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  • CCEP invests in Indonesian plastic recycling & pushes voluntary waste collections

    Coca-Cola Euro-Pacific Partners (CCEP) has hailed the first food grade PET plastic recycling facility in Indonesia.   The Amandina Bumi Nusantara plant is a joint venture between CCEP and rigid packaging firm Dynapack Asia, and incorporates Mahija Parahita Nusantara, a non-profit foundation set up by both organisations.   The foundation supports the creation of collection infrastructure via the development of collection micro-enterprises which provide feedstock for the facility.   It also supports the informal waste-picker community via stable employment, vital social care and a focus on human rights principles such as eliminating child labour and providing safe work environments.   Data from Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP) – a multi-stakeholder collaboration, including the government, that aims to achieve 70% reduction in the country’s marine plastic debris by 2025, shows Indonesia generates 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste every year with 61% remaining uncollected.   Of this, 8% comprises food and non-food bottles. In 2021, CCEP’s own PET plastic footprint in Indonesia was 37,000 tonnes.   Indonesia is also widely thought to be the second largest ocean plastic polluter, with 620,000 tonnes of generated plastic waste leaking into lakes, rivers and the sea.   Replacing virgin fossil-based plastics in packaging requires an increase in recycled content, and effective systems to collect post-consumer packaging, to be re-made into new packaging.   Jeff Maguire, director – packaging collection and recycling – Australia, the Pacific and Indonesia, told Packaging News: “Collection solutions vary depending on the legislative and socio-economic context in markets and learned consumer behaviours. For markets where collection infrastructure and legislation are less developed, like Indonesia, CCEP is taking proactive voluntary action towards both its own and the wider industry’s collection goals by directly funding and incentivising collection solutions.”   The Amandina facility – with a planned capacity of up to 25,000 tonnes per year by 2023 – will convert used plastic bottles into food-grade rPET pellets to be resold to Indonesia’s soft drinks industry to produce new bottles.   CCEP has already committed to buying at least 50% of the facility’s output and using the material in its 390ml carbonated soft drinks bottles in Indonesia this year.   To reach the 25,000-tonne capacity, Amandina needs around 32,000 tonnes of high-quality used plastic bottles.   With no formal waste management infrastructure in place, it is the informal sector and waste banks that will provide this valuable resource.   The existing, traditional value chain for PET feedstock in Indonesia is erratic and transactional, creating unstable pricing for waste collectors and inconsistent supply of PET for recycling.   CCEP said it is aiming to build sustainable, long-term partnerships across the value chain to drive collection with mutual benefits for all parties.   And it knows from The Coca-Cola Company’s previous successes in countries such as Mexico, that the ‘pull-incentive’ collection model can deliver real impact.   Maguire said: “Through this model, a supply agreement incentivises the recycler and this, in turn, flows through to the waste collectors which ‘pulls’ high-quality PET through the system, and ensures price stability for collectors.”   CCEP’s model provides social enterprise support to ensure better living standards and futures for the workers and communities in the informal waste sector.   Currenlty, 18 collection centres are part of Mahija, supported by 600+ collectors. CCEP is building the network to include a further 25 centres and 1,000+ collectors by the end of 2022. To date, CCEP has donated over US$300,000 in equipment and supplies.   Maguire said CCEP’s ambition is to go beyond collecting and recycling the equivalent of its own plastic packaging, towards an industry-wide vision that eliminates unnecessary plastic, innovates new materials and collection models, and creates a circular economy for plastic packaging.: “If you want to go quick, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”   CCEP works alongside the wider industry and the Indonesia Packaging Recovery Organization (IPRO) to drive packaging waste collection at scale, without relying on legislation.   “And with The Cola-Cola Company as participants on the government’s National Plastic Action Partnership NPAP, CCEP is also jointly developing a roadmap to achieve government targets on plastic waste, driving even greater partnership and collective action.” More

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  • Aiming at the trend and boosting the blowout development of the industry - a major upgrade of the 2022 Shanghai International Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Exhibition

