Henkel Uses Recycled Material for Blister Caps of WC Fragrance Flushers

In a pilot project, Henkel is now using 100 percent post consumer recyclate (PCR) from the yellow bag for the first time for the blister caps of its “WC Frisch Kraft Aktiv Pro Nature Pack” cleaning product. The PCR used consists of more than 80 percent recycled PET trays, which are used for food products, for example, and have not been recycled as standard until now. With this project, Henkel aims to help further exploit the recycling potential of the Dual System in Germany and initiate a new recycling stream.

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Researchers Banish Odors from Plastic Packaging

What doesn’t smell good is hard to recycle. This simple rule also applies to the world’s growing plastic waste. One way to recycle them in an environmentally sound manner as high-quality post-consumer recyclate is through improved sorting and reprocessing.

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Recyclate Targets Have Stalled

Consumer goods giant Henkel made significantly less money in 2022, but significantly more sales due to price factors. However, the figures for recyclate use in packaging went down. 

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Faber-Castell Commits to Sustainability

In order to improve its environmental footprint, pencil manufacturer Faber-Castell is focusing, among other things, on more sustainable materials and the increased use of renewable energies. CO2 emissions at its production sites were reduced by a total of 25 percent in fiscal 2020/21 compared to the previous fiscal year. The latest sustainability report shows that the issue continues to be a top priority at the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-cased pens.

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Sustainability in Purchasing Becomes Standard

Sustainability in purchasing is now important to the majority of customers in Germany. For two-thirds of those under 35, this is a decisive factor in their purchasing decision. This is the result of a recent representative PwC online survey.

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New Alternative to Plastic

Replacing virgin plastic with recyclable materials is one of the biggest challenges on the road to greater sustainability. A newly developed material, Camm Solutions, is said to succeed for the first time in retaining all the positive functions of plastic and deleting the negative ones. “The material is a breakthrough. It can be made into just about any shape and function, and at the end of its life cycle it dissolves in water without leaving any residue,” says Christoph Bertsch, co-founder of Camm Solutions.

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