Loop Industries Inc. (Montreal, QC, Canada) has developed a technology that decouples plastic from fossil fuels by depolymerizing waste polyester plastic into its base building blocks, which are then re-polymerized to create virgin-quality polyester.
It was only a matter of time before environmental activists caught on that paper cups aren’t all that green—they are lined with wax or polyethylene in order to hold hot or cold liquids, which makes them non-recyclable.
British Plastics Federation cautions against requiring a specific level of recycled content in packaging products until there are assurances that the recycling infrastructure can meet demand.
Almost 300 organizations representing approximately 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally, including Amcor and Coca-Cola, have agreed to eliminate plastic waste and pollution at the source.
From a new kind of liquid-containing resealable pouch to “stealth” wraps and first-of-a-kind refill bottles for ecommerce and more, plastics played a prominent role at October’s international packaging exhibition.