The double-walled paper cups that have replaced the polystyrene foam (EPS) cups have a polyethylene liner that serves as a moisture barrier. The liner also makes them difficult, if not impossible, to recycle.
The companies have entered into a joint development agreement to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene, a basic building block of plastics.
Amcor partners with sustainably optimized flat wines inventor Garçon Wines to bring lightweight, space-saving 100% recyclable rPET bottles stateside.
University of Chicago project team examines innovations that would help decrease the volume of plastics entering oceans.
A coating that allows PET bottles to be cleaned and safely reused up to 20 times has been nominated for the German Raw Materials Efficiency Prize by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
The maker of injection molding machines has teamed up with six Austrian packaging companies in an initiative to improve “public awareness in the meaningful use of packaging.”
Omni-Pack PET bottles increase capacity and reduce downtime because they have the same diameter and finish — only the height changes to accommodate varying fill volumes.
PAC Worldwide and Trex partnership yields CoolPAC, packaging’s first 100% recyclable thermal bubble liner products that can be dropped off at 32,000 store locations nationwide.
The material developed by BASF’s Colors & Effects is compatible with near-infrared sorting technology used at materials recycling facilities.