| Business function | Nestlé | Vevey | Switzerland
Nestlé creates market for food-grade recycled plastics, launches fund to boost packaging innovation
Nestlé announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.
| Business function | ICIS | London
UK R-PET colourless flake prices drop on virgin PET competition
According to ICIS colourless recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) spot prices have seen significant reductions because of pressure caused by low virgin PET prices, market sources said this week.
| Business function | Innovate UK | Swindon | United Kingdom
Innovate UK funds sustainable plastic packaging projects
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1 million from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme for early-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge aims to establish the UK as a leading…
| Business function | drink technology India | Mumbai | India
drink technology India strengthens its position as business and knowledge platform for the Indian beverage, dairy and liquid food industry
- New Delhi edition of drink technology India registers a 30 percent increase in space
- Record number of business deals negotiated at the fair
| Business function | Coca-Cola HBC Schweiz AG | Zug | Switzerland
VALSER and Climeworks in the spotlight: CNN International visits Vals
VALSER is the first, and so far only, beverage company in the world to use carbon dioxide from the air, thereby supporting a groundbreaking technology in the fight against climate change. The pioneering project is having an impact and drawing media from Switzerland and abroad to the mountain town of…
| Business function | UCIMA | Baggiovara MO | Italy
Italian packaging machinery sets record turnover of more than 8 billion euros
According to the preliminary figures published by the Ucima Research Department, the sector has continued to grow during 2019 (up 1.8% on 2018), reporting positive performances both in Italy and in foreign markets.
| Business function | WRAP | Oxon | United Kingdom
New report shows where UK Plastics Pact members stand against targets, and where future challenges lie
WRAP has today published its first annual report and baseline data for The UK Plastics Pact, giving a clear indication of members’ starting position towards the four targets, as well as where the biggest challenges lie.
The 2018/19 report and data show:
The 2018/19 report and data show:
- 1 billion problematic and unnecessary…
| Business function | Australian Institute of Packaging | Oxley | Australia
Australia & NZ packaging innovations to be recognised in 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to announce that 11x Australian and New Zealand companies have been internationally recognised with 13x wins across 6x categories in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards, which are run by the World Packaging Organisation. The categories…
| Business function | Clariant | Muttenz | Switzerland
Clariant ColorForward 2021 palette yearns for human contact, searches for authenticity
- 15th Annual Color and Trend Forecast for plastics issued
- Five hues suggested each of the four social trends
- Trend to warmer and deeper shades; include many special effects
| Business function | Wood Mackenzie | Edinburgh | United Kingdom
Wood Mackenzie: Was 2019 the year of recycled PET?
2019 has been a year of successes within the recycled PET (RPET) industry.The continued war against plastics and heightened awareness of plastic pollution has driven an unprecedented level of interest in RPET. As such, there has been a significant momentum behind collection and recycling…
| Business function | Ceresana | Konstanz | Germany
On the go: Ceresana analyzes the European market for plastic caps and closures
Changing lifestyles and new consumer generations revolutionize the packaging market. “The uninterrupted trend towards on-the-go products, for example, is boosting the demand for resealable packaging, especially in the food sector,” explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research institute…
| Business function | PETnology Writing Staff | Germany
20 years of PETCYCLE - Exemplary circular economy for disposable bottles
Note: Petcycle GmbH is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In 1999, the company launched a closed-loop recycling system for one-way PET bottles on the German market with an innovative reusable beverage crate system. According to the company, around 60 medium-sized beverage companies now use the…
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