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Unilever has joined forces with the Alibaba Group to launch the country’s first large-scale closed-loop plastic recycling system.
The joint initiative called Waste-Free World is part of Unilever’s drive to tackle the root cause of plastic waste and think differently about packaging.
Unilever has set a goal to halve their use of virgin plastic, cut plastic packaging by more than 100,000 tonnes and accelerate the use of recycled plastic by 2025.
Recycling machines that do the sorting for you
The launch of Waste-Free World saw 20 recycling machines installed in offices and community spaces in Shanghai and Hangzhou.
Each machine is equipped with state of the art AI technology which automatically identifies different kinds of plastic bottle. All that customers need to do is to use Alipay Alibaba’s e-wallet service to scan the QR code displayed on the screen of the machine and then deposit the bottle into the recycling bin.
It’s as simple as that – the machine does all hard work. Using AI technology, it automatically identifies the plastic the bottle is made of, sorts it and stores it, so that it can be collected and returned to recycling centres and fast-tracked for reuse rather than degraded.
The system is proving to be a win–win for consumers looking to make more sustainable lifestyle choices and for businesses looking to reuse plastic packaging.
Recycling with additional eco-friendly benefits
Alongside doing their bit to improve recycling rates, consumers earn Unilever coupons and green energy points on the Alipay ‘Ant Forest’ for each bottle they deposit in the Waste-Free World machines.
Green energy points are awarded to consumers for low-carbon activities. Consumers collect them and then put them to use planting trees or protecting conservation land. Since Alipay Ant Forest’s launch in 2016, it has helped plant more than 200 million trees in partnership with NGOs in arid areas of China.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to finalize the draft Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Amendment Regulations, 2020 within three months.
The green panel also directed the concerned authorities to consider the issue of the use of plastic bottles and multi-layered plastic packages for packaging of carbonated soft drinks, liquor and other items.
The draft Food Safety and Standards (Packaging) Amendment Regulations, 2020 relates to Specific Migration Limits of Antinomy and Phthalic acid, Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and packaging of drinking water.
An NGT bench headed by its chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked FSSAI to finalise the draft regulations as far as possible within three months from today which may be enforced and monitored through a credible monitoring mechanism.
"The issue so far considered appears to deal only with the remedial action against the adverse effect of the packaging of drugs for vulnerable groups but the issue of use of plastic bottles and multi-layered plastic packages for packaging of carbonated soft drinks, liquor and other items also needs to be further considered by the concerned authorities, including the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC)," the NGT said.
The NGT was hearing a petition by an NGO Him Jagriti Uttaranchal Welfare Society seeking consideration for restriction on the use of plastic bottles and multi-layered plastic packages for packaging of carbonated soft drink, liquor and other items, in view of the adverse impact of such packaging on the environment and public health.
The use of plastics, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and multi-layered packs such as Tetra Packs has an adverse impact on health and the environment, the plea said, adding that it also results in an increase in plastic waste.
The NGT noted that in view of the revision of the Pharmacopeia, the adverse health effect of plastic packaging has been regulated to an extent.
While further steps may be desirable, the same need to be considered in phases as may be found viable, the NGT said.
The NGT said that the matter is required to be primarily dealt with by the concerned Executive authorities, and it does not consider it necessary to pass any further order in exercise of jurisdiction under Sections 14 and 15 of the National Green Tribunal Act, 2010.
"However, it is necessary to ensure that compliance of the norms is duly monitored at the appropriate level of the Health Ministry to safeguard the health of the citizens," the NGT said.
The NGT also taken note of the report of the FSSAI filed on February 14, 2020, which mentions the steps taken by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) regulation and recycling of plastic.
Counsel for the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) pointed out that the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 deals with the standards for safe use. Vide Notification dated September 29, 2014, the Ministry of Health has published draft rules for the prohibition of the use of Polyethylene Terephthalate or plastic containers in liquid oral formulations for primary packaging of drug formulations for pediatric use, geriatric use and for use in case of pregnant women and women of reproductive age group. (ANI)
SABIC JOINS FORCES WITH KRAUSSMAFFEI’S HIGH-PERFORMANCE NETSTAL BRAND IN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR INNOVATIVE THIN-WALL PACKAGING APPLICATIONS
The official launch of the cooperation, which will focus on application, material and processing innovations in the thin-wall packaging industry through collaboration across the segment's entire value chain, is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.
