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October 2021

Spotlight on Sugarcane-Based Toothpaste Tube

According to the company, the material is made from renewable resources and follows the ISCC certified mass balance principle. This is a chemical industry standard for tracing sustainability characteristics of circular and bio-based materials in the value chain. Following testing, the company adds that it has manufactured a recyclable transparent bowl for frozen ready means from Bio-PP. The company claims that it is one of the first rigid plastic manufacturers to produce Bio-PP products....
October 2021

Plastics Shortage Ignites Prices

The plastic pellets that go into a vast universe of products ranging from cereal bags to medical devices, automotive interiors to bicycle helmets. Like other manufacturers, petrochemical companies have been shaken by the pandemic and by how consumers and businesses responded to it. Yet petrochemicals have also run into problems all their own: A freak winter freeze in Texas. A lightning strike in Louisiana. Hurricanes along the Gulf Coast. The price of epoxy resins, used for coatin...
October 2021

How Paper is Recycled

The process of recycling paper needs to be carried out step by step, and the final product can be obtained through layer by layer processing. The advantage of using recycled paper is to directly affect the environment, such as reducing forest damage. Step 1: Collection & Transportation This significant step involves the collection of recyclable papers. It entails gathering paper waste from various outlets like your home, offices, and business vicinity. Recyclers and paper merchan...
October 2021

Soy-Based links vs. Petroleum-Based Inks

The traditional petroleum-based inks are environmentally hazardous, which is why many printing companies have made the switch to soy-based inks. And soy-based inks do not mean sacrificing quality – they're capable of producing more vibrant colors, in fact, and ink can make any print media advertising campaign really pop. Keep reading to learn more about soy-based inks vs. petroleum-based inks. Soy-based ink Soy-based ink is an excellent alternative to petroleum or oil-based inks....
September 2021

Ocado switches to sustainable apple packaging

Ocado has switched to new sustainable packaging for three apple varieties in a bid to remove hard-to-recycle plastic from its supply chain. The fully recyclable Pro-Produce pack has been launched for Pink Lady, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples following a successful trial completed in July. The move from bubble wrap and label to printed cardboard will prevent unnecessary waste to landfill and eliminate almost 12 tonnes of hard-to-recycle plastic annually. The launch is a co...
September 2021

100% paper-based sandwich packaging to be trialled in supermarkets

Greencore Group, a manufacturer of convenience foods, has announced that it will soon commence trials for a 100% fibre-based, plastic-free recyclable sandwich skillet in stores across the UK. The packaging, believed by the companies to be the first of its kind in the world, marks the culmination of 18 months of research and development by Greencore. The skillet will have a plastic-free window and be made entirely from paper-based material; crucially, due to the level of moisture resistan...
September 2021

Enabling a Sustainable Future With Galaxy S’s Eco-Conscious Packaging

Samsung is dedicated to providing its users with products and services designed to make their every day more epic. A crucial part of this commitment is providing people with innovations that protect the planet and conserve our natural resources. We act on three packaging design principles – reduce, replace, and recycle; these principles have guided the eco-conscious changes to packaging for the Galaxy S series. From the quantity of packaging to the materials used, Samsung has worked t...
September 2021

Milk is not only a source of protein, it can also be a raw material for clothing!

Mi Terro's journey began when founder Robert Luo visited his uncle's dairy farm in 2018. Luo was shocked to see “buckets and buckets” of sour and spoiled milk sitting at the farm. Upon returning to the US, he felt compelled to start researching ways to solve this problem. The American brand is now in talks with leading dairy companies in China over strategic partnerships. Mi Terro uses biotechnology to re-engineer food waste into sustainable fibres that can replace plastic in the fas...
August 2021

Soft plastic packaging recycling scheme announced by Tesco

Shoppers at all of UK retailer Tesco’s large stores will now be able to bring back any soft plastic packaging for recycling. The supermarket expects to collect more than 1000 tonnes a year and plans to recycle as much of this material as possible back into products and packaging sold in Tescostores. The national roll-out was brought forward by Tesco in response to what it describes as “overwhelming customer support” during the 171-store trial earlier this year in Wales and the South W...
August 2021

Coca-Cola Unveils Paper Bottle Prototype

Coca-Cola is partnering with Danish startup Paboco to develop a 100% paper bottle. “Our vision is to create a paper bottle than can be recycled like any other type of paper, and this prototype is the first step on the way to achieving this,” says Stijn Franssen, R&D packaging innovation manager, Coca-Cola EMEA. “A paper bottle opens up a whole new world of packaging possibilities, and we are convinced that paper packaging has a role to play in the future.” The first-generation prot...
August 2021

Lululemon plans to make leggings from plants

People around the world have swapped their jeans and khakis for comfy leggings and joggers—but activewear, which is largely made from petroleum-based materials like nylon and polyester, damages the planet. It does not biodegrade, but rather breaks into tiny fragments that end up in oceans and the food chain. And the process of extracting oil and manufacturing these fibers spews greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, fueling climate change. As the world confronts global warming,...
August 2021

L’OCCITANE Hong Kong ties loyalty programme to sustainability push

L’OCCITANE Hong Kong has kicked off a city-wide beauty care recycling experiment “Refill, Recycle & Rethink Beauty” in collaboration with V Cycle - a local social enterprise dedicated to provide recycle solution in Hong Kong. Following the launch of the brand’s new #MEGA green pop-up in SOGO Causeway Bay, consumers can now take any skincare, bodycare and haircare item of any beauty brands to any L’OCCITANE’s stores and deposit their empties in specialist in-store recycling bins. The o...