The European Union (EU) has lifted its ban on exports of waste paper to India from April 1, providing relief to the paper industry affected by the raw material shortage.
Waste cuttings or papers are one of the important raw materials for the paper industry, particularly for manufacturing kraft paper which in turn is used for making brown or corrugated boxes used for packing all items from FMCG to electronics.
The EU had banned the exports of these cuttings in November last year. When India raised the issue, the officials there attributed it to a clerical error.
Walmart and P&G, in partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle, are offering free in-store recycling collection for empty hair care, skincare & cosmetic packaging at 25 Walmart locations throughout communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
“While our Qbo capsules are still made of PP, this is now produced from 70% renewable raw materials instead of virgin fossil oil as is normally the case for coffee capsules,” said Marius-Konstantin Wiche, development manager, capsule & innovation at Tchibo. “This makes the entire Qbo range – containing sustainably grown Qbo coffee brewed in Qbo machines – one of the most sustainable capsule systems on the market.”
rPET is now available in the following Berry thermoformed pots and containers ranges - CombiPac®, CombiRound®, SuperLight®, Spoon-in-lid and DeliPac as well as the company’s injection stretch blow moulded PET range.
One of PET’s major benefits is that the material is recyclable. The manufacture of containers in rPET not only cuts down on the use of virgin materials but also provides a circular solution since the rPET container itself can also be recycled where systems are available.
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RECOUP says that although current trends may seek to explore new innovations in packaging, often the fundamentals for designing for recyclability are forgotten. RECOUP is guided by the recycling industry regarding rules for recyclability.
The charity says it is crucial that packs no longer claim ‘recyclability’ if this cannot be supported by UK infrastructure systems and without the need for considerable intervention by consumers before disposal.
A new UK recycling operation involving Veolia, garden product brand Miracle-Gro, and Dobbies Garden Centres is set to address the environmental impact of caused by around 100 million bags that are used for compost, soil and chipped bark each year.
Developed from successful trials, the process will be the first time these low-density polyethylene (LDPE) bags will be collected and recycled into new products including garden furniture, plastic films and new bags.
EcoEnclose - producer of sustainable packaging for the world’s most conscious eCommerce companies - has launched the ReEnclose Mailer, a reusable shipping solution for forward-thinking brands. Companies ship orders in these durable fabric ReEnclose Mailers. Customers then return the mailers back so they can be cleaned and reused for subsequent shipments.
Wagamama is removing most of the plastic from the packaging used in its food deliveries and shifting instead to fully recyclable materials, in a move the restaurant chain claims could remove up to 330 tonnes of virgin plastic from its supply chain each year.
The new packaging is to be made from recyclable material known as cPET, which Wagamama claims it is among the first major restaurant chains to use as a basis for its soup and noodle bowls. It said the material could replace more than eight million of the plastic delivery bowls it uses every year.