Plastic bottles made from orange peel

Spanish industry-academia project aims to extract chemical building blocks from country’s orange peel waste for making bioplastic juice bottles

PepsiCo to redesign packaging

PepsiCo joins program to boost recycling rates in the U.S., invests in redesigning its food packaging and using recoverable and recyclable materials

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 18th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

Coca-Cola to use more rPET

Coca-Cola European Partners launches new sustainable packaging strategy in the UK; aims to increase content of recycled PET in bottles, promote recycling

EFSA assesses 3 more PET recycling processes

EFSA considers PET made from recycling processes ‘Veroniki Ecogrup SRL,’ ‘Märkische Faser,’ and ‘PEGRA-V’ safe for use in food contact articles under certain conditions

Opinion: Too many plastic bottles

One million plastic bottles are bought every minute and consumption projected to increase 20% by 2021, resulting in environmental crisis; NGO calls on drinks industry “to reduce its plastic footprint”

EFSA evaluates 3 PET recycling processes

EFSA considers PET made from recycling processes ‘Coexpan Montonate,’ ‘4PET,’ and ‘Plastienvase’ safe for use in food contact articles under certain conditions

Workshop on recycling PET thermoforms

Petcore Europe holds workshop on latest developments in recycling of PET thermoforms on September 19, 2017 in Brussels; webinar available

EFSA evaluates ‘EREMA’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘EREMA Recycling (MPR, Basic and Advanced technologies)’ safe for use in food contact articles under certain conditions

EFSA evaluates ‘Alimpet’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘Alimpet’ safe for use in food trays and containers intended for contact with all types of foodstuffs, except packaged water