1:10 min Digitization, Europe, Sorting and collection
France to serve as the European pilot market for Digimarc Recycle
Digimarc Corporation announces an expansion of the Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0. Building on successful semi-industrial trials, stakeholders across the packaging value chain have selected France as the European pilot market for Digimarc Recycle. All operators in ...
0:50 min Digitization, Europe, Sorting and collection
HolyGrail 2.0 launches open invitation to French operators for pilot market
Building on the successful semi-industrial validation of two prototype detection sorting units, the Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 has entered its next project phase, where the HG2.0 technology will be tested for detection, ejection and purity – among others – at ...
1:44 min Sustainability & Circular Economy, Europe
UNESDA releases statement on the publication of the revision of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation
UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe takes note of the European Commission’s publication of the revision of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR). Their sector is fully committed to the objective of accelerating the transition to a circular economy, which is why they have set ...
5:16 min Sustainability & Circular Economy, Europe
New packaging rules
EU Comission - European Green Deal: Putting an end to wasteful packaging, boosting reuse and recycling
The Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules on packaging, to tackle this constantly growing source of waste and of consumer frustration. On average, each European generates almost 180 kg of packaging waste per year. Packaging is one of the main users of virgin materials as 40% ...
1:26 min Facts & Figures, Europe
AMI: New dataset - Tough year for polymer demand but underlying differences are strong
A new dataset from AMI Consulting shows the challenges facing the European plastics industry in 2022 and through to 2027. It covers all of Europe including Russia and former CIS countries. GDP forecasts for 2022 still look quite healthy. The IMF in its October update forecast 2.6% ...
3:13 min Management, Europe
Production plant for rPET bottles
Coca-Cola HBC inaugurates new plant in Piedmont, Italy, dedicated to the production of recycled plastic bottles
A preform from rPET made in Gaglianico saves 70% CO2 compared to a preform made from virgin PET. The company celebrates the rebirth of its second Piedmont plant, transformed by the Group's biggest investment -over 30 million euros- into an innovative hub to recycle up to 30,000 ...