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Recycling scales up

Fittingly, for the first edition of Eco-plastics in Packaging, last month’s news was dominated by sustainability stories – with a significant number involving recycling initiatives. A particular highlight was US-based Novolex investing $10 million to expand its recycling capacity for plastics bags and other PE film at its facility in North Vernon, Indiana. The investment will enable the plant to produce up to 28 million...

Projects power on

Far from winding down for the summer, plastics packaging-related businesses have been busy unveiling details of projects and investments across the value chain. Leading the way is Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe, which plans to make a “multi-million euro investment” in multilayer blown line technology to design recyclable flexible packaging film. Supplied by Hosokawa Alpine, the line features machine direction orientation and will enable Ineos...

Circular lift-off

While the plastics packaging industry continues to make significant strides towards circularity, the ongoing negative perception concerning its impact on the environment is never...

Carbon cutting

Global market volatility and price inflation might be creating an uncertain economic environment for plastics packaging, but it doesn’t seem to be hindering sustainability-focused...

A minefield to navigate

​​The regulatory landscape can be difficult to navigate at the best of times – particularly within the EU, where a raft of legislation looms...

Taxing times

With soaring energy and material costs, market uncertainty following the war in Ukraine, and new legislative burdens to contend with, it’s been a turbulent...

Advancing the circular cause

It’s been a good month to be positive about plastics packaging, with research projects announcing breakthroughs, and more companies pledging to work together to...

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