Imagine A World Free Of Plastic

Corona Cleans Up Beaches Around the World On World Oceans Day 8 June 2022 is World Oceans Day. Corona, an AB InBev global brand, brings its industry-leading net zero plastic footprint standing to life with an arresting visual installation. The brand unveiled a written letter created from ocean bound plastic…

Plastic Pollution: Are Food Companies ‘Behind The Curve’?

The plastics problem has reached crisis point. The powerful imagery of marine wildlife entangled in plastic waste is just the tip of the iceberg. Microplastics have been found deep in the oceans, in arctic snow, Antarctic ice, shellfish, salt and beer. Research on the potential health hazards lurking in everyday…

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…

US$106M Singapore-Based Fund Launched To Protect Asia’s Oceans From Plastic

A US$106 million (SGD$144 million) fund dedicated to preventing plastic from entering the Asian oceans was launched. The Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF) is the world’s first investment fund dedicated to address Asia’s plastic crisis. The Singapore-based fund is also one of the ten largest ASEAN-based Venture Capital Funds in…

The Plastics Industry Is Changing – Because It Has To

That’s the general consensus among some of Europe’s leading plastic industry commentators – the very people working to re-shape the industry. While plastic, in its myriad forms is ingrained in every aspect of our life, ‘plastiphobia’ has entered the vernacular as a condition, and the regulators are cracking down hard…

PepsiCo Accelerates Plastic Waste Reduction Efforts

PepsiCo Incorporated has announced a new target to reduce 35 percent of virgin plastic content across its beverage portfolio by 2025, which equates to the elimination of 2.5 million metric tons of cumulative virgin plastic.  Progress will be driven by the company's increased use of recycled content and alternative packaging materials…

ChemCycling: Creating Flexible Packaging From Plastic Waste

Global packaging and paper group Mondi, in cooperation with chemical producer BASF and COROOS, have cooperated on a state-of-the-art pilot project. Together they produced a stand-up pouch that is safe for food contact partly made with raw material which was derived from chemically recycled plastic. Until now, recycling plastic has…

Sidel Joins Ellen MacArthur’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Sidel has recently been announced as a new signatory of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. This worldwide initiative was launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment in October 2018 with the goal of addressing the plastic waste and pollution crisis at its source and keeping plastics within…
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