Hot News in Plastic Packaging Sustainability
The amount of news related to sustainable packaging developments is overwhelming.
In fact, the majority of content posted at PlasticsToday involves sustainability in some way. Yet there are as many features we publish as there are opportunities for more.
That’s the idea behind this regularly updated newsfeed of Tweets that center on plastics’ recycling, bioplastics, and other closely related news, issues, and innovations surrounding circularity for plastic packaging.
Packaging isn’t always the most sustainable part of a business. How can this new tool give companies a leg up when it comes to thinking about sustainable packaging? https://t.co/PzNYsCmGed pic.twitter.com/4Vtv1cuhl1— EarthTronics (@earthtronicsinc) August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021
ZeLoop App that Gamifies #Recycling by Rewarding Consumers will have US pilot this year #plastic #packaging #sustainable #packaging #blockchain #cryptocurrency https://t.co/xPCNKK84cI pic.twitter.com/Gq86vr0bGh— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) August 24, 2021
"Compostable plastics like PLA do generally compost under the right circumstances. But contrary to what you might think, just because it composts, doesn’t mean a product is automatically green."https://t.co/TvvSgqsXpv— 5 Gyres (@5gyres) August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021
Reporting on the #plastic waste problem always cites alarmingly big numbers, but numbers don’t mean much without context, and context comes from data obtained by scientific observation https://t.co/zOcACn42TY pic.twitter.com/K4vi2tUES9— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) August 17, 2021
August 16, 2021
Cornell researchers created long chains of a polymer with high molecular weight and high tensile strength, resulting in a recyclable thermoplastic that is strong and flexible enough to be used for large-scale applications such as packaging products. https://t.co/cJT064POSG— Steven D. Ritchey (@NonProfitSteve) August 16, 2021
Check out my poster [P11.013] at #pangborn2021 to learn more about consumer responses to different types of sustainable plastic for food packaging! Together with @Betina_PF and Hans van Trijp from @MCB_WU pic.twitter.com/EdbvBo2ft7— Milica Mladenovic (@millymla) August 10, 2021
TotalEnergies and Jindal Films reinforce their partnership to introduce Certified Circular Polypropylene into high-end flexible food #Packaging, using advanced #Recycling technology https://t.co/gqHYHUTLLj #Circulareconomy #Plastics #RenewableCarbon— Renewable Carbon News (@RenewableCNews) August 10, 2021
GC International Corporation, a subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical Pcl, and Cargill Incorporated announced to build a bioplastic factory worth 20 billion baht in Nakhon Sawan province to support bio-circular-green (BCG) economy. https://t.co/1z41IfkMRc @TNAMCOT pic.twitter.com/V8iB2bxFzU— TNAMCOT English (@TNAMCOTEnglish) August 10, 2021
.@VTDairyScience @VTCals Prof. Rebecca Cockrum and grad student Hailey Galyon are working to develop bioplastic materials from bacteria to help replace single-use plastics on farms https://t.co/N7lSImlBya— Virginia Tech (@virginia_tech) August 4, 2021
Despite its lacklustre appearance, this waste-derived paper and card pulp will contribute to the production of the bioplastic polylactic acid (PLA) and PLA composite products!#biobased #circulareconomy #bioplastics @fiberight @BBI2020 pic.twitter.com/7kahE6NLIm— VAMOS (@vamos_bbi) August 4, 2021
August 3, 2021
How do consumers feel about who should take most #responsibility for finding a way to reduce the amount of unnecessary #packaging? What about their buying habits?
...and what about you?
Figures speak for themselves, discover more here: https://t.co/yPTGjIjL3z
Almost £2 million has been awarded to 14 UK projects to address consumer problems with plastic packaging .
The Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging challenge was delivered by @innovateuk. Read the @UKRI_News article https://t.co/YZsWhMrBpJ#Plastics #Sustainable #Packaging pic.twitter.com/Tb2aSapTAp
When the plastic additive Tinuvin® NOR® is used in agricultural films, they are protected from intense sunlight and heat. This increases the film’s durability and thereby helps to reduce plastic waste. More about this innovation at #OurPlasticsJourney: https://t.co/dpgE37fHtx pic.twitter.com/iRMxF5qUuo— BASF (@BASF) August 2, 2021
An interesting @LubesNGreases article on #plasticrecycling. Part of a US gov programme a team of researchers from companies & institutions seeks to turn plastic waste into #lubricants, including hydraulic fluids & #greases. https://t.co/ptKGYl3cCY— A&S International Ltd (@ASInternationa3) July 29, 2021
High-Tech In-Store Machine designed by an entrepreneur from Apple and an aerospace engineer uses #AI and #NFC to Incentivize #Recycling of aluminum beverage cans and PET #plastic #plastics and glass bottles https://t.co/tS6zqDVSIP pic.twitter.com/Kf02gIjXRO— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021
#Microplastics are proliferating nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most remote parts of the planet where human activity is practically non-existent. Where are they really coming from? https://t.co/4a2ELzsHq9— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) July 27, 2021
Plastic Possibilities: Focus on Future-Ready Flexible #Packaging podcast w/ Anantshree Chaturvedi, head of FlexFilms, the global flexible pkg div. of UFlex #sustainability #circulardesign #plastic #plastics #circulareconomy #cryptocurrencies https://t.co/t9S75CSlkJ pic.twitter.com/k1zlGTUQ0u— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021
@CPMA_ACDFL is proud to be part of the 65 organizations working with @CanadaPact to bring the Golden Design Rules for plastic packaging to Canada. Learn more: https://t.co/JZe3l1jRfB#Freshproduce #CGFGoldenDesign #CircularEconomy pic.twitter.com/v79iCjMDXR— CPMA_ACDFL (@CPMA_ACDFL) July 22, 2021
How do we achieve plastic circularity?@Google's "Closing the Plastics Circularity Gap" report outlines the role chemical recycling will play in addressing plastic waste. The report calls for a significant expansion in chemical recycling by 2040.https://t.co/Ve8NKfMO88 pic.twitter.com/x3IaWcAVTH— Agilyx (@agilyx) July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021
When @whitworths Ltd asked for support in developing recyclable pouches for their delicious Evening Snacks range, we were extremely keen to share our pouch making and sustainable packaging expertise. Read the full story here:https://t.co/C43MyVT3mF— FFP Packaging Solutions (@FFP_Packaging) July 20, 2021
#Polystyrene recycler @polystyvert is working with @styrolution to explore #advancedrecycling technologies to bring EPS closer towards a #circulareconomy. #RecycleEPS@PlasticsToday covers the details here: https://t.co/ILfADW9iwU— EPS-IA (@EPSRecycle) July 15, 2021
Thanking @MexicoDESIGN for featuring the "Afterlife" and "Volta" collections by #AKClient Supernovas. Supernovas is a circular design company that transforms 100% recycled PET into furniture and household goods.
