Press Releases Recent Posts Expanded Plastic Free World Conference exhibit area sells out five months early Lavergne and Clariant develop halogen-free flame-retardant compounds for electronics based on recycled ocean-bound plastics McDonald’s commits to remove plastic cutlery Australia-wide When going around in circles, is the way forward? Changing the conversation around ‘waste’ Japanese company turning the tables on plastic waste Just Eat and Notpla develop world’s first seaweed-lined box for takeaway sector Beyond recycling: sportswear collection by Puma and First Mile empowers communities in need Yum! Brands commits to reduces plastic waste Materials science expert Milliken sponsors National Geographic Circular Economy Forum New apparel industry group kicks off project to eliminate textile waste How infrared tech can tackle alarming rates of ‘rogue’ plastic in recycling First standardized guidelines to measure plastic pollution across corporate value chains published by the Plastic Leak Project C&A phases out single-use plastic bags across Europe New Environment Bill will clamp down on single-use plastics and protect our precious habitats Earth Island sues 10 companies, including Coke, Pepsi, and Nestlé, over plastic use Can we stop offshoring our plastic problem? New method of recycling plastics from end-of-life vehicles reduces carbon footprint by 75% Axion urges collaboration to create end markets for recycled polymers British Airways reveals ambitious target to remove a quarter of a billion items of single-use plastic from flights by the end of this year Covestro provides sustainable solution for new Toyota ‘LQ’ concept car EuRIC launches its European Plastics Recycling Branch (EPRB) Mazzucchelli to produce acetate sheet made from Eastman’s fully sustainable acetate flake Switching to plant-based plastics Compostable plastics disintegrate fast enough in the current Dutch biowaste disposal system Iconic patterns on groundbreaking, sustainable fabrics Lloyd’s Register helps create a new standard to tackle plastic waste Mitsubishi Chemical to acquire European engineering plastics recycling companies From bottle to fabric: seat upholstery made of PET Polystyrene proven to be one of the best sortable plastics in the waste stream Unilever switches Ingman ice cream to fully renewable packaging material from Stora Enso New guidance to address confusion over compostable plastic packaging Wilhelm Klauditz Fellow develops high-value bio-based materials using nanocellulose Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches sustainable line of confectionary papers Preliminary program announced for Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2020 Boosting value and keeping materials in the loop. How do we increase the quality – and what end markets can we create? BASF and Fabbri Group develop new fresh-food packaging film 13th International Conference on Bio-based Materials announced by Plastic Free World supporter nova-Institute Polestar takes sustainability seriously with innovative new solutions for car interiors INEOS partners with Forever Plast to recycle more than 6.5 billion bottle caps back into high-quality caps Invasive green crab at Keji seaside could soon become biodegradable plastic US Congress’ ambitious new plan to fight ocean plastic pollution Would legislation increase environmental impacts? ACC responds to Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act 2020 One of the biggest challenges as a nation is recycling outside of the home Henkel to introduce Plastic Bank Ecosystems Initiative in Egypt Biodegradable packaging developed for organic beauty market Oppy breaks ground with sweet, sustainable kiwi packs Bacteria genes help researchers keep track of human environmental impact in oceans How consumers perceive sustainable products BASF introduces innovative pilot blockchain project to improve circular economy and traceability of recycled plastics Grant to focus on recycling polymers and plastics P&G accelerates journey to deliver Ambition 2030 The synthesis of bio-based high-performance polyamide from biogenic residues Nalgene Outdoor and Alternative Apparel make a ‘Pledge to the Planet’ at PROJECT Las Vegas Worn Again Technologies makes step toward a sustainable and circular resource world with the launch of pilot R&D facility TENCEL Luxe collaborates with Red Carpet Green Dress to unveil sustainable eco-couture textiles and custom-made gowns for Oscars 2020 WEF unveils self-service blockchain track-and-trace platform GFA partners with McKinsey & Company to fast-forward fashion’s most urgent agenda Hohenstein advances textile sustainability with microfiber analysis Genomatica hits industry-first milestone in nylon sustainability Trinseo partners with CEDAP on polystyrene application development Launching a game-changing product: a word with Antti Pärssinen, the mastermind behind the Sulapac straw Wood-based alternative: feminine hygiene fibers from Kelheim New eco-responsible packaging: zero plastic, 100% recyclable, nine times lighter Kotkamills signs collaboration agreement with Lavazza Professional University of Toronto researchers turn McDonald’s deep fryer oil into high-end 3D printing resin MURA receives investment from igus to support the deployment of its chemical recycling technology SABIC outlines intentions for ‘TRUCIRCLE’ to close loop on plastics recycling New barrier papers from Sappi Paper cups to have their own OPRL Recycling label in the UK A circular alternative to plastic packaging Mattel announces Mega Bloks bio-based plastic line ‘Green’ process promises pristine graphene in bulk using waste food, plastic and other materials Environmental expert to Chinese government: banning single-use plastics is not enough Soft drink industry can stop billions of plastic bottles from polluting the ocean by switching from single-use, throwaway bottles to refillables Colgate launches ‘Smile for Good’ toothpaste with a first-of-its-kind recyclable tube Adidas aims to end plastic waste Tourism to tackle plastic pollution with new commitment Carbios enters joint development agreement with Novozymes to produce its proprietary enzyme for complete recycling of PET plastics and fibers Food packaging that’s good enough to eat Asda removes 16 tons of plastic packaging from new Easter egg range Columbia Packaging Group to manufacture home compostable produce bags using film resins made with Danimer Scientific’s Nodax PHA material New way of recycling plant-based plastics instead of letting them rot in landfill Perrier launches ‘The Next Packaging Movement’ Ahlstrom-Munksjö develops certified release base papers Iceland launches UK-first trial to reduce plastic packaging on fresh produce by 93% Daimler to test Israeli trash-to-plastic in car parts US Energy Department and American Chemistry Council sign MoU to collaborate on innovative plastics recycling technologies How your clothes become microfiber pollution in the sea First Choice Milk ESL launches new bio-based packaging How the circular economy can solve our ocean plastic waste problem Nestlé creates market for food-grade recycled plastics, launches fund to boost packaging innovation Benioff Ocean Initiative, Coca-Cola Foundation give US$11 million to clean up rivers Tackling the climate crisis in medical care A new fiber product in the family: plastic-free Future Smart Duo lid Chocolate producer Kultasuklaa selects Metsä Board’s eco-barrier paperboard Blockchain plastics traceability solution showcased in Las Vegas Mura and BioLogiQ join forces to develop chemical recycling in China SAP joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 Network Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall visits Sirane for new BBC series of War on Plastics Sulapac part of the testing group of Circulytics – a measurement tool for circularity by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation How much microplastic is there in your laundry basket? Our indispensable problem: the paradox of modern plastics What do we know about microplastics? Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm Alliance, Grameen Creative Lab form partnership to address plastic waste in cities UK’s Attenborough says ‘moment of crisis’ has come on climate Pyrowave to receive CA$3.2 million from the Sustainable Development Technology Canada Funding to advance plastic circularity Asda links up with big brands to launch first sustainability trial store China’s mammoth moves to phase out single-use plastics Ban on plastic packaging “slows down innovation”, suggests IK’s Martin Engelmann European ‘Green Deal’ needs to tap the potential of waste legislation New faces, same goals: first 60 speakers announced for Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2020 Agilyx and GE enter agreement to advance the circular economy for plastics Double shot of sustainability: Ford and McDonald’s join forces to convert coffee bean skin into car parts Stora Enso invests in pilot plant for bio-based plastic packaging material Sulapac and Quadpack join forces for sustainable cosmetic packaging Canada