22 Sep 2023 --- At the ongoing London Packaging Week, Packaging Insights sat down with David Katz, founder and chairman of Plastic Bank, to delve into the organization’s approach to tackling plastic pollution and poverty. Katz sheds light on the social enterprise’s mission to create a wide scale circular economy for materials, particularly plastics. He poses a thought-provoking...
Alternative protein packaging megatrends: How plant-based F&B producers are aligning with the industry
20 Sep 2023 --- Consumers with and without meat-restricted diets are increasingly purchasing plant-based foods. This growth demands that packaging solutions for plant-based alternatives advance alongside it and appeal to the typically eco-conscious customer base.
London Packaging Week prepares to propel cross industry innovations for personal care and beauty products
20 Sep 2023 --- The London Packaging Week trade show will commence tomorrow, sprawled with stands designing the “future of UK’s beauty, drinks, luxury and FMCG brands.” Personal Care Insights speaks with James Montero MacColl, senior marketing manager at Easyfairs, delving into the trends and opportunities of the event while discussing personalization and environmental...
As international leaders, civil society groups and environmental campaigners continue to negotiate legislative solutions to the global plastics pollution crisis, we look at Innova Market Insights’ Top Trends 2023, with “Plastics Circularization” ranking top. In this exclusive webinar, we debate the viability of turning our linear economy into a loop, whether this is even...
Dr. Anja Brandon, associate director, US Plastics Policy at Ocean Conservancy, says the surge of single-use plastics, primarily from the packaging industry, significantly contributes to ocean waste. She suggests the industry design packaging to be either compostable, recyclable or reusable, with nothing being thrown away.
Beyond The Headlines: Berry Global to evaluate its HH&S value, DRT Holdings acquires Custom Machining...
15 Sep 2023 --- This week in industry news, Berry Global began evaluating alternatives for its Health, Hygiene and Specialties segment (HH&S) to maximize shareholder value. Meanwhile, DRT Holdings acquired Custom Machining Corporation, and UPM Raflatac picked Raben and Reganta to win the RafCycle Award at Labelexpo Europe 2023.
Matti Rantanen, director general of the European Paper Packaging Alliance (EPPA), weighs in on the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) and why he believes ideology and political preference are threatening efforts to tackle climate change, leading to potentially “self-defeating” policies.
19 Sep 2023 --- Paper and corrugated packaging giants Smurfit Kappa and WestRock have agreed to merge in a move that market analysts expect will advance circularity-recyclability and decarbonization standards across America. According to Rabobank, the US and Latin America stand to benefit from Smurfit Kappa’s experience within the EU, where environmental sustainability regulation is...
22 Sep 2023 --- The packaging industry has the power to advance climate change mitigation during what is a “fundamental decade” for the Paris Agreement, according to Maria Alegre, Ball Corporation’s global stakeholder relations... Read More
Greenwashing crackdown: EU plans to outlaw misleading environmental claims on consumer packaged goods
22 Sep 2023 --- The EU is combating greenwashing and setting higher standards for companies that make vague, partial or false claims about their environmental impact. The new directive, “Empowering Consumers for the Green Transition,”... Read More
22 Sep 2023 --- This week in packaging, Aluminium Deutschland warned that the German aluminum industry is “still in crisis mode” amid supply and pricing concerns. Also, DS Smith announced Amazon Web Services as its cloud provider to... Read More
22 Sep 2023 --- As Barbie, one of the highest grossing movies of all time, continues to receive praise and criticism, Ecoveritas is drawing attention to the mounting consumer waste its merchandise collaborations have created during the... Read More
Packaging Focus : Household packaging pioneers
Innova Market Insights data suggests that household launches are increasing, featuring a 11% average annual growth from Apr 2018 to Mar 2023. While Laundry packaging was the leading category for household products launched, Bottle was the leading packaging material between Apr 2022-Mar 2023.... More
Analysis Feature Desserts & ice cream innovation
Desserts & ice cream product launches are increasing globally, featuring a +2% average annual growth when comparing 2018 and 2022 launches. In 2022, Tub (29%) was the leading packaging format among desserts & ice cream tracked and Plastic – Not Specified (50%) was the leading packaging material in the category. Meanwhile, the top sustainability-related claims among global desserts & ice cream...View Analysis