17 Jan 2022 --- Over 70 financial institutions and businesses have released a statement urging an ambitious international, legally binding global treaty on plastics pollution ahead of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) 5.2, held in Nairobi, Kenya, this year. The signatories, already supporters of WWF’s previous report “The Business Case for a UN Treaty on Plastic...
13 Jan 2022 --- Industry appetite for Natural Branding – a technology that lasers markings onto the surface of some fruits and vegetables – is gaining traction amid proliferating plastic packaging bans. Notably, France recently banned retailers from selling 30 different fruits and vegetables wrapped in plastic packaging. Spain is destined to impose a similar law in 2023. Such...
10 Jan 2022 --- Recycling companies throughout Turkey are intentionally burning down their facilities as a means of cheaply destroying hazardous packaging waste, according to Microplastic Research Group (MRG), a team of scientists who study pollution and waste crime in the country. Dr. Sedat Gündoğdu, chief scientist of the group, tells PackagingInsights his team has tracked...
Beverage packaging is about to undergo a visible change: In the future, the caps of non-returnable plastic bottles must be designed so that they remain connected to the bottle after opening. Krones has published a whitepaper for anyone who wishes to find out more about tethered caps and the EU directive.
Chalmers University in Sweden is investigating how plastic’s “explosive” production over the last 70 years has allowed sufficient evolutionary time for microbes to begin degrading the material naturally. Aleksej Zelezniak, associate professor in Systems Biology at Chalmers, takes us inside his research and offers some advice on how best to combat plastic pollution.
In this edition you will learn more about:
- “Shared Planet” Leads 2022’s Top Ten Trends, Sustainable Certification in Premium Chocolate, Flavors Poised to Go “Beyond Taste” in New Year
- Applying Vanilla in Alt-Dairy, F&B Packaging Combine Communication with Art, Next-Gen Infant Formula, Opinion Edge
- EFSA Rethinks Claims for Red Yeast Rice, Foods to Uplift and Wind Down, Disrupting Quorum Sensing to Support Immunity
- View from the Top: IFF, Sebastien Guery, VP for Health
As 2021 draws to a close, we look back at the most popular stories of the year, as determined by our readers. Plastic waste escape routes dominated reader appetite, notably circular plastics economy solutions, fiber-based innovation and bioplastics proliferation. However, readers were also hot on greenwashing concerns,...07 Dec 2021 - 03 Jan 2022 Global
How can we achieve the circular economy of plastics recycling?By Professor Edward Kosior, Nextek and Nextloopp founder. In this Expert View, leading recycling expert Professor Edward Kosior, founder of Nextek and Nextloopp, shines a light on the circular plastics economy and what needs to be done to enhance recycling rates. Moreover, he explains how recycled plastics can be a weapon against...
17 Jan 2022 --- Eastman is investing up to US$1 billion in building what it says is the world’s largest molecular plastics recycling facility in France. The announcement was made jointly this morning by French President Emmanuel Macron and... Read More
17 Jan 2022 --- Researchers at Rutgers University, US, have found that phthalates can disrupt hormone production crucial for pregnancy health. Phthalate chemicals are added to plastics, personal care products and electronics to increase... Read More
17 Jan 2022 --- Multivac is acquiring the complete holdings of TVI Entwicklung und Produktion (TVI) in Bruckmühl, Germany, following the planned departure of Thomas Völkl as TVI’s managing director and company partner December 31,... Read More
17 Jan 2022 --- Valmet is introducing the Valmet Fiber Furnish Control application package, enabling board and papermakers to stabilize refiner operation for maximized production efficiency with ensured furnish quality. The Valmet Fiber Furnish... Read More
Packaging Focus : Packaging trends in meat & fish
Meat and fish has witnessed a fluctuation in product launches in recent years. Innova Market Insights investigates plastic use and new materials in the sector, and how environmental sustainability is being conveyed on packaging.
Analysis Feature Hot Drinks innovation
Hot drinks launches are decreasing globally, featuring a -4% year-over-year decline when comparing 2019 and 2020 launches. In 2020, folded box is the leading packaging format among global hot drink launches tracked. In 2020, the top packaging materials among global hot drink launches tracked are carton (49%), plastic – not specified (49%), and paper (16%). The top [environmental] sustainability...View Analysis