| Material technology | Quinn Packaging | Ballyconnell | Ireland
Orbital by Quinn: New 100% recycled food grade PET packaging launched
Quinn Packaging continue their drive to improve the sustainability of plastic food packaging with the development of their newest product, Orbital™ by Quinn. The product is produced using 100% recycled PET material and is fully suitable for food packaging applications. Quinn received certification…
| Material technology | Hope & Glory Sportswear | Oldham | United Kingdom
Introducing EcoKit by Hope & Glory
These kits are a part of Hope & Glory's commitment to a sustainable future, making football kits using rPET with a lower environmental impact. Both the shirt and shorts are made from rPET fabric, which is made from recycled plastic bottles that have been melted down to produce a fine yarn.
| Material technology | CCBSA | Olifantsfontein | South Africa
Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa reduces plastic by launching new 2L returnable PET plastic bottles
South African bottling partner, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) has introduced a 2L returnable bottle made of PET plastic. This bottle offers consumers value for money and is also good for the environment.
| Material technology | Coca-Cola HBC | Dunaharaszti | Hungary
Coca‑Cola Hungary is reducing the weight of its aluminum cans by 13% and its PET bottles by 4%
Coca‑Cola Hungary has reduced the weight of its aluminum cans by 13%. The canned beverages manufactured in Hungary and marketed in 19 countries will see a reduction in aluminum use amounting to 170 tons a year, effective 2020, greatly reducing the environmental strain of production and delivery,…
| Material technology | Nestlé Waters | Henniez | Switzerland
Henniez mineral water bottles now made of 75% recycled plastic
Swiss mineral water brand Henniez announced that its entire plastic bottle range is now made of 75% recycled PET plastic (rPET). Henniez has already been using 30% Swiss recycled PET since 2013 and has the clear ambition to move to 100% locally recycled PET. This will close the PET circular loop, as…
| Material technology | Amcor | Melbourne | Australia
Amcor unveils PET bottle concepts and collaboration with Garçon Wines
New concepts in PET bottles are the next big thing in wine and Amcor is unveiling its most recent designs at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium. In addition to custom designs, Amcor is announcing its collaboration with British multi award-winning start-up Garçon Wines to make their signature and…
| Material technology | Adidas | Herzogenaurach | Germany
Adidas uses more than 50 percent recycled polyester in its products in 2020
This year adidas reaches a significant milestone on the road to sustainability: In 2020, for the first time, more than half of the polyester used in adidas products will come from recycled plastic waste. From 2024 onwards, the company is committed to using only recycled polyester.
| Material technology | Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH | Nürnberg | Germany
Foamed rPET film: Leistritz contributes to innovative packaging project
It is fully recyclable: foamed, recycled PET (rPET) is the innovative alternative to beverage cartons. The production of this high quality foam film is based on a production line with a Leistritz twin-screw extruder. Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH demonstrates its engineering competence in this…
| Material technology | EQUATE Petrochemical | Kuwait City | Kuwait
EQUATE announces Viridis 25 - Successful production of 25% chemically recycled PET
First food-grade PET made with 25 per cent chemically recycled plastic - Leaping forward with a breakthrough innovation to help address the global need for the increased use of chemically recycled PET; the EQUATE Group today announced the production of the first successful batch of Viridis 25.
| Material technology | Vera Bradley | London | United Kingdom
From bottles to bags: Vera Bradley launches new ReActive collection
Vera Bradley, Inc. today announced its latest innovation and entrance into the sustainable fashion movement with its newest collection, ReActive. The new line of luggage, bags and accessories was designed to make a lighter impact on the planet and enable customers to make more eco-friendly choices,…
| Material technology | ESKA Natural Spring Water | Québec | Canada
ESKA moves to 100% recycled plastic bottles in 2020
ESKA Natural Spring Water has announced it will convert its entire line of non-carbonated, bottled water products to 100% recycled plastic bottles by April 1, 2020. In partnership with Plastrec, a Quebec based manufacturer of recycled plastic (rPET), this move underscores the company's commitment in…
| Material technology | PETnology Writing Staff | London | United Kingdom
UK water company Belu becomes first to make all plastic bottles from 100% rPET
Note: UK bottled water firm Belu has announced that it is moving all of its bottles to 100% PET recycled plastic, as it has the lowest carbon footprint.