spearheads global action to reduce plastic pollution at COP25 Dubai Airports readies for ban on single-use plastics Scientists turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals with sunlight Christmas sweaters are adding to plastic pollution, environmental charity claims Fashion for Good launches a pilot to produce a circular polybag National Geographic and Sky Ocean Ventures award US$1.3 million as the Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge Winners are announced Novel invention to reduce strain on plastic recycling Bird nest inspires engineers to build new bricks from plastic waste Packaging made from banana plants an ‘a-peeling’ alternative En Route launches ‘Four The Future’ environmental strategy Ecosurety launches £1million fund to accelerate waste-reduction innovation and research Supermarket plastic rises above 900,000 tons per year, despite plastic-reduction pledges Sweden to become the first country worldwide where all Coca-Cola plastic bottles will be made from 100% recycled material Moving fast to beat fast fashion Amsterdam uses air bubble barrier to tackle plastic waste Britvic announces sustainable packaging milestone Coveris develops 100% recycled, recyclable new shrink-film range Turning waste plastic into filtration membranes Bioplastics increasingly being used in car manufacturing Will ASEAN ban single-use plastic? INEOS and Viridor partnership closes the loop with new hybrid plastics range available across Europe Using the power of microwaves to recycle plastics Paper project using pineapple seen cutting plastics use Alabama researchers are studying new ways to recycle plastics Raising awareness of plastic pollution in the marine environment Kotkamills participates in 4evergreen alliance to boost the contribution of fiber-based packaging in a circular economy Henkel extends partnership with Plastic Bank Fiber-based recyclable food tray stands out at FEFCO Technical Seminar 2019 Stora Enso and HS Manufacturing Group enter collaboration to develop sustainable barriers for formed fiber products The Collection of Tomorrow: Spinnova and Bergans launch fully circular textile concept Fazer beginning cooperation with Sulapac Shell announces chemicals produced from plastic waste INEOS Styrolution and Sirap agree on joint project aiming at depolymerisation solution for polystyrene ÅR Packaging to launch fiber-based cutlery in cooperation with Bionatic #ItsInOurHands – the new eco-initiative for biodegradable wipes Metsä Board introduces a new plastic-free eco-barrier paperboard for food and food service end uses OrganoClick’s biocomposite OrganoComp nominated as ‘Biocomposite Of The Year 2019’ The future of sustainable paper – an interview with Stora Enso’s Klaus Barduna Pizza Hut tests new packaging alternative for plant-based pizza Six in 10 Europeans willing to pay more for reduced plastic packaging New partnership aims to accelerate technology innovations and scale-up the circular economy New global commitment report reveals progress towards eliminating plastic pollution Eastman to recycle discarded carpet into new materials Tesco to remove one billion pieces of plastic from products by the end of 2020 Earthworms lose weight in soils polluted with microplastics Woolworths and TerraCycle to bring Loop platform to Australia to tackle plastic waste How can the plastic waste crisis be solved in Africa? Japan retailers to charge for plastic bags from 2020 Danimer Scientific and UrthPact to fight plastic pollution with new compostable straw SIG offering beverage cartons with circular polymers from recycled plastic waste Smurfit Kappa combines expertise with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to create innovative food packaging KFC Canada testing bamboo buckets Book now for the 14th European Bioplastics Conference Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2020 announced – bigger in every way Braskem develops polypropylene microfiber made from disposable cups to drive the circular economy in the textiles industry Santa Maria tortillas save plastics with new Flextrus packaging Borealis and Neste begin strategic cooperation to accelerate circularity and bioeconomy in plastics Brussels, do we have a problem? Clairant and Polymateria launch partnership to bring new ‘Biotransformation’ technology to South East Asian market BASF invests in Quantafuel to jointly drive chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste Fortum and Spinnova present a world-first: wheat straw-based clothing Earth packaging proves a huge hit in Frankfurt