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Mar 19, 2021
New thyssenkrupp Rasselstein platform explores tinplate recyclability
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Mar 9, 2021
L’Oréal has committed to ensuring 95% of its ingredients will be derived from renewable plant sources, abundant minerals, or circular processes by 2030. The announcement forms part of the company’s plans to offer consumers products that are more effective, safe, and respectful to the environment. Under its ‘Green Sciences’ approach, the firm will ensure 100%... [Read More]

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Mar 3, 2021
A survey of 2,000 UK consumers found that nine out of 10 people have never heard of the circular economy. The survey of consumers (93% female) across all age groups was commissioned by The Pull Agency, a creative agency specialising in health and beauty brands. The new data also showed that almost three-quarters of UK consumers (71%) do not think brands and retailers... [Read More]

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Feb 26, 2021
Tecnocap has published its first sustainability report to disclose its economic, social, environmental performance. The metal packaging company, which operates in 100 countries and has around 1,000 employees, specialises in aluminium aerosol cans. The sustainability report is prepared in following the sustainability reporting standards of the Global Report Initiative... [Read More]

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Feb 26, 2021
Trivium Packaging has partnered with a recycling firm in Argentina to increase the recollection and reuse of aluminium aerosol cans. Through the partnership with Creando Conciencia, Trivium Argentina will become the first in Latin America to use post-consumer recycled (PCR) aluminium. The initiative is part of the company’s efforts to raise awareness and accelerate... [Read More]

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Feb 25, 2021
The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) has announced its 2025 vision for recycling – zero steel packaging to landfill – as part of its virtual Steel for Packaging Week event. The 2025 Vision is set to be supported by action in four key areas, identified by APEAL as ‘critical’ in the drive to prevent steel packaging from being diverted... [Read More]

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Feb 23, 2021
ALPLA, which specialises in the development, production, and recycling of plastic packaging, will invest up to €50 million a year, on average, between now and 2025 to further expand its recycling activities. The organisation plans to globalise its activities in the area of high-quality recyclates to close the materials cycle in as many regions as possible. In 2017,... [Read More]

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Feb 15, 2021
The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL) will host a virtual event in February, announcing its new vision for recycling. The news follows the cancellation of interpack, at which APEAL was due to exhibit. The event, Steel for Packaging Week, is free to attend and will launch on 25 February. It will offer stakeholders from across the packaging... [Read More]

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Feb 10, 2021
Aluminium, glass, and steel packaging industries have jointly welcomed the plenary vote on the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) 2.0 report in support of permanent materials. The Association of European Producers of Steel for Packaging (APEAL), European Aluminium, the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE) and Metal Packaging Europe, members of the Permanent Metals... [Read More]

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Feb 3, 2021
A closed 'can-to-can' recycling loop does not deliver the best environmental and economic performance for aluminium aerosols, according to new research. Demands for increasing recycled material content in packaging and recycling in a closed product loop are gathering momentum in the industry. The question raised in a new study is whether such a closed product loop recycling... [Read More]

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Jan 15, 2021
2020 was a record year for aluminium packaging recycling in the UK. Preliminary figures released by the Environment Agency (EA) on 11 January, analysed by the Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (Alupro) show the volume of aluminium packaging collected for recycling in the UK reached its highest ever level. While reprocessors and exporters have until the end... [Read More]

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Nov 16, 2020
Clean Earth is expected to process around 13 million aerosol cans in 2020, breaking its previous record. Clean Earth, a major speciality waste company in the US, announced that its Aerosol Recycling System is expected to recycle 85% more aerosol cans than in 2015. Processing pressurised steel cans, aluminium cans, plastics, and glass, the company has already surpassed... [Read More]

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Oct 27, 2020
Aluminium packaging recycling rates have surpassed 2020’s target, according to the UK Environment Agency. The figures show that in the third quarter of 2020, more than 42,265 tonnes of aluminium packaging were collected for recycling – an increase of 41% compared to the same period in 2019 and 4% higher than the previous quarter (40,653). To date in 2020, 119,198... [Read More]

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Oct 19, 2020
Unilever has teamed up with Recycling Technologies, a specialist plastic recycling technology provider, and renewable fuels firm Neste to recover and reuse plastic packaging that is currently incinerated, buried in landfill, or exported from the UK. The joint project has been awarded a £3.1 million (€3.41 million) grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to develop... [Read More]

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Oct 14, 2020
Global plastic packaging manufacturer and recycling specialist ALPLA has developed the world’s first carbon-neutral recycled PET. ALPLA switched its PET Recycling Team plants in Wollersdorf, Austria, and Radomsko, Poland, to a mix of electricity from renewable sources to produce carbon-neutral recycled polyethylene terephthalate. Georg Lässer, head of recycling... [Read More]

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Oct 5, 2020
Production of aluminium aerosol cans has only decreased slightly, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, although manufacturers should expect a further decline in demand in the second half of the year. According to the International Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers (AEROBAL) recorded a relatively moderate decline in the global production of aluminium... [Read More]

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Oct 1, 2020
Speakers at a European Aluminium web workshop stressed the need to invest now in aluminium packaging sorting and recycling. The event, which took place on 30 September, welcomed several speakers in the field to discuss investing in the circular economy. Andy Doran, chairman of the Packaging Group, and Michael Langen of HTP, a German consultancy on waste management,... [Read More]


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