Colgate delivered to retailers the first tube recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR): Antiplaque & Whitening toothpaste under the company’s Tom’s of Maine brand. Tom’s will complete the switch in 2020, when the Colgate brand will start the transition in Europe and North America.
Innovia Films is launching the first of its new range of transparent high barrier packaging films, Propafilm Strata SL which is designed to be a standalone mono filmic solution or to be used in laminate constructions to be recycle ready.
Graduates of the 2020 high school class in Atlanta, Georgia, are going to be wearing their graduation garb made of recycled plastic bottles. Coca-Cola began collecting plastic bottles at its headquarters as part of Earth Day activities. The goal is to gather 7,000 bottles, enough to make graduation outfits for 200 graduates.
The Forum for EPS Recycling, EPSY, organized within the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. (German Association for Plastics Packaging and Films), and the airpop expert group state that airpop/Styrofoam can — and is — being recycled successfully.
A coalition including many of the world’s largest consumer product companies, along with international recycling leader TerraCycle, today unveiled a global, first-of-its-kind, shopping system called Loop. The initiative is designed to change the world’s reliance on single-use packaging, offer a convenient and enhanced circular solution to consumers while securing meaningful environmental benefits.
Nearly 30 companies from the plastics and consumer goods value chain launched the new “Alliance to End Plastic Waste” (AEPW). The goal is to develop and bring to scale solutions that will minimize and manage plastic waste, and promote solutions for used plastics by helping to enable a circular economy.
AMERIPEN and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation have issued “Unwrapping Ambitious Packaging Commitments in the U.S.," a report highlighting opportunities and challenges in pursuit of 100 percent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging goals.
The December issue of Packaging Strategies comes with the Resource Guide. In addition, features on private label innovations, branded packaging in ecommerce, the unicorn craze, palletizing/depalletizing solutions, servo drive systems for packaging, digitalization in labeling, sustainable inks and much more!