Read more below. #circulardesign #sustainable #recycleable pic.twitter.com/mlyhBVuFYx
July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021
BREAKING: The governor of Maine has signed into law extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging. This is the first EPR law in the U.S. that will hold packaging producers financially responsible for funding recycling of their products.https://t.co/0ugSDTs8Lb— Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) (@APRrecycles) July 13, 2021
@COMEXI and Reifenhäuser (@Extrusioneers) produced a sophisticated packaging solution: our All-PE Pouch! This #packaging is fully #recyclable and also identifiable in the #recycling process via R-Cycle. German radio station WDR 5 took a closer look: https://t.co/su3r92xmiD pic.twitter.com/sBFlfNoDfb— R-Cycle (@RCycle5) July 13, 2021
Global #Plastic #Recycling Market valued at $16.98 billion in 2021 to reach $23.92 billion in 2026 at a CAGR of 7.02% #sustainable #plastics https://t.co/jacUQmbghQ | Business Wire https://t.co/7QpH86FbkS— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) July 13, 2021
Looking for an opportunity to engage with #recycling professionals? Look no further than the #RECYCLING2021 Conference. This year’s virtual @rrecycling conference will offer tools, insights & actionable steps to give your recycling program a boost: https://t.co/RnsYW9iEzI pic.twitter.com/L0Jc8oOvDx— RecyclingPartnership (@RECYPartnership) July 12, 2021
New to our Innovation Zone - Thetford, UK packaging producer Camvac have recently developed a new post-consumer recycled (PCR) Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) clear barrier film called ExtraPET PCR. #packaging pic.twitter.com/mKXZCSJvms— ThePackHub: Packaging innovation experts (@ThePackHub) July 12, 2021
.@coopuk rolls out ‘Europe’s most extensive’ recycling scheme for plastic food packaging #plastic #recycling #plasticwaste #waste #foodpackaging #food #packaging #netzero #lowcarbon #climatechange #sustainability https://t.co/ftosK2jept— future Net Zero (@futureNetZero) July 12, 2021
30 Fixes: A government-convened commission of California #recycling stakeholders has outlined steps to boost markets and cut contamination. But the group’s report also leaves PP plastic off a key initial list of accepted materials, drawing quick pushback. https://t.co/uilVck7Xf5 pic.twitter.com/YjdArbsTJx— Resource Recycling (@rrecycling) July 8, 2021
We are pleased that our TACOIL from #plasticwaste will be used in the manufacturing of recycled #packaging for @TotalEnergies & @JindalFilms. Another ex. of our #advancedrecycling tech used in a value-chain collab for the #circulareconomy. PR here: https://t.co/uWEdZuGg2S pic.twitter.com/fyakNobyna— Plastic Energy (@plasticenergy) July 8, 2021
Large-scale CO2 conversion to bioplastic: Dutch Photanol factory in Delfzijl takes first stephttps://t.co/2RE5Vt5pMG— Innovation Origins (@InnoOrigins) July 7, 2021
Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET) Market expected to reach $14.40 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% #sustainable #plastic #plastics #packaging #circulareconomy https://t.co/qU6zeEhlQq— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) July 7, 2021
July 6, 2021
Several university researchers are exploring the viability of #ChemicalRecycling; will they succeed where so many privately held startups have fallen short over the years? https://t.co/kU8dwP8fGl pic.twitter.com/lQgCy4H762— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) July 6, 2021
We've partnered with @uvic to research the feasibility of using other flexible plastic packaging collected in our program to create fibre reinforced concrete. Read about this project and its benefits at https://t.co/36RIr20m9q. pic.twitter.com/2NvLfC0QSj— Recycle BC (@RecycleBC) July 6, 2021
A Milan-based design agency has taken discarded orange peels and transformed them into a completely natural and compostable biopolymer used to 3D print its new lamp. Via @WiredUK https://t.co/M8M3AC6Wk2— WIRED (@WIRED) July 5, 2021
Bacteria in cow stomachs can be used to digest polyesters in textiles, packaging & compostable bags, finds a study in @FrontBioeng, published just in time for the international #PlasticBagFreeDay.
Read the study https://t.co/Ybx1Q3vels or our news site https://t.co/qkjR3LXDjh
July 6, 2021
With the ability to recycle mixed plastics, foam food containers & other hard to recycle plastics, the need for policies that promote the growth of #advancedrecycling technologies is imperative. Read more in this blog post by @AmChemistry’s @joshuabaca https://t.co/agZXwQlaR9— Advanced Recycling Alliance for Plastics (@Adv_Recycling) July 1, 2021
#Biotherm is the first of our brands to pilot @Carbios revolutionary enzymatic recycling #technology to create #sustainable packaging innovation.
