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Using pectin-containing waste streams opens up new possibilities for the circular economy of plastics.  Pic: Getty Images/ligora

VTT creates recyclable plastic bottles from citrus peel

By Jim Cornall

New technology developed at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland enables the use of pectin-containing agricultural waste, such as citrus peel and sugar beet pulp, as raw material for bio-based polyethylene furanoate (PEF) plastics for replacing...

Fogg's new lifter design for glass bottles now come with the option of a gas spring.

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Fogg debuts new lifters for glass bottles

By Jim Cornall

As glass bottles become more popular because of sustainability concerns, Fogg Filler, a US company that designs and manufactures rotary filling systems for the liquids industry, has designed and engineered new lifter pedestals for glass bottle filling.

Lewis Road’s 750ml and 1.5 liter white and flavored milk bottles will start to transition to rPET bottles in August.

Lewis Road cuts plastic production for milk bottles

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy brand Lewis Road Creamery has announced it will move to recycled (rPET) bottles for its milk range from the end of August as part of its commitment to the New Zealand Packaging Declaration, committing to 100% of its packaging being recyclable,...

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