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Study: 1 to 2 Million Tons of US Plastic Trash Go Astray

More than a million tons a year of America’s plastic trash isn’t ending up where it should. The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as...

Change & Challenge – Flexible Packaging Against Food Waste

The Change & Challenge Initiative was set up with the goal to highlight the benefits of food packaging when it comes to sustainability and the preservation of natural resources across the entire food chain –...

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...

UK to Support Plans for New Global Treaty to 'Turn Tide' on Plastic Pollution

Britain has thrown its weight behind a new global agreement to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, which Lord Goldsmith said would go “far beyond” existing international agreements. This week, the Guardian revealed there is growing...

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,...

Smurfit Kappa and KHS Join Forces to Roll Out Sustainable TopClip Solution

Packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has joined forces with KHS, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of filling and packaging systems for the beverage and liquid food industries, to roll out its sustainable TopClip multipack product...

BillerudKorsnäs Leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Index – for the Third Year in a Row

An integrated sustainability work and an ambition to constantly meet customers' sustainability requirements are reasons why BillerudKorsnäs maintains its leading position for the third year in a row, according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index...

TC Transcontinental Packaging Innovates with New Packaging Made of 30% Post-consumer Recycled Plastic

TC Transcontinental Packaging, a sector of Transcontinental Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of Integritite™ 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) collation shrink film. The new packaging can be found in the AHA® Sparkling Water printed...

New Jersey Signs Strongest Plastic and Paper Bag Ban in US

On Nov. 4, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed the strongest single-use bag ban in the nation, effectively prohibiting the use of single-use plastic and paper bags in all stores and food service establishments...

A Flexible Path to a Circular Economy

The Flexible Packaging Association Association recently wrapped up a research project with PTIS, LLC and Priority Metrics Group (PMG) that explored the future of sustainability and flexible packaging through 2030. The project provides stakeholders—FPA members,...

AeroFlexx Announces Partnership with TerraCycle

AeroFlexx announced a partnership with TerraCycle® as part of its sustainability commitment. This new partnership is an extension of AeroFlexx’s sustainable liquids packaging offering that begins with source reduction, using 50 to 70% less plastic...

Mars Inc. Introduces Recycled Plastic into Pet Food Packaging

Mars, Incorporated has announced it will incorporate recycled polypropylene plastic into the primary packaging for some of its popular pet food brands. For Mars, this marks an important step in its efforts to reduce virgin...

Flash Graphene Rocks Strategy for Plastic Waste

Plastic waste comes back in black as pristine graphene, thanks to ACDC. That's what Rice University scientists call the process they employed to make efficient use of waste plastic that would otherwise add to the...

This Useful Infographic About the 7 Types of Plastic Will Help You Be More Eco-Conscious

It’s crazy to think that only around 9 percent of all plastic produced since 1950 has been recycled. Today, the majority of plastics still end up simply discarded and never repurposed, reprocessed, or reused and...

US and UK Citizens Are World’s Biggest Sources of Plastic Waste – Study

The US and UK produce more plastic waste per person than any other major countries, according to new research. The analysis also shows the US produces the most plastic waste in total and that its...

Dow Introduces Its First Recycled Plastic Resin for Shrink Film Applications in North America

Dow introduced its first post-consumer recycled (PCR)-rich resin for collation shrink film in North America, enabling companies to incorporate more post-consumer materials while maintaining the application performance. The recycled plastic resin, which is designed specifically...

The Circular Economy: A Transformative Covid-19 Recovery Strategy

In the unprecedented response to the Covid-19 pandemic, trillions in economic stimulus have been made available around the world, while the calls for a recovery that is in alignment with other global challenges, have never...

Google will Ditch Plastic Packaging by 2025, Announces Further Sustainability Efforts

As environmental issues continue to cause more and more issues on this planet, some tech companies have been making a point of improving sustainability efforts. Google has big plans as a company for the next...

Garbage Has Never Looked as Cool as These Pacific Garbage Patch Sunglasses

Late in 2019, the Ocean Cleanup crew returned from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch with its first load of plastic waste harvested from the ocean during a pilot test of its trash-fighting technology, proving that...

The Plastic Myth and the Misunderstood Triangle

Of all the plastic we've ever produced, only 9% has been recycled. So what happened to all that plastic you've put in the recycling bin over the years? Hands up if you grew up thinking...

FPA Signs Comment Letter to California’s Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling

The undersigned organizations, representing many of California’s leading manufacturers, consumer product companies, and packaging industries are writing to express concern regarding the process by which the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling is...

This is What Burger King's New Reusable Packaging Looks Like

Burger King is planning to test reusable containers starting next year as part of its efforts to reduce waste. The trial is part of a partnership with TerraCycle's zero-waste delivery platform, Loop. Customers can opt...

The Fastest Growing Consumer Plastic Isn’t Being Recycled. Two Philadelphia Area Companies Hope to Change That.

Up to 600 tons of curbside recycling get hauled each day into the TotalRecyle plant in Birdsboro, Berks County, where tens of thousands of milk jugs, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, and other items are sorted...

The Role Labeling Plays in Sustainability

Sustainability in packaging, specifically in the labels market, is a goal on the minds of virtually all brands and CPGs. As consumers are looking for more sustainable packaging solutions, the industry is transitioning its focus...

Amcor Develops World-first Recyclable Retort Flexible Packaging

Amcor, a global leader in packaging, today announced the world's first recyclable flexible retort pouch. The technical breakthrough, which many considered impossible, follows years of dedicated research and investment. The product, which uses Amcor's AmLite...

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