Help Flexible Producers Navigate Unchartered Waters

Vanden has set its sights on becoming the largest supplier of recycled resin to the flexible packaging market after establishing a recycled resin division, which will offer outsourced procurement of resins with a diversified supply...

ProAmpac Debuts Recyclable Paper-Touch Flexible Packaging

Continuing its mission to deliver sustainable solutions, ProAmpac, a flexible packaging leader, announced the introduction of its Signature Surfaces Paper Touch Recyclable line of products. This enhanced innovation utilizes ProActive Recyclable film that is flexographically...

Eco Flexibles Appoints Business Unit Manager

Edwards will work with Eco Flexibles customers to develop cost-effective packaging that meets the rising demand for sustainability, without compromising on performance. With almost 20 years of experience in the flexible packaging sector, Edwards is...

Continuus Materials Pursuing New Pennsylvania Plant for Paper and Plastic Recovery

Continuus Materials, the manufacturers of Everboard — a commercial roofing material made of paper and plastic diverted from disposal — will be opening a third production facility in a Philadelphia suburb. The production facility will...

Presidential Plastics Action Plan Urges Executive Actions to Address Plastic Pollution

A coalition of community and conservation organizations that includes the Center for Biological Diversity released its Presidential Plastics Action Plan Dec. 8. The plan urges President-elect Joe Biden to take eight key executive actions to...

CEFLEX Quality Recycling Process to Drive End Market Applications

The 2025 regulatory and brand owner targets are approaching almost uncomfortably fast. With its Quality Recycling Process, CEFLEX is focusing on driving the end market applications for flexibles recyclates to help the industry meet these...

Pet Food Packaging Recycling Pilot Gets Boost from NOVA Chemicals Sponsorship

The Pet Sustainability Coalition is pleased to announce that NOVA Chemicals Corp (NOVA Chemicals), a leading supplier of polyethylene resins, is the technical sponsor of “Toward Circularity” – an expansion of the Coalition’s current Flex...

You’re Eating a Horrifying Amount of Plastic and Didn’t Even Know It

Care about saving the planet from plastic pollution? Then stop putting your money where your mouth is. Literally — because environmentalists warn that humans may be consuming the equivalent of one credit card per week,...

NOVA Chemicals and Revolution Team Up to Meet Demand for Recycled Plastic

NOVA Chemicals Corporation and Revolution announced an agreement for NOVA Chemicals to sell recycled low / linear low-density polyethylene (r(L)LDPE) produced by Revolution. The agreement marks Revolution’s exclusive partnership with a resin manufacturer and builds...

LyondellBasell Named to Newsweek Magazine's List of "America's Most Responsible Companies"

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, today announced it has been named to Newsweek Magazine's 2021 list of "America's Most Responsible Companies." This is the second time LyondellBasell...

The Problem with Plastic Waste And How Companies Are Responding

The focus on the global environmental strain caused by a growing population’s demand for more food and water is one key aspect of sustainability. A less noticed aspect is the growing concern over waste, particularly...

Plastic Makers Applaud Governor Wolf for Making Less Plastic and More Jobs

Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law Wednesday, which enables greater adoption of advanced plastics recycling and creates American jobs. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) welcomed the legislation and issued a statement saying “It...

Siegwerk Joins the Circular Packaging Alliance to Boost the EU Market for Recycled Plastics

Siegwerk will lend its expertise in circular solutions for packaging to this important initiative. Siegwerk, a leading global provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, is one of the newest members of the...

The World’s Largest PET Producer Wants to Triple Its Plastic Recycling Operations

Polyethylene terephthalate, also known as PET, is one of the most common plastics in the world, used to make soda bottles and food containers, among others. Now, the world’s largest producer of PET has announced...

STRAP Tech Could Make Multilayer Plastics Recyclable

Because different polymers have different qualities, multiple types will often be layered together in products such as food packaging. And while such multilayer plastics are currently non-recyclable, a new technique may change that. Known as...

New Study Finds More Than 40 Species of Marine Animals Suffering From Plastic Waste in Oceans

Endangered marine mammals and sea turtles are becoming increasingly threatened by the amount of plastic pollution flowing into U.S. waters, a new report finds. The report released by Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization,...

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