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January 2019

Walki to present sustainable composite materials for food and non-food packaging at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham, UK from Feb 27-28

January 17, 2019 - 09:19

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Focus is not just placed on sustainability and innovation at this year’s Packaging Innovations in Birmingham – these are also key issues at Walki, one of the leading producers of laminates and packaging solutions. The company is presenting paper- and board-based composite materials for food and non-food packaging right through to the luxury segment. Manufacturers and branded companies in the food and non-food sectors, packaging manufacturers and designers can get information at booth D46 and seek advice about individual solutions.

Alliance to End Plastic Waste commits to invest $1.5 billion in next five years to help end plastic waste

January 17, 2019 - 05:37
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LONDON, Jan. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -An alliance of global companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain today launched a new organization to advance solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.

ICPF provides awards to expand Millersville and Indiana State universities' packaging design programs

January 17, 2019 - 04:58

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Jan. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -In 2008, ICPF installed a CAD table and design software at Millersville University (MU) to introduce a packaging design program for Millersville University’s graphic design students within the university’s Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology.

Marks & Spencer launches over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables free of plastic packaging in trial at its Tolworth store in London

January 17, 2019 - 04:57
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LONDON, Jan. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -Marks & Spencer today steps-up its commitment to reducing the amount of plastic it uses by launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables completely free of plastic packaging in a trial at its Tolworth store.

BIR: Dutch and Swedish recycling industries pledge support to Global Recycling Foundation

January 17, 2019 - 03:37
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LONDON, Jan. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -The Dutch Waste Management Association (DWMA), the Dutch Industrial Secondary Raw Materials Association for construction and civil engineering (VIB), the Dutch recycling federation FHG and the Swedish Recycling Industries’ Association (SRI) have announced their status as ‘Founding Friends’ of the Global Recycling Foundation, becoming some of the earliest donors of the foundation.

Michelman to celebrate opening of its new sustainability center in Shanghai, China

January 17, 2019 - 01:20
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CINCINNATI, OH, Jan. 17, 2019 (Press Release) -Michelman will celebrate the grand opening of the Michelman (China) Sustainability Center (MSC) on January 17, 2019 at the company’s Shanghai offices located in the East Park of the Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao Industrial Zone. The new China-based Center is part of Michelman’s aggressive growth plan in the Asia Pacific region, and follows the opening of the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC) that was opened in Mumbai in January 2018.

BIR highlights UN guidelines on recycling, informal sector and notifications

January 16, 2019 - 04:39
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BRUSSELS, Jan. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -In December, the 8th meeting of the Expert Working Group set up to develop guidelines for environmentally sound management (EWG-ESM) took place in São Paulo, Brazil. The BIR Secretariat actively participates in such meetings at the UN Basel Convention with the intention to produce high-quality documents for both governments and companies in order to improve waste management in general and recycling practices in particular around the world.

Nouryon opens new headquarters office and research center to support its operations in India

January 16, 2019 - 04:25
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , Jan. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has opened a new headquarters office and research center to support its operations in India. Located in Mumbai, the new location brings together research and sales as well as business support functions, and enables the company to better meet customer needs across the region.

Coca-Cola Amatil to cease distributing single-use plastic drinking straws and stirrers in Australia, shift to paper

January 15, 2019 - 18:50
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NORTH SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Coca-Cola Amatil today announced it would no longer distribute plastic drinking straws or stirrers in Australia, and would instead stock fully recyclable and biodegradable FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited paper straws.

Group Managing Director Alison Watkins said the decision was another step forward in the company’s efforts to reduce single-use plastics.

“We’re serious about playing our part in reducing unnecessary plastic packaging,” Ms Watkins said.

Great Northern joins Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network

January 15, 2019 - 12:11
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APPLETON, WI, Jan. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Great Northern is now a member of a select network of companies that are officially recognized by Amazon to support vendors selling products with Amazon. The Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) connects vendors with companies and labs that can help test, design, and supply protective packaging in line with Amazon’s Packaging Certification requirements. Great Northern’s innovative edge protection and corrugate packaging solutions make it a valuable addition to this list for Amazon’s vendors.

Nestlé announces broader vision and specific actions to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025

January 15, 2019 - 11:43
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VEVEY, Switzerland , Jan. 15, 2019 (PRNewswire) -Nestlé today laid out its broader vision to achieve a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic-waste.

Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said, "Our broader vision and action plan outline our commitment and specific approach to addressing the plastics packaging waste issue.