PepsiCo and Loop Industries sign multi-year supply agreement for Loop-branded 100% sustainable plastics

USA - Loop Industries, Inc., a leading technology innovator in sustainable plastic and PepsiCo, Inc. have announced a multi-year supply agreement that will enable PepsiCo to purchase production capacity from Loop’s joint venture facility in the United States. According to the company, it will also incorporate Loop PET plastic, which is 100% recycled material, into…

Coca Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle are the largest waste contributors, says Greenpeace

CANADA – Greenpeace, a non-governmental environmental organization, has released an audit which said that Coca Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle are the top three contributors to ocean waste and pollution. According to the organization, together with their partners in the Break Free From Plastic movement, they enlisted the help of 10,000 volunteers across 42 countries to…

Mondelēz International commits to making all packaging recyclable by 2025

USA - Mondelēz International, an American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company, has announced a new commitment to make all packaging recyclable and provide recycling information by 2025. According to the company, it will work in partnerships so that packaging can be collected and recycled in markets around the world, as part of the company’s…

Singapore will run out of packaging waste landfill by 2035

SINGAPORE - Singapore Packaging Agreement (SPA) governing board chairman, Albert Lim has said that the current landfill for packaging waste will be full by 2035 given a limited land space. According to him, a taskforce which recommended voluntary agreement towards waste management was set up in January 2007 with a goal to look into the…

State fails to defend US$19m compensation in plastic ban case

KENYA - The government of Kenya represented by the office of the Attorney General (AG) has failed to meet a seven-day deadline that required it to provide defence against a Nairobi-based manufacturer who is seeking a US$19 million compensation following plastic bags ban. According to Business Daily, the manufacturer, Hi-Plast Limited is also seeking to…

Lagos State government and FBRA to partner on eradication of PET bottles wastes

NIGERIA - The Lagos State government has indicated interest to partner with the Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) on the eradication of post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that are improperly disposed thereby blocking drainages and canals in our environment. According to FBRA, it stated that the Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, disclosed…

British water brand Wenlock Spring re-brands sustainable bottle line

UK - Wenlock Spring, a premium British water lien, has redesigned its recycled plastic (rPET), fully recyclable range to illustrate their natural origins, incorporating the rock strata of the Wenlock Edge limestone escarpment through which Wenlock Spring water filters. According to the company, with the introduction of over 50% recycled plastic into their rPET bottle…

Britvic to power operations with 100% renewable electricity in new deal with E.ON

UK – Britvic, a British producer of soft drinks, has made plans that from October 2018, every Britvic manufacturing site in GB, from its offices to warehouses and factories, will be powered by 100% renewable electricity. According to the company, the move forms part of a new four-year deal with energy provider E.ON, which will…

Tesco begins trial for reverse vending machines to reduce plastic wastes

UK - Tesco shoppers can now claim 10p for every plastic bottle they return to selected stores, under a new trial announced by the supermarket giant as part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste, using the reverse vending machines at the stores. The in-store recycling machines, which are already in place at some rival…

Grupo Bimbo announces commitment to use 100% of renewable energy by 2025

MEXICO - Grupo Bimbo, the largest baking company in the world, has announced its commitment to use 100 percent renewable energy for its electricity throughout the world by 2025. The company is the first company in Mexico and Latin America to join RE100, a global, collaborative initiative of The Climate Group, together with CDP. RE100…