The consortium intends to combine the capabilities and experience of its members to develop a new circular approach to dealing with PET plastic waste.
December 23, 2019
ALPLA, Austria; Britvic plc, UK; Danone S.A., France; Unilever, London; REMONDIS Recycling GmbH & Co.KG, Germany; and BP, London, joined forces to utilize BP’s enhanced recycling technology to create a new cross-industry consortium to develop a global circular economy for plastics.
BP announced plans to construct a $25 million pilot plant in Naperville, Ill., to prove its chemical recycling technology before progressing to full-scale commercialization.
December 23, 2019
BP, London, developed what it described as an enhanced recycling technology called BP Infinia, which enables currently unrecyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to be transformed back into new, virgin-quality feedstocks.
For starters, Giant Eagle announced a target to be free of single-use plastics in its operations by 2025.
December 19, 2019
Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh, Pa., launched a strategic sustainability platform focused on achieving significant milestones related to plastics, waste, carbon emissions, more sustainable products and team member engagement.
From a regional perspective, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period due to the increasing number of dual-income households.
December 10, 2019
The global flexible plastic packaging market is projected to generate revenues of $172.29 million from 2018-2023 with a steady CAGR of 3.2% during this period, according to a study shared by Frost & Sullivan, San Antonio, Texas.
This report addresses plastic packaging in the produce industry.
December 9, 2019
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA), Canada, released “A landscape review of plastics in the Canadian fresh produce sector,” a technical report developed by Value Chain Management International (VCMI), Canada, to address plastic packaging in the produce industry.
The report foresees plastic to remain the preferred material used for the production of cook-in-bags.
November 12, 2019
The cook-in-bag method is quickly permeating retail outlets. The high temperature-resistant film combined with practicality and convenience are key drivers in the growth of the cook-in-bag market, according a study produced by Fact.MR, Rockville, Md.
The plastics industry maintained a trade surplus of $500 million, as consumption of plastics products continued to grow in the United States.
October 31, 2019
The size of the U.S. plastics industry expanded in 2018, accounting for 993,000 jobs and $451.3 billion worth of shipments. In the same year, it maintained a trade surplus of $500 million, as consumption of plastics products continued to grow in the United States, according to two reports released by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), Washington, D.C.
When it comes to foodservice packaging materials, respondents say there is growing interest in paper and fiber, deemed by some to be more “sustainable.”
October 29, 2019
The Foodservice Packaging Institute, Falls Church, Va., released the 11th annual Trends Report, which reveals that industry opinions are largely focused on sustainable packaging and customization of products to meet consumer demand.