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Unilever Joins Partnership to Turn PET Waste into Virgin Grade Material

Unilever Joins Partnership to Turn PET Waste into Virgin Grade Material

  Unilever, Dutch chemicals start-up Ioniqa, and PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) resin producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) have joined forces to develop a food packaging system that converts PET waste into virgin grade material. According to plasticsinpackaging.com, non-recycled PET waste such as colored bottles are broken down to base molecule level, while separating the color and other … Read more »

Evian Plans Switch to 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles by 2025

Evian Plans Switch to 100% Recycled Plastic Bottles by 2025

Evian will have 100% recycled plastic bottles for all of its water by 2025, the water brand’s parent company Danone announced. In order to achieve this, Evian’s strategy involves collaborating with startup Loop Industries to redesign its packaging, Reuters reported. Currently Evian’s plastic bottles use about 25% recycled plastic, according … Read more »

Recycled Coke Bottles Fall in Love in British Cinemas

Recycled Coke Bottles Fall in Love in British Cinemas

Coca-Cola has been touting its recyclable packaging strategy in the media since earlier this summer, when it announced a goal of increasing the recycled plastic content in its PET bottles from 25% to 50% by 2020. Now, the beverage giant is reaching out to consumers to reinforce its sustainable packaging strategy with a commercial, the set … Read more »

Anellotech, Suntory on Track to Develop 100% Bio-Based Beverage Bottles

Anellotech and Suntory Holdings have entered into the next phase of their strategic partnership to develop and commercialize cost-competitive 100 percent bio-based plastics for use in beverage bottles. Suntory is one of the world’s leading consumer beverage companies whose brands include Orangina, Schweppes and Jim Beam. The Anellotech alliance with … Read more »

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Franklin Templeton Invests $15M in Chinese Recycling Company

Franklin Templeton Investments, a San Mateo, California-based asset management company, has invested $15 million in Incom Renewable Resources, Plastics News reports. Based in Beijing, China, Incom is a supplier and operator of intelligent solid waste recovery systems. It’s flagship PET bottle-collecting machines — dubbed reverse vending machines — are equipped … Read more »

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Coke Taps Liquid Light’s CO2-to-Chemicals Technology

Coca-Cola has signed an agreement with Liquid Light that aims to accelerate the development of Liquid Light’s technology, which can make mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) from carbon dioxide. MEG is one of the components used to make Coke’s plant-based PET plastic bottle. Liquid Light says its technology enables more efficient use … Read more »

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Reborn Recycling Facility Increases Output 60%

A bottle recycling facility that closed two years ago is now up and running at capacity, 24-7, and has increased its output by over 60 percent since March 2013. PQ Recycling (PQR), a branch of North Carolina-based PolyQuest, North America’s largest distributor of PET resins and manufacturer of recycled PET … Read more »

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Nestlé Launches Recycled Plastic Water Bottle

One of Nestlé’s bottled water brands, resource Natural Spring Water, has launched new bottles made with 100 percent recycled plastic (rPET), excluding the cap and the label. The company says it hopes the recycled plastic bottle will focus attention on the uses of rPET and reinforce the importance of bottle-to-bottle … Read more »


Coca-Cola Produces World’s First 100% Plant-Based PET Bottle

Coca-Cola has produced the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials. PlantBottle packaging is Coke’s plant-based alternative to packaging traditionally made from fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. PlantBottle packaging uses patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making PET plastic … Read more »


KHS Direct Printing on PET Bottles Cuts Packaging

KHS says it has developed a direct printing method for PET bottles that allows companies to cut packaging and develop a variety of designs in less time, Plastics News reports. The digital inkjet technology replaces replace roll-fed film and paper labeling machines. The ink meets the certification requirement for plastic … Read more »

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