Tesco removes 67m pieces of plastic wrapping from multipack tins
UK retailer Tesco have announced that they are to remove canned plastic-wrapped multipacks from supermarket shelves, replacing them with plastic-free multibuys on tinned food. 183,000 tinned multipacks are bought ever day at Tesco and the move will eliminate an estimated 350 tonnes of plastic from the environment. Tesco CEO Dave Lewis said, “we are removing……...
Plastic bottles supposedly still in demand
Coco-Cola’s head of sustainability, Bea Perez, has announced that the firm will not ditch single-use plastic bottles as consumers still want them. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ms Perez said that the firm could not ditch plastic outright as this would likely alienate customers and hit sales. The firm has pledged to……...
Hyperion Materials to Acquire Arno Friedrichs Hartmetall Gmbh
The leading global materials science company, Hyperion Materials & Technologies Inc, has signed an agreement to acquire Arno Friedrichs Hartmetall GmbH & Co. KG and its affiliates (AFC). The decision to acquire AFC is unsurprising given the company’s long-established history of simple yet powerful innovation. The partnership will also create a leading player in tungsten……...
Canmaking News Exclusive: SLAC Group continues innovation trail with new Optimised End
Canmaking News were invited recently to meet with Chris McKenzie, COO and CMO of SLAC, at The Ivy, London to be briefed about their latest innovation: The SLAC Optimised End. This is ‘Earth-shattering’ he said.
Uk’s Second-Largest Steel Maker Goes into Insolvency
On Wednesday 22 May 2019, it was announced that, after a breakdown in the rescue talks between Greybull Capital and The Government, British Steel Ltd. is to go into official receivership, directly risking 5,000 UK jobs and jeopardising a further 20,000 in the supply train.