The big players of the largescale retail trade as a driver of innovation also with regard to sustainability, which is certainly a goal, but above all a value that permeates every action, from the presentation of a product on the shelf to the management of suppliers. Interview with Chiara Faenza, Sustainability and Innovation Values manager for Coop.
At the fruit and vegetables international fair Fruit Attraction 2021, running in Madrid from 5 to 7 October, the Bolognese company Ilip is exhibiting several innovations related to the "closed loop" of packaging materials, including, in particular, the T2T R-PET process, i.e. the "tray-to-tray" use of recycled PET.
TÜV Austria’s OK Recycled certification scheme addresses the issues raised by EU Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the influence of certain plastic products on the environment. PET bottles are to be made of at least 25% recycled plastic by 2025 and 30% by 2030 - for all bottles.
The manufacturer of extrusion blow moulding machines, Plastiblow, has for many years been at the forefront of experimentation and technological innovation, so much so that today it can offer blowing machines and complete systems not only with low energy consumption (one of the lowest in this sector), but also able to create lighter and more eco-sustainable multilayer co-extruded containers, thanks to an ad hoc design, because they use an important percentage of recycled plastic polymers.
European plastics producers call for a mandatory EU recycled content target for plastics packaging of 30% by 2030. An enabling policy framework and collaboration with the value chain are essential to reach target.
Kicking off in these days, "La plastica è cambiata, cambia idea sulla plastica (Plastic has changed, change your mind on plastic)" is an information campaign aimed to get insight into the issues concerning the world of plastic in general. The initiative, supported by Alpla, one of the world's leading producers of plastic packaging, intends to increase the level of consumer knowledge about plastic materials, to make them aware of how and how much they have evolved in recent years.
The Municipality of Chioggia won the 2021 edition of "Un sacco in Comune, a tutta plastica!", a competition promoted by Corepla and sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition that involved the Municipalities of Chioggia, Fiumicino, Crotone, Termini Imerese, Marsala and Licata to improve the quality of the separate collection of plastic packaging.
Sealed Air, a global leader in protective packaging solutions, has set a new standard in sustainability and protection with the launch of a range of mailers that contain more recycled material than any similar product on the market.
What is the life cycle of a cosmetic? Is it possible to recover the materials that compose it? These are extremely topical questions, to which Sana, Cosmofarma and Cosmoprof, together with the Italian cosmetics industry, provide a concrete answer with The Neverending Palette.
Domo Chemicals, a leader in sustainable polyamide solutions, has begun using a new sustainable black masterbatch based on recycled material to complement the recycled base polymer in its Econamid brand of sustainable polyamides.