| Material technology | ALPLA | Hard | Austria
Bottles made with 100 per cent rPET on the rise
Mineral water bottles can be made entirely of rPET, as demonstrated by Vöslauer. With a more than 40 per cent share of the market, Vöslauer is Austria’s number one mineral water. Sustainability is an integral part of the family-owned enterprise’s corporate philosophy and strategy. Vöslauer requires…
| Material technology | Waitrose | London | United Kingdom
Waitrose: Colour is the new black
Waitrose & Partners is launching coloured packaging made from recycled plastic for its ready meals. The new trays, made predominantly from mixed coloured PET bottles and trays, means the packaging may be a different colour every time it is produced, depending on what is being recycled.
| Material technology | Morssinkhof Rymoplast | Lichtenvoorde | Netherlands
New PET plant
Morssinkhof-Rymoplast is building a PET processing plant in Markranstädt
Morssinkhof-Rymoplast is building a PET processing plant in Markranstädt, in the Leipzig-region in Saxony, Germany. From recycled PET raw material PET granulate will be produced, which also can be used for food packaging.
| Material technology | Pact Group | Cremorne, VIC | Australia
Pact Group receive New Zealand Government funding to transition to 100% recycled rPET in its food packaging range
Pact Group announces with funding received from the Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF) it now has the capability to use up to 100% locally sourced recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET) in food grade packaging.
| Material technology | EconCore | Leuven | Belgium
EconCore Teams up with Ultrapolymers and DuFor for Recycled PET Honeycomb Development
EconCore, the leader in thermoplastic honeycomb core production technology, collaborates with Ultrapolymers and DuFor in an R&D project funded by the Flemish Government to develop a new product: a thermoplastic honeycomb core made from recycled PET. The basis of this development is EconCore’s…
| Material technology | Nestlé Waters | Issy-les-Moulineaux | France
VALVERT launches water bottle made of 100% recycled plastic…and still 100% recyclable
An important milestone that meets Nestlé’s innovative approach to tackling packaging waste and commitment to a circular economy: Valvert launches its new bottle made entirely from recycled PET (rPET), the first natural mineral water brand in Belgium to do so. This innovation highlights Nestlé's…
| Material technology | SABIC | Riyad | Saudi Arabia
SABIC introduces LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ upcycled compounds to extend useful life of PET bottles and help reduce plastic waste
SABIC today introduced its LNP™ ELCRIN™ iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to support the circular economy and help reduce plastic waste. By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water…
| Material technology | Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice | Fort Pierce, Florida | United States
Natalie’s Juice Company transitions to PET Bottles
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Company has announced it will be transitioning to PET containers for the over 30-million bottles of juice that it produces for retail each year. The transition applies to 8 oz., 12 oz., 16 oz. and 32 oz. bottle sizes. Natalie’s Lemon and Natalie’s Lime juices will…
| Global themes | Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland | Brüttisellen | Switzerland
VALSER to launch bottles made from 100% recycled PET
VALSER is further expanding on its role as a sustainability pioneer, becoming the first Swiss mineral water to use exclusively PET bottles made from 100 percent recycled material (rPET). “Schön di wieder z’gseh” (i.e. “nice to see you again”) is now printed, fittingly, on the label for the 0.5-liter…
| PET materials | Eastman | Kingsport | United States
rPET Application Example: Eastman launches recycled Avra™ to debut in spring 2020 performance apparel
Eastman Chemical Company announces Avra™ recycled performance fibers, transforming its existing performance fibers technology by producing with 100 percent post-consumer recycled PET material across the portfolio. This move underscores the company’s commitment to sustainability and moving towards a…
| PET materials | Lucozade Ribena Suntory | Uxbridge | United Kingdom
Lucozade Ribena Suntory is racing ahead with recycled bottles on course
- Lucozade Sport will be sampled in 100% recycled bottles in all future race events beginning with the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon
- Closed-Loop recycling initiative in operation at VMLM with Lucozade Ribena Suntory recycling all collected plastic back into bottles
| PET materials | Reliance Industries | Mumbai | India
rPET Application Example: Raymond launches Ecovera in collaboration with Reliance Industries
Raymond’s Ecovera, powered by Reliance’s R|Elan™, will redeem 1 million PET bottles from landfills.
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