Finally, we’ll be able to recycle coffee cups: Millions will be sent to specialist centres instead of landfill after launch of new service

Employers will be encouraged to install dedicated coffee cups bins About 7 million paper coffee cups are used in Britain every single day But most cannot be recycled because they have a plastic coating inside Instead they have to be sent to landfill sites or incinerators Millions of throw away coffee cups will be recycled […]

Lenzing Papier to conduct reCUP paper cup recycling pilot

The Austrian manufacturer has tested Smart Planet Technologies’ reCUP paper cup materials consisting of Georgia-Pacific Masterserve cup stock with Earth Coating and will now move forward with a full scale reCUP recycling pilot within the UK. This follows on from the recent announcement that CupPrint has also licensed the reCUP paper cup technology.Lenzing Papier manufactures […]

Toward a broader view of the New Plastics Economy

American Chemistry Council (Washington, DC) assesses the New Plastics Economy initiative and finds there’s an emphasis on recycling at the expense of packaging functionality and other aspects of sustainability. America’s plastics makers welcome efforts to promote innovation and advance the sustainability of plastics, such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent report, The New Plastics Economy—Catalysing […]

Bill Aims to Overhaul Illinois’ Electronic Recycling Program

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage): Legislation proposed in the Illinois Senate would overhaul the state’s electronic waste recycling program, requiring electronics manufacturers to pay for permanent recycling drop-off sites set up by counties. Two amendments introduced Monday to Senate Bill 1417 would amend the state’s Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, which established Illinois’ e-waste recycling program […]

Multipack adhesive cleared for PET bottle recycling

As a form of packaging for PET bottles which does not require any visible secondary shrink film packaging, Nature MultiPack has attracted much attention: The PET bottles are held together by dots of adhesive specially developed and supplied by NMP Systems GmbH (Düsseldorf, Germany), a wholly owned subsidiary of KHS GmbH (Dortmund, Germany). Nature MultiPack […]