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F&N Introduces Vending Machines to Recycle PET Bottles, etc in Singapore

Published on June 1, 2018 by in PET News
Food and beverages company F&N has launched – ‘reverse vending machines’ in Singapore. The vending machines accepts used PET bottles and cans – aimed at promoting recycling post-consumer products in the country.
For this project, F&N has partnered with Singapore’s supermarket chain – NTUC FairPrice and the first reverse vending machine was introduced at its Waterway Point in January this year.

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Unilever, Indorama, Ioniqa form partnership to develop fully circular solution for PET recycling

Published on May 28, 2018 by in PET News

Food and beverages major Unilever along with  chemicals company Ioniqa and resin producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) are coming together to develop a solution for PET recycling that is completely circular in nature.

The solution aims to develop a food packaging system that converts PET waste into virgin grade PET material. The solution breaks down non-recycled PET waste such as colored PET bottles into base molecule level by separating the color and other contaminants. The result is a PET material that is comparable to virgin grade PET.

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Brazil’s Braskem Plans Sugar Based MEG Production

Published on March 16, 2018 by in PET News

Braskem, Americas’ largest producer of thermoplastic resins, estimates that global demand for monoethylene glycol (MEG) – a key ingredient in PET production – will be between 25 to 30 million tonnes per year, with 85% going into PET production.

Meanwhile as companies are more keen on sustainable solutions, some buyers are looking at biobased or green plastics to achieve carbon emission targets. As such the demand for green plastics is expected to manifold in the coming years.

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Petainer, Mitsubishi Chemical, KHS Japan to Introduce new PET kegs in Japanese Beer Market

Published on March 16, 2018 by in PET News

The demand for craft beers has grown considerably across the world including Japan. Japan’s leading brands Asahi and Kirin are becoming increasingly influential in the global beer market too.

Breweries worldwide are increasingly preferring single-use PET kegs as they are not only economical and an efficient alternative to traditional steel kegs and glass bottles, but they are also recyclable, cutting down on logistics costs and washing processes. In addition the kegs provide excellent product protection.

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France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK take lead in Europe’s PET Collection, Recycling

Published on March 1, 2018 by in PET News

Europe’s PET bottles and containers collection and recycling has increased significantly in recent years. Countries that fared well in PET bottle collection and recycling in Europe are – France, Germany and Italy that together represent 47.9 percent of the total volume collected in the region. Spain and UK are also making significant progress and in 2016 the five countries’ combined total share of collection stood at 70.9 percent.

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