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Millad® NX® 8000 ECO for PP certified by RecyClass for plastic packaging recycling in Europe

Millad® NX® 8000 for PP certified by RecyClass for plastic packaging recycling in Europe.
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Millad® NX® 8000 technology is fully compatible with polypropylene (PP) recycling processes in Europe and poses no recyclability issues, according to RecyClass, a cross-industry initiative that works to advance plastic packaging recyclability on the continent.

Mondi shines by winning two awards for sustainable food packaging

Mondi shines by winning two awards for sustainable food packaging. (Photo: Mondi, PR161)Mondi, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, has been recognised in this year’s Austrian Green Star Packaging Awards for two recent sustainable packaging innovations developed using its customer-centric approach, EcoSolutions:

BENEO begins processing the first organic chicory harvest at Oreye

BENEO begins processing the first organic chicory harvest at Oreye. (Photo: BENEO, PR004)BENEO has a long tradition of partnering with local farmers on the supply of chicory. Now the company’s plant in Oreye, Belgium is the first large-scale facility ever to process prebiotic fibre from organic chicory root.

Mondi partners with SalzburgMilch and SPAR to reduce plastic waste from food packaging

Mondi partners with SalzburgMilch and SPAR to reduce plastic waste from food packaging. 
(Photo: Mondi, PR160)Leading packaging and paper manufacturer, Mondi, is launching a fully recyclable 80% paper-based packaging solution for cold meats and cheese. The new packaging will reduce plastic usage for Austrian dairy producer SalzburgMilch by approximately 40 tonnes per year, compared to its previously used rigid plastic trays.

BENEO’s energy efficiency program cuts emissions by 40 percent at Oreye plant

BENEO’s energy efficiency program cuts emissions by 40 percent at Oreye plant. 
(Photo: BENEO, PR003)BENEO, a world leader in healthy ingredients, has announced a 40% cut in specific carbon emissions at its Oreye facility in Belgium, thanks to increased energy efficiency measures. Now, well in time for the start of the 2020 chicory campaign, and following an €11 million investment, a newly installed gas turbine and heat recovery boiler have now gone into full operation. The system greatly enhances BENEO’s own electricity production at Oreye, allowing the facility to produce 5 additional megawatts per year, and thereby become a net exporter of energy.

HolyGrail 2.0 launched: Mondi trials digital watermarking to separate waste for a circular economy

HolyGrail 2.0 launched: Mondi trials digital watermarking to separate waste for a circular economy. (Photo: Mondi, PR159)Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has joined forces with AIM, the European Brands Association, and other partners across the value chain to prove the viability of digital watermarking for sorting waste at scale. The HolyGrail 2.0 initiative has the ambitious goal of assessing whether this pioneering digital technology can enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU, thereby driving a truly circular economy.

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