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 •  November 15

In a new market report – The Future of Rigid Plastic Packaging to 2022 – Smithers Pira forecasts that global rigid plastic packaging consumption will be worth $166 billion in 2017, and exceed $200bn (£152bn) at the end of its study period in 2022. Volume consumption of rigid plastics globally will reach 52.9 million tonnes … In a new market report...

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 •  November 10

RPC M&H Plastics has provided new sugarcane-based packs for skincare brand Bulldog. Bulldog Skincare for Men uses sugarcane as a raw material. The polyethylene is created by farming sugarcane on sustainable land in Brazil, thousands of kilometres from the Amazon rainforest. According to RPC M&H Once grown, the Sugarcane is transformed into...

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 •  October 26

LINPAC (Klöckner Pentaplast) has collaborated with meat processor, Dunbia, to develop a convenient ‘quick roast’ joint pack concept. Prime Cook, which will be introduced to the shelves of Co-op, “has the potential to put the traditional British Sunday roast on tables across the UK as a mid-week dinner option.” Dunbia beef and lamb joints are...

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 •  October 13

Almost 300 delegates attended the RECOUP annual conference, where plastics recycling and packaging materials were discussed in detail. Consumer and producer responsibility, increasing quality and quantity of collected material, creating demand through recycled content and innovative thinking were all part of the discussion. Robin Baird, from...

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 •  July 12

The world’s biggest drinks brand is expected to announce on Wednesday that it will increase its target for recycled plastic in its bottles and its support for recycling. Coca-Cola’s UK and Europe division has a target to increase the amount of recycled plastic or RPET in its bottles to 40% by 2020, and the biggest soft drink brand is expected to...

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 •  June 12

Britain has turned into a nation of gastronomes. For many people soup and a sandwich during lunch hour no longer pass muster. They would much rather slurp a bowl of bone broth, nibble on a platter of sashimi or chow down on a Chinese pork bun. The sector is moving so swiftly that each week seems to herald a new foodie trend and this foodservice...

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 •  May 4

Counterfeiting in the drinks industry is a multi-million pound industry. But, thanks to new security measures, including anti-refill and tamper evidence caps, many of which are designed using complex injection moulding techniques in the UK, drink companies are fighting back against the illicit bootleggers. In the UK, the alcoholic beverage market...

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 •  May 3

The EcoSense certificate, awarded by the Spanish non-profit organisation, Plastic Sense Foundation (PSF), and verified by Entidad Nacional de Acreditacion (ENAC), has been awarded to Linpac in recognition of its compliance with PSF sustainability objectives. The accreditation further demonstrates the company’s commitment to leading progression...

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 •  January 23

The module helps reduce virgin material and re-uses plastic PET household waste that is almost entirely recovered from national bottle collection schemes. It then converts the recovered post-consumer hot-washed PET flakes into an rPET material that is suitable for manufacture of food packaging where the food comes into direct contact with the...

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 •  January 6

It’s a sector that’s accounts for a significant chunk of the overall packaging market and is continuing to innovate. So how is the rigid plastics segment shaping up? Currently valued at £144.7bn, the global rigid plastics sector accounts for 20.8% of the overall packaging market. Above average growth will see it increase its share to around 22.7%...