Europe faces challenges in meeting plastic bottle recovery target

The European recycling industry is going to miss a 2025 target for recycling PET bottles unless there is a reversal of the slowing growth rate in recovery, according to a new study by ICIS. The study also found evidence that regulation has become a greater driver to the increased use of recycled content in the bottle market. The top seven highest … [Read more...]

RPP Containers Expands and Moves to New Facility

CINCINNATI, OH -  RPP Containers®, a leading custom manufacturer, stocking distributor and recycler of reusable plastic bulk containers, has recently moved its operations into a new 123,000- square-foot headquarters located in the Evendale area of Cincinnati. Previously located at three different sites in the Cincinnati area, the new RPP … [Read more...]

Smithers Pira forecasts global bioplastic packaging market to reach $8.8 billion by 2024

LEATHERHEAD, Surrey, UK and AKRON, Ohio, USA – The plastics industry is a major contributor to the global economy, providing foundational technologies and materials for all key segments. With a new emphasis on sustainability from leading packaging converters and food and beverage brands, there is an increased demand and opportunities for … [Read more...]

Trex Offers Free Recyclability Testing for Polyethylene Packaging Applications

NexTrex™ Testing Program Aims to Clarify & Identify Acceptable Material for Inclusion in Trex Recycling Programs WINCHESTER, Va. - Plastic film plays a critical role in the packaging and transportation of many consumer goods, but it also presents a considerable challenge to manufacturers looking to reduce waste and their carbon footprints. How … [Read more...]

Challenging Market Conditions Lead to Dip in Recycling Rates for Film and Rigid Plastics

Domestic purchasing of rigid plastics and film continues to increase as overall recycling totals decrease WASHINGTON – Despite tough global market conditions, two new reports (the 2017 National Post-Consumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report and the 2017 National Post-Consumer Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Report ) found that domestic … [Read more...]

Successful FEFPEB spring meeting held in Edinburgh, Group welcomes change to European Union’s Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive

FEFPEB welcomed its members from 15 European countries to its spring meeting, which was held in Edinburgh in early May. The annual gathering included presentations from MSP (Member of the Scottish Parliament) Fergus Ewing, who is the Scottish Rural Economy Secretary, on the importance of the wooden pallet and packaging sector to Scotland and the … [Read more...]

TIMCON welcomes Defra revision process on recycling targets, advocates for reuse and repair versus recycling

The Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON) has welcomed Defra’s consultation on the UK extended producer responsibility (EPR) system for packaging. Defra is the UK's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. TIMCON, which represents the wooden packaging and pallet industry in the UK and Ireland, says the process will … [Read more...]

ISRI2019 to Debut Residential Recycling Summit at Los Angeles Convention

(Washington, DC) – Building on its reputation as the premier recycling industry event in the world, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 2019 Convention & Exposition will add a Residential Recycling Summit to its lineup of educational workshops. Through seven sessions it will deep dive into the issues surrounding plastics, paper, … [Read more...]

Forest2Market Report Shows Changing Demand for Wood Fiber is Impacting Residuals Markets

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As global consumer trends and demands continue to shift at an escalating pace, a new Forest2Market report shows that both structural and temporal market shifts in recent decades have impacted the markets for wood fiber residuals. The report, Changes in the Residual Wood Fiber Market 2004 to 2017, … [Read more...]

Recycled cardboard bedding takes top prize at London awards

  DS Smith wins Best New Product Launch at MPR Brilliance Awards 2018 Recognized for launch campaign with animal bedding brand BedKind DS Smith Recycling won Best New Product Launch at this year’s Marketing and PR Brilliance Awards, which took place on December 7, 2018, at the Le Méridien Hotel in London. The company was … [Read more...]