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03 Jul 2020
--- In light of the 11th International Plastic Bag Free Day, Surfrider Foundation Europe warns that greenwashing is jeopardizing the plastic pollution reduction movement. Besides implementing more stringent plastic bag... Read More
03 Jul 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Open Farm Pet Food became the first pet food participant in TerraCycle’s reusable and refillable Loop packaging platform. In select markets, consumers can purchase Open Farm Freeze-Dried... Read More
03 Jul 2020
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
02 Jul 2020
--- The transposition of the EU Single-Use Plastic Directive (SUPD) into domestic law has stalled in most European countries, largely due to COVID-19-induced disruptions. One year ahead of the Directive’s transposition... Read More
02 Jul 2020
--- PolyOne, a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials and services, has completed the US$1.44 billion purchase of Clariant and Clariant Chemicals India’s color masterbatch businesses. PolyOne also... Read More
02 Jul 2020
--- Amazon has announced the elimination of all single-use plastic packaging across its more than 50 fulfillment centers in India. The e-commerce giant has replaced air pillows and bubble wrap with paper cushions and adopted 100... Read More
02 Jul 2020
--- UK-based absorbent food packaging specialist Sirane has developed a plastic-free salad packaging solution as part of a project with major brands in France. The salad bags are a variant of the supplier’s renowned... Read More
01 Jul 2020
--- The KHS Group has unveiled a tray packer technology that enables cans of food and beverages to be wrapped in paper. The tried-and-tested Innopack Kisters tray packer provides an alternative to hard-to-recycle shrink film or... Read More
01 Jul 2020
--- The German Cabinet has agreed to ban the sale of single-use plastic items outlawed by the EU Single-Use Plastic Directive (SUPD) by July 3, 2021, including straws, plates and styrofoam cups and containers. This news is... Read More
01 Jul 2020
--- As part of a bid to help address ocean plastic pollution, SC Johnson, a manufacturer of household cleaning brands, has unveiled its newest line of Mr Muscle Platinum Window & Glass cleaner featuring 100 percent recycled... Read More
30 Jun 2020
--- French cosmetics heavyweight L’Oréal has boldly pledged that 100 percent of the plastics used in its product packaging will be from either recycled or bio-based sources by 2030. The goal is part of the... Read More
30 Jun 2020
--- PulPac has engineered the first pilot line for its patented Dry Molded Fiber technology, which presents a price competitive alternative to single-use plastics at scale. Touted as the world’s first industrialization of... Read More
30 Jun 2020
--- Ease is the name of the game when it comes to sports nutrition packaging, with functionality, convenience and nutritional integrity as main priorities. This is according to Joe Hansley, CEO and Founder of Go Mix, a... Read More
29 Jun 2020
--- Materials Recovery For the Future’s (MRFF) pilot program in Pennsylvania, US, has published a research report demonstrating the successful collection, separation and preparation for the recycling of flexible plastic... Read More
29 Jun 2020
--- Packaging design draws inspiration from varied sources such as colors, materials, and more recently, 11th-century Chinese poetry. With this in mind, Beautea, a conceptual tea box design created for a local holiday market... Read More
26 Jun 2020
--- In packaging news this week, SIG began offering Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)-certified aluminum across all of its packs as standard throughout Europe. SIG is the first in the industry to obtain certification to... Read More
26 Jun 2020
--- Multilayer flexible packaging provides oxygen barriers that are essential to food safety and shelf life but also throws up recyclability challenges as it cannot typically be processed through mainstream mechanical recycling... Read More
26 Jun 2020
--- An Australian-developed technology suite called eBottli has launched with the potential to defend the wine export industry against the booming global trade in counterfeit wines. eBottli delivers a suite of new tracking and... Read More
25 Jun 2020
--- Technology giant Microsoft and Australia’s national science agency CSIRO have formed a partnership to tackle global plastic pollution using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and smart sensor technologies. The new software... Read More
25 Jun 2020
--- Within the burgeoning e-commerce sector, brands are increasingly prioritizing durable packaging to reflect premium brand presentation. Addressing this demand, global logistics company UPS has initiated a four-partner... Read More
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