The amount of news related to sustainable packaging developments is overwhelming.
In fact, the majority of content posted at PlasticsToday involves sustainability in some way. Yet there are as many features we publish as there are opportunities for more.
That’s the idea behind this regularly updated newsfeed of Tweets that center on plastics’ recycling, bioplastics, and other closely related news, issues, and innovations that support circularity for plastic packaging.
Through @CirculateCap we are supporting NEPRA in connecting all stakeholders in the waste management value chain in India to prevent plastic waste from entering the environment and advance the #circulareconomy. https://t.co/WL4Fahdi5s pic.twitter.com/CMrrXtw6ow— Dow Packaging (@DowPackaging) November 23, 2020
Ann Arbor, the World Headquarters for Amcor’s rigid packaging business, is selected for major investment to reopen recycling facility under beverage industry’s every bottle back initiative @AmeriBev #ChoosePETbottles #EveryBottleBack https://t.co/npyseuOWcL— Amcor (@amcorpackaging) November 19, 2020
Seems obvious now, doesn’t it?
From the start, our product designs have been rooted in #sustainability. We’re thrilled to team up with @LoopStore_US as we work together to advance the circular recycling model and nurture a better future for our planet. Stay tuned for more to come on this exciting initiative! pic.twitter.com/qBz8DNpeVE— Tupperware (@tupperware) November 18, 2020
A #recycling project in a #Johannesburg neighbourhood is #cleaning up the streets while helping to #feed thousands.— Planetcare (@Planetcare2) November 18, 2020
Run by LOCK, #recyclers get a card with a unique barcode that loads their recycling points, spent at a weekly "Swap Shop" on essentials#southafrica #employment pic.twitter.com/DcQhqsmrCo
Two organizations that focus on cleaning up ocean plastic are selling goods made from ocean plastic, so that’s a ... good thing. And potentially a clever gift!— TIPA-Corp (@TIPACorp) November 16, 2020
Wearing Ocean Plastic On Your Face And Keeping Some In Your Pocket (Or Purse) https://t.co/0sL8ehJZ38
Today is #AmericaRecyclesDay! Here with Laguna the sea lion to show how we can all do our part to reduce, reuse and recycle.— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) November 15, 2020
Find out what you (or your business!) can do to say "Let's 'Shedd' Plastic:" https://t.co/XcQKMt9acz pic.twitter.com/DsTf0A4hAy
To reduce single-use packaging, we're offering cat litter in a refillable jug!— Nestlé (@Nestle) November 12, 2020
Tidy Cats LightWeight Free & Clean cat litter is available via @LoopStore_US.
When finished with the litter, packaging is collected, cleaned and reused.
More here: https://t.co/obdIcDFISr pic.twitter.com/sqjzgGLdZR
The big idea that @NCState and @CornellEng researchers have is to create a circular system for getting #microplastics out of the ocean.— Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (@O_P_L_N) November 6, 2020
The starting point would involve creating “microcleaning particles” that microplastics would stick to.https://t.co/3UNCkOcdTa pic.twitter.com/YJHKblziv4
Our second #GlobalCommitment Progress Report shows that, while it’s positive to see progress being made by a reporting group of signatories, much more needs to be done, and at a greater pace, to achieve the 2025 targets and eradicate plastic pollution https://t.co/Hdv5eYl4Hu pic.twitter.com/38oE0VJP2i— Ellen MacArthur Foundation (@circulareconomy) November 5, 2020
Holy Grail 2.0 member, @MDLZ, announces its support for better plastic recycling globally. Read announcement: https://t.co/zvfLZDpatC— Digimarc (@digimarc) November 5, 2020
#digitalwatermarks #circulareconomy #holygrail2 https://t.co/8l0O8quRde
Today we announce a partnership with @SABIC and @HuhtamakiGroup, allowing us to include food-grade recycled plastic in pet food packaging in 2021. This is an important step in our efforts to reduce our virgin plastics use and help build a circular economy. https://t.co/OpCR6uxd8i pic.twitter.com/Fx1s5GkKMw— Mars, Incorporated (@MarsGlobal) November 2, 2020
Electrolux launches new vacuum cleaner made from 100% recycled plastics: "We want to support consumers in making sustainable choices, and to succeed we need a solid approach to circularity.”#Sustainability #plastic #circulareconomy #innovation https://t.co/UZ6kN0VSrj— Mike Townsend (@mike_earthshine) October 30, 2020
We are excited to collaborate with @GreenMantraTech to pilot asphalt at our construction site in Ontario. Two pathways incorporate specialty polymers derived from recycled plastic, equivalent to over 113,000 plastic bags. #Innovation #PlasticsCircularEconomy #advancedrecycling pic.twitter.com/FYZCQLW80K— NOVA Chemicals (@NOVAChemicals) October 29, 2020
We’re accelerating our efforts on sustainable packaging to build a world where plastic never becomes waste. Today, we announced that we’ll be using 100% rPET in our beverage bottles - by the end of 2021 in Germany; in Great Britain by the end of 2022https://t.co/yEkTo8SMtQ pic.twitter.com/xGVtPionkk— PepsiCoEU (@PepsiCoEU) October 20, 2020
California has taken an historic step to combat plastic pollution with a first-in-the-nation law requiring new water, soda, and other beverage bottles to contain 50 percent recycled plastic by 2030. Read more in our latest blog: https://t.co/jDT4ltPRGf pic.twitter.com/7obyMbjs90— CalRecycle (@CalRecycle) October 20, 2020
Engineers have built a giant ‘vacuum cleaner’ to rid a #Belgian nature reserve of millions of pieces of #plastic litter too small to collect by hand.#Belgium uses giant 'vacuum cleaner' to remove plastic from nature reserve | Reuters https://t.co/FkqwGCcHT4— TIPA-Corp (@TIPACorp) October 14, 2020
OPLN Member @MillikenandCo has the deets on how different types of plastic are sorted for recycling.... who would have thought it's by #infrared lasers and #AI?!— Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (@O_P_L_N) October 13, 2020
Or that once identified, spurts of air blast the plastics into their proper bins? Amazing!https://t.co/mVmajMLyIM pic.twitter.com/8IgqRdT4jX
Hot-button topics of ocean plastics, robotics, and 3D printing merge.
