Aquafil has decided to work with Burberry to create a more circular fashion system, focusing on innovative fibers, such as ECONYL® regenerated nylon.
Burberry has launched a new capsule collection made with ECONYL®, a sustainable nylon thread made with regenerated fishing nets, synthetic fabric waste and industrial plastic.
The capsule collection based on ECONYL®, which includes a reinvention of Burberry’s classic lightweight car coat, is just one example of the 50 disruptive innovations that Burberry is making along its supply chain to create a more circular fashion industry.
Gevo, Inc.announced today it has achieved its International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) under the ISCC PLUS scheme for Food, Feed, Industrial Applications, Energy, Biofuels outside Europe.
In obtaining ISCC certification, Gevo continues to prove its dedication to meeting the highest industry standards by demonstrating the sustainable cultivation of field corn, which Gevo then converts into renewable, sustainable isobutanol, also known as biobutanol. ISCC PLUS certification enables Gevo to validate the responsible nature of their liquid transportation fuels and to highlight the traceability of its biofuel, qualifying that such fuels produced in a sustainable manner. By completing ISCC certification, Gevo has verified that the feedstock, in this case field corn, is being grown in a manner that is socially, environmentally, and ethically responsible.
The company will kick off its plan in the fourth quarter of 2019 in the capital by building a recycling plant
RIYADH — Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), is planning to build recycling and sorting facilities in Riyadh, as part of the government’s initiative to implement a circular economy model in the Kingdom.
In an interview with Saudi Gazette, Jeroen Vincent, CEO of SIRC, said the company will kick off its plan in the fourth quarter of 2019 in the capital by building a recycling plant.
He recalled that the facility will convert construction and demolition waste into construction aggregates for road backfill and concrete applications for a residential project housing 35,000 units. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Biopackaging
Last year, Greenpeace revealed major corporations like Coca-Cola and PepsiCo were among the worst producers of plastic trash in the world. After growing pressure from the public and environmental groups, the soft drink giants have finally broken ties with the Plastic Industry Association.
Victory for Sustainability
Both companies’ exit from the organization acts as a landmark decision in their commitments to more eco-friendly practices. The organization, which represents plastic manufacturers, has encouraged states to prohibit plastic bans throughout the nation.
Eurozone private sector growth slowed closer to a standstill in July on the back of continuing deterioration in manufacturing sector output, according to data from IHS Markit on Monday.
The eurozone composite purchasing managers’ index (PMI) slipped to 51.5 in July compared to 52.2 in June, as solid if slightly slower service sector growth struggles against the sharpest month on month drop in manufacturing sector activity since April 2013.
A PMI score of 50.1 or higher indicates expansion.
The sixth consecutive month of manufacturing sector weakness saw Germany’s composite PMI slip to 50.9 from flash estimates of 51.4 as bearish industrial output almost completely offset service sector growth. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Biopackaging
US polyethylene (PE) exportmarkets continue to face downward pressure assupply lengthens while trade tensions betweenthe US and China deepen.
China is by far theworld’s largest importer of PE, and US PEproducers are in the midst of a massiveinvestment wave, driven by abundantlow-cost natural gas liquids (NGLs) feedstocks.
The US PE market is mature, and traditionalexport markets such as Latin America are notgrowing fast enough to absorb the large newcapacities being built in the US Gulf, so mostproducers had intended to ship much of the newmaterial to China.
The downward pressure onAsian petrochemical shares is set to continueas regional equity markets extended losses onMonday following the escalation in tradetensions between the US and China late lastweek.
China’s yuan has also fallen past 7 to adollar to a record low in offshore trading.
“Markets continue to display risk-offbehaviours, following the US decision to imposefurther tariffs on China last Thursday (1August),” Singapore-based OCBC TreasuryResearch said in a note on Monday. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Biopackaging
For the week ending 5 August, the S&P 500and Nasdaq in the US fell 3.1% and 3.9%,respectively, marking their biggest weeklydrops for the year. The Dow had itssecond-worst week of the year, sliding 2.6%.
Global packaging company Sonoco announced that it reduced water usage by 1.7% and greenhouse gas emissions by 3.2% over the past year. The company says that since 2009, it has reduced normalized greenhouse gas emissions by 27% and water usage by 40.3%.
Sonoco says it is one of the largest recyclers in the US, collecting nearly three million tons of materials each year, much of which it rolls into new sustainable packaging. For example, the company:
uses recovered fiber to produce more than two million tons of uncoated recycled paperboard each year, much of which is converted into industrial and consumer packaging;
recovers approximately 1 in 5 PET bottles collected in California, using them to manufacture clamshells for fresh produce;
used 26% recycled content in its plastic supply chain, of which 23% was post consumer material, in 2018 Petrochemicals Biodegradable Biopackaging
Lanxess has developed a black pigment which reflects 20% more of the sun’s near-infrared radiation (NIR) than conventional products.
Plastic roofs and façade elements coloured with Bayferrox 303 T heat up much less due to solar radiation, meaning the building’s inside temperature can be reduced.
“The temperature in a polymer matrix coloured with Bayferrox 303 T is as much as 8°C lower than when a conventional black pigment is used,” said Lanxess global market segment manager for Plastics at the Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit, Stefano Bartolucci. Petrochemicals Biodegradable Biopackaging
This improves the indoor climate and reduces energy consumption for air conditioning.