DM is testing its customers' environmental awareness with a pilot project in 150 stores.
According to a study by an international team of researchers, climate-neutral plastic can be produced.
Tomra opened its PO and PET flake testing center for the development of new solutions in Parma on Sept. 22.
The German Plastics Packaging Industry Association (Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen, IK) is in favor of an increase in the proportion of recycled material, but not a fixed quota.
The new DIN standard DIN SPEC 91446 for the classification of plastic recyclates is to come into force from October.
Customers of the Zentek dual system can make a financial contribution to ensuring that more than 63 percent of plastic packaging is recycled.
Nestlé, Papier Mettler and Grüner Punkt have developed an LDPE shrink film that will be made of half recyclates.
Ulrich Reifenhäuser and Guido Frohnhaus were unanimously elected as new members of the governing board of the SKZ Plastics Center.
If at least ten million additional tons of recyclates are to be used in 2025, as planned by the EU, their use in products will have to more than double.
The smaller containers of Coca-Cola's core brands will also be offered in bottles made from 100 percent recycled PET with immediate effect.