Tag Archives: PET

Coca-Cola unveils first veg-based PET bottle

THE COCA-COLA Company has unveiled the world’s first fully recyclable PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials.                     The new and improved PlantBottle uses patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making PET plastic bottles. According to the Coca-Cola…
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Plastics recycling in Europe exceeds target

NEW RESEARCH from the European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations (EPRO) has revealed that the European plastics recycling rate reached 34.7% in 2012.   All European Union member states, with the exception of Malta, reported plastics recycling rates exceeding the EU minimum target of 22.5%.   Nineteen countries reported rates of over 30%,…
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Boxing unclever

MARKETING PRODUCTS based on the sustainability of the packaging is a dangerous game that could just confuse shoppers. Have Vivid Water and Tetra Pak fallen into the trap with Water in a Box?                     Little over 12 months ago, PricewaterhouseCoopers published a report on waste. The…
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Airline upcycles 4 million plastic bottles

AFTER SIX months of research and design, Virgin Atlantic has today revealed amenity kits made of 100% recycled material.   The kits have been designed with sustainability in mind. They’re made from recycled PET (rPET) material which smashes, melts, polymerizes and spins recycled plastic bottles into a workable yarn. Using this technology, the airline estimates…
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The Throwaway Industry? Footprint Forum: 27 May 2010

An expert panel assembled for the third Footprint Forum at Pret A Manager's London headquarter to discuss the environmental impact of packaging in the foodservice supply chain and some of the innovations and initiatives being implemented to counter this. Delegates, including operators, suppliers and distributors, heard panellists acknowledge that whilst cutting down on packaging, food…
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