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DSM and Starboard collaboration transforms discarded fishing nets from waste into high-end surfboard components

DSM and Starboard collaboration transforms discarded fishing nets from waste into high-end surfboard components. 
(Photo: DSM Engineering Plastics: DSMPR513)Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and Starboard, a world leading Watersports company offering Paddle, Surf, Windsurf and Kiteboards, announced that they are collecting and upcycling discarded fishing nets to create a material for consumer goods such as surfboard components. In doing so the collaboration supports litter-free beaches, a healthier marine environment and creates a positive social impact for local communities in India.

Mondi leads industry response with sustainable packaging solutions

Mondi leads industry response with sustainable packaging solutions. 
(Photos: Mondi, PR103)Mondi, the global packaging and paper Group, is leading the industry’s response to public demand for sustainable packaging solutions. At this week’s FachPack trade fair in Nuremberg, Mondi’s BarrierPack Recyclable will receive the 2018 German Packaging Award for the ‘sustainability’ category. This fully-recyclable packaging laminate has already won the 2018 Plastics Recycling Europe Award for ‘Best Technology Innovation in Plastics Recycling’. Mondi sees increasing demand from customers everywhere for packaging solutions that are sustainable, reusable or recyclable.

Mondi to showcase BarrierPack Recyclable, and a host of other packaging innovations at FachPack 2018

Mondi’s fully recyclable packaging material, BarrierPack Recyclable, drives circular economy forward. (Photo: Mondi, PR101)Mondi, the global packaging and paper group, will highlight BarrierPack Recyclable, its fully recyclable plastic laminate for pre-made pouches and FFS roll stock, along with other innovative products targeting the ice cream, pet food, and food and beverages categories at the upcoming FachPack trade fair in Germany.

Opening 1st PlasticRoad bike path in the world

Opening 1st PlasticRoad bike path in the world.A world premiere in the Netherlands: the first PlasticRoad bike path was recently opened in Zwolle, Overijssel. Inventors of the PlasticRoad, Anne Koudstaal and Simon Jorritsma – together with Member of the Provincial Executive of Overijssel, Bert Boerman and Alderman William Dogger of the municipality of Zwolle, cycled the first bike path made from recycled plastic. The concept was presented three years ago by road construction company KWS (a Royal VolkerWessels company). Wavin and Total joined forces with KWS in 2016 to develop the concept into a product. A second PlasticRoad bike path pilot in Giethoorn, near the pilot location in Zwolle, will be opened in November.

Mondi flexible packaging “leapfrogs” ahead in the recycling game

The Frosch mono-material pouch with detachable panels. (Photo: Mondi, PR100)In 2014 Werner & Mertz decided to develop packaging that is recyclable in the fullest sense. This was before most fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies viewed a commitment to sustainability as an indispensable building block for brand equity. Several packaging suppliers told them it could not be realised. Then they met Mondi.

Avery Dennison joins the Plasticity Partner Program, led by Ocean Recovery Alliance

Avery Dennison joins the Plasticity Partner Program, LED by Ocean Recovery Alliance. (Photo: Avery Dennison, PR403)Global materials science and manufacturing company, Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY), and Ocean Recovery Alliance, founders of Plasticity Forum, have entered into a three-year agreement as part of the Plasticity Partner Program.

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