More than 130 million tons of single-use plastic products are released into the environment, burned, or landfilled each year. Moreover, 90% of these products, released worldwide, were produced by only a hundred companies. Such results are presented on the website of the Mindoro charity foundation, which conducted the corresponding research in packaging market events.
The top twenty plastic manufacturers, which become garbage after one-time use, included 11 companies from Asia, four from Europe, three from the United States, and one from Latin America and the Middle East was also on this list.
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Exxon Mobil took first place among the sources of disposable plastic waste – during the year, it produced 5.9 thousand tons of such items worth $ 3.7 billion. In second place is the Chinese Sinopec – it has 5.7 thousand tons of products for one billion dollars. The third place went to Dow from Saudi Arabia with 5.6 thousand tons and 4.4 billion dollars.
Domestic manufacturers were also included in this packaging market events. Suburb ranked 32nd (0.8 million tons of disposable plastic products), Nizhnekamskneftekhim – 80th (0.3 million tons), Kazanorgsintez – 91st (0.2 million tons).
“If single-use plastic usage continues at its current rate, it will account for 5% to 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” the study’s authors write.
COMPANIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM HAVE ESTABLISHED A FUND TO ENCOURAGE THE RECYCLING OF FLEXIBLE PLASTICS
The five largest UK consumer goods manufacturers have jointly founded the £ 1million ($ 1.4million) Flexible Plastics Fund. The initiative aims to stimulate the processing of flexible plastics in the country.
To increase flexible plastic recycling and prevent plastic pollution, the companies will collaborate closely with producers, merchants, and recyclers decided on packaging market events.
To incentivize recyclers to recycle flexible plastic, a minimum value of £ 100 ($ 141) will be guaranteed for every ton of recycled product.
The fund will ensure full transparency of the audit, with at least 80% of the collected plastics will be recycled in the UK. This figure should increase to 100% by 2023.
The plastic recycled under the initiative will be converted into various products, including non-food plastic, non-food film, and cling film.
The British Plastics Federation, Bunzl, and the Waitrose and Partners Plan Plastic Fund offer additional financial support to the Flexible Plastics Fund.
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AFTER LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE POLYETHYLENE DISPENSING SOLUTION.
Apgar has developed a completely recyclable dispensing solution using only polyethylene mono-material for packaging.
Global design and manufacturing company Apgar has unveiled a fully recyclable pump made exclusively from polyethylene (PE) mono material for the beauty and personal care sector.
The Future dispensing solution has a built-in on/off interlock system and a 360 ° actuator.
The product is the result of over two years of design and testing.
After claims that PE alone makes the product easier to recycle than traditional dispensing pumps, which mainly contain a variety of materials and components.
Future is certified by cycles-HTP – the recyclability and product liability authority.
The future pump is designed to withstand the risks of shipping and distribution and eliminate the need for cardboard boxes and paper packaging.
The creators emphasize that the product is also made using recycled polymers.
Dunn Paper launches sustainable coated paper technology.
North American papermaker and supplier Dunn Paper has launched sustainable coated paper technology as an alternative to plastic packaging.
A bioregion is a fluorocarbon-free product that uses barrier technology that does not contain chromium or styrene. The product was launched after several years of development.
The company used bio-based coatings to meet the requirements for renewability, recyclability, and compost ability for certification for this technology.
Bioregion papers are printable and can be customized to suit customers’ preferred branding and designs.
Bioregion technology complies with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food contact regulations and is certified by other third parties, including the USDA and the Biodegradable Products Institute.
Packaging market events ban on the use of certain types of plastic is being prepared in our country.
Plastic straws, utensils, and cotton swabs may soon be banned by law. Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko stated this at the IX Newsy International Ecological Congress.
Particular attention during the congress was paid to recycling waste and reducing the use of plastic. The government is already working on amendments to the relevant law, which will spell out a ban on using certain types of plastic. “We’re working on legislation that would make it illegal to utilize non-recyclable or difficult-to-recover materials. Colored plastic, plastic tubes, cotton swabs, and throwaway plastic dishes are examples, according to Deputy Prime Minister Viktoria Abramchenko. According to her, the document is “at the stage of the interdepartmental agreement, in the autumn session it may already be submitted to the State Duma.”
