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Switching to starch-based packaging for Mars and Snickers

File photo of Mars & Snickers bars
Mars is in the final stages of launching a bio-based packaging material for its Snickers and Mars chocolate lines to reduce the carbon footprint of existing packaging materials, according to Thijs Rodenburg, CEO of Rodenburg Biopolymers, a producer of starch-based products that has been working with the confectionary company through the development process.

Technology agreement with Coca-Cola to further advance PlantBottle program

Technology agreement to further advance PlantBottle program
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Liquid Light, which develops and licenses process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant carbon dioxide, has signed a technology development agreement with The Coca-Cola Company that targets further and faster development of the latter’s PlantBottle packaging program.

New liquid laundry detergent is first to be packaged in 100% PCR PET

New Method liquid laundry detergent is first to be packaged in 100% PCR PET
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Overcoming packaging material compatibility issues, eco-friendly household, fabric, and personal care products brand owner Method Products has become the first company to introduce a liquid laundry bottle made from 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) PET resin.

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