At FachPack 2019, SP Group's Victor Barrera talks about the company's sustainability efforts from carbon footprint reduction to downgauging, and highlights the benefits of the new SOL extrusion material.
McDonald’s Corporation has pledged to evaluate and report on the opportunities and risks posed by a transition into reusable packaging, including its impact on single-use solutions and the environment – and non-profit foundation As You Sow has withdrawn its shareholder proposal with the company in response.
Recycling businesses in Togo and Nigeria, bioplastics made from invasive plants from Lake Victoria, and a process of waste conversion to create safe and affordable cooking fuel in Kenya are amongst the recipients of £4 million as part of the Afri-Plastics Challenge, which aims to cut down on plastic pollution in Africa.
A cross-industry coalition representing the European hospitality and beverage industries and its packaging value chain has called for an improved impact assessment surrounding the proposal for a Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, cautioning that businesses and consumers alike could suffer under the inefficient rollout of reuse and refill schemes.
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