Henkel and Plastic Bank have opened their first three plastic waste collection centers in Cairo. The project is part of Henkel’s successful and long-term partnership with the social enterprise. The partners share a joint vision: to avoid plastic waste in the environment while making a long-term social impact for the local population.
The manufacturers of plastic products are raising their voice in view of the continuing shortage of raw materials that is already causing restricted production and delivery capacities. Recently, drastic price jumps for plastics are putting even more pressure on the predominantly medium-sized plastics converters. All sectors of the plastics converting industry and all types of plastics are affected – ranging from standard materials such as PP, PE and PVC, engineering plastics such as ABS, PC and PA, to high-performance plastics such as PVDF and PTFE.
Clean Planet Energy has today released details of two new ultra-clean fuels manufactured to replace fossil fuels in the Marine industry, for use in any ship or vessel. The products branded under the banner of “Clean Planet Oceans” can provide CO2e reductions of over 75 percent, and significantly reduce harmful air-pollutants by up to 1,500x. Both fuels are produced using non-recyclable waste plastics as the feedstock, therefore removing waste which would otherwise go to incineration, landfill or into our oceans.
The European tube industry was extremely robust in 2020 despite all the difficulties and impairments on the global markets during the corona pandemic. During the crisis year 2020, the members of the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma) achieved an impressive total production of 11.5 billion tubes made of aluminum, plastic and laminate thanks to very lively demand in the first quarter. This means that the industry is only 0.4 percent below the previous year's level and achieves a really impressive result compared to many other branches of industry.
A network for prime movers: the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform brings together companies and initiatives proactively engaged in creating a circular European economy. It was set up by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee with the declared goal of closing material cycles and thus putting in place a firm foundation for a more sustainable future.
The Ferrero Group shares its latest updates on its commitment for 100% of packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The latest updates include a raft of new activities and collaborations including Nutella joining forces with Loop and Carrefour in Paris, France for a new 10-store reuse pilot scheme, Ferrero becoming a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation - taking part in the New Plastics Economy (NPEC) Initiative, as well as new recyclable packaging for Kinder Happy Hippo and a new alliance with 4evergreen.
In agreement with its partners in associations and the industry, and with the trade fair advisory committee, Messe Düsseldorf has decided to cancel both interpack and components 2021, scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March, due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
On October 16th 2020, the 8th All in Print China successfully concluded at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). With the support from exhibitors, visitors, associations, media partners and all other industry colleagues, All in Print China 2020 presented the latest innovations and gave strong confidence to the international printing industry.
Hosted by Nulogy, the leading provider of agile supply chain solutions, the new board met online to discuss key trends, issues and challenges facing the industry in the UK and continental Europe.
Jointly addressing the problem of plastic waste: Together with 28 other major global businesses, Henkel endorsed a business manifesto calling on governments to negotiate and agree on a United Nations (UN) treaty on plastic pollution. The businesses’ call to action comes ahead of the 5th Session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA5) and as a new report co-authored by the WWF, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Boston Consulting Group outlines the necessity of such a binding international agreement to address plastic pollution.