Henkel invests in recycling innovation for flexible plastics packaging

Flexible packaging combines the best of many kinds of materials – like plastic, film, paper and aluminum – to create packaging for food and non-foods that provide a number of attributes, such as freshness, safety, light weighting, barrier protection and more. This versatile packaging protects products and slows down the process of spoilage – thus reducing CO2 emissions that are associated with food loss. However, these packages are difficult to recycle by design, often containing two or more different kinds of materials that cannot be returned to separate streams. The…

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Henkel integrates Social Plastic® in packaging for Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care products

Henkel is taking the next step in its collaboration with social enterprise Plastic Bank: The consumer business units Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care will launch product packaging made of 100 percent recycled plastic. Up to 50 percent thereof will be Social Plastic – plastic collected before it enters oceans or waterways. This underlines Henkel’s commitment to a circular value chain for plastic while at the same time providing opportunities for people in poverty. Solution for plastic waste and poverty Henkel has been partnering with Plastic Bank since 2017.…

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