Quadpack partners Aptar for refillable lipstick product development

EUROPE – International beauty packaging manufacturer and provider Quadpack has partnered with Aptar Beauty + Home to develop a refillable lipstick. Under the agreement, Aptar has blended its expertise in mechanisms for prestige lipsticks with Quadpack’s knowledge in high-end wood solutions to create the iconic Woodacity Lipstick. The mechanism is contained in a custom-designed mono-material casing made entirely of certified…

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Coca-Cola Beverages Africa partners with Namibia Polymer Recyclers to establish PET flaking plant

NAMIBIA – Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has signed an investment agreement with Namibia Polymer Recyclers (NPR), to set up a plastic recycling plant in the country. The recycling plant will transform discarded plastic beverage bottles made from PET material into PET flakes that have an international market value. The process involves the sorting, washing, and shredding of post-consumer bottles into…

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Plastic recyclers in Europe struggle to get enough plastic waste

EUROPE – Plastics recyclers in Europe are experiencing low sorted plastic waste availability, which the recycling sector is warning could slow down the transition toward a circular plastics economy in the EU. Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE), an organization representing European plastics recyclers, is calling for investment in robust sorting and collection infrastructure to increase stable feedstocks for European recyclers. The…

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Earls Restaurant partners with Reusables.com for zero-waste takeout

CANADA – North American restaurant chain Earls Restaurant Group has partnered with Vancouver-based Reusables.com to launch a zero-waste takeaway initiative. Starting first at the Earls Test Kitchen Vancouver location, customers are now able to select reusable takeout packaging for pickup and delivery through their ordering channels, including DoorDash, its exclusive delivery provider. Reusables’ tech-enabled packaging platform has seen widespread adoption…

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Cascades unveils isothermal packaging technology as it opens new production facility

CANADA –  Canadian sustainable packaging company Cascades has launched a new isothermal packaging technology (northbox XTEND) and inaugurated a new production site in York, Pennsylvania. As part of its expansion plan in the isothermal packaging market, the firm launched the northbox XTEND which is said to be 20% more efficient than its current home delivery solution. According to Cascades, the…

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V-Shapes introduces mechanically-recyclable plastic sachets for food packaging

ITALY – Food, cosmetic, medical pharma, and chemical packaging services company, V-shapes has launched fully recyclable PP sachets with high-barrier capability at ProPak Asia 2022. V-Shapes has designed a brand-new type of high-barrier substrate that has been certified by Interseroh as recyclable, with extremely high ratings by this well-known certification organization. The new substrates, reNEW oX-100 and reNEW oX-500, consist…

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Unilever launches US$120M venture to scale alternative to palm oil and fossil fuels

UK- Unilever in collaboration with biotech and sustainability company, Genomatica (Geno), has launched US$120 million venture to scale and commercialize alternatives to palm oil and fossil fuel-derived cleansing ingredients. The newly-formed joint investment initiative, with other strategic investors expected to join, aims to develop an alternative, plant-based ingredient using biotechnology. The innovation is particularly relevant to cleaning and personal care…

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Borealis develops ‘first’ PP ice cream tubs from certified renewable feedstock

FINLAND – Australian chemical company, Borealis has partnered with packaging specialist PACCOR to develop a mono-material PP ice cream packaging for Froneri ice cream brand Aino. New Aino ice cream packaging tubs and lids are injection molded from Bornewables PP by PACCOR in an integrated process with in-mold labeling decoration. Inspired by Finnish nature, the tubs come as part of…

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