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08 Dec 2022
--- The Cup Collective, a program founded by Stora Enso and Huhtamaki to capture the value of used paper cups through recycling at an industrial scale, has welcomed its first partners, including McDonald’s, SSP The Food... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- Tipa calls for an increase in bio-based packaging solutions, rising publicity and investment in composting. The company highlights the necessity for packaging innovation to reduce food waste and the key roles that... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- Danimer Scientific is partnering with Formerra to scale the distribution of its environmentally sustainable bioplastics. Karen Heroldt, marketing director at Formerra, says that the companies look forward to providing... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- As the 6th World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, concludes, PackagingInsights presents the event outtakes, including the host government’s 14-year US$211.3 million circular economy action plan for... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- SIG announces a US$10 million investment in recycling technology that will enable polymers and aluminum from used aseptic carton packs to be recovered and sold separately for the “first” time on an industrial... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- PulPac has developed a Blister Pack Collective to reduce manufacturing rates and limit non-recyclable plastics’ use in over-the-counter and prescription drug packaging. The company has partnered with PA Consulting to... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- Alpla has created a “carbon-optimized” bottle prototype for the beauty industry made entirely of recycled HDPE (rHDPE). The product is meant to serve as a lens into Alpla’s environmentally sustainable... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) is revealing a “significant” increase in bioplastic production capacity from approximately 2.23 million metric tons in 2022 to 6.3 million metric tons in 2027. At the 17th EUBP... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has written an open letter to the European Commission (EC) following its recent energy manifesto, with a ten-point plan that the organization says would secure economic prosperity, energy sufficiency,... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- For the second time, the Earthshot Prize announced five £1 million (US$1.2 million) prize winners at a globally broadcast ceremony in Boston, US. British seaweed packaging startup Notpla is among this year’s... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- Vantage Nutrition, an ACG Group company, has acquired US-based manufacturer AquaCap, from Nestlé Health Science. AquaCap is a leading contract manufacturer of liquid-filled capsules within the US nutritional... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- PepsiCo aims to double the percentage of reusable beverage packs – from 10% to 20% – by 2030 as part of PepsiCo Positive (pep+) strategy. The company’s new global packaging goal is aligned with the Ellen... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- The conclusion of the first intergovernmental committee meeting (INC-1) by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to negotiate the terms of an internationally legally binding plastics pollution treaty has brought... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- For the first time, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) GB’s Christmas can multipacks will include NaviLens codes on the cardboard casing to help shoppers that are partially sighted and have difficulty using... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- A study conducted by the Food Standards Agency with researchers from the University of Southampton, UK, reveals that food packaging can hold the COVID-19 virus for alternative time periods based on the packaging material,... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- WRAP has released its annual progress reports for the UK food, textiles and plastics industries, detailing data regarding companies’ continued efforts to reach environmental targets. The report finds a reduction in... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) has collaborated with the EU Food Fraud Network to put an end to the illegal import, trade and advertising of plastic articles sold as food contact materials (FCM). The products being sold... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- Following the pause of REDcycle’s soft plastic collection program due to insufficient and dangerous recycling conditions, Coles, Woolworths and Aldi have drafted an urgent application to form the interim organization... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- The Republic of Ireland’s minister for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth, has launched a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). The DRS aims to boost the recycling rate for drink containers by charging a small,... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- Forty seven investors and asset managers collectively holding over US$8 trillion have written to the CEOs of world’s biggest chemical producers to disclose the volume of all hazardous chemicals they produce. The letter... Read More
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