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Full body sleeve labels at a reclamation facility. Picture courtesy of NAPCOR

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PET full body sleeve label recycling: no easy answers

By Joseph James Whitworth

No single solution for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) full body sleeve labels will suit everybody and make the issue easily solvable, according to Eastman Chemical Company. 

Grocery industry to spend A$100m on recycling scheme

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Grocery industry to spend A$100m on recycling scheme

By RJ Whitehead

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has celebrated last week’s ruling by the Federal Court against the Northern Territory Container Tax—the AFGC’s bête noir—by announcing a A$100m industry-led recycling scheme and releasing data to show that...

Richard Hands, chief executive of ACE UK

First UK drinks carton reprocessing plant opens soon

By Joe Whitworth

The chief executive of the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) UK said everything was on track for the country’s first beverage carton reprocessing facility to come online from mid-2013.

Picutre courtesy of the Carton Council

Carton Council targets 50% recycling access

By Joe Whitworth

The US Carton Council has targeted 50% recycling access for households to recycle the packaging after the rate grew more than 100% in three years.

A CPET tray from Faerch Plast

Faerch Plast develops recyclable black CPET tray

By Joe Whitworth

Faerch Plast has claimed a first with its black crystalline polyethylene (CPET) material that can be detected by Near InfraRed (NIR) sensors enabling recyclers to sort the material in the plastic waste stream.

EFSA clears process to recycle post-consumer PET in food contact

EFSA backs PET recycling technology

By Joe Whitworth

EFSA has concluded a decontamination technology used to obtain recycled post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for use in food contact materials poses no safety concerns.

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Dispatch from Sial 2012

A future without packaging beckons

By Rod Addy

The food industry could be approaching a time when packaging will be completely eliminated from the supply chain, according to Olivia Milan-Grobois, business unit director, Sial Group.

Coca-Cola in €6.5m French recycling venture

Coca-Cola in €6.5m French recycling venture

By Rod Addy

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has invested €6.5m in a joint venture with APPE, France's leader in recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), to increase the rate of recycling plastic bottles in France.

Coca-Cola Enterprises adopts on-pack recycling label

Coca-Cola Enterprises adopts on-pack recycling label

By Ben Bouckley

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) says it is adopting the British Retail Consortium's (BRC's) on-pack recycling label to provide consumers with information on what packaging materials local authorities collect for recycling.

New Scottish government fund bids to bin packaging waste

New Scottish government fund bids to bin packaging waste

By Ben Bouckley

Zero Waste Scotland says it will continue to invest in firms that cut product and packaging waste, as it encourages SME’s in the country to apply for grants from its newly announced ₤100,000 fund.

Petcore and EuPR announce 2011 European PET Bottle collection figures

EU PET bottle recycling rate rises - report

Petcore and EuPR have said that European post-sorting polyethylene terephthalate (PET) collection reached 1.59 million tonnes last year, an increase of 9.4% on 2010.

Film star Molson Coors rips up cardboard packaging script

Film star Molson Coors rips up cardboard packaging script

By Ben Bouckley

Molson Coors claims that a multi-million investment in film will reduce the weight of its secondary packaging for UK beer Carling by sixty-three per cent, and told BeverageDaily.com it plans to extend use to Coors Light.

Krones installs its first German PET recycling line

Krones installs its first German PET recycling line

By Ben Bouckley

Krones has confirmed to BeverageDaily.com that it has struck a deal to commission its first sustainable closed-loop PET recycling line for a German beverage firm, the sixth such line worldwide.

SuperCleanQ funding victory to boost SMEs rPET prospects

SuperCleanQ funding victory to boost SMEs rPET prospects

By Ben Bouckley

An industry consortium has secured almost €2m of EU funding to develop processes and quality procedures to recycle for food contact applications, with the aim of helping small to medium-sized recyclers (SMEs) here reprocess waste and conform to European...

BCME chair lifts lid on beverage can sustainability

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DISPATCHES FROM BRAU BEVIALE 2011

BCME chair lifts lid on beverage can sustainability

By Ben Bouckley

Beverage Can Makers Europe (BCME) chairman Gerrit Heske told BeverageDaily.com that cans were thriving in Europe due to perceptions of 'convenience, taste and freshness', but that industry still had a fight on its hands to tell consumers the...

APPE laments cut-price market perceptions of rPET products

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DISPATCHES FROM BRAU BEVIALE 2011

APPE laments cut-price market perceptions of rPET products

By Ben Bouckley

At Brau Beviale 2011, we spoke to marketing manager Kinza Sutton - from leading European manufacturer of PET pre-forms and bottles APPE - who lamented the fact that brandowners and fillers expect cheaper prices for rPET products despite relatively high...

Indorama sign deal to expand PET recycling business

Indorama sign deal to expand PET recycling business

By Mark Astley

In order to meet increasing post-consumer recycling demands, Indorama Ventures (IVL) is set to buy Wellman International’s polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling business in Europe.

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