Podcast – The PackPod (#10): Mondi, Avantium, Wipak
In this episode, we explore the long-term impacts of e-commerce expansion on packaging with Daniela Dorner, group eCommerce director at Mondi. Also, Avantium’s CEO Tom van Aken updates us on the company’s PEF bioplastic commercialization plan. We then revisit Empack 2022 to discuss monomaterial packaging and lacking recycling infrastructure with Wipak’s Stijn van de Wezemael, account manager for the Benelux.
In this episode, WRAP UK’s strategic engagement manager Helen Bird addresses criticism of a recent report suggesting plastic packaging can actually increase fresh produce waste for some uncut items. Also, UBQ Materials tells us how it can convert any household waste into thermoplastics, and Re-Leaf Paper... Read More
In this episode, we explore the rise of connective packaging technologies with PragmatIC Semiconductor’s CEO Scott White, after Amcor invested in the electronics company. We also discuss the commercialization of packaging made from shellfish exoskeleton with CruzFoam CEO John Felts. Finally, Dow’s market... Read More
This podcast brings together experts from Mondi, Rovema and VDH Packaging Creations to examine the packaging industry’s role in transitioning toward a circular economy. We sit down to discuss COVID-19 disruptions, paper-versus-plastic considerations and company transparency challenges. “Is the packaging... Read More
In this episode, we revisit some key highlights from FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany, where our editor Joshua Poole interviewed Paccor, Coveris, Greiner Packaging and Schubert representatives on the show floor. The event was dominated by environmental sustainability trends, including recyclable... Read More
In this episode, Irene Buzzoni, marketing and communications coordinator at Sealpac, presents FlatMap, the company’s most environmentally sustainable solution for the ultra-flat packaging of sliced meat, seafood and cheese. We also welcome Bernhard Cantzler, head of marketing and innovation at Mondi UFP, who... Read More
In this episode, we discuss the revolutionary recycling technology known as Digimarc with Robert Chamness, chief legal officer and secretary at Digimarc, and Nicolas Lorenz, chief commercial officer at Digimarc’s partner Paccor. We also welcome Simon Hombersley, CEO of Cambridge University spin-off Xampla,... Read More
In this episode, Greiner Packaging’s Jörg Sabo, global marketing and innovation director, previews the company’s first virtual trade show on June 9 and 10. We explore the proliferation of advanced recycling technologies with RaboBank’s Susan Hansen, global strategist for food and agriculture supply chains.... Read More
In this episode, we discuss Avery Dennison’s global action plan for a zero-waste future with Rob Groen in ‘T Wout, marketing manager for films at Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials. We speak to Taghleef Industries’ Adam Stewart and Monica Battistella about their company’s involvement in Nestlé’s 30... Read More
In this episode, we discuss PHA bioplastic pioneer Danimer Scientific’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange with Stephen Croskrey, CEO. We speak to Elopak’s chief marketing manager, Patrick Verhelst, as his company celebrates a Natural Brown Board beverage cartons milestone. Also joining us is Francois... Read More
This week in industry news, Amcor began offering printed labels accredited by the UK-based Carbon Trust on a range of flexible packs. The label, which reads “Reducing CO2 Packaging,” is designed to inform consumers about the climate change impact of products. Meanwhile, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a... Read More
This week in industry news, Symphony Environmental Technologies began suing the EU for damages relating to the ban on “oxo-degradable” plastics imposed through the Single Use Plastics Directive. The British Plastics Federation launched a sustainability report highlighting industry progress and the essential... Read More
This week in industry news, the EU-funded Refucoat Project reported breakthroughs in recyclable bioplastic food packaging capable of replacing conventional fossil-based raw materials. Meanwhile, GravityTray launched a namesake thermoform meat tray that permanently traps juices from meat, fish, poultry or... Read More
This NewsBite podcast episode details how industry players are reducing plastic packaging from their portfolios and improving recyclability rates with polypropylene. Research revealed the majority of European consumers would recycle more aluminum cans in public if recycling infrastructure were better. Two... Read More
This week in industry news, European Bioplastics predicted dynamic growth in the global bioplastics market, and Coca-Cola European Partners announced ambitions to become a net-zero carbon business by 2040.
This week in industry news, PepsiCo pledged to eliminate all virgin plastic from its Pepsi brand beverage bottles sold in nine EU markets by 2022. SABIC, DSM, Viscofan, Cepsa and Fibrant unveiled a multi-barrier casing for meat products made via the advanced recycling of post-consumer plastics.
This week in industry news, a Closed Loop Partners study found the current supply of recycled plastics meets just 6 percent of the current demand. Derry City in Northern Ireland and Lviv in Ukraine formally committed to becoming zero-waste cities.
This week in industry news, Third Aurora introduced a technology enabling smartphone cameras to scan packaging and project virtual content. Ribena minimized its iconic labels, ensuring bottles can be easily identified, sorted and recycled.