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Avantium raises funds to pursue commercial-scale PEF resin plant


June 6, 2014 1:42 pm ET

Bio-based materials and packaging firm Avantium has received $50 million in financing from a group that includes beverage giant Coca-Cola Co. and blow molder Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH.

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Coke creates China brand linking bottled water to clean water for schools


May 1, 2014 10:52 am ET

Coca-Cola Co. is launching a socially responsible bottled-water brand in China that will fund projects to bring clean drinking water to schoolchildren in rural China. It's Coke's first initiative of its kind in any market.

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Consortium targets Capri Sun in new push to emphasize recycling


April 30, 2014 12:26 pm ET

Capri Sun drink pouches are in the crosshairs of a brand new campaign by a consortium of environmental groups aiming to pressure companies to take responsibility for their packaging waste.

Casey Container signs stock deal to help launch future production


April 10, 2014 3:34 pm ET

Casey Container Corp. continues to try to build on its plan to offer biodegradable plastic containers, announcing that it has signed a $10 million stock purchase agreement with an investment group that wants to remain anonymous until the deal closes.

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Sidel sees potential for PET in Africa


April 8, 2014 8:24 am ET

Liquid packaging specialist, Sidel Group, is targeting Africa's beverage market — a territory that the company believes is ripe for growth.

Eldon James sees more growth in 2014


April 7, 2014 2:30 pm ET

Now settled in its new home, plastics processor Eldon James Co. forecasts sales growth of 40 percent during 2014, coming on top of a 20 percent climb a year ago following a consolidation.

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Coke reaches out for ideas on how to increase recycling in the UK


April 3, 2014 9:07 am ET

Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd. (CCE) has launched a new recycling challenge campaign to get more United Kingdom households recycling their plastic bottles after research found most other European countries recycled far more.

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Sports teams play ball. Sustainably


March 28, 2014 11:57 am ET

At major league ballparks across the country, teams are increasingly using and promoting the use of compostable plastics and recycling as part of a move to reduce the amount of refuse going to landfills, which in turn lowers their operating costs.

New investments backs expansion for MicroGreen's recycled cups


March 20, 2014 12:45 pm ET

MicroGreen Polymers Inc. is ramping up production of its InCycle brand of recycled-content PET cups.

Graham Packaging set to close Chicago plant


March 7, 2014 12:15 pm ET

A total of 170 people will lose their jobs as early as May as Graham Packaging Co. LP shutters another site in Illinois, this time in Chicago.

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