18 Oct 2021 --- Indian chocolate bar brand Kocoatrait is exceeding the requirements of the country’s mandated Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme by enabling consumers to return their fiber-based bar wrappers directly to the brand for recycling into new wrappers. “Our chocolate now contains a note with our address printed on it, which provides a convenient option to the...
06 Oct 2021 --- The household packaging sector was built on a foundation of single-use consumption. From dishwasher tabs to laundry detergent and cleaning soaps, fossil-based virgin plastic has dominated this segment for the past half-century. However, in recent years, consumer demand for more environmentally friendly household packaging is pushing the sector to new dimensions.
14 Oct 2021 --- International researchers are advocating for governments to ensure plastic waste generated during the COVID-19 pandemic is more efficiently collected, segregated and recycled. Crucially, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only stalled legislation to reduce plastic waste, but also exacerbated plastic consumption, particularly personal protective equipment (PPE) and home food...
This webinar explores the accelerated growth of e-commerce home food delivery in the COVID-19 age, with special focus on the challenges and opportunities this trend presents to F&B packaging suppliers. Daniela Dorner, eCommerce director at Mondi and Akhil Aiyar, senior market analyst at Innova Market Insights, provide exclusive presentations and answer your questions on climate change,...
Speaking to PackagingInsights, Syntegon’s director of sustainable solutions Torsten Sauer explains how the company’s new integrated machinery enables producers to switch to fiber-based materials like grass to reduce plastic consumption. He also discusses how choosing different types of plastic can reduce environmental footprints, and how policy is impacting the packaging industry.
In this episode, Irene Buzzoni, marketing and communications coordinator at Sealpac, presents FlatMap, the company’s most environmentally sustainable solution for the ultra-flat packaging of sliced meat, seafood and cheese. We also welcome Bernhard Cantzler, head of marketing and innovation at Mondi UFP, who discusses his division’s CO2 neutral paper portfolio for luxury and premium...
FachPack made its long-awaited return after COVID-19 restrictions, once again bringing together the European packaging, technology and processing industry for three days of innovation showcasing and networking. This year’s event attracted 788 exhibitors from 33 countries and approximately 24,000 visitors. The event...28 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021 Nuremberg, Germany
Holography heightens shelf appeal and security in consumer packaged good By Dr. Paul Dunn, general secretary at the International Hologram Manufacturers Association. Advanced film coating and manufacturing technologies continue to drive the potential of holograms in the food and beverage, cosmetics and personal care packaging sectors. In this Expert View, Dr. Paul Dunn, general secretary...
Weekly Roundup: Graphic Packaging secures AR Packaging acquisition approval, Crown joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s...
15 Oct 2021 --- In packaging news this week, Graphic Packaging secured all mandatory regulatory approvals to acquire fiber-based packaging manufacturer AR Packaging in a US$1.45 billion cash deal. Meanwhile, Crown joined the Ellen MacArthur... Read More
Poison packaging: Study links phthalate plasticizers to 100,000 US deaths and US$47BN losses annually
15 Oct 2021 --- Phthalate chemicals used as plasticizers in common F&B and cosmetic packaging could be causing over 100,000 deaths annually in the US alone, according to new research. The study, published in Environmental Pollution, also... Read More
15 Oct 2021 --- Molson Coors Serbian plant run by its subsidiary Apatinska Pivara Apatin has invested in a KHS Innofill Can DVD can filler and revamped two glass lines. Apatinska Pivara Apatin has used KHS-engineered technology by KHS for over four... Read More
Greenpeace Africa issues corruption warning as Cameroonian authorities intercept non-biodegradable plastics smuggling
15 Oct 2021 --- Cameroonian authorities have intercepted a smuggling operation attempting to bring illegal non-biodegradable plastics into the country. Greenpeace Africa highlights the incident as an example of corruption impeding efforts to improve... Read More
Packaging Focus : Plastics drive sustainability in snack packaging
With a steady growth in snack F&B launches, industry continues to rely on plastic as its main source of packaging material. However, innovations to improve environmental sustainability, such as lightweighting, compostability and use of recycled plastics, is on the rise. Innova Market Insights... More