A plastic washing-up liquid bottle dating back at least 47 years has washed up on a British beach, prompting calls for action to combat the “modern-day scourge” of man-made waste reports Alice Cuddy for EuroNews.
Ten leading businesses are backing a new diagnostic study of New Zealand’s entire plastic packaging system. The work will identify key challenges and interventions for the adoption of a circular economy approach to plastics.
Not enough is known about ability of so-called biodegradable bags to break down, or how long it takes, UK research shows. The Warehouse Group is the latest New Zealand company to announce it will make the switch to biodegradable bags towards the end of this year.
Tetra Pak is to launch a paper straw as part of a programme to address the issue of plastic straw waste. Suitable for its portion-sized carton packages, the paper straws will be launched before the end of this year.
A Japanese company building a manufacturing plant in the United States would seem in some small way to counter the nationalist narrative that has so many questioning our globalized economy. In 2016, Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. (Sakaki) launched a fully-owned subsidiary, Nissei Plastic Machinery America Inc., in San Antonio, TX, to manufacture injection molding machines as part of Nissei’s global production network. The plant, Nissei’s first production facility in the United States and its third outside Japan, is set to open in May.
Jan 24, 2018 - Amcor has revealed ambitious plans to make all its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.The company, which manufactures a wide range of packaging including PET bottles and films, has claimed that it’s the first global packaging firm to make such a pledge.
Jan 9, 2018 - The government could introduce a charge on single use plastic packaging such as plastic drink bottles, the Prime Minster has said. Appearing on BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show, the Theresa May spoke of the success of the 5p carrier bag charge introduced a few years ago and said a similar levy could be slapped on plastic bottles, as well as bubble wrap, cutlery, and polystyrene takeaway boxes in a bid to reduce single use plastic packaging and reduce pollution in the world’s oceans.