Podcast – The PackPod (#1): Danimer Scientific, Elopak and Bobst
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 Martin, global marketing manager at Bobst, to talk about how his company is employing new digital printing technologies amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
This week in industry news, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s 2020 Progress Report found “limited progress” increasing the recyclability of plastics packaging. Liby adopted Dow’s Innate TF PE Resins to create China's first fully recyclable laundry pods.
This week in industry news, Mars teamed up with Sabic and Huhtamaki to integrate recycled polypropylene in pet food packaging. Henkel incorporated 98 percent recycled plastic into three major beauty brands.
This week in industry news, Coca-Cola shared how it is working with paper bottle company Paboco to develop a recyclable paper bottle. L’Oréal partnered with Total and LanzaTech to create cosmetics plastic packaging from captured and recycled carbon emissions.
This week in industry news, Burger King partnered TerraCycle to pilot reusable sandwich and drinks packaging in a closed-loop, zero-waste system. Unilever launched its largest European refill trial with UK supermarket Asda.
This week in industry news, Amcor joined a series of F&B and packaging companies calling for a UN treaty on plastic waste. A Ball-commissioned YouGov poll found UK consumers are increasingly attracted to drinking water in aluminum cans for on-the-go purchases.
This week in industry news, The European Court of Auditors warned there is significant risk the EU will not meet its plastic packaging recycling targets for 2025 and 2030. Encirc glass container manufacturer and Glass Futures industry research and technology organization partnered on a landmark project to... Read More
This week in industry news, the US state of New Jersey passed a phase-out ban on single-use plastic and paper bags, taking effect in two years. Also, Amcor and Nestlé launched the world’s first recyclable flexible retort pouch with the Purina wet cat food brand.
This week in industry news, Coca-Cola European Partners announced all plastic bottles across its core brands in Great Britain will now be made with 50 percent recycled. Nestlé Waters UK partnered with waste management business Biffa to deliver 100 percent recycled PET in a closed-loop system.
This week in industry news, UK supermarket chain Iceland called on the national government and rival retailers to commit to enhanced transparency in plastic packaging reporting. In the US and Canada, Starbucks introduced strawless lids as standard for iced beverages.