Parkside’s Park2Nature home and industrial compostable packaging solutions showcased at Plastic Free World Conference & Expo All plastic waste could be recycled into new plastic Dove makes industry-leading global plastic commitment Close collaboration across the value chain sees Sappi driving forward innovation for sustainable packaging solutions Lenzing unveils first blockchain pilot project – transparency ensured from fiber-to-retail Towards a plastic-free world Carlsberg provides the latest on its innovative Green Fibre Bottle EXCLUSIVE WITH PLASTIC ENERGY’S CARLOS MONREAL: Plastic: going round in circles EXCLUSIVE WITH UBQ’S JACK (TATO) BIGIO: Less waste, more haste EXCLUSIVE WITH LENZING’S JÜRGEN EIZINGER: Greener by design National Geographic issues RFP for projects dedicated to reducing ocean plastic pollution Justin’s and ProAmpac produce sustainable high-barrier food pouch Plastics at sea: the solutions are on land! Humans unknowingly consume a lot of microplastics AllianzGI partners with The Sea Cleaners on ocean plastic pollution Mondi accelerates efforts to create flexible packaging from post-consumer recycled plastic Duvaltex launches its new Clean Impact Textiles featuring the industry’s first recycled biodegradable polyester for commercial interiors IKEA to use ocean plastic in new products Air France committed to eliminating 210 million single-use plastic items by end of 2019 adidas Golf unveils first-ever golf shoe made from upcycled plastic waste intercepted from beaches and coastal communities Olay to become the first mass retail skincare brand to test refillable packaging Further commitments from Sainsbury’s on plastics reduction From recycling bin to underbody skin, Ford recycles 1.2 billion plastic bottles every year for vehicle parts Biodegradable and commercially viable single-use plastic alternative launched by RWDC Industries P&G commits to cut Ariel packaging by 30% Oceans: they pollute, they pay WSU scientists produce jet fuel from waste plastic SUEZ supports Thailand in recycling plastic waste What are European countries doing to tackle plastic waste? End-Of-Life Vehicle Project proves viable market from automobiles A Plastic Planet’s inaugural award winners announced Lightweight and self-extinguishing – a thermoplastic with a difference Innovative and attractive: the art of sustainability How bio-based materials have helped to create the greenest of green cars Hemp-based NAFILean ticking all boxes for automakers Ocean-friendly Volvo XC60 highlights importance of industry-wide collaboration A waste of raw materials: only one out of four cars is recycled in Germany Nike releases free guide offering sustainable guidelines New research could have important implications for organizations seeking to increase recycling rates Google Cloud partners with Stella McCartney to pilot supply chain-tracking tools Less petrol, more plants Lenzing Group utilizes blockchain to ‘green-up’ the textile industry Trailblazing sustainability initiatives unveiled at Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2019 New Viridor partnership sees additional 5,000 tonnes of plastic reprocessed in UK CarbonLITE is launching a new category of PET plastic – 100% post-consumer, ocean-diverted plastic Funding boost for German eco-supplier BIO-LUTIONS European Commission welcomes Council final adoption of new rules on single-use plastics to reduce marine plastic litter WRAP marks first anniversary of ‘The UK Plastics Pact’ with new progress report SIGNATURE PACK wins Worldstar Packaging Award Major organizations partner with WWF to tackle plastic waste Scale of plastic pollution ‘underestimated’ as scientists find 414 million pieces on remote island New fiber-based ready-meal trays from Huhtamaki to replace black plastic Is this UK supermarket edging towards plastic-free shopping? Another day, another partner for TerraCycle’s Loop initiative Guinness World Records acknowledges life-sized whale made of recycled plastic Unilever unveils solution to recycle black plastic bottles Mexico City to ban single-use plastics One-of-a-kind Swedish partnership contributing to the circular economy Microplastics in freshwaters – risk to the environment still low, surprising results from Empa research show Tiny East Timor to become world’s first plastic-neutral nation Agrana to present bioplastic developed from thermoplastic starch OMV and Borealis extend their partnership at the industrial site in Schwechat Arla makes more than one billion pieces of packaging more sustainable across Europe Flying