Recycling Packaging News

ALPLA moves into HDPE recycling
ALPLA, the global manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions, is further expanding its recycling activities – it is moving into polyolefin recycling with its acquisition of two companies based in Spain. With two of its own PET recycling plants in Austria and Poland, and joint ventures in Mexico and Germany, ALPLA has long been an established partner in the field of PET recycling
Carl, a dual spray actuator for optimal freshness in shoes
Weener Plastics
Need to freshen up shoes after intensive activity? Weener Plastics (WP) has developed Carl, a smart shoe deo spray concept with two sprays circulating in opposite directions. In addition, Carl is a very sustainable solution. It has been especially designed to be produced from Post Consumer Recycled polypropylene.
Tethered closure designs meet EU requirements
Berry Bramlage

Berry Bramlage has unveiled a range of new closure designs that meet forthcoming EU single use plastic legislation. The solutions involve additional strands or tabs on the tamper-evident band that keep the closure attached after opening and enable easy reclosing of the bottle.

Certina Packaging's black plastic is now green
Certina Packaging
New technology is now allowing black plastic to be recycled and re-used. Certina Packaging is utilizing this new technology to produce carbon-free black packaging. The company uses different particles which can be detected by the scanners, ensuring that black continues to be a colour option available to brands, and enhancing the opportunity for its packaging products to be recycled and incorporated as material for use again in a brand new product.
How is plastic processed for re-use as PCR plastic packaging?
SR Packaging
Within the recycling process, SR Packaging occupies a role of optimizing post-consumer recycled resin for plastic packaging production, re-using plastic for beauty products and personal care items. The process of post-consumer recycled resin have been audited and met the required standards for certification under the EuCertPlast Scheme for European Plastic Recyclers.
Recycling: How cartons compare

There’s a misperception that beverage cartons can’t be recycled as easily as other packaging because they are made from multiple layers of different materials – paper board, polymer and aluminium. But, as we saw in our previous blog post, beverage cartons are actually fully recyclable.

Tetra Pak becomes the first company in the food and beverage industry to offer packaging made with fully traceable plant-based polymers
Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane. This move is yet another reinforcement of the company’s commitment to drive ethical and responsible business practices across global supply chains.
Giflor's Carbon Black Free resin enables recycling

Black plastic packaging poses a great challenge for the recycling process because the presence of carbon black does not allow the correct sorting of black parts at recycling facilities. Giflor’s Carbon Black Free (CBF) resin is the latest response to this challenging issue.

Gerresheimer manufactures sustainable plastic packaging for body care products

Consumers are placing great importance on sustainable products, specifically on sustainable packaging solutions that can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. A pioneer in the quest for greater sustainability, Gerresheimer offers an extensive standard range of plastic packaging and devises customized solutions made from PET, R-PET, and BIO-PET plastics.

L'OCCITANE will meet its 100% recycled bottles goal ahead of schedule thanks to Loop Industries
Groupe L'Occitane
GENEVA and MONTREAL, 13 November 2019 – Loop Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOOP), a leading sustainable plastics technology innovator, and L’OCCITANE en Provence, a global manufacturer and retailer of natural beauty and well-being products, today announced that they are expanding their supply agreement. Thanks to this extended partnership, L’OCCITANE expects to accelerate the transition to 100% sustainable PET plastic in all its bottles and thus meet its 2025 goal ahead of schedule. This represents a significant shift in the brand’s efforts to achieve a circular economy that gives polluting materials a second life.
Smurfit Kappa combines expertise with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to create innovative food packaging
Smurfit Kappa

As part of its ongoing Better Planet Packaging initiative, Smurfit Kappa has collaborated with one of its partners, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, to create a new type of innovative and recyclable food-safe packaging. A combination of Smurfit Kappa’s expertise in paper-based packaging and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s strength in coated papers has led to the first product in the new range being shortlisted as a finalist in the Swiss Packaging Awards.

Silgan Dispensing introduces expanded PCR portfolio

Silgan Dispensing has released three additional solutions to its suite of post-consumer recycled products and introduced an industry-leading color library of more than 80 options. PCR offers exciting new possibilities to reduce waste and energy use while still achieving the highest levels of performance.

New tub is clearly good for recycling
The switch from black to semi-clear plastic for a cake tub has had a significant impact on the pack’s sustainability profile. Thanks to the change, the 1080ml tub manufactured by Berry Superfos, for a range of cakes produced by Park Cakes for leading food retailer M&S can now be described as ‘widely recyclable’ in the UK.
High performance PETG dropper assemblies from Rayuen Packaging
Rayuen Packaging

A high performance PETG dropper is the latest product to be incorporated into Rayuen Packaging's selection of stylish beauty and cosmeceutical packaging concepts. The new dropper benefits a 13/415 neck ensuring its compatibility with glass vials and bottles, for targetted dispensing of serums and face oils, and can be customized for a unique finish.