| Global themes | GA Circular | Singapore
New report provides a blueprint for circularity of PET bottles in Southeast Asia
Launched today at the SEA of Solutions week in Bangkok, Full Circle: Accelerating the circular economy for post-consumer PET bottles in Southeast Asia is a report highlighting the current realities of PET bottle collection and providing a blueprint for the circular economy of PET bottles in the six…
| Global themes | Coveris | Spalding | United Kingdom
Coveris develops 100% recycled, recyclable new shrink film range
Delivering a fully circular, reduced CO2 solution for multi-pack products, Coveris’ new Duralite™ R range offers a next generation shrink film solution that is both 100% recyclable and contains up to 50% post-consumer recyclate (PCR), plus an optional pre-consumer top-up material.
| Global themes | Fiji Water | Los Angeles | United States
Fiji Water unveils multifaceted initiative to transform its use of plastic
Brand commits to 100 percent recycled plastic in all bottles by 2025. As part of its longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability, FIJI® Water, the No. 1 premium imported bottled water in the U.S., announced today a multifaceted initiative to transform its use of plastic while promoting a…
| Global themes | Britvic | Hertfordshire | United Kingdom
Britvic announces sustainable packaging milestone
- Britvic enters rPET supply agreement with Esterform Packaging Ltd, the largest independent converter of PET in the UK
- Deal provides Britvic with secure, long-term supply of UK-sourced rPET
- Britvic to provide £5m of investment support towards Esterform's new rPET manufacturing facility in North…
| Global themes | Alliance To End Plastic Waste | London | United Kingdom
Alliance To End Plastic Waste welcomes four new companies to its global coalition to help combat plastic waste in the environment
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) announced four new companies from across the plastics value chain have joined its ranks in an effort to help end plastic waste in the environment. The new members, Charter NEX Films, Milliken & Company, Pregis and Geocycle add to AEPW’s membership diversity,…
| Global themes | Troy University | Troy, AL | United States
Troy University receives additional $2.7 million grant for plastics recycling research
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded Troy University a $2.7 million research grant to be used by the University’s Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences to research new methods for recycling plastics.
| Global themes | Ellen MacArthur Foundation | Cowes | United Kingdom
Borealis, Nestlé, and Walmart join New Plastics Economy as Core Partners
Borealis, Nestlé, and Walmart have joined eight other leading businesses to become part of the Core Partners group for the New Plastics Economy, an initiative which brings together key stakeholders to rethink and redesign the future of plastics. Beginning with plastic packaging, the Core Partners…
| Global themes | Coca-Cola Sweden | Stockholm | Sweden
Coca-Cola in Sweden first out to change the entire locally produced PET portfolio to 100 percent recycled plastic
Coca-Cola in Sweden is the first market in the world to switch to 100 percent recycled plastic for the entire locally produced portfolio. The changeover will commence during the first quarter of 2020 and concerns all PET bottles produced in Jordbro. The change means a reduction in the use of newly…
| Global themes | Viridor | Taunton | United Kingdom
Viridor and Unilever agree five-year contract for recycled plastic
Viridor and Unilever have agreed a new contract which will see Unilever receive of a range of recycled plastic from Viridor’s £65m Avonmouth Resource Recovery Centre near Bristol.
| Global themes | McDonald's | Chicago | United States
McDonald’s launches innovative ‘Better M’ platform to showcase packaging & recycling solutions and Europe-wide customer trials
McDonald’s announced a wide-ranging programme to remove and minimise plastic and improve recyclability in packaging across Europe. The plan comprises removal of McFlurry lids across every European country in which McDonald’s operates and the rollout of a new fibre-based lid across all cold drinks in…
| Global themes | Amcor | Melbourne | Australia
Amcor leads industry conversation with “Choose Plastic” initiative
Lightweight, shatterproof, transparent, recloseable, resealable and infinitely recyclable,* - PET is rapidly becoming the world’s preferred packaging material. With a goal of educating consumers, customers and other stakeholders on the benefits of plastic packaging, Amcor recently launched a “Choose…
| Global themes | Suntory | Minato | Japan
Suntory Group joins the Global Plastic Action Partnership
Suntory Group today announced that it has joined the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP), a global platform that works to effectively and sustainably reduce plastic waste and pollution around the world. This partnership will help Suntory be part of a more sustainable society while also…
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