30 Jun 2022 --- Major brands and retailers are once again being accused of greenwashing their plastic packaging, with a new interactive website set up by the Changing Markets Foundation describing how companies like Coca-Cola, P&G, Sainsbury’s and TerraCycle dupe consumers into believing their products are environmentally sustainable. Displayed on the website –...
Compostable packaging proliferates but infrastructural and regulatory limitations must be overcome, say...
29 Jun 2022 --- Compostable packaging demand is growing rapidly, but improved collection and recycling infrastructure and clearer product labeling are required to support the market’s expansion and enhance cost-competitiveness. A principal advantage of compostable packaging is its end-of-life performance, offering both recyclability and compostability, while it will break down...
23 Jun 2022 --- Berry M&H is overcoming recycled plastic scarcity in the UK with supply from its own recycling plant, as demand for tax-compliant packaging grows. The rigid plastic specialist offers a range of containers with 35% or more post-consumer recycled (PCR) material for the food and beverage, personal care, healthcare and homecare markets.The UK Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT),...
Focus on Business, not IT operations - How integrated e2e ERP systems create agility in the face of rapid...
Raw material availability, energy prices, and machine shutdowns are current pain points in the packaging industry. In a volatile world, change happens quickly. In order to make your own business resilient, you need systems that allow you to react to these changes quickly and reliably. Here, Aicomp and T.CON see a risk in the frequently implemented best-of-breed approach in the system landscape of...
Smart Cups’s innovative technology enables it to print on any surface, including paper, aluminum and food applications. We speak with Chris Kanik, founder and CEO at Smart Cups, about the company’s commercialization journey and the challenges it has faced. Kanik also tells us about the impact of liquid transportation on the environment and how Smart Cups has reimagined consumer goods...
In this episode, we look back at some highlights from Packaging Innovations 2022 in Birmingham, UK. We spoke to Graphic Packaging International about how legislation is driving the fiber-based packaging transition, Greiner Packaging about investing in decontamination lines for reliable recycled plastic supply, and ProAmpac about its UK tax-compliant food packaging solutions.
Packaging Innovations & Empack 2022 in Birmingham, UK, brought the packaging industry together shortly after the introduction of the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, and for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence of increased recycled content in plastic food packaging and innovation in fiber-based alternatives...25 May 2022 - 26 May 2022 National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, B40 1NT, United Kingdom
How can digital technology help make reusable packaging at scale a reality? By Joshua Young, circular economy lead at PragmatIC Semiconductor Companies are exploring reusable packaging as a way to retain the benefits of plastic while lowering its environmental impact, but a lack of logistic infrastructure and item traceability makes scalability difficult. In this Expert View, Joshua...
Plastic Recyclers Europe technical director: Packaging sortability integral to circular plastics economy
30 Jun 2022 --- RecyClass has launched a practical guide clarifying the concepts of recyclability and design for recycling based on science amid concerns that the ineffective sorting of plastic packaging is undermining recycling efforts. In this... Read More
30 Jun 2022 --- Rio Tinto and Corona Canada are introducing a beverage can using the mining company’s aluminum produced from Elysis technology. QR codes printed on 1.2 million limited-edition cans encourage customers to learn more about the... Read More
30 Jun 2022 --- Constantia Flexibles is introducing a recycle-ready laminate with high chemical resistance for pharmaceutical products. The flexible packaging leader supplies the substrates for conversion into packaging. “The recyclability... Read More
01 Jul 2022 --- EcoTensil is introducing its sturdy paperboard utensil in Europe. The US-based company has added its built-in cutlery to Global-C’s EcoFoodBox, enhancing its functionality for a streamlined plastic-free, compostable, and... Read More
Packaging Focus : Compostable packaging innovation
Innova Market Insights data shows that compostable packaging claims are increasing, with consumers finding compostability to be the most interesting packaging feature for preventing food waste, followed by freshness indicators. Also, source and disposal methods for compostable packaging are... More
Analysis Feature Soups and sauces packaging innovation
According to Innova Market Insights, Soups & Sauces launches are increasing globally, featuring a +4% year-over-year growth when comparing 2020 and 2021 launches. In 2021, glass bottles were the leading packaging format among the global Soups & Sauces launches tracked. The top sustainability-related claim among the launches tracked in 2021 was “recyclable” (41%).View Analysis