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Single-Stream Materials Recovery Facilities Can Recover Flexible Packaging, RSS Study Says

Single-Stream Materials Recovery Facilities Can Recover Flexible Packaging, RSS Study Says

Flexible packaging, such as pet food bags and snack pouches, offers several environmental benefits: it uses less energy and materials than other packaging options and reduces waste by protecting products and minimizing food spoilage. But it’s typically not accepted in North American recycling programs, which means that flexible packaging usually … Read more »

Major Firms Backing ‘New Plastics Economy’

Major Firms Backing ‘New Plastics Economy’

A plastics initiative that aims to increase recycling and reuse as well as bioplastics has launched with the backing of major companies including Amcor, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical and Mars.

4 Steps to Get Product Life Cycle Assessment Right

To find out what’s key for successful life cycle assessment, Ethical Corporation spoke with Molson Coors, Eastman Chemical, Amcor and Continental Clothing about challenges and insights to measuring social and environmental impacts of products and services. The free report offers practical insights on: Strategy: How to identify corporate sustainability priorities … Read more »

flexible packaging

Major Firms Making ‘Significant’ Progress on Flexible Packaging Recyclability

Axion Consulting, Dow Chemical, Nestlé, Unilever and other global companies say they have made “significant” process in a project that aims to improve the recyclability of flexible packaging. Axion Consulting is leading the collaborative R&D project, called Reflex. The partners include: Amcor, Dow Chemical, Interflex Group, Nestlé UK, SITA Holdings, … Read more »

Amcor Joins Recycling Partnership

The Recycling Partnership, a national recycling industry collective, has selected initial cities for activity and welcomed Amcor as its newest contributing partner, according to Curbside Value Partnership, which oversees the project. Founded on July 1, the Recycling Partnership has selected initial partner cities for the first round of work — but … Read more »

IFCO

IFCO Containers ‘Use 92% Less Water Than Boxes’

IFCO Systems says a third-party study shows its reusable plastic containers for fresh products generate 82 percent less solid waste, consume 92 percent less water, require 49 percent lower energy demand, and lower ozone depletion by 76 percent for a weighted average of 10 top produce commodities compared with shipping … Read more »

DuPont packaging award winners

Gillette, BMC Inks Win DuPont Packaging Awards

Gillette, BMC Inks and Coop Cooperative have won DuPont packaging awards for reducing waste in packaging. Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand won the gold award for reducing by a third its plastic content for the Venus & Olay razors, switching from PVC to the more recyclable PET and using 50 … Read more »