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More American PET bottles loop back

The US witnessed a 7% increase in the amount of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) used in food and beverage bottles…

Old plastic bottles may return as a face mask

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT) have developed a new way to create top quality face masks…

Stadler’s ‘biggest ever line’ to handle half of Denmark’s PET bottles

Recycling technology provider Stadler has completed the commissioning of a beverage packaging sorting plant it designed and built for Dansk…

Sportswear brand Puma recycles 1.9 million bottles

UK recycling firm First Mile is collaborating with Puma to launch a new sportswear collection which consists of recycled plastics. The co-branded…

KLM proves that plastic bottles can help fix airplanes

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has started recycling plastic bottles into tools used to repair its aircraft. Empty bottles are collected…

Discover Rome by recycling your bottles

Citizens of Rome can now get a discount on public transport by recycling plastic bottles. Over 11 000 used bottles…

Malaysia converts plastic bottles and cans into gold

Asia – Only 15% of Malaysian people recycle, according to the country’s Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk…

On-the-go bottles with or without a recycling message?

Worldwide – One million plastic bottles are sold across the world every minute, reveals market research firm EuroMonitor, which anticipates…

Discarded glass bottles to fuel next-generation batteries

United States – ‘Even with today’s recycling programmes, billions of glass bottles end up in landfills every year,’ note researchers…

Retailer collects 300 000 perfume bottles for recycling

France – Since April last year, customers of European perfume and cosmetics retailer Marionnaud have returned some 300 000 perfume…

PET bottles find second life in wind turbine rotor blades

Canada – Insulation foams producer Armacell has started up an extrusion line at its Brampton facility in Ontario, Canada, to…