Yoplait, Trinseo, and Intraplas partner to produce yogurt pots in France using food contact certified recycled polystyrene in an industry first
Several years ago, Yoplait, one of the worldwide leaders in the yogurt market started to regularly optimize its packaging to decrease plastic quantity used. The company took an aggressive stance on sustainability and, consequently, outlined a roadmap for all of its products targeting to have all of its European packaging reusable or recyclable by 2025.
How INEOS Styrolution and TUPLUS, a high-end luggage manufacturer, have joined forces to reduce the carbon footprint of suitcases by selecting a recyclable plastic which already contains mechanically recycled post-consumer plastic waste.
The TUPLUS luggage brand stands for stylish, functional luggage. The company combines industrial design with premium materials and hardware to produce suitcases that suit the modern traveller. Finding the right materials to meet not only those criteria, but to also reduce the carbon footprint of its products and promote a more environmentally conscious mode of travelling does not happen by chance.
How INEOS Styrolution and commercial rubber flooring brand – nora® by Interface – are collaborating to support Interface’s drive to become carbon neutral by 2040
In the Spring of 2021, INEOS launched a new line of styrenics solutions - Styrolux® ECO and Styroflex® ECO - made with renewable raw materials. Styrenics are a type of versatile lightweight plastic and are used in a whole range of applications from yoghurt pots and cream jars to coffee machines and car bumpers.
How a shared vision between Covestro and VAUDE, the German outdoor gear and footwear manufacturer, has resulted in a non-GMO bio-based foam midsole for the new Lavik Eco outdoor trail shoe
VAUDE’s vision is to have 90% of products made from 50% bio-based or recycled materials by 2024. They plan to achieve this by finding eco-friendly alternatives to petroleum-based materials, increasing the use of recycled and natural fibres such as hemp and organic cotton, and using bio-based plastics from fully non-GMO (genetically modified organism) sources.
Total Corbion PLA
Total Corbion PLA has launched the world’s first commercially available chemically recycled bioplastics product
The new project "Closing the loop" between Total Corbion PLA and Sansu, recycling PLA waste water bottles, is the world's first commercial PLA recovery.
How three companies managed to produce the first suitcase series made of recycled material and pave the way for more circularity
LyondellBasell, SUEZ, and Samsonite created the 'Green Grey' edition of S'Cure ECO, a new suitcase collection made from recycled plastic waste. LyondellBasell and SUEZ, through their recycling joint venture, Quality Circular Polymers (QCP), converted post-consumer plastic such as packaging into high-quality polypropylene. Samsonite now uses this recycled plastic to create the outer shell for its suitcase collection.
Production of sustainable polyethylene based on carbon captured from industrial waste gas
TotalEnergies and its two partners have achieved a world first in producing the very first packaging made of sustainable PE using captured and recycled carbon emissions. TotalEnergies’ Polymers activity is fully committed to innovation in order to reduce the carbon footprint of its product, particularly Polyethylene (PE), by using feedstocks other than fossil oil. With this in mind, TotalEnergies worked with L’Oréal and Lanzatech, both player in the value chain, to develop an ambitious project to produce polyethylene-based packaging from industrial waste gas.
How Braskem partnered Joules and Duo to develop a fully circular packaging solution
Working in partnership with packaging specialist Duo, UK clothing company Joules embarked upon a journey to explore how post-consumer plastic material could be used to create new packaging products. With Covid-19 giving rise to many more customers ordering online and picking up in-store, the challenge was to develop an ecommerce mailing bag with a transparent plastic side made from post-consumer resin (PCR) raw materials that would easily allow staff to identify the right package and customers to see the product, thereby reducing the overall number of contact points.
How INEOS Styrolution and Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller have worked together to design and produce yoghurt cups from recycled polystyrene.
To maximise the intrinsic value of polystyrene so that it is not lost forever, INEOS Styrolution has developed a process to convert post-consumer polystyrene waste back into its building block - styrene monomer - via depolymerisation. This styrene monomer can be reused to make high quality new polystyrene products without any impurities.
I’m green EVA & Allbirds
Braskem’s I’m greenTM bio-based portfolio is made from responsibly–sourced sugarcane ethanol, which can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions of final products. Bio-based materials, such as EVA, are drop-in solutions that can replace conventional (fossil) alternatives without the need to invest in new plastic processing machinery. Furthermore, at the end-of-life they will be accepted within the existing waste and recycling streams.
How a combined approach supported by significant investment will improve energy efficiency by 20% by 2030 at Borealis’ Porvoo Plant in Finland
“Part of our commitment to bringing about a carbon-neutral future means re-inventing for more sustainable living. We will continue to find innovative ways to protect the climate by reducing our own environmental footprint,” Wolfram Krenn, Borealis Executive Vice President Base Chemicals and Operations.
How open-innovation collaboration with Borealis has resulted in the first-ever application of breakthrough Qpinch technology on a commercial scale in a polyolefin plant. The result: lower CO2 emissions and increased production efficiency
Once the seed of collaboration was planted, it was only a matter of time before Qpinch and Borealis could announce the next milestone in their solid and like-minded partnership – the first-ever application of breakthrough Qpinch technology on a commercial scale in a polyolefin plant.
How Swiss dairy company Emmi is partnering with Borealis and Greiner Packaging to produce Emmi CAFFÈ LATTE drinking cups using chemically recycled polypropylene
In the past, a ‘coffee to go’ was a phenomenon mostly associated with America. The trend has crossed the globe, accelerated by the recent pandemic, which has prompted increased outdoor socializing and dining. But it’s not only hot drinks; different types of cold drinks – including iced coffee - are also on the menu.
SABIC and Unilever
How Magnum worked with SABIC to become the world’s first ice cream brand to use recycled polypropylene plastic in its packaging
While plastic has its place in the safe and efficient distribution of products, Unilever wanted to find a more environmentally friendly approach to packaging for its world-famous ice cream brand, Magnum. Unilever has long recognised its responsibilities both in addressing the challenge of keeping plastic waste out of the environment, and in leading the food and refreshment industry towards a more sustainable future.