6 Innovations Happening in the Packaging Industry

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The plastics industry is always changing and evolving, which is why we feel it’s important to share updates with you about any new developments. With some companies migrating from glass to PET, the implementation of smart packaging, and much more, there have been a variety of significant innovations in the packaging industry during 2018 that have really made waves.

Keep on reading to discover six key recent innovations!
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Scientists Accidentally Engineer an Enzyme to “Eat” Plastic Pollution – What Might This Mean for the Plastics Industry?

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It is no secret that the use of plastic has increased remarkably throughout the decades. The environmental impacts of plastic have also been widely reported, but how bad has it really gotten? Let’s take a look at the numbers:
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Join Shini USA at “NPE2018: The Plastics Show” in Orlando, Florida

Did you know? Shini USA will be in attendance at NPE2018: The Plastics Show! This industry-related conference will be taking place in Orlando, Florida May 7-11. Held every three years, this event is put on by the Plastics Industry Association and welcomes plastics professionals from more than 100 countries, all gathered to access and discuss the latest in plastics technology.
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How China’s New Ban Could Affect Plastics Recycling Worldwide

China, the world’s largest importer and recycler of plastics, metals and paper, placed an import ban on a variety of scrap materials in July of 2017. This ban may significantly affect the plastics and recycling industries, considering the fact that almost half of America’s recycled material was exported to China in 2012.

To go into specifics, this ban (announced by China to the World Trade Organization) stated that the country would not allow imports on 24 different types of scrap by the end of 2017, going as far as calling the variety of materials “foreign garbage.”
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Q&A with Prashant Lingam, Owner of Bamboo House India

Prashant Lingam plastics interview

Bamboo House India was recently featured in our blog post, “7 Innovations Happening in the Plastics Industry Right Now.” We were interested in learning about what’s inspired owner Prashant Lingam in their recent plastic recycling projects and what projects they plan on doing in the future, so we reached out for a Q&A:
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30 Essential Plastics Industry Conferences and Events to Attend in 2018

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Are you involved in the plastics or plastics recycling industries and are interested in scoping out some great events and conferences in 2018? Keep reading to see our thorough list of 30 essential conferences and events you can attend in the United States and around the globe!
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The History and Future of the Plastic Water Bottle

History and Future of the Plastic Water Bottle

From plastics’ beginnings in the late 1800s to its expected developments by 2020 and beyond, a lot of fascinating innovations have taken place.

One particular plastic product, water bottles, have come a long way over the years and have a lot of potential to make advancements in the coming years. Keep reading to learn more about the history and future of plastic water bottles.
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