Loblaws ditches single-use plastic shopping bags across Saskatchewan, Canada

CANADA – Canadian supermarket chain, Loblaws has announced the discontinuation of single-use plastic shopping bags at stores across the Northwest Territories, including Glen’s Independent Grocer and Rochdi’s Independent Grocer from November 1st, 2022. The announcement is the next step in the company’s efforts to reduce single-use plastic and its overall environmental footprint. “We are a purpose-led organization, with a goal…

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Aptar Pharma completes initial stage of global injectables expansion project

US – Aptar Pharma, a global leader in drug delivery systems, services, and active material science solutions, has completed the first stage of its US$180 million injection system solutions expansion program. The multisite, international expansion project began in 2020 and is intended to significantly boost capacity across all product lines, ultimately enabling Aptar Pharma to produce over 10 billion injectable…

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Revenue growth for SIG and Elopak for third quarter of FY22

EUROPE – Swiss packaging company SIG and Norway-based supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment Elopak have reported growth in revenue for the Q3 of FY22. SIG records revenue of US$764 million Q3 of FY22 Switzerland-based packaging company has recorded revenue of US$764.98 million (€770.8m) for the third quarter (Q3) of fiscal 2022 (FY22). The figure represents a 52.1% increase…

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Klober steps up effort to reduce plastic in construction supply chain

UK – UK’s leading supplier of roofing ventilation products, Klober has stepped up efforts to reduce plastic packaging in the construction supply chain. With the aim of tackling sustainability head-on, Klober will be rolling out various recycled packaging solutions over the coming months. This comes at a time when the green agenda continues to dominate headlines, with plastic waste from…

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Plastic Bank celebrates collecting 300m plastic bottles in less than 2 years

EGYPT – Plastic Bank and Henkel Egypt have collected more than 300 million plastic bottles in Egypt, preventing them from reaching the river and seas. Plastic Bank has formulated a comprehensive strategy that aims at creating an ecosystem for collecting plastic waste and improving waste collectors’ living conditions. The firm plans to promote plastic waste exports in Egypt, which contribute…

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