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Heavy-duty Dolav DFLC holds 750 kg

  A genuinely hygienic, heavy-duty, folding large container has arrived. The new, Dolav DFLC is made with easy-to-clean base and sides as five removable parts. Each is a one-piece, single-skin polypropylene moulding with integrally moulded hinging and interlocking edges. There is nowhere for dirt or contamination to hide and with its FDA … [Read more...]

The New KAUP Discharging Device – The non-hydraulic solution for emptying Euro pallets and grate boxes

  The new KAUP Discharging Device T167S has been designed and manufactured by KAUP for emptying boxes on Euro pallets with a pallet frame and emptying grate boxes. The Discharging Device has been developed for companies that may only require intermittent use of this type of attachment. It is a cost effective solution for infrequent or … [Read more...]

Food waste is at historic highs: U.S. Department of Agriculture funding research, awards $992,996 to ASU

Researchers from ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business will explore solutions to food waste through two unique research projects funded by the USDA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. The first project will test online marketplaces and mobile apps. These emerging sharing economy companies could help farmers, restaurants, retailers, and … [Read more...]

ISRI Statement on China’s Intent to Ban Most Plastic Scrap Imports

China has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to ban the import of certain scrap materials by year end, according to an announcement of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Among the items included on the list are most scrap plastics (“including polymers of ethylene, styrene, vinyl chloride and PET…”), mixed … [Read more...]

Scott Group Celebrates 30 Years of Service

  Things have come a long way since I first visited Scott Timber in 2004! (Click here for a trip down memory lane.) Founded in Scotland in July 1987 at a sawmill in Gargunnock, Stirlingshire, congratulations are in order to the Scott Group as it celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer. It will be marking the occasion with a number of … [Read more...]

New Report Addresses Both Imperatives of the Food Waste Epidemic: The Need to Reduce It, and the Need to Put Waste That Can’t Be Eliminated to Productive Use

The U.S. and global food waste problem is becoming more widely recognized, with mainstream organizations and media outlets reporting a staggering 30% of global food production worldwide goes to waste (up to 40% in the U.S.).  Much of the attention has gone to the need to reduce food waste. But a report released today by the NGO Energy Vision, “Food … [Read more...]

New study presents plan for Circular Economy using existing economic measures

A new study released by the Reloop Platform and Zero Waste Europe, and produced by Rezero, demonstrates that existing economic instruments can bring Europe to the next stage of the Circular Economy. The study examines existing measures and incentive schemes, which have been used successfully for products such as beverage containers, and identifies … [Read more...]

Deposit Systems for One-Way Beverage Containers: Global Overview (2016)

A summary of the report is also available as a YouTube video. As the problem of marine litter has steadily grown worse, there has been renewed interest in deposit return for the recovery of single-use beverage containers. Deposit return systems (DRS) are a proven tool to collect high quantities of empty beverage containers for reuse and … [Read more...]

Award Winning Beverage Crate Accommodates Diverse Beer Bottle Styles

Pooling provider finds a compromise between more than 150 beer bottle designs in the German market and the standardization needed for reusable/refillable systems to work efficiently. “What would the perfect reusable world for the beverage industry look like?” With that question Pit Klepatz, Sales Manager of Logipack Pool GmbH started his … [Read more...]