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18 Jun 2019
--- Dutch supermarket Jumbo is relaunching its 1-liter bottle of fresh orange juice in a 75 percent rPET and 25 percent bio-based plastic bottle. The bottle cap is made of 100 percent transparent and recyclable HDPE. The new,... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Neopac and Streuli Pharma (Streuli) are simplifying vitamin D supplementation for children with the launch of a dropper tube, which enables a safer and more precise administration of doses. Streuli manufactures the oil based... Read More
18 Jun 2019
--- Coca-Cola has announced that its GLACÉAU smartwater bottles will be made from 100 percent recycled plastic (rPET) by the end of the year in a move that is expected to remove 3,100 tons of virgin plastic from... Read More
17 Jun 2019
--- Unilever ice cream brand Solero has launched a wrapper-less multipack which uses 35 percent less plastic compared to the original pack. The new box – which can be “widely recycled” in the UK – has... Read More
17 Jun 2019
--- Clariant Healthcare Packaging has launched a new selection of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliant flat desiccant options for medical and diagnostic devices, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical powders, and other... Read More
17 Jun 2019
--- Nestlé has formed a closed-loop recycling program with waste management specialist TerraCycle in the UK & Ireland for its confectionery flexible plastic packaging. Pouches, bags and wrappers from single bars,... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- There are several avenues that need to be further developed before a true circular economy for packaging materials can be achieved. This includes creating a consistent market for recycled content and strengthening the... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Canada announced its intention to ban “harmful” single-use plastics by as early as 2021. The initiative is modelled on the EU’s Single-Use Plastic Directive and aims to combat... Read More
13 Jun 2019
--- The Government of Timor-Leste has signed a memorandum of understanding at the University of Sydney with Mura Technology for the development of a US$40 million chemical recycling plant. The plant uses breakthrough water-based... Read More
13 Jun 2019
--- Supplement and vitamin supplier Nature’s Way has unveiled a new range of packaging for its herbal lines which places sustainability at its core. The new line consists of over 30 items, packed in a square design made up... Read More
12 Jun 2019
--- Amcor and Bemis have confirmed the completion of a US$6.8 billion merger effective from 11 June 2019. The combined company will now operate as Amcor Plc, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol... Read More
12 Jun 2019
--- Project Proof, an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Pioneer Project led by Mondi, has developed a usable pouch prototype containing 20 percent post-consumer waste, bringing “flexible packaging one step closer to a circular... Read More
11 Jun 2019
--- Canadian company Breakdown Plastic has commercialized an organic polymer – BDP – that helps plastic naturally decompose, meaning that the barrage of plastic that ends up in landfill or anaerobic digesters could... Read More
11 Jun 2019
--- Starbucks has launched the world’s first airport-based reusable coffee cup scheme. Working in partnership with UK environmental charity Hubbub, Starbucks is using funds generated from its additional 5p charges on... Read More
07 Jun 2019
--- As environmental concern continues to rise globally, consumers are turning towards more sustainable practices, especially when it comes to the packaging of goods. Sustainability oriented movements such as “zero... Read More
07 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, the UK government has condemned reported illegal plastic waste shipments from the UK to Malaysia. Poland Spring, a prominent US spring water brand, has started transitioning its packaging to recycled... Read More
07 Jun 2019
--- In collaboration with Guala Closures, Malibu has incorporated communication content into its beverage bottle caps using the closure company’s innovative cap Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. The connected... Read More
06 Jun 2019
--- In a bid to save “thousands of tons of unnecessary plastic and packaging,” high-end UK grocer Waitrose and Partners has launched a dedicated refillable zone in one of its stores. Shoppers can bring their own... Read More
06 Jun 2019
--- In January, the EU moved to reduce the use of microplastics across a range of sectors, but this has come under attack from the chemicals industry. This is according to The Rethink Plastic alliance, which fully supports the... Read More
05 Jun 2019
--- Ever & Ever, a new aluminum canned water brand, owned by the parent company of Vita Coco – All Market Inc. (AMI) – has been launched in a bid to disrupt the conventional water category which is dominated by... Read More
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