| Business function | Natural Source Waters Association | London | United Kingdom
Research shows term ‘single-use plastic’ is having negative impact and confusing consumers about what to recycle
Research (1) conducted on behalf of the Natural Source Waters Association (NSWA) highlights the negative impact of using the term ‘single-use plastic’ when talking about drinks packaging. Nearly half (46%) of those questioned said they thought that the term ‘single-use plastic’ meant the item…
| Business function | Britvic | Hertfordshire | United Kingdom
Britvic announces first sustainability linked financing deal
- Britvic has secured its first sustainability-linked credit facility of £400m
- The deal links Britvic’s progress towards sustainability targets to the cost of the debt facility, with any consequent changes to the margin being donated to charities
- This is one of the first sustainability-linked…
| Business function | Bühler AG | Uzwil | Switzerland
Annual results 2019: new Consumer Food segment outperforms expectations
Bühler reports good performance in 2019
In 2019, Bühler delivered good performance at Group level, increasing the EBIT margin to 7.6% (previous year: 7.1%). Turnover was stable at CHF 3.3 billion while order intake decreased by 4.6% to CHF 3.1 billion. The newly-formed Consumer Foods segment, which was created after the acquisition of the…
| Business function | PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH | Müllendorf | Austria
Facts & Figures
PET to PET annual balance 2019: new recycling record - over 26,000 tons of PET material recycled
- Around 26,300 t of PET material are recycled
- Circular economy "made in Austria": PET to PET Recycling Österreich GmbH as an international best practice
- Collective appeal to consumers: Every PET bottle back in the cycle
| Business function | Nestlé | Vevey | Switzerland
Nestlé creates market for food-grade recycled plastics, launches fund to boost packaging innovation
Nestlé announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.
| Business function | ICIS | London
UK R-PET colourless flake prices drop on virgin PET competition
According to ICIS colourless recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) spot prices have seen significant reductions because of pressure caused by low virgin PET prices, market sources said this week.
| Business function | Innovate UK | Swindon | United Kingdom
Innovate UK funds sustainable plastic packaging projects
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1 million from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Programme for early-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge aims to establish the UK as a leading…
| Business function | drink technology India | Mumbai | India
drink technology India strengthens its position as business and knowledge platform for the Indian beverage, dairy and liquid food industry
- New Delhi edition of drink technology India registers a 30 percent increase in space
- Record number of business deals negotiated at the fair
| Business function | Coca-Cola HBC Schweiz AG | Steinhausen | Switzerland
VALSER and Climeworks in the spotlight: CNN International visits Vals
VALSER is the first, and so far only, beverage company in the world to use carbon dioxide from the air, thereby supporting a groundbreaking technology in the fight against climate change. The pioneering project is having an impact and drawing media from Switzerland and abroad to the mountain town of…
| Business function | UCIMA | Baggiovara MO | Italy
Italian packaging machinery sets record turnover of more than 8 billion euros
According to the preliminary figures published by the Ucima Research Department, the sector has continued to grow during 2019 (up 1.8% on 2018), reporting positive performances both in Italy and in foreign markets.
| Business function | WRAP | Oxon | United Kingdom
New report shows where UK Plastics Pact members stand against targets, and where future challenges lie
WRAP has today published its first annual report and baseline data for The UK Plastics Pact, giving a clear indication of members’ starting position towards the four targets, as well as where the biggest challenges lie.
The 2018/19 report and data show:
The 2018/19 report and data show:
- 1 billion problematic and unnecessary…
| Business function | Australian Institute of Packaging | Oxley | Australia
Australia & NZ packaging innovations to be recognised in 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to announce that 11x Australian and New Zealand companies have been internationally recognised with 13x wins across 6x categories in the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards, which are run by the World Packaging Organisation. The categories…
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