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C2 Background

Plastic ban in Germany – EU project researches alternatives

01.12.2020 Plastic bags will no longer be allowed to be sold in Germany from 2022. In doing so, Germany is following the example of many other nations in its efforts to contain plastic waste.
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C2 Background

German Bundestag decides to ban plastic bags

27.11.2020 From 1 January 2022, the sale of plastic bags will be banned in Germany. The Bundestag today approved a corresponding amendment to the packaging law, which was initiated by Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze. In future, plastic bags with a wall thickness of 15 to 50 micrometres will no longer be allowed to circulate. The best alternatives would be fabric bags, bags or baskets.
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European Bioplastics

Meeting all EU safety standards

16.11.2020 Products made from bio-based plastics must undergo the same testing procedures as conventional plastic products to access the market of the European Union (EU). Thereby a health risk for consumers is excluded. Plastics intended to be certified as biodegradable or compostable must undergo additional tests.
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Mitsubishi Hitec Paper Europe

ChePap Rhine-Ruhr Energy Efficiency Network again successful

13.11.2020 The energy efficiency network ChePap Rhine-Ruhr has once again achieved a positive balance. After having already achieved considerable energy savings in 2016 to 2018 through close cooperation, the second period from 2018 to 2020 also produced positive results with 14 companies from the NRW chemicals and paper industry.
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FINAT

Self-adhesive label companies launch a broad-based industry recycling initiative

29.10.2020 FINAT, the European self-adhesive labelling industry association, has formally announced the launch of ‘CELAB-Europe’, a significant new initiative designed to create a circular economy for self-adhesive label materials in Europe.
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HERMA

Joint sustainability project receives another award

02.10.2020 Probably the world's first PE label whose PE content consists of 100 percent post-consumer recycled material and is equipped with a special wash-off adhesive, continues to cause a sensation. Just one month after being awarded the German Packaging Award, the label has now also won the "Green Packaging Star".
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Comexi

Commitment to sustainability

01.10.2020 Comexi (Girona, Spain), a specialist in solutions for the printing and converting industry, has reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability and the circular economy by joining CEFLEX (Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging). This initiative is a collaboration of over 160 European companies, associations and organisations which represent the entire flexible packaging value chain.
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Sappi

Platinum for sustainability

21.09.2020 Sappi Europe received a platinum score in the latest EcoVadis rating. The leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions retained its top position from the previous year among the leading one per cent of all companies assessed which exhibit high activity and responsibility with regard to corporate social responsibility (CSR).
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HERMA

Another victory at the German Packaging Award

07.09.2020 After HERMA (Filderstadt, Germany), a specialist for self-adhesive technology, had already been awarded the German Packaging Prize in 2019 for its InNo-Liner system and for a PE film made of 50% post-consumer recycled material (PCR), a label made of HERMA adhesive material once again convinced the jury in the sustainability category this year.
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Buergofol

Certificate for recyclability

21.08.2020 Recently, cyclos-HTP GmbH certified that Buergofol GmbH (Siegenburg, Germany) is using recyclates in several important film materials. Now, the innovative Lower Bavarian manufacturer is pleased to announce that further important product classes have been certified by cyclos-HTP for their recyclability.

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