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Using pectin-containing waste streams opens up new possibilities for the circular economy of plastics.  Pic: Getty Images/ligora

VTT creates recyclable plastic bottles from citrus peel

By Jim Cornall

New technology developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland enables the use of pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peel and sugar beet pulp, as raw material for bio-based polyethylene furanoate (PEF) plastics for replacing...

Fogg has engineered and created an alternative to manual changeovers. Pic: Fogg

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Fogg improves automated cap chute changeover

By Jim Cornall

US manufacturer of rotary filling systems for the liquids industry, Fogg Filler, has created the option for an automated chute changeover for different caps.

Nestlé Brazil’s NESCAU beverage range will be available with SIG’s renewable and recyclable paper straw solution. Pic: SIG

Nestlé Brazil introduces SIG paper straws on NESCAU carton packs

By Jim Cornall

In partnership with SIG, a Swiss-headquartered systems and solutions provider for aseptic carton packaging, Nestlé Brazil’s complete NESCAU beverage range is now available in SIG’s combiblocMini carton packs with SIG’s renewable and recyclable paper straw...

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Coca-Cola dedicates Share a Coke to ‘everyday heroes’

By Rachel Arthur

In a year defined by a global pandemic, Coca-Cola’s Share a Coke campaign is dedicated to ‘holiday heroes’ – those who have gone the extra mile by dedicating time, energy and attention to their friends, families and communities.

The swap to bio-based packaging delivered an 'immediate' reduction in CO2 emissions / Pic: GettyImages-Farnknot_Architect

Coffee maker Meira cuts carbon footprint with bio-based packaging

By Katy Askew

Finnish coffee producer Meira, part of the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, has launched Vallilan Paahtimo, a new range that offers ‘a more sustainable cup, inside and out’. In partnership with packaging manufacturer Amcor, the line includes a bio-based...

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