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  • New global commitment report reveals progress towards eliminating plastic pollution

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment Programme publish first annual New Plastics Economy Global Commitment progress report Companies set out actions to eliminate problematic plastic packaging, and increase the use of recycled plastic in packaging by more than five-fold by 2025 Unilever, Mars, Incorporated, and PepsiCo announce significant reductions in virgin plastic use by 2025 […] More

  • Neste and Jokey collaborate to develop the market for rigid packaging from renewable and recycled materials

    Neste and Jokey, a leading international manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, have started collaborating with a target to develop the market for rigid packaging from sustainable renewable and recycled materials for food and non-food applications. By promoting the use of more sustainable materials in packaging, such as those produced with Neste’s hiqh-quality drop-in hydrocarbons produced […] More

  • Packaging Post-Pandemic

    Nobody can measure with any real accuracy what impact Covid-19 will have on packaging. But what packaging professional wouldn’t value a glimpse into how things might look post-pandemic, especially if that glimpse comes from an experienced veteran?Pat ReynoldsMay 21st, 2020 One such veteran is consultant Mike Ferrari of Ferrari Innovation Solutions LLC, who spent 32 […] More

  • Improving the Adhesion Strength of Polypropylene Nonwoven Laminated Fabrics Using Low-Pressure Plasma

    Osman Gazi Armağan, Burçak Karagüzel Kayaoğlu,Hale Canbaz Karakaş, *Fatma Seniha GünerFaculty of Textile Technologies and Design, Textile Engineering,*Department of Chemical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University,Istanbul, Turkey Corresponding author:E-mail: bkayaoglu@itu.edu.tr AbstractIn this study, the adhesion strength properties of laminated polypropylene nonwoven fabrics treated with low-temperature, low-pressure, radio frequency argon plasma were investigated. The change in wettability was […] More

  • This content was archived on RECYCLING – IS IT WORTH IT?

    PUBLICATION DATE: 31 JAN 2019 Helen Bird, recycling expert at WRAP, answers your frequently asked questions. ‘Single-use’ was coined 2018’s word of the year – and it’s not hard to see why after we collectively became aware of the devastating impact single-use plastic can have watching the BBC’s Blue Planet II and Drowning in Plastic. Everybody […] More

  • Over regulation will not solve plastic waste problems, we need to transform the market and municipal services

    An oft-repeated saying in India is that our environmental laws are good, but their implementation is poor. I have always disagreed with this simply because the primary reason for a law’s poor implementation lies in its flawed design. Most environmental laws in India are designed using a top-down approach, with an inadequate understanding of ground […] More

  • How scuba divers are turning ocean waste into COVID face masks

    Scuba divers are recycling plastic bottles into face masks amdist COVID-19. Diving organization PADI is using ocean plastic to make face masks. Across the world, makers are turning plastic waste into PPE. One group invented a device to avoid picking up the virus from door handles. A group of scuba divers have come up with […] More

  • An alliance to give new life to plastics

    Launched by the European Union, the “Circular Plastics Alliance” (CPA) aims to bring 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics into the EU market alone by 2025. Over 170 organisations (industry, academia and public authorities) have joined this challenging initiative dedicated to plastics. Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, is among the signatories of the declaration of the alliance, which aims to increase […] More

  • PP (POLYPROPYLENE) RECYCLED GRANULES FOR CAGE TO DISINFECT THE TOILET

    Industrial Post Polypropylene granules from production waste, white, unloaded, suitable for the production of sanitizing soaps for the toilet. Technical features: MFI: 28-30 at 230°/2.16 Kg. (ISO 1133) Density: 0.93-0.94 gr./cm3 (ASTM D792) Flex module: 1100-1200 Mpa (ISO 178) Izod at 23°: 6 KJ/m2 (ISO 180) Filtering: 150 microns Color: White Smell: absent Packs: BB or […] More

  • Montpelier spin studio using plastic pods to prevent virus spread

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) A spin studio in Montpelier is using plastic pods surrounding their spin bikes so that students don’t have to wear masks while they work out. “They weren’t part of the mandate, but we put them in place because we thought they were amazing and they would make people feel more comfortable,” said Sky […] More

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