A new US recycling facility dedicated to producing food grade post-consumer recycled PET (rPET) flake will fill a “critical void in the marketplace”, according to recycling specialists Perpetual Recycling Solutions.
A free online course that aims to increase environmental awareness in the food and drink sectors could help processing and packaging SMEs save money and boost their green credentials, said the body championing the initiative.
Tough technological challenges and a lack of infrastructure mean that the vast majority of flexible packaging is almost impossible to recycle, said industry analysts Envicura as it called for the development of novel materials and new waste management...
Vancouver-based sustainable packaging develop Pakit has announced that it is working with PepsiCo to develop its technology, which turns cellulose fibre from a range of plant materials into moulded board.
The European Commission has called for more research and evaluation to fully understand the best way to maximise benefits from the redesign of plastics and the development of biodegradable alternatives.