With an innovative adaptation, an #ABB robot is making designer furniture from what would otherwise be waste material.— ABB (@ABBgroupnews) October 13, 2020
Watch the whole video here:https://t.co/Ev8jxAFiPo #Robotics @ABBRobotics #circulardesign pic.twitter.com/TNURFCyNIV
New innovation alert! @amcorpackaging and @Nestle just launched the world’s first recyclable flexible retort pouch. This new packaging can be easily recycled within plastic recycling streams. https://t.co/PblQxkotMp pic.twitter.com/GaCWF1njep— PLASTICS_US (@PLASTICS_US) September 29, 2020
Well-designed #DepositReturn Schemes #DRS has the potential to deliver full #circularity for #BeveragePackaging in the #EU— Circular Economy EU (@circularesummit) September 28, 2020
via @Euractive#circulareconomy #plastics #packaging #rPEThttps://t.co/utU8h2CABN
Two high school buddies brought together by a natural disaster have designed a system to zap the plastic problem. Their company SeaChange uses state-of-the-art technology to break down microplastics in the ocean and permanently remove them for good. pic.twitter.com/NCHEsWXhvu— Pattrn (@pattrn) September 23, 2020
.@Agilyx announces the partnership with @AmSty_LLC & @Styrolution for a #circular solution via #advancedrecycling. “This facility will dramatically increase recycling rates in the greater Chicago area,” Greg Fordyce, President Americas, @INEOS Styrolution https://t.co/AZUvOhNY3y pic.twitter.com/nEVH3X5TLT— Agilyx Corporation (@agilyx) September 22, 2020
HP diverting 92,000 plastic bottles from oceans and landfills.
HP presents PCs, made with ocean‐bound plastics, featuring 11th Gen Intel® Core processors#HP #presents #PCs #made #oceanbound #plastics #featuring #11thGen #Intel #Core #processors #TrendsStock #TechnologyTrends #TechnologyNews #Technology #Trends https://t.co/khCstxEuPh— TrendsStock (@trends_stock) September 22, 2020
#Waste #recycling rates are improving overall, but what are the measures that can really drive #PlasticRecycling forwards?— Circular Economy EU (@circularesummit) September 22, 2020
How to get plastic recycling to real scale#CircularEconomy #WasteManagement #plastic #plasticpollutionhttps://t.co/09OVlFnMZa pic.twitter.com/cIsZ6RAGmJ
People believe that #plastics are unsustainable, but they don’t have to be! Plastics are strong, durable, waterproof, lightweight, easy to mould and #recyclable – all key properties for construction materials https://t.co/QWhxrlNNcH via @BBC_Future #SDGs #Sustainability pic.twitter.com/X9xkoRiW20— Global SDG Awards (@globalSDGawards) September 17, 2020
Building recyclable tube momentum! Colgate people & our partners at More Recycling supported @APRrecycles' inclusion of tubes in the APR Design Guide for Plastics Recyclability. We've been sharing our “how-to” expertise so ALL tubes can be recyclable. https://t.co/mrxNiDe2Cp pic.twitter.com/fnAe8fddnp— Colgate-Palmolive (@CP_News) September 14, 2020
The financial sector has realised the business opportunity of the #circulareconomy. Such funding did not exist in— Manuel Albaladejo (@Albaladm) September 13, 2020
2017 & today we have 10 public equity funds, including @BlackRock_News @CreditSuisse @GoldmanSachs. Bank lending is also on the rise led by the @EIB pic.twitter.com/wQvcscbXik
As part of shaping a waste-free future. In Australia, we recently launched a recycling trial for 100,000 homes.— Nestlé (@Nestle) September 11, 2020
We’re looking to find a broadly applicable way to collect, sort and process soft plastics. Learn more: https://t.co/MKn6XYhGwH #Recycling #CircularEconomy pic.twitter.com/Ki6vfMztBo
Tiny digital watermarks might be a step in helping build a world where plastics need never become waste. We’re working with 80+ organizations to test new technology that will help recycling plants automatically sort waste. Learn more: https://t.co/uzOsu9jc64 #HolyGrail2 pic.twitter.com/PevDszCTNP— PepsiCo (@PepsiCo) September 10, 2020
Returnity is a finalist of the SPC’s Protective Packaging Design Challenge to present at Virtual SPC Advance on Sept 29th at 1 pm ET. Learn more about the Challenge here: https://t.co/MDP8R8ANO7 pic.twitter.com/bdkfqutbMZ— Sustainable Packaging Coalition (@SPCspotlight) September 10, 2020
