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UPM Raflatac has unveiled shrink-sleeve labels that avoid causing problems in today’s PET bottle recycling processes.
A leading shipping line executive says recovered materials exporters can expect to see a different global freight environment in the next year. This will substantially affect the current recycling marketplace.
Over the past two years, Coca-Cola has boosted its recycled PET production capabilities by 20 percent, opening facilities and recycling lines in nine different countries. It now uses recycled PET in 24 countries.
Two publicly traded firms making lumber and decking materials from recycled plastic and wood had differing financial results in the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2016.
An international metals recycling company jumps into the PET recycling business, and Scotland mulls a beverage container deposit program.
PepsiCo says it will work to eliminate packaging materials that inhibit sorting or contaminate downstream recycling streams. The global food and beverage company also said it will redesign the film in its snack packaging to enable its recovery.
Logistics experts predict the current low costs of moving recyclables from processing plants to end-use mills will continue through the end of the year.
An upcoming update to the RIOS certification will include stronger health and safety requirements and a greater focus on the global recycling industry.