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Procter & Gamble backs new technology for recycling polypropylene

One of the largest consumer products companies is helping launch a plastics recycling plant near Ironton, Ohio, that promises to change the face of polypropylene recovery. Procter & Gamble Co. is licensing its patented PP recycling approach to a company called PureCycle Technologies.


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Fuling sets the table with new China factory

Nasdaq-listed Chinese plastic tableware maker Fuling Global Inc. has opened a new factory in China, its fourth there, as part of a plan to double its production capacity within three years.


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UN Environment declares war on ocean plastics

The environment agency of the United Nations is urging governments to ban or tax plastic bags, restrict microplastic beads in cosmetics and take other actions against single-use packaging.


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Euro Parliament committee wants return to ambitious waste plan

The European Parliament's Environment Committee has called for boosting recycling and reducing packaging waste in its amendment to the draft European Union waste package legislation.


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Zotefoams buys out Chinese joint venture partner

Specialist polymer foam producer Zotefoams plc has acquired full ownership of its Chinese joint venture, Kunshan Zotek King Lai (KZKL), from King Lai Group. No financial terms have been announced.


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As retailing changes, packaging designers must adapt

Global packaging and supply chain management company Havi expects to see new packaging options as more and more business moves from traditional retailers to electronic commerce.


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Platinum completes purchase of plastics units from Singapore's Broadway

Los Angeles-based investment firm Platinum Equity LLC said Dec. 30 it closed on the acquisition of two plastics-related companies from Singapore's Broadway Industrial Group Ltd.


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Klöckner Pentaplast plans IPO

Rigid films maker Klöckner Pentaplast Group plans to go public. The move to become a public company follows previous reported attempts to sell the firm in 2014.


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Coca-Cola to roll out 'twist' bottles for UK water business

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a new 'twist' bottle format and label for its Abbey Well Spring Water, which aims to be more environmentally friendly and encourage consumers to recycle more.


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Australia moves closer to bag bans

Australia has moved a step closer to banning single-use high density polyethylene bags after a meeting of the country's top environment ministers.


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