Iceland’s Reverse Vending Machines Recycle Over 1 Million Plastic Bottles In Just Over One Year

Iceland has recycled more than 1 million plastic bottles since May 2018, following its industry-leading move to trial reverse vending machines in a selection of its stores. During the trial period Iceland has been gaining feedback from its customers, who have responded extremely positively with 96% of shoppers believing the scheme should be extended to all retailers. Iceland’s customer insights showed the main motivation for people using the reverse vending machines was environmental concerns, with two thirds (67%) choosing this option above any others. The bottle return data and customer…

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P&G and Tokyo 2020 Announce The Podium Project – The First-Ever Medals Podiums Created From Recycled Plastic for Upcoming Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

In partnership with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Procter & Gamble have announced that for the first time in Olympic and Paralympic Games histories, all medal podiums will be created entirely from recycled materials – and consumers can directly contribute. The Tokyo 2020 Podium Project officially kicks off on Thursday, June 13th, in host-country Japan, inviting members of the community to collect their plastic items, like shampoo and dish detergent bottles, and bring them to the nearest AEON Group store location, major Japanese retail…

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KP Snacks Launches UK Recycling Scheme For Nuts, Popcorn, Crisps And Pretzels Packets

KP Snacks is launching a nationwide recycling scheme for nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels packets. Working with recyclers, TerraCycle, the scheme will give people the chance to set up collection points around the UK. The scheme is simple and free to use; all brands of nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels packaging will be accepted and the recycled material will ultimately be turned into new plastic items such as outdoor furniture. How it works: Visit www.terracycle.co.uk/kpsnacks to sign up to the KP Snacks Nuts, Popcorn, Crisps and Pretzels Packet Recycling Programme…

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Coca-Cola Announces Loan Agreement with Ioniqa Technologies to Transform Hard-to-Recycle Plastic Waste into High-Quality, Food-Grade PET

The Coca-Cola Company has announced a new agreement extending a loan to Ioniqa Technologies (The Netherlands) to facilitate the development of Ioniqa’s proprietary technology to produce high-grade, recycled PET content from hard-to-recycle PET waste. The agreement is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of high-grade recycled content PET for use in bottles used by The Coca-Cola Company. This investment supports the company’s global vision to work toward a World Without Waste, which includes a goal to create packaging made of at least 50% recycled material by 2030. The new technology…

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PAC Worldwide Adds Key Piece to the Sustainable Packaging Puzzle: Company to Launch “Rethink” Campaign

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Rethink. That’s the new mantra at PAC Worldwide, as the flexible protective packaging leader adds a fourth strategic pillar to the three “R’s of environmental sustainability.  And, to introduce its new 4-square model, the company is embarking on a major outreach initiative with employees, customers, vendors and related partners across its global supply chain. The impetus for PAC’s “Rethink Sustainability” program comes from increasing evidence that shows stakeholders across the spectrum struggling with how best to manage sustainability. While most embrace its virtues, dealing with the complexities…

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