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Fast Growth Projected for Asia-Pacific’s Sustainable Packaging Market

Fast Growth Projected for Asia-Pacific’s Sustainable Packaging Market

The sustainable packaging market in Asia-Pacific is projected to have the fastest growth between 2017 and 2026 compared to other regions, according to a forthcoming MarketResearch.biz report. High demand for sustainable packaging products from emerging economies such as India and China will drive that growth, the analysis says.

McDonald’s Begins Transition Away From Plastic Straws

McDonald’s Begins Transition Away From Plastic Straws

McDonald’s restaurants are expected to switch from plastic straws to paper ones in the UK and Ireland next year. The chain also plans to pilot alternatives to plastic straws in several other countries later this year.

E-Commerce Giant Lazada Joins Movement to Tackle Plastic Pollution

E-Commerce Giant Lazada Joins Movement to Tackle Plastic Pollution

Lazada, an e-commerce giant in Southeast Asia is yet another entity that adopted World Environment Day’s Beat Plastic Pollution theme. The website offered all visitors a list of suggestions that could substitute for single-use plastic items like plastic bags, cups, straws and even diapers. Lazada’s presence spreads across Singapore, Malaysia, … Read more »

Reckitt Benckiser Explores Ways to Snuff Plastic Waste

Reckitt Benckiser Explores Ways to Snuff Plastic Waste

Reckitt Benckiser Group, manufacturer of brands like Lysol and Woolite, has announced a new pledge concerning plastic in conjunction with this week’s World Environment Day. The company joins other global brands including Coca-Cola and Infosys that are using World Environment Day to initiate projects intended to “Beat Plastic Waste,” the … Read more »

Historic Sites in India including Taj Mahal Vow to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’

Historic Sites in India including Taj Mahal Vow to ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’

The Taj Mahal is among 100 monuments in India that will go litter-free in a bid to beat plastic pollution in the city of Agra and beyond. The move comes in conjunction with World Environment Day on June 5 and is part of India’s participation in the Beat. Major global corporations like Coca-Cola are also engaging in the campaign.

Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half

Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half

Hilton has announced it will cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will become the first major hotel company to institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill. The company will also double the … Read more »

UK Plastic Recycling Infrastructure Requires $120M Investment

UK Plastic Recycling Infrastructure Requires $120M Investment

Most flexible plastic packaging in the UK can be recycled, but the collection, sorting, and recycling infrastructure to make that happen requires an investment of around $120 million, says British resource recovery company Axion Group. Approximately 414,000 metric tons of plastic-based flexible packaging is placed on the UK market each … Read more »

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 »

Henkel Launches Waste Free Oceans Plastic Partnership for Lovables Laundry Brand

Henkel Launches Waste Free Oceans Plastic Partnership for Lovables Laundry Brand

Henkel announced a new partnership with the organization Waste Free Oceans to gather plastic waste from waterways and turn it into Lovable laundry brand bottles. The German chemical and consumer goods company aims to have enough for at least 1 million bottles.

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