“This is a major investment in synergy for us,” states Sergi Monros, SABIC Vice President of Performance Polymers & Industry Solutions, Petrochemicals. “Together with NETSTAL, we will bundle our expertise in polymer science and processing to enable new material and injection molding solutions for the competitive edge of customers throughout the thin-wall packaging industry and beyond.”
SABIC will be using the Innovation Center to develop material solutions with potential for improving important properties of thin-wall packaging applications, such as balance of stiffness, impact strength, cycle time reduction and sustainability. The NETSTAL Product Packaging portfolio can be further optimized as a result of improved material and process insights.
The Innovation Center will be fully equipped and expanded with advanced new development, processing, material and application testing facilities tailored to the needs of the packaging industry, including a dedicated laboratory for state-of-the-art injection molding and part performance evaluation.
“We are pleased to welcome SABIC at our NETSTAL business headquarters here in Switzerland, which has a long history in innovative technologies for thin-wall injection molding,” says Renzo Davatz, CEO of KraussMaffei HighPerformance AG. “The collaboration with SABIC will add significant momentum to the further development and commercialization of our product portfolio for innovative new thin-wall packaging applications.”
“The joint application center will help us accelerate the pace of innovation and respond to our customers’ needs for changing market trends,” adds Waleed Al Shalfan, SABIC Vice President Technology & Innovation for Polymers. “It will be instrumental in looking at our business practices from a more collaborative angle to turn global challenges into opportunities that add lasting value to us, our customers and society. That’s how we create CHEMISTRY THAT MATTERS.”
SABIC is partnering with KraussMaffei’s NETSTAL brand in a strategic resource for innovative thin-wall packaging applications. With significant investment in new equipment, the jointly used and expanded Innovation Center at Näfels, Switzerland, is targeted at advanced application, material and processing solutions for the thin-wall packaging industry through collaboration across the segment’s value chain. (Photo: KraussMaffei HighPerformance AG)
With their global reach and extraordinary packaging solutions, Essel is the preferred partner for the pharmaceutical industry. Their state-of-the-art facilities around the world follow the highest manufacturing standards and are fully-equipped to ensure 100% sterile tubes. Essel produces tubes used in the packaging of ointments and lotions for a variety of medical applications.
The spray nozzle cannot be moved, while the standing tube at the front reaches to the base of the bottle. This enables every last drop of the cleaning product to be used up without the need to shake or screw the bottle. The innovation received the DuPont Award in Gold in 2013.
Technology: Extrusion Blow Moulding (EBM)
We had two sessions of this webinar on the services of Packaging Connections 2021 on 12th January 2021. We had a good number of registrations from across the globe and understood that more and more people are looking for services supported remotely. It has been a good way to share the information without traveling and we could utilize our time better. Of course, face to face meeting has its own charm but I think digital is the next best way and in some cases even better. This can certainly help to reduce traveling and so the carbon footprint and then we can travel once in a while.
ACI’s Biobased Coatings Europe 2021 taking place on 23rd & 24th June in Amsterdam, The Netherlands will bring together senior executives and experts from the coatings industry, policy makers, consultants, technology innovators and leading market analysts to discuss the latest challenges and developments within the industry.
The two day event will give you an insight to the industry`s latest policy evaluations and, while focusing largely on developments within the coatings industry in Europe, will also concentrate on updates and future forecasts on supply and demand of the key world markets. By highlighting the sector’s current major challenges and opportunities the conference will provide a holistic outlook on market trends and drivers and will allow attendees to benefit from excellent networking opportunities with their senior level peers.
Also, during the afternoon of Tuesday 22nd of June 2021, a day prior to the conference, limited number of conference delegates will receive the unique opportunity to visit Croda’s Gouda facility.
There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are strictly limited and allocated to conference delegates on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s highly recommended to book your place early to guarantee availability.
For more information click to the link: Biobased Coatings Europe 2021
1) Metal Free Pathway for easy product compatibility
2) No contamination by air during the use
3) Protection of the formulation
4) Ideal for dispensing very high viscosity formulations
5) Very good restitution rate
6) Real 360° usability
7) Works with coex-bottles
8) Available with 28/410 rachet closure neck
9) High output (4cc) for convenient us
10) Compatible with all HiFlow actuators
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