‘A line in the sand’ – Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at the source

Bali, 29 October 2018 – A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organisations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in […]

PepsiCo aims to use 25% recycled plastic packaging by 2025

PepsiCo has announced that it aims to use 25% recycled content in its plastic packaging by 2025. The world’s second largest beverage company said it hopes to achieve this by collaborating with suppliers and partners, enhancing consumer education and fostering greater partnerships. The company also said that it would advocate for better recycling infrastructure and […]

Unilever partners with Veolia to create circular economy for plastic packaging

Consumer goods giant Unilever has today (24 October) agreed a partnership with waste management Veolia, which will see the companies work together to develop innovative solutions to the plastic waste crisis. Under the new partnership, the firms will partner for a three-year period to develop emerging technologies that could create circular economy solutions for the […]

Canadians are unhappy with excessive plastic packaging of cannabis

Legalization apparently means lavish litter. When cannabis became legal in Canada last Wednesday, many happy shoppers stocked up. They were less thrilled, however, when they discovered how much packaging came along with their marijuana. Greg MacLean, who purchased four grams at the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation last week, described what he got: two plastic containers, […]

‘Shameful’: Cannabis customers floored by the amount of plastic packing on their pot

For every gram of cannabis sold there can be as much as 70 grams of packaging waste, according to some of Canada’s first cannabis customers. The amount of plastic, cardboard, foil and wrap that’s being used to package and market cannabis seems excessive to many. “It’s really shameful,” said Remi Robichaud of Moncton. “Being a coastal province, they should […]

Plastic straws are out of fashion: Here’s why takeout containers may be next

From Starbucks to Seattle, companies and cities alike are banning plastic straws. Are takeout containers next? With the rise of third-party delivery services like Seamless and Uber Eats, takeout and delivery are driving restaurant sales. And that creates a big opportunity for food container manufacturers. In 2017, manufacturers sold $25.3 billion worth of disposable packaging […]