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Ag approval for Mauser
auser’s Reidsville, North Carolina facility has received
approval from the Ag Container Recycling Council
(ACRC) to process used HDPE plastic pesticide containers
collected through the council’s container recycling
This certification was granted following a site review conducted
by the ACRC to ensure the council’s stringent guidelines for
handling and recycling recovered HDPE containers were met.
The Ag Container Recycling Council is a not-for-profit organisation
founded in 1992. The council promotes and supports programmes
in the United States related to the collection and recycling of used
agricultural crop protection, animal health, and specialty pest
control product containers.
Since its founding in 1992, more than 190,000,000 pounds of
plastic have been recycled through the council’s recycling
programme. The resulting recycled resin can be used in specific,
approved end products such as drain pipe, highway sign posts, and
utility conduit. Mauser is an affiliate member of the ACRC.
“This certification supports our continued commitment to
reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills,” said Jen Kienen,
director, of the company’s PCR division. “We continue to look for
new ways to close the packaging lifecycle loop and give raw
materials a second life.”
EFIBCA meeting outlines industry
direction and challenges
embers of the European FIBC Association (EFIBCA)
confirmed the council at the association’s annual
general meeting in Amsterdam.
EFIBCA’s president Roelof Veld (Boxon GmbH) was unanimously
confirmed for two more years in his post. In addition to the two
vice-presidents, Seref Orhun (Chempack) and Christian Leeb
(Starlinger) as well as the other council members, who were also
re-elected, the board was strengthened by two additional members,
Marcel Schouten (LC Packaging International) and Lou Blockx (Louis
Following the traditional open meeting numerous non-members
sat through practical presentations from the FIBC world.
Seref Orhun gave a background to current FIBC market. The
statistics show the market for FIBCs is more globalised and
competitive than ever, he said, with a steady shift to countries that
have ever lower labour costs.
Against this backdrop of price-driven markets, the challenges for
the industry will be addressing and improving quality and safety
standards, sound business ethics and social standards, and
conforming with the highest environmental standards.
Orhun added that EFIBCA will continue to help the European FIBC
market develop in a responsible and sustainable manner through
initiatives such as the EFIBCA-Q Quality Pledge and Code of
Conduct, other member services and information for end users.
A presentation on the circular economy was of wide interest.
Christoph Noppinger and Horvath Martin from Starlinger
demonstrated in their presentation that it is already possible to
recycle used FIBCs and produce new bags from them. The most
important prerequisite for this is the design for recycling of FIBCs, so
next year EFIBCA will spend more time on this issue and develop a
recommendation about it.
A new training workshop of the 1st FIBC Academy took place, and
this is now held monthly by EFIBCA together with expert Dr Amir
Samadijavan. In three different modules, participants learn all about
the manufacturing processes of FIBCs and also receive instructions
on how to select the right bag for their respective applications.
The next EFIBCA meeting will be a dinner reception on 6 May, the
evening before the start of the Interpack trade show, at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany.
MEET AND DO
THE UK’S LEADING
New IBA partner
Starlinger demonstrated in their presentation that it is possible to recycle used FIBCs and
produce new bags from them
A host of vertical half day seminars reflecting shipper attendance, plus a
bespoke match-making service to connect shippers to each other and our
exhibitors. And, with the focus on apprenticeships, training, re/upskilling,
education and recruitment, Multimodal 2020 is a must attend event.
Find out more at
ascha Siebel has
become a partner
in Intermediate Bulk
Alliance GmbH (IBA).
As a long-serving
company director, he has
acquired 20 percent of
the shares held by Liquid
CONcept GmbH, the sole
shareholder to date.
Founded 10 years ago,
IBA supports the core
operations of Liquid
solutions, with a focus on
the development and
marketing of disposable
aseptic bags for transporting liquid foodstuffs.
Siebel aims to drive the business forward with existing and new
customers by implementing specially tailored and unconventional
In the future, the company intends to make sustainability a
stronger focus of its logistics solutions. This is just one of the reasons
why Ulrich Schnoor, managing director and executive partner of
Liquid CONcept, predicts a bright future with continuing high
demand for IBA.