This biotech solution creates infinitely #recyclable plastic using enzymes to break down PET plastic into its building blocks pic.twitter.com/Va0hGLcmq4
June 29, 2021
So excited to share with you all, @gladproducts most sustainable trash bags yet! Made with 50% recovered materials (*20% recycled plastic and 30% reclaimed plastic (see side panel for more details) pic.twitter.com/WWmnEQcM6F— Valentina Nazareth (@sunflowerval_) June 28, 2021
How can we make #packaging more sustainable? From designing effective materials to mining discarded plastic, we're bringing together people working to reduce, reuse or revolutionise plastic through its life cycle. Register for the meeting on 2 July: https://t.co/8yjFAwBOcA pic.twitter.com/uCz1Q1E7b4— The Royal Society (@royalsociety) June 28, 2021
In 2019, @WRAP_UK estimated that flexible film contributed to 290,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste.
It's great to read news that @sainsburys new flexible plastic recycling system will significantly cut the amount of plastic going to landfilll. https://t.co/hrPc7GArLB
Prototype #Lego brick made of recycled PET plastic from discarded bottles is first such brick to meet the company’s strict quality and safety requirements https://t.co/rNNf8y09Mi pic.twitter.com/2PAzqJyTwo— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) June 25, 2021
We're excited to add a new manufacturing line in Chattanooga, TN to make @ecoproducts compostable cups from plant-based plastic (PLA).#sustainability #manufacturing #novolexcares #compostable #CloserLookAtNovolex
Read more here: https://t.co/eA3PsihTG2 pic.twitter.com/CUnifhS9Zc
June 22, 2021
#Circularity: What is it and how do we get there?
In episode 1, experts from @NOVAChemicals and @McKinsey mention how industry leaders are designing their way to a more sustainable future through #advancedrecycling.
A must-listen for anyone interested in sustainability topics! https://t.co/LdTLq0CSxD
June 15, 2021
Novel Single-Step Application of Polyelectrolyte Complex Films as Oxygen Barrier Coatings! This work by PhD student Jiaying Li of the #mstcluster has great potential to make food packaging recyclable! See https://t.co/QiN1gqMxnK. The paper can be ready at https://t.co/v0aVo0KpUk— MST (@MST_UTwente) June 14, 2021
June 10, 2021
#American #healthcare #apparel maker @BarcoUniforms has announced that record #sales of its #sustainable healthcare #scrubs helped the company collectively #recycle over 40 million #plastic #bottles, marking a 115 per cent year-over-year increase. https://t.co/r8PXTgEQvL— Fibre2Fashion (@fibre2fashion) June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021
June 9, 2021
Kimberly-Clark aims to be a leader in driving innovative solutions that address #plastic pollution. This #WorldOceansDay, we're excited to announce our partnership with RWDC Industries to advance sustainable technology for consumer products: https://t.co/JWFpMGpTPa pic.twitter.com/dMoylbfubg— Kimberly-Clark Corp. (@KCCorp) June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021
#Plastic Possibilities and Super #Sustainable Flexible #Packaging: Robert Lilienfeld summarizes the eco-state of #flexiblepackaging’s past, unpacks the present, and predicts the future #plastics #circulareconomy https://t.co/letYsJn8jg pic.twitter.com/ibT5JLHZpq— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) June 7, 2021
Our 100% sustainable #plastic packaging & #netzero ambition is ever closer thanks to a £6M investment in our iconic #Lucozade brand.
