Amcor opened an European Innovation Center to work on material science and packaging design.

Producer responsibility organization Circular Action Alliance announced that Juri Freeman, currently managing principal for RRS, will serve as executive director for the PRO in Colorado, carrying out the extended producer responsibility program for packaging.

Japanese plastic film supplier Gunze announced a program that will recycle shrink film labels from used plastic containers into new shrink film labels. Film reclaimer Fuji Seal will remove the ink and process the labels into recycled resin for new label production.

L’Occitane en Provence and Carbios launched a 100% PET bottle made from an enzymatic recycling process.

New York-based Stein Fibers acquired Florida-based material distributor Banyan Plastics for an undisclosed amount.