MADRID, Spain, May 21, 2019 (Press Release) -The renewable energy complex of Ence in Huelva has renewed the European voluntary certificate EMAS, a community regulation of eco-management and eco-audit that aims to promote continuous improvements in the environmental performance of organizations.Read more
DUBLIN, Ireland, May 23, 2019 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa has announced the winners of its first ever Better Planet Packaging Design Challenge.
The competition, which attracted over 300 entries, was part of the company’s drive to provide a collaborative platform to solve one of the biggest challenges in the packaging industry – to reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste that is generated every day.
The first challenge was to develop an alternative for the plastic stretch wrap which is used around pallets to provide stability during transport and storage.Read more
NORTHAMPTON, UK, May 23, 2019 (Press Release) -Consumer responsibility is the core issue when it comes to ‘on the go’ littering, reveals new research from FCC Environment (FCC).
In a YouGov survey commissioned by FCC, one of the UK’s leading waste and resource management companies, most respondents said the individual consumer (68%) has the main responsibility for litter from takeaway packaging. Only a minority believed takeaway litter to be the responsibility of the retailer (9%), the packaging producer (8%) or the local council (5%).Read more
LONDON, May 22, 2019 (Press Release) -DS Smith is committed to working with industry and government to secure opportunities for plastic reduction in Europe.
DS Smith, a leading international sustainable packaging company, has today released new research which finds that 1.5 million tonnes of plastic could be replaced each year from just five areas within supermarkets across Europe.Read more
LONDON, May 22, 2019 (Press Release) -DS Smith, a leading international provider of sustainable packaging, has today signed an agreement to become a Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The partnership will accelerate the company’s circular economy drive and support innovation across the business, including recycling and carbon-efficiency in e-commerce.Read more
LONDON, May 22, 2019 (Press Release) -Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move.
Following an open consultation, a ban on the supply of plastic straws, drinks stirrers and cotton buds will come into force in April 2020. The ban will include exemptions to ensure that those with medical needs or a disability are able to continue to access plastic straws.Read more
CINCINNATI, May 21, 2019 (PRNewswire) -The Kroger Co. and Loop, the revolutionary circular e-commerce platform developed by TerraCycle, today announced an exclusive grocery retail partnership agreement in the United States, advancing Kroger's zero-waste vision by reducing single-use plastics in the environment.
Through this partnership, Kroger and Loop will pilot the new reusable packaging system, enabling customers in select markets to purchase more than 100 products from leading consumer brands that have been redesigned with durable containers.Read more
NEW YORK, May 21, 2019 (Business Wire) -Colgate-Palmolive is expanding its commitment to reducing waste by joining TerraCycle’s Loop initiative for reusable, refillable packaging, beginning with pilot programs in the U.S. and France.
Colgate and other consumer products companies today joined Loop and founding retail partners in the U.S. Kroger Co. and Walgreens to announce a pilot that will serve New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Last week, Loop and the retailer Carrefour announced the launch of a similar test serving Paris.Read more