Coca Cola considers building Indonesian recycling plant, slashing 25,000 tons of plastic

first_imgSoft drinks manufacturer Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia (Amatil) is looking into developing a plastic bottle recycling facility in one of the world’s top plastic polluting countries.The company said on Friday it had signed a deal with plastic packaging maker Dynapack Asia to conduct a feasibility study on developing the facility. The soft drinks maker also said it aimed to cut consumption of new plastic resin by up to 25,000 tons a year by 2022 by using recycled plastic.The statement did not mention Amatil’s total annual new plastic resin consumption. However, a 2019 report shows that the Coca-Cola Company produced 3 million tons of plastic packaging in 2017, the highest among 31 companies listed in the report.Read also: Ineffective recycling compounds Indonesia’s marine waste problem“It is a significant step toward Amatil becoming self-sustaining in the plastic materials we use, ensuring a closed-loop for plastic beverage packaging in Indonesia as a whole,” said Amatil president director Kadir Gunduz in a statement.Dynapack Asia president director Tirtadjaja Hambali said the packaging manufacturer was committed to using at least 25 percent recycled plastic in its production starting 2025, as part of its commitment to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.Indonesia aims to slash plastic waste output by 70 percent by 2025, as per the country’s contribution to the global National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP). The Southeast Asian country is the world’s second-largest marine plastic debris polluter behind China, a 2015 study reported.Topics :last_img read more

Pellegrini hails Kompany

first_img Kompany’s form this season has been the subject of scrutiny with TV pundit Paul Scholes, the former Manchester United player, cutting in his analysis during Tuesday’s Champions League loss to Barcelona. Centre-back Kompany was criticised for failing to clear a cross that led to Luis Suarez’s opener in the 2-1 defeat and being caught out again for the Uruguayan’s second at the Etihad Stadium. Kompany also came under fire from other analysts for his role in Arsenal’s first goal in a 2-0 Barclays Premier League loss last month. But Pellegrini said: “Vincent is an experienced player with a strong character. He must receive the criticism that everyone receives when our team doesn’t have the performance that everyone hopes for. “I think it’s not a problem for him, I am sure that he will have a strong reaction.” Asked if the Belgian could still be regarded as one of Europe’s best defenders, Pellegrini said: “I think he is a great player.” Pellegrini, speaking at a press conference to preview Sunday’s trip to Liverpool, added that he would keep his own thoughts about the individual performances of his players in-house. The Chilean said that he and the whole team had to take collective responsibility for the result. He said: aid: “I don’t defend the performance of the team – not just Kompany. “We played moments of the game, the first 25 minutes and all the second half, without any problem. Press Association “But I think the parts of the game that decided the score were because of poor performance from me and from the team – everyone, not just individuals or the skills of just one player. “I always talk with the players about their level in private. I don’t analyse what they do to the media.” Kompany, 28, has been a highly influential figure at City in recent years, providing the bedrock for their title successes of 2012 and 2014. It has also been suggested that his lack of a regular partner this season, with Pellegrini alternating between Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis, might have been disruptive. Pellegrini does not believe that to be the case, instead pointing out that Kompany did miss most of December with hamstring problems. He said: “I don’t think so. We work every day during the training sessions with different names. The performance of the players doesn’t depend on who they play with. “He is also coming back from a long injury and it’s not easy for a player coming back to give 100 per cent.” Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes captain Vincent Kompany is a “great player” who will prove his critics wrong. last_img read more

Syracuse rebounds with 14-0 win against Binghamton

first_img Published on April 23, 2019 at 7:16 pm Contact Anthony: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ After a weekend of struggles at the plate, Syracuse bounced back with 14 runs and three home runs on Tuesday afternoon against Binghamton to win just its second game in seven tries.Neli Casares-Maher and Hannah Dossett became the first pair to hit back-to-back Syracuse home runs since April 13, 2016. After those two swings, SU’s lead ballooned from three to seven. The Orange dropped two of their three games last weekend against last-place Pittsburgh and entered Tuesday afternoon’s game at Binghamton (15-25, 4-10 America East) looking to find an offensive rhythm.SU scored just two runs in the last two games of the weekend series. In the first inning on Tuesday, Syracuse equaled that total. The Orange (20-25, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) jumped on the Bearcats early, scoring two in the first and cruising to a 14-0 blowout win in a five-inning shortened game.Instead of throwing ace Alexa Romero, SU head coach Shannon Doepking opted to start Miranda Hearn, who continued her success from the weekend with a complete-game shutout, her first at SU. While Hearn walked five batters, she allowed just three hits, and no Binghamton baserunners reached past second base.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEva Suppa | Contributing Digital DesignerThe Orange were stifled by the change-up in both Saturday and Sunday’s games, but they had no problem spraying hits across the entire field Tuesday. Gabby Teran led off with a base hit to left field, advancing to second on an error. Hitting second, since senior Bryce Holmgren dropped in the lineup, senior Alicia Hansen tripled in Teran. Then, Lailoni Mayfield hit a sacrifice fly to score the second run from third.In the third inning, SU had runners on the corners when Hansen took off for second. Teran, on third, was able to take home and both runners were safe. Then leading 3-0, Casares-Maher stepped to the plate with Alex Acevedo and Hansen on base. She hit her fourth home run of the season to deep center and was immediately followed by Dossett’s home run. The Orange took a 7-0 lead into the bottom of the third.Holmgren led off the fourth with a double and Hansen drove her in with a single two batters later. After AJ Kaiser walked and Acevedo singled, Casares-Maher again came up with two runners on. And again, she homered to give SU a 12-0 lead.In the top of the fifth, with SU already in position to clinch the game with the 10-run mercy rule, they added two more runs. Both Holmgren and Hansen recorded hits and runs, as they were two of three SU players to record three hits. Hansen, now back at center field with the return of Casares-Maher to the lineup, finished the afternoon with three runs, three hits and three RBIs.The Orange travel to Atlanta this weekend for a three-game set with Georgia Tech. The first game is Friday at 4 p.m.center_img Commentslast_img read more