| Global themes | Berry Global | Evansville, Indiana | United States
Berry PET Power initiative brings PCR benefits to smaller customers
Berry PET Power has launched an important initiative to enable the company’s smaller customers to have easier purchasing access to packs that incorporate recycled material.
| Global themes | Avery Dennison | Glendale, CA | United States
Avery Dennison sets ambition to be Net-Zero on Carbon Emissions by 2050
Avery Dennison announced its ambition to be net-zero on greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This commitment comes as the company raises the bar on its sustainability goals with new targets for 2030.
| Global themes | Green Group | Buzau | Romania
Green Fiber transform over 2 billion PET bottles each year into sustainable fiber solutions
- As recycler and producer, Green Fiber reach significant milestone in transforming over 2 billion PET bottles per year into array of fiber products.
- Green Fiber’s 100% recycled polyester staple fibers produce 50% less C02 emissions than virgin fiber alternatives.
| Global themes | As You Sow | Berkeley, CA | United States
81% of DuPont shareholders vote in support of plastic pellet pollution reporting
In the highest vote on plastic pellet pollution to date, 81% of investors at DuPont voted in support of an As You Sow shareholder resolution asking the company to produce an annual report on the amount of pre-production plastic the company releases into the environment annually.
| Global themes | Brückner Maschinenbau | Siegsdorf | Germany
Successful business year
Brückner Maschinenbau: Desire for hygiene and food safety increases worldwide demand for flexible packaging films
Brückner Maschinenbau, based in Siegsdorf, Germany, is the world market leader for large production lines for the manufacture of a wide variety of flexible plastic films, used as high-quality packaging materials and in technical applications. In terms of incoming orders, the past fiscal year was the…
| Global themes | Biffa | High Wycombe | United Kingdom
Biffa increases recycling capacity to 38 times weight of London Eye
Biffa is doubling the amount it can recycle at its Aldridge facility to 80,000 tonnes per year, recycling the equivalent of 38 times the weight of the London Eye. Biffa is a key enabler of a circular economy in the UK, ensuring materials can be recycled time and time again through its facilities.
| Global themes | Lassonde Industries Inc. | Rougemont | Canada
Lassonde announces the introduction of new bottles containing 25% recycled plastic for its portion-size packages
Lassonde is proud to announce the launch of new bottles containing 25% post-consumer recycled plastic (rPET) for all its juice brands available in 300-mL portion-size packages in Canada.
| Global themes | PETnology Editorial Staff | Cambridge, Massachusetts | United States
New patented technology
LiquiGlide: New technology allows viscous liquids to flow with ease and brings advantages for packaging and production processes - partner Colgate packs toothpaste in PET, further partnerships
According to the company, US-based LiquiGlide, owner of the patented technology that eliminates the friction between solids and liquids, has closed a $ 13.5 million financing round and new partnerships with Colgate and the Mibelle Group. The company has now raised a total of $ 50 million.
| Global themes | Lucian Ocos, Greiner Packaging | Kremsmünster | Austria
Greiner Packaging: New, sustainable r-PET cups for beer and other drinks
As a plastic packaging producer, Greiner Packaging has taken a close look at the background to the new legal requirements, such as the ban on single-use plastics in the EU and the marking requirement for single-use beverage cups from July 3, 2021.
| Global themes | SGH Healthcaring | Saint-Marcellin | France
SGH Healthcaring launches greengov - a new range of environmentally friendly packaging
SGH Healthcaring - a preferred partner of the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, with the ambition to become a leading European plastics manufacturer supplying medical devices and administration systems for liquid and solid medicines and food supplements - is launching a new range of…
| Global themes | AMP Robotics Corp. | Denver, CO | United States
AI-powered sortation advances circular economy for recycled plastics
AMP Robotics partners with Greenbridge to increase PET recovery
AMP Robotics Corp. (“AMP”), a pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and infrastructure for the waste industry, has deployed six AI-guided robotic sorting systems with Evergreen, one of the nation’s largest recyclers of PET bottles, at its Ohio processing facility. AMP’s technology…