By the end of 2021, our @LucozadeSport bottles will be made only from recycled plastic & be created for bottle-to-bottle #recycling. pic.twitter.com/abo937xpIs
June 1, 2021
Digital watermarks on packaging and products help aid in efficient sorting during recycling. Check out this great video from @BorealisGroup featuring @giandebelder at @ProcterGamble: #holygrail2 #digitalwatermarks #plastic #circulareconomy https://t.co/IUiFRovQko— Digimarc (@digimarc) June 2, 2021
Sleep better at night knowing that Beautyrest's Harmony Lux mattress uses fabric made from recovered #oceanplastic #plastics #plastic water bottles #sustainable #circulardesign https://t.co/kcE8gdmZyj— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) June 1, 2021
During April, shoppers at a #Manhattan adidas store could return their empty plastic bottles at a TOMRA reverse vending machine in store, and earn a discount on a pair of new Stan Smith sneakers made from recycled materials! https://t.co/DqjXPGQIgW #recycling #GetInTheLoop pic.twitter.com/r0LWL0R8KW— TOMRA Collection (@TOMRACollection) May 26, 2021
The #recycling of #plastic is critical to the world’s move away from a linear economy and toward a circular one. New and revised standards from ASTM International will support the transition. #CircularEconomy #plastics See https://t.co/tVMXgJxyw4 pic.twitter.com/gVUODrrHiG— ASTM International (@ASTMIntl) May 26, 2021
Our #SPCEngage 2021 event is a 2-day event dedicated to one big umbrella topic per day with initiatives around the world in the Design for the Circular Economy, and Bringing Down Barriers to Advance Chemical Recycling https://t.co/Eh6Zm0wnaI pic.twitter.com/6GZRrOM917— Sustainable Packaging Coalition (@SPCspotlight) May 26, 2021
These bags are carbon neutral
We're so proud to have @musicMagpieCS join the sustainable packaging club. They have decoupled their mailing bags from finite resources and used polythene waste for their branded mailing bags. Find out more https://t.co/6fgFgYN6Ds #DuoGreen pic.twitter.com/tVc4IAo94v
Cyclpac are delighted to receive the winning award for Sustainable Packaging Design at today’s Australian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards.#PIDA2021 #packaginginnovation#sustainablepackaging #Bope #packagingdesign #CircularEconomy #sustainability pic.twitter.com/cMVitGH2yi— cyclpac (@cyclpac) May 26, 2021
May 19, 2021
We cannot stress enough the importance of #innovation to strive for a strong #circulareconomy Our member @UnileverEU is doing just that with their innovative #Packaging by moving towards 100% #recyclable toothpaste tubes by 2025 https://t.co/W910N7KdUF— EUROPEN (@EUROPEN_ORG) May 19, 2021
The success of HolyGrail 2.0 depends on all of you! Find out together with Philip Knapen and engaged consumers how you can use the digital watermark app to sort plastic waste correctly.#HolyGrail2 #EverMinds pic.twitter.com/pHKFFTj5bq— Borealis (@BorealisGroup) May 18, 2021
“We are extremely excited to add PHA to our EarthFirst® #biopolymer films portfolio. We appreciate the support we received from @danimersci in making this a success.” - George Thomas, CEO of EarthFirst Films by PSI.
Learn more: https://t.co/eZ3FoV9jhR pic.twitter.com/eFc3L8L9mQ
Albéa creates recyclable high-density polyethylene (#HDPE) tube and flip-top cap for beauty and personal-care #packaging. The monomaterial packaging is compatible with #recycling in rigid HDPE stream https://t.co/EhUid6caIw @AlbeaOfficial pic.twitter.com/q6yGzQ6qeq— PlasticsToday (@plasticstoday) May 17, 2021
We’re proud to announce our investment for a new recycling center in Spain! This will be a fifth global site for Clean Tech, Plastipak’s recycling company, producing recycled PET for use in preform and bottle production. #PlastipakSustainability #Recycling #RecyclingCenters pic.twitter.com/jEP6vLWkvr— Plastipak (@Plastipak) May 17, 2021
Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to sign SB 5022 today: https://t.co/ZyrNn7yfUj— Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) (@APRrecycles) May 17, 2021
'Green Methanol' Is the #Packaging Industry’s Future for brands and supplier via the Consortium for Waste to Syngas Circularity #sustainable #circulareconomy https://t.co/glYei8R6Pq » Publication Date: 25/08/2021