Create Better: Innovating Towards A Sustainable Future

WGSN, the global authority on trend forecasting, today releases Create Better: Innovating Towards a Sustainable Future, a white paper that outlines the key consumer mindsets shaping the conversation on sustainability and the actionable strategies to engage with them. WGSN social media data shows that sustainability continues to be a key…

Nestlé And iQ Renew Soft Plastic Recycling Trial In NSW Central Coast

Nestlé and Australian recycler iQ Renew have announced the next steps in a trial which will see soft plastics collected through kerbside recycling and diverted from landfill. The trial will commence with 2,000 households on the NSW Central Coast, with plans to extend it to around 140,000 homes. With the vast majority…

Smart Food Sensor Detects Packaged Food Contamination

MIT engineers have designed a Velcro-like food sensor, made from an array of silk microneedles, that pierces through plastic packaging to sample food for signs of spoilage and bacterial contamination. The sensor's microneedles are moulded from a solution of edible proteins found in silk cocoons, and are designed to draw…

World Food Travel Association Supports the UN’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative

The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) has become a signatory of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, a project led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). The Global Tourism Plastics Initiative (GTPI) unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the…

Sealed Air Collaborates With Plastic Energy To Accelerate Circular Economy

Sealed Air Corporation has signed a collaboration agreement with Plastic Energy, an industry-leading company in advanced recycling technology. Additionally, Sealed Air has made an equity investment in Plastic Energy Global, the parent company of Plastic Energy. "We’re excited to join forces with Plastic Energy to innovate faster and accelerate the…

Bottled Up frustration For PET In The Face Of COVID-19

One of the effects of the coronarvirus pandemic is that consumer behaviour in terms of buying and consuming goods has changed in line with restricted supplies and access to retail sites.  Alongside this, typical trends in on-the-go purchases have evaporated, none more so than in beverage consumption.  PET resin is…

European Recycling Markets Reel From Coronavirus

Concerns over the long-term impact of the coronavirus outbreak on key European recycling markets have recently escalated following the adoption of further containment measures across the continent. Mark Victory, recycling editor at ICIS, takes a look into the matter. Sources are particularly worried about limited volumes entering collection systems, logistic disruptions,…

Novel Enzymes Breaks Down PET Plastic In Hours

Scientists from French Industrial Chemistry firm, Carbios have recently discovered and developed an enzyme which could efficiently break down plastics made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in hours. PET plastics are the material of choice for food and beverage packaging—the PET packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of…
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