Kangaroo makes history with first ‘waste-free’ flight Made By Oomph opens the door on plastic-free hotel key cards Blocking the escape of microfibers Breakthrough discovery recycles plastic from the inside out Weaving a brighter future for plastic in Burkina Faso Perfect partners in sustainable solutions drives green practices in fashion National Geographic to launch international ‘Sea to Source’ expeditions for inclusive solutions to the plastic waste crisis SC Johnson makes a case for refillables to cut plastic pollution Sustainability progress in the fashion industry has slowed by a third in the past year, new data reveals 186 countries in the world agree deal to cut plastic pollution, not including the USA DS Smith Plastics Injection Moulding business introduces ‘Loop Ready Packaging’ Iceland’s Richard Walker talks sense about Scotland’s DRS ‘Disturbing’ scale of plastic pollution revealed Black Bear and MMEC Mannesmann join forces to bring the circular economy to tires Pacsafe to unveil ocean plastic ECONYL bag collection 60% of Athleta’s materials now made from sustainable fibers Rejuvenation commits to sustainably-sourced textiles Fortum enters into partnership with Spinnova to continue building its bio-based ecosystem Russia, Iceland and the island of Capri get tough on single-use plastics Cosmetic tubes from bio-based polyethylene – saving resources, recyclable and promoting sales Scotland’s ambitious Deposit Return Scheme design takes shape Henkel introduces recyclable carbon black-free plastic packaging Waste not, not waste Reuse, resale, recycle — the sustainable trends transforming sport and fashion Buy better, wear longer, dispose smarter: know your clothes like a pro World of Wipes Innovation Award finalists highlight biodegradable, compostable products University of Miami hits a home run for plastic pollution with ‘Parley for the Oceans’ baseball uniforms 12 recycled plastic bottles used to make Ralph Lauren’s ‘Earth Polo’ 20 US aquariums make pledge to reduce plastic pollution Tupperware thinks outside the traditional plastic box with introduction of new circular polymer made from mixed plastic waste PepsiCo goes ‘Beyond the Bottle’ with new, mobile-enabled hydration platform US$2m investment in plastic washing line in Haiti will create more than 1,000 new income opportunities locally Digimarc supports international recycling initiatives, explores plastic waste sorting challenges evian bursts the bubble of plastic pollution with in-home (re)new appliance adidas launches first fully recyclable sneaker Etihad Airways commemorates Earth Day with single-use plastic-free flight LyondellBasell and SUEZ collaborate with Samsonite to create recycled plastic suitcase collection Two billion plastic bottles transformed thanks to perPETual polymerization process ReNew ELP scoop FlexPack Recovery Challenge prize with CAT-HTR innovation SUEZ publishes review of Defra producer-responsibility proposals 4ocean partners with Air Canada to reduce single-use plastics Consumers voices are clear, says Club Coffee: they don’t want plastic! Amcor launches new recyclable packaging, making progress towards its 2025 pledge McDonald’s paper straw petition attracts more than 38,000 signatories Startup accelerated by Braskem Labs is a global example of the circular economy Guinness removes plastic packaging from its beer packs Largest trial of Ooho seaweed-based packaging planned for London Marathon ChemRec Europe publishes position paper on chemical recycling New recycling partnership initiative will accelerate the shift to a circular economy New report shows tremendous value to be captured… when we stop throwing plastics in the trash Braskem’s Wecycle Platform Initiative launches the ‘Descartou, Somou!’ program to encourage packaging recycling Brightmark Energy closes US$260 million in financing for the USA’s first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant Agilyx and AmSty continue to revolutionize the recycling industry ‘Molecular scissors’ for plastic waste: enzyme MHETase decoded Henkel and TerraCycle team-up to help keep Canada clean Ohio State University microbial fermentation project delivers promising results INEOS Styrolution experiments regarded as practical proof of the recyclability of polystyrene Eco-Products announces new line of sugarcane compostable plates and containers Next-generation flexible packaging from Finnish specialist drives for circularity No Results Found The page you requested could not be found. 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