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Actions that bottled water companies continue to take to reduce their environmental footprint were highlighted on Earth Day, according to the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA).

Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. and Braskem, a producer of biopolymers, entered into a three year partnership in which Solegear will utilize Braskem’s I’m green™ polyethylene to produce and distribute a series of household recycling containers under its good natured™ brand.

Recycling cart manufacturer MODRoto, Madison, Indiana, has named Mike Ernst regional sales manager. Covering the Southeast territory of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Puerto Rico, Ernst will be responsible for the continued growth and market expansion of the company’s proprietary product lines including its pioneering Poly-Trux recycling carts, laundry carts and bulk containers.

Published in the June 2017 Edition of American Recycler News

Petcore Europe, a Brussels based association representing the complete PET value chain in Europe, welcomed eight new members in 2017: Hordijk Verpakkingen, Sukano, Pellenc ST, The Mossi Ghisolfi Group, SUEZ, Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, Inc., Sidel and L’Oréal.

The recycling of plastic wraps, bags and other film packaging grew 34 million pounds, or 3 percent, in 2015 to reach a minimum of nearly 1.2 billion pounds for the year.

Unilever unveiled its new technology to recycle sachet waste. This technology, called CreaSolv® Process, has been developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Germany and is inspired by an innovation used to recycle TV sets.