    The food processing and packaging machinery industry is ushering in a new round of great development!   From January to July 2021, according to the data of the General Administration of Customs of China, my country's food processing machinery has exported a total of 4.91 million units, with an export value of 945 million US dollars, a cumulative increase of 86.5% and 62.9% over the same period last year; a total of 11.048 million packaging machinery exports, The export volume was 2.00 billion US dollars, a cumulative increase of 72.7% and 35.2% over the same period last year. The export volume of packaging machinery in the first half of this year has exceeded that of the whole of 2019!   It is not only exports that are prosperous, but domestic industrial upgrading is also promoting the great development of the machinery and equipment industry. At present, from production, processing, packaging, logistics to sales, the development model of the entire industry chain is undergoing profound changes. As an important link in the supply chain, the food processing and packaging machinery industry is an important promoter of industrial upgrading.   In the face of a rapidly developing industry, enterprises need to quickly obtain the latest development trends of the industry, establish close cooperation with upstream and downstream, and seize development opportunities. Therefore, participating in industry exchange events is a shortcut. The 2022 Shanghai International Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Exhibition (ProPak China & FoodPack China 2022) will be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from June 22 to 24, 2022 with nearly 1,000 exhibitors and more than 39,000 visitors. meeting! The exhibition is co-sponsored by Shanghai Bohua International Exhibition Co., Ltd., China Packaging and Food Machinery Co., Ltd., and China Food and Packaging Machinery Industry Association. After three years of development, it has witnessed the vigorous development of the industry.   Aiming at industry trends and upgrading the exhibition sector   The scale of the joint exhibition area in 2022 will cover the four major exhibition halls of the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai) 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, and 8.1, and expand the themed exhibition areas of "Packaging Material Containers and Processing Packaging" and "Intelligent Manufacturing and Smart Logistics". Aiming at the safety, functionality, and sustainable development of packaging materials and containers, as well as industry hotspots such as intelligent production, intelligent factories and intelligent manufacturing standardization, we will comprehensively display new packaging materials, intelligent automation equipment, industrial robots, factory digital construction and other related technology applications. , to help production and distribution enterprises to enhance their brands, promote trade procurement, exchanges and cooperation. The range of exhibits in the joint exhibition covers food processing machinery, general food machinery, packaging machinery, robots and automation, packaging materials and products, labels and flexible packaging, and logistics packaging.     Intelligent manufacturing, enterprise upgrade technology first   The "Made in China 2025" proposed in 2015 is approaching. In recent years, domestic intelligent technology has shown a rapid development, and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine vision, Internet of Things, big data, and blockchain have continued to develop and have been applied to in food processing and packaging machinery.   Advances in technologies such as flexible processing, digital integration, sensory IoT, and intelligent control have provided a strong impetus for the development of food industry robots, food intelligent manufacturing and processing systems, and smart industrial kitchens. In the field of packaging machinery, the emergence of palletizing robots and sorting robots has greatly liberated human labor and improved work efficiency and operation accuracy. The intelligent upgrade of the original production line, from raw material processing, feeding to packaging, testing, finished products and other links, realizes the whole process of intelligent control, which not only ensures the quality and improves the production efficiency, but also better adapts to the market of small batches and varieties. demand.   This year's joint exhibition created an intelligent automation exhibition area in Hall 8.1 of the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai). Intelligent manufacturing processing technology.     In this exhibition, on the basis of the great success of the "Intelligent Manufacturing" area in 2021, the entire Hall 8 will be upgraded to the "Intelligent Manufacturing and Smart Logistics" special hall, and the overall scale will be doubled compared with the previous exhibition . Gather the leading exhibitors of intelligent manufacturing in the industry to help the intelligent upgrading of the industry.   Green environmental protection, innovative development of packaging materials   Energy saving and emission reduction, green environmental protection is the general trend. On January 1, 2021, the strongest plastic restriction order in history was officially implemented. Since then, upgraded local regulations on plastic prohibition have been introduced in many places, ranging from packaging paper, lunch boxes, drink cups, and straws that are in direct contact with food, to portable and protective Strong and highly airtight outer packaging bags, outer packaging boxes and other aspects have made tough specifications. Packaging materials have become a hot spot in the industry. In this exhibition, a special hall for packaging materials will be set up to provide enterprises with more environmentally friendly options.   Food safety, packaging and testing equipment upgrades   Laser coding to increase product traceability; packaging automation to reduce manual links; quality inspection automation to avoid misuse; these are all important means to improve the safety of food in processing, production and packaging. In addition, the normalized prevention and control of the epidemic has made food safety testing and virus disinfection a normalized work. In this exhibition, X-RAY foreign body detection, metal detection, visual detection of packaging and sealing, visual detection of characters, visual detection of barcode printing, tubular UHT automatic sterilization, traceability system, ultrasonic food cutting, recycling and sorting system, CIP system, Color sorters, water spray sterilizers and many other exhibits will provide security in this regard.   Online and offline linkage to promote export growth   The blowout export market from last year to this year has boosted the confidence of the industry, and has also allowed the industry to accumulate experience in doing business with foreign businessmen on the cloud. During the epidemic, Shanghai International Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Exhibition held more than 350 online matching sessions, providing accurate matching services for more than 800 exhibitors to communicate directly with professional buyers online.     In 2022, the exhibition will further expand the accurate matching service on the cloud, and an independent supply and procurement docking service room will be set up on the exhibition site. During the exhibition period, the organizer used the huge data resources of the ProPak global exhibition to actively and accurately invite international buyers, so that countries from Russia, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Pakistan, India, Malaysia and other countries have clear purchasing needs, but they are unable to visit the exhibition site. Overseas buyers. The company adopts the online "cloud" negotiation model, and directly communicates and negotiates through the 1-to-1 dedicated service supply and purchase docking service room.   Open up the upstream and downstream, and promote the exchange of exhibitors and visitors   Since 2019, the Shanghai International Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Exhibition will join hands with Bohua Exhibition Company's series of brand exhibitions on healthy raw materials, food ingredients, healthy nutritional products, starch industry, etc. to share the 7 major exhibition halls of the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai). , 170,000 square meters of exhibition area, is expected to have 2,000 domestic and foreign exhibitors and 100,000 professional visitors to participate in the grand event. After years of concurrent exhibitions, the whole industry chain layout has been constructed for exhibitors of the joint exhibition, more industry boundaries have been expanded, and competitiveness has been improved.   On June 22, 2022 at the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Shanghai), the 2022 Shanghai International Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Exhibition joint exhibition will be upgraded to boost the blowout development of the industry! 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