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Successful pilot project: Recycled EPS/styrofoam from the yellow bag becomes new packaging

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Successful pilot project: Recycled EPS/styrofoam from the yellow bag becomes new packaging


With their own initiative, the German manufacturers of EPS packaging (EPS = expanded polystyrene/styrofoam) have successfully demonstrated in a pilot project that sorting EPS out of the yellow bag and subsequent recycling works and makes ecological and economic sense in the process ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Circular Economy BRAND: IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen
New label stock for enhanced recycling: keeping boxes in the loop for longer

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New label stock for enhanced recycling: keeping boxes in the loop for longer


With its new adhesives, HERMA is thought to be the first company in the industry to offer label stock that is optimised to support the recycling of cardboard shipping boxes. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Circular Economy BRAND: Herma
ITENE will improve the properties of compostable and recycled plastics for food packaging and bottles for drugstore products

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ITENE will improve the properties of compostable and recycled plastics for food packaging and bottles for drugstore products


The research centre will reduce the cost of these materials to take advantage of and recover waste that have an impact on the environment through the EXTRECH UP project, funded by IVACE ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Circular Economy BRAND: ITENE
How to measure the environmental footprint of your packaging

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How to measure the environmental footprint of your packaging


Environmental degradation and climate change represent an existential threat to Europe and the rest of the world. The European Green Deal is presented as a tool to overcome these challenges with the intention of transforming the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Circular Economy BRAND: ITENE
The importance of sustainable packaging

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The importance of sustainable packaging


The tendency of society to consume ecological products with sustainable packaging is on the rise. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Circular Economy BRAND: Alglass
INEOS Styrolution and COEXPAN claim food contact standards across all dairy formats using 100% mechanically recycled polystyrene

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INEOS Styrolution and COEXPAN claim food contact standards across all dairy formats using 100% mechanically recycled polystyrene


Polystyrene, the material of choice for the dairy industry, now proven to be the most sustainable material as well. Mechanically recycled Styrolution PS ECO 440FC MR100 meets requirements for use in food contact polystyrene applications. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Circular Economy BRAND: INEOS Styrolution
CEFLEX launches EPR ‘Criteria for Circularity’ in flexible packaging

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CEFLEX launches EPR ‘Criteria for Circularity’ in flexible packaging


Extended User Responsibility (EPR) schemes play a substantial role in the collection, sorting and recycling of post-consumer products. The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX) project, a collaboration of over 180 European companies, associations and organisations, believes these schemes are well positioned to be a key enabler and coordinator of the circular economy. ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Circular Economy BRAND: Ceflex
Designing recyclable bio-based coatings for paper packaging

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Designing recyclable bio-based coatings for paper packaging


Paper packaging is increasingly being used as a more sustainable packaging option. To ensure that any products packaged in paper are as well protected as possible, the paper must be coated to meet certain requirements. However, these coatings in turn affect the recyclability of the paper ( Read more... )


CATEGORY: Circular Economy BRAND: Fraunhofer IVV