| Global themes | IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. | Bad Homburg | Germany
Coastal Cleanup Day on 16 September: plastic packaging too good to throw away!
The German plastics packaging industry association (IK) is taking advantage of Coastal Cleanup Day on 16 September to reiterate its clear position on marine litter.
| Sustainability | KHS GmbH | Dortmund | Germany
New KHS sustainability report: more responsibility for nature and people
KHS GmbH presents its 2015/2016 sustainability report. In this report, the system provider documents its ongoing measures, achievements, and goals pertaining to strategy and social, ecological and economic issues. A main focus is on the topic "PET and sustainability - a contradiction or not?" The...
| Global themes | The Coca-Cola Company | Atlanta | United States
New Coca-Cola Sustainability Report Uses Infographics to Highlight Continued Progress Toward Company Goals
Report Presents Progress and Data on Key Sustainability Priorities in Shareable, Easy-to-Understand Format
| Sustainability | ALPLA | Hard | Austria
Experts calculated the carbon footprint of RPET: Savings of 79 per cent
Study confirms the excellent carbon footprint of recycled PET
Recycled PET (rPET) from PET Recycling Team GmbH – a wholly owned subsidiary of ALPLA based in Wöllersdorf/Lower Austria – results in 79 per cent lower CO2 emissions compared to new material. This is a significantly higher saving than previously assumed. A study conducted by denkstatt GmbH on behalf...
| Markets | Plastics Recyclers Europe | Brussels | Belgium
PET waste stream
PET recyclers suffer lower input qualities
The average yield of the PET recyclers has decreased from 73% to 68% since 2011. This 5 points decrease has led to substantial and additional cost for the European PET recyclers. Additionally, recyclers are obliged to discard more material in order to achieve good quality of recycled PET. The...
| Markets | Coca-Cola European Partners | Uxbridge | United Kingdom
New GB sustainable packaging strategy
Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain unveils new sustainable packaging strategy
Coca-Cola European Partners has today unveiled its new GB sustainable packaging strategy – setting out an ambition for its GB business unit to work with local and national partners to recover all its packaging so that more is recycled and none ends up as litter. At present, only 70% of the cans1 and...
| Global themes | DANONE
Danone launches new company signature ‘One Planet. One Health’, with call to action to join the Alimentation Revolution
Danone, one of the world’s leading food companies, today launches a new company signature which reflects its vision that our health is connected with and interdependent on the health of our planet. ‘One Planet. One Health’ is a call to all consumers and everyone who has a stake in food to join the...
| Recycling machines | Starlinger & Co. Ges.m.b.H. | Wien
PET bottle-to-bottle recycling
Outstanding PET bottle-to-bottle recycling results on Starlinger line with Nordson Flex Disc melt filter
The Starlinger recoSTAR PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line which has been installed in April 2016 in the plastics recycling facility of Canadian water bottler Ice River Springs in Feversham, Ontario, is delivering excellent production results. Due to Nordson’s BKG® Flex Disc filter cartridge, which...
| Management | BASF | Ludwigshafen
BASF joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation initiatives for circular economy
BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, today announced its membership of two Ellen MacArthur Foundation programs, to further advance its existing circular economy solutions. “Circular economy is much more than waste management. It requires substantial changes in terms of behavior and technology...
| Recycling processes | CARBIOS | Clermont-Ferrand
CARBIOS: The technical solution for the recycling of opaque PET plastics such as the new milk bottles
CARBIOS, an innovative green chemistry company specializing in enzymatic bioprocesses applied to plastic and textile polymers, comforts the applicative potential of its innovations by making 100% recyclable all household packaging in opaque polyethylene terephthalate (PET) such as the new milk...
| Markets | IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. / Forum PET | Bad Homburg
Germans recycle more and more effectively: Success in PET bottle recycling according to study
Bottle deposits have ensured consistently high recycling rates for PET bottles in Germany according to a new 2015 study on the usage and recycling rates of PET beverage bottles in Germany. PET bottles are recycled at a total of about 93.5 percent, while one-way deposit PET bottles have reached a...
Internationality expands again
Internationality expands again
2017 – WORLD BEVERAGE INNOVATION AWARDS