The government believes that this will not hit consumers’ pockets. “The development of restrictions on non-recyclable and hard-to-recover materials has been immersed in a roadmap to implement the new extended liability of producers and importers,” said a spokesman for Abramchenko. “It’s too early to discuss particular criteria; the concept of a new legislation will need to be created at the government’s platform, in collaboration with key ministries and businesses.” Packaging market events conducted by different countries.
In Dagestan, benches and gazebos are made from recycled polyethylene on packaging market events.
Entrepreneurs of the republic decided to use polyethylene and plastic for landscaping. The workshop started working about a month ago in Kizilyurt. The head of the company, Abdulgafur Nasrulaev, told the RG correspondent that the idea to recycle plastic came after he saw what mountain areas and rivers are turning into, where garbage is being thrown out uncontrollably. The necessary machines were found in St. Petersburg. They were purchased with the personal funds of a businessman. Together with colleague Jamal din Maggie, they developed the technology.
In the workshop, polyethylene and plastic are heated and mixed with sand, and then they do not burn but melt. Then the formed mass is pressed and brought to the desired state within 24 hours.
Packages, stretch films, plastic cans are used as raw materials. While water bottles are not suitable for melting, entrepreneurs are now considering the possibility of recycling them.
The enterprise produced benches, urns, flower pots, awnings, gazebos, and sun loungers as experimental samples.
Businessmen hope that their project will be supported in municipalities and they will be able to get orders under the federal program “Formation of a comfortable urban environment.”
Australia introduced the world’s first unified cigarette packs. By the end of this year, a single tobacco package should appear in the UK, France, and Ireland.
Calculations of the PPC REO show that with the introduction of 100% EPR for packaging, the price of a two-liter bottle of Coca-Cola will increase by 14 kopecks, or 0.13%, for a can of stew of 0.5 kg, by 19 kopecks, or 0.12%. And for a bottle of ketchup weighing 320 g – by 72 kopecks, or 1%.
Even with such symbolic mark-ups, the volume of environmental fees will exceed 40 billion rubles. Per year, according to PPK REO. This money will be used to create the industry’s waste management infrastructure and to reduce utility bills. For example, the removal of containers for recyclable waste could be free of charge.
Even with introducing a 100% standard for the disposal of packaging and the product itself, a significant increase in prices is not expected. The maximum increase, in this case, will be shown by electronic and electrical equipment – on average by 1.5%, the maximum value for certain types of goods – 5.6%. In most cases, the price rise will fluctuate within 0.7-1.4% of the price. At the same time, the regulation on the disposal of products is still being developed.
As part of the Valia and Tetra Pak project, residents of St. Petersburg collected more than 13 tons of recyclable materials.
Valia and Tetra Pak have summed up the results of the first month of the separate collection program launched in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region this spring. During April, at 20 stations in Sertolovo, Primo sky, and Vyborg sky regions, 13.7 tons of recyclable materials were collected.
The joint project between Valia and Tetra Pak started in March. Each separate collection point provides containers for five fractions: glass, paper, and cardboard, rigid PET, HDPE, PP plastic, Tetra Pak multi-layer cardboard packaging for drinks and its analogs. The program has received a great response from the residents – the collected waste is removed twice as often as planned.
During the operation of the points, the operator of the “Collection Point” program removed 13.7 tons of recyclable materials. PET and HDPE glass and plastic were most often handed over – 8970 kg and 2328 kg, respectively. In addition, 1700 kg of waste paper was collected and 270 kilograms of polypropylene, and 480 kilograms of packaging for Tetra Pak drinks and their analogs.
Collection points are organized with the support of Tetra Pak and Valia by the operator, OOO Point of Collection.
Petr Bobrovsky, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of OOO Point of Collection, notes that for the successful and efficient operation of separate collection points, the responsible attitude of each resident. Packaging market events conducted by different countries.
To prevent this from happening, our workers sometimes spend 2-3 hours at the point of separate collection to cleanse fractions and decompose the raw materials correctly”.
The companies will work together with producers, retailers, and recyclers to improve flexible plastic recycling and prevent plastic pollution.
A minimum value of £ 100 ($ 141) will be guaranteed for every tone of flexible plastic recycled to encourage recyclers to do so.