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What cookies, pasta and plastics (now) have in common

What cookies, pasta and plastics (now) have in common. (Photo: Clariant)For many of us it was our first childhood lesson in culinary circularity: Seeing how, when the cookie baking season was finally here again, scraps of leftover dough from cutting were re-rolled and added to fresh dough to make a new batch. Doing the same with homemade pasta is a bit more tricky, which is why smart Italian grandmothers invented maltagliati, but with a little water, olive oil and effort it is certainly possible.

SABIC and Schwarz Group embark on pilot project for vegetable bags made from TRUCIRCLE™ certified circular polyethylene 

Flexible film using SABIC’s certified circular polyethylene, being introduced into Schwarz Group’s Lidl and Kaufland retail stores in Germany as part of a pilot project.SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, has embarked on a pilot project with Schwarz Group, Europe’s largest retail store operator, for the use of transparent film bags made from certified circular polyethylene (PE) in vegetable packaging. The project will include various different PE technologies from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio based on materials produced via feedstock recycling of mixed and used plastic. Through this project 1 kg bags for organic carrots, made of flexible film using SABIC’s certified circular polyethylene, will be introduced between October and December 2020 by the retail group into selected stores operating under the Lidl and Kaufland brands in Germany.

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.

SABIC, the Estée Lauder Companies and Origins announce collaboration to unveil the first premium brand packaging tube made with certified circular polyolefins

SABIC, the Estée Lauder Companies and Origins announce collaboration to unveil the first premium brand packaging tube made with certified circular polyolefins.SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, today announced its collaboration with The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), a global leader in prestige beauty, global skincare brand Origins Natural Resources Inc. and beauty packaging manufacturer Albéa for the upcoming 2021 market debut of an advanced beauty tube pack for Origins. Origins will be the first prestige beauty brand to use certified circular polyolefins from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio to launch a tube pack format of its global best-selling Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask.

‘World first’ tea capsules made using SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE solution for certified circular polypropylene

‘World first’ tea capsules made using SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE™ solution for certified circular polypropylene.Avoury®, the new brand launched by Melitta Single Portions, is working with SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio of solutions and services to create its pioneering new premium organic tea capsules, made from certified circular polypropylene (PP) that uses feedstock made from used plastic. The launch represented an innovative use of recycled, transparent plastic tea capsules in the industry, representing an exciting step towards a more sustainable future with products which are easier to recycle and that help to create a circular economy for plastics.

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:

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