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Hi-Cone RingCycles multi-packaging. Photo: Hi-Cone

Hi-Cone launches RingCycles which has +50% PCR resin

By Jenny Eagle

Hi-Cone has launched RingCycles multi-packaging which has +50% post-consumer recycled resin (PCR), as part of its goal to eliminate 100% virgin plastic-based ring carriers from its portfolio by 2020.

PepsiCo wants to boost rPET in plastic bottles - or avoid them entirely. Pic:getty/antoninokhr

PepsiCo: 'We're radically reinventing how we think about packaging'

By Rachel Arthur

Beverage and snack giant PepsiCo says it can avoid the use of 67 billion plastic bottles through 2025, thanks to the expansion of its SodaStream business. Meanwhile, its wider ‘Beyond the Bottle’ strategy is looking at other ways it can move away from...

Guinness stops using plastic packaging with its beer

Guinness stops using plastic packaging with its beer

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo's beer brands will replace plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap with recyclable and biodegradable cardboard: the equivalent of removing 40 million plastic bottles from the world.

Pilot seeks to find out if PEF from sugarcane could be more economical than PET at scale

Queensland study will first assess biofuels from biomass before turning to bottles

Could PEF from sugarcane be more economical than PET at scale?

By Richard Whitehead

Researchers in eastern Australia have started work on a three-month pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into other compounds, including plastic drinks bottles.

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