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Jul 3, 2020
Henkel becomes first company to conclude plastic waste reduction bond
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Jun 29, 2020
Unilever has teamed up with German aerosol can manufacturer Tubex to develop its eco-friendly antiperspirant, Rexona Recycled Refreshed. The Rexona aerosol can is made of a patented aluminium alloy and 25% real post-consumer recycled (PCR) material. The use of alloy and a slight change of shape makes Rexona Recycled Refreshed 14% lighter than its predecessor. The significant... [Read More]

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Jun 19, 2020
Nussbaum Matzingen, a manufacturer of aluminium monobloc cans, has launched an aerosol can made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminium. The firm claims it is the first of its kind containing no primary aluminium at all. The starting material used is mono-material aluminium scrap from consumer goods returned to the collection points for recycling. The collected... [Read More]

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Jun 18, 2020
Aluminium packaging recycling increased by 48% in May compared to the same period last year, according to Environment Agency (EA) data. The figures show 17,066 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling in May. According to the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation UK (Alupro), with the lockdown resulting in a significant increase in the volume... [Read More]

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Jun 15, 2020
Unilever has set out a range of ambitious measures and commitments designed to tackle climate change, including transparency about the carbon footprint of every Unilever product. The major corporation has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions from all of its products by 2039 and invest €1 billion in a new dedicated Climate & Nature Fund. The fund will be used... [Read More]

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Jun 10, 2020
Welsh start-up company Resource Efficient Data (RED) has partnered with the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) to provide UK waste data flow for 12 months. The partnership gives Alupro access to RED’s platform of UK waste data, which houses open source data from Waste Data Flow and other open-source data, allowing easy searches by material type, material... [Read More]

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Jun 3, 2020
Dutch plastic packaging solutions firm Weener Plastics has received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus accreditation for its use of sustainable raw materials. ISCC Plus is an EU-based, leading global certification system supporting the implementation of environmentally, socially and economically sustainable production in global supply... [Read More]

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May 22, 2020
Beiersdorf and chemicals giant Evonik have joined forces to research sustainable raw materials for care products, using carbon dioxide (CO2) as the starting material. Beiersdorf is seeking new sources of raw materials to help reduce the company’s carbon footprint. One option being considered is artificial photosynthesis technology. According to Evonik, with the aid... [Read More]

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May 13, 2020
Hair care brand Living Proof has partnered with TerraCycle on two new packaging recycling initiatives. Consumers can now recycle any Living Proof bottles in the US and Canada, including aerosol products. The partnership will help to support Living Proof’s sustainability goals. By 2025, the Unilever-owned brand has committed to decreasing its use of virgin plastic... [Read More]

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Apr 29, 2020
Recycling of steel packaging in Europe has hit an all-time high of 82.5%, according to the Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL). This new record rate, representing data from 2018, confirms steel as Europe’s most-recycled primary packaging material, according to APEAL, and means that more than eight out of 10 steel items put on the EU market... [Read More]

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Apr 29, 2020
Ball Corporation has highlighted five of its aluminium packaging plants in its R. David Hoover Sustainability Awards. The five plants, including Ball’s San Luis Potosí aerosol plant in Mexico, were recognised for their progress in areas with the most significant sustainability impact across the company’s operations in safety, energy, water and waste, as well as... [Read More]

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Apr 23, 2020
Around 74% of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable packaging, according to new research. A survey of 15,000 people conducted by aluminium container company Trivium Packaging - the result of a merger between Ardagh Group's food and speciality business with Exal Corporation - in partnership with Boston Consulting Group, asked participants for their preferences... [Read More]

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Mar 23, 2020
Henkel has set further packaging targets for 2025 to promote a circular economy, including making 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable. The company will also reduce fossil-based virgin plastics by 50% in its consumer goods packaging. The firm has already taken steps to foster a circular economy by further increasing the share of recycled plastic in its packaging.... [Read More]

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Mar 13, 2020
A total of 116,670 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling in the UK last year. The latest figures released by the Environment Agency (EA) on 12 March show a 17% increase in aluminium recycling compared to 2018 figures, surpassing UK Government targets by more than 8,400 tonnes. Aluminium packaging, including aerosols, collected through kerbside,... [Read More]

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Mar 10, 2020
Henkel, the major chemical and consumer goods firm behind brands including Schwarzkopf, Right Guard and Syoss, has announced ambitious new sustainability targets. In its 29th Sustainability Report, Henkel outlined its performance and progress in all areas of sustainability and also presented its strategic framework for the future. By 2030, Henkel aims to become three... [Read More]

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Mar 2, 2020
Aerosol and dispensing firm LINDAL Group has launched an ‘innovative and sustainable’ new platform. Unveiled at ADF Paris in January 2020, the Mini Engine Platform incorporates new actuator designs made from post-consumer resin (PCR) - a material produced using recycled waste. It separates a standard one-piece actuator into two parts: an outer body made from 100%... [Read More]