Plastic

SIG’s paper straws can be used with SIG’s recyclable carton packs, which are mainly made of renewable paper board. Pic: SIG/Intermarché

SIG’s recyclable straws hit the shelves

By Jim Cornall

Swiss-headquartered SIG’s fully recyclable and renewable paper straw solution for aseptic carton packs is being launched for the first time in Europe by French retail group Intermarché.

Lactips is looking to the replacement of polyvinyl alcohol films in home care and I&I applications, such as dishwasher tabs.

BASF signs contract with Lactips

By Jim Cornall

BASF and Lactips have signed an exclusive contract to market Lactips’ water-soluble, 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable material prepared from natural ingredients.

Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops

By Beth Newhart

Following the example of many other high-profile companies, Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to combat the environmental effects of single-use plastic. It will be removed from its Scoop Shop locations worldwide by the end of 2020.

A look at the potential for a plastic tax in the UK, and the growth of an ice cream companyin Northern Ireland. Pic: ©Getty Images/sergeyryzhov

Dairy Dialog podcast: Plastic tax and ice cream expansion

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast explores the recently-announced potential for tax on plastics in the UK, with an in-depth and far-reaching interview with PFF Packaging Group’s Kenton Robbins, and the expansion of Morelli’s, a fast-growing ice-cream company...

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