Nestlé steps towards packaging commitment

Food and beverage company Nestlé outlines specific steps in reaching its commitment of 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

UK research hub to investigate plastics

University of Exeter receives £1 million award to create new center to study plastic use and waste

Concawe symposium 2019

Oil industry association Concawe holds 13th symposium on March 18-19, 2019, in Antwerp, Belgium, to discuss low-carbon technologies and circular economy; registration now open

EC launches circular plastics alliance

EU Commission launches Circular Plastics Alliance to support EU plastics strategy; industry stakeholders to cover entire plastics value chain

Industry report on circular plastics technology

Industry associations publish report summarizing technical solutions supporting EU plastics strategy

Responsibility of (bio)plastics industry

13th annual European Bioplastics conference discusses impacts of plastics pollution, elements of EU circular economy package, food contact regulations, bioplastics market development, life cycle assessment, new building blocks

New PET recycling technology for bottled water

Plastic bottle manufacturers face rising pressure to reduce waste and increase recycled content in PET bottles; new technology aspires to meet demand

EU plastics industry holds event on circular economy

Various plastic industry associations and initiatives jointly hosted first annual event to report and discuss their progress in circular practices with different stakeholders

New research institute for packaging

Nestlé launches Institute of Packaging Sciences to advance development of ‘functional, safe and environmentally friendly’ food packaging

Guidelines for designing recyclable PET trays

Petcore Europe and Plastics Recyclers Europe issue industry guidelines for designing PET trays that can be recycled back into food contact applications