22 Jan 2020 --- Coca-Cola will not stop using plastic bottles completely, due to steady consumer preference. This is according to the company’s Head of Sustainability Bea Perez, who spoke during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland yesterday. Despite growing consumer demand for plastic alternatives, a move away from plastic bottles could increase the company’s carbon...
Plastics-out trend could open packaging’s Pandora’s box, anonymized Green Alliance interviews reveal
10 Jan 2020 --- Plastic is only the tip of the single-use iceberg, according to a new Green Alliance report, which points the finger at throwaway culture as the root cause of packaging’s environmental scourge. The research, based on anonymized interviews with leading UK supermarkets and brands, warns that in the absence of government direction, “a disjointed and potentially...
17 Jan 2020 --- As the packaging industry is striving for better alternatives to packaging waste, product designer Jonna Breitenhuber found a way to eliminate shampoo bottle packaging entirely. Her graduating master thesis from the University of Arts in Berlin, Germany, yielded Soapbottle, a soap-based shampoo bottle. Once both the shampoo and the surrounding soap bottle shell are used up, waste...
With winter upon us, soups and seasonings offer much needed warmth and comfort. As is the case in most food and beverage categories, companies are working towards using 100 percent recycled materials when it comes to plastic packaging or are making the switch to alternative packaging materials, such as tins, cardboard tubs or glass bottles. In terms of convenience, the options to reclose and...
Californian wine brand Böen became the first wine brand in the US to deploy full-scale, Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. This new technology, developed by technological visionaries SharpEnd – The Agency of Things and Guala Closures, provides consumers with instant access to information about the wine they are purchasing simply by tapping the bottle’s cap with a...
All roads lead to a circular packaging economy: In a year once again dominated by the drive for increased sustainability, suppliers and brand owners got more serious in their attempts to unearth truly “circular” packaging systems and concepts. The rising tide of public anti-plastic sentiment manifested itself...18 Dec 2019 - 18 Dec 2019 Arnhem, The Netherlands
06 Jan 2020 --- Huhtamaki has agreed to acquire full ownership of its joint venture company Laminor S.A. in Brazil. Laminor is specialized in high-quality tube laminates, particularly for oral care applications, and was set up in 2002 as a 50/50 joint venture together with Bemis Company, which is now part of Amcor.
10 Jan 2020 --- This week in packaging, Walki Group entered into a license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies for the use of Earth Coating in several next-generation environmental packaging applications. Earth Coating is a plastic reduction technology providing superior performance and improved recyclability for all types of plastic, paper and paperboard packaging applications. Also, Amcor...
22 Jan 2020 --- Sustainability-oriented organization Hubbub is investing £300,000 (US$390,000) in five coffee cup recycling facilities around the UK capital. The move will amount to repurposing around four million paper cups, according to the... Read More
Recycling is not a silver bullet: TIPA CEO flags need for alternatives to plastic packaging at Davos 2020
21 Jan 2020 --- The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual rendezvous at Davos is in full swing this week, with sustainability at the top of the agenda. When it comes to packaging, the shift towards reducing plastic is more pronounced than ever... Read More
21 Jan 2020 --- Aseptic packaging provider SIG is further establishing its global reach through international collaborations. In recent moves, the company has teamed up with Thailand-based start-up Tofusan to launch the country’s first organic... Read More
21 Jan 2020 --- FrieslandCampina has unveiled a new brand redesign for its award-winning cheeses that seeks to elevate the on-shelf visibility of these products. Featuring famous Dutch painters – such as Rembrandt and Van Gogh – the... Read More
Packaging Focus : Sustainability in packaging 2019
Recycled and recyclable packaging, reusable systems, resource efficiency and eco-friendly processes: the drive for increased sustainability in packaging has opened up a wealth of innovation and novel concepts in 2019. Notably, brands are increasingly moving towards more “circular”... More