Strawless lids are launching at Starbucks stores across the U.S. and Canada. These recyclable, lightweight lids require less plastic and are expected to eliminate up to 1 billion straws globally each year. Learn more: https://t.co/Wyu4wmF6AA— Starbucks News (@StarbucksNews) September 10, 2020
Oceanium is developing marine-safe, home compostable bio-packaging materials and food products made from sustainably-farmed seaweed. Their aim is to enable a sustainable seaweed farming industry to mitigate climate change. https://t.co/EkdryfOH8V— reuse it! (@notosingleuse) September 10, 2020
Our partnership with @Percol_Coffee to develop the world's first home compostable, flexible coffee pack has won us a WorldStar Packaging Award. We may be the ones who 'bagged' the award, but we always ensure our customers are the real winners! Read more: https://t.co/QE0ekGUwKl pic.twitter.com/muRM3SJkKO— Parkside (@ParksideFlex) September 9, 2020
You can do a lot with expandable polystyrene (EPS), which is why we want it back. We are launching a pilot foam collection event in Alberta in collaboration with @styrogo, @albertarecycle and @APRrecycle. Bring us your foam from home! #EPS #recycle #foam #sustainability pic.twitter.com/cga5qIoVcb— NOVA Chemicals (@NOVAChemicals) September 8, 2020
Our recycling centers in North Vernon, IN and Shawano, WI wash and process used films into pellets. The recycled pellets are then used to manufacture brand new plastic bags: https://t.co/1NoVXeoEC7 pic.twitter.com/OknjDc5KPV— Novolex (@Novolex) September 8, 2020
We are delighted to launch the #DigitalWatermarks Initiative #HolyGrail2 today. 85+ companies from the entire value chain have joined forces to pioneer Digital Watermarks for smart #packaging sorting and recycling towards a truly #EU #Brands4Sustainabilityhttps://t.co/tEK7Ew9ip7 pic.twitter.com/ZIhPA2nsak— European Brands Association (@AIMbrands) September 8, 2020
Congratulations @LyondellBasell on the start of your new advanced recycling plant. The ability to convert plastic waste into feedstock for other products is a step toward reducing plastic waste and improving sustainability. https://t.co/BypVDUeh1k— American Chemistry (@AmChemistry) September 8, 2020
Recycling centers have also seen a huge increase in PPE being mixed in with recyclables. Recycling items like face masks, rubber gloves and face shields can be a health risk to workers at the recycling plant https://t.co/ILk0Agxlrr— KMOX St. Louis News (@kmoxnews) September 8, 2020
Let’s continue to recognize our Graham Recycling Center, which is celebrating its 30th year of operations this month! Over the past 30 years, the center has diverted approximately 1.5 billion pounds of plastic containers from landfills. #recycling pic.twitter.com/rvYGXGkz6Y— Graham Packaging (@grahampackaging) September 8, 2020
My sons HSC design project: sort plastics for recycling using the existing barcode already on the item. Battery powered laser scanner & arduino. (pretty cool!) pic.twitter.com/cM8jDTFAun— Simon Monk (@SimonMonk) September 5, 2020
Alliance to End Plastic Waste releases “2020 Progress Report,” detailing its commitment to accelerate waste management and recycling infrastructure, innovation, education and engagement, and clean up https://t.co/rUVupcoO9Y @EndPlasticWaste #sustainability pic.twitter.com/vTmVUSYsoH— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) September 3, 2020
How do you kick-start innovation in #plasticwaste management? Find out how @EndPlasticWaste is joining forces with a leading #SiliconValley accelerator to build & scale solutions to drive transformative change in the plastics value chain: https://t.co/WSxVzGqQeF #circulareconomy pic.twitter.com/KLOZd3q2rg— Dow (@DowNewsroom) August 26, 2020
“[Our] partnership with @PepsiCo marks a significant milestone as we continue to expand our #biopolymer technology to provide innovative #bioplastic solutions to a wider range of applications and products. - Stephen Croskrey, CEO of @danimersci.https://t.co/aqlRXsFZVQ pic.twitter.com/AMMFrQn1Zk— Danimer Scientific (@danimersci) August 25, 2020