PulPac secures US$31M for the global distribution of PulPac Dry Molded Fiber

SWEDEN – Swedish provider of manufacturing technology for fiber-based packaging and single-use products, Pulpac has closed a US$31.22 million private placement for the global roll-out of PulPac dry molded fiber technology. Aliaxis led the investment through its new impact business builder division Aliaxis Next. The other investors that took part in this private placement included Amcor Ventures, Stora Enso and…

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McDonald’s replaces plastic cutlery with paper versions in all UK restaurants

UK – American multinational fast food chain and real estate company, McDonald’s is set to replace all plastic cutlery with paper-based alternatives in England and Wales. The fast-food giant said it hopes the move will eliminate 858 metric tonnes of plastic each year. The new cutlery is made from renewable, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified pressed-paper and is fully recyclable…

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Mauritius partners UNDP to build medical waste treatment plant

MAURITIUS – The Mauritian authorities have announced the forthcoming construction of a medical waste treatment plant in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project was announced recently following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UNDP and the Mauritian Ministry of Environment, Waste Management and Climate Change. The two partners will work together, in particular,…

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Tetra Pak inks US$2.5M deal with Uniboard for beverage carton recycling project in Egypt

EGYPT – Swedish-Swiss multinational food packaging and processing company, Tetra Pak has just signed a US$2.5 million contract with Uniboard for the establishment of a cardboard recycling unit in used beverage (UBC). The investment will be used to build a facility able to recycle 8,000 tonnes of UBC per year and should be operational in 2023. According to details relayed…

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Plastic bag manufacturers to prove products recyclability in California, says State AG

US – California Attorney General Rob Bonta has demanded that seven manufacturers of plastic bags must prove product recyclability. In a letter, the Golden State’s Department of Justice says that manufacturers have two weeks to respond or could face a legal injunction and fines. “Let’s see the evidence,” Attorney General Rob Bonta said at a press conference in San Francisco.…

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SIG unveils next-generation packaging line-up to drive sustainability

SWITZERLAND – Swiss packaging company SIG has unveiled its most advanced and sustainable next-gen technology solutions and packaging innovations to Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO). The next-gen line-up of innovations will become the showpieces at the company’s Centre of Excellence at DSO, where business partners, food and beverage manufacturers, retail customers and entrepreneurs from the Middle East and Africa will be…

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