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06 Dec 2019
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) has announced “dynamic growth” in the global bioplastics industry, in which packaging remains the largest field of application with almost 53 percent (1.14 million metric tons) of the... Read More
06 Dec 2019
--- This week in packaging, the European Aluminum Foil Association (EAFA) reiterated the full recyclability of aluminum wrappers amid expectations that Chocolate Santa Claus production will hit record highs this Christmas.... Read More
02 Dec 2019
--- Despite public commitments to reduce the use of virgin plastic, the plastic packaging sold by major UK supermarkets has risen to more than 900,000 metric tons annually, an Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) report has... Read More
29 Nov 2019
--- The UK’s December General Election will inevitably center on Brexit, but another policy issue growing in significance is the global plastic waste crisis and the UK’s role in it. This is evidenced by the fact that... Read More
29 Nov 2019
--- This week in packaging, Starbucks announced that it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from nearly 1,500 stores across Japan and begin providing paper straws to customers starting in January 2020. Avantium secured... Read More
29 Nov 2019
--- UK multinational chemicals company INEOS will be supplied with recovered polymers from recycling specialist Viridor’s new £65 million (US$84 million) post-consumer recycling plant at the Avonmouth Resource... Read More
22 Nov 2019
--- This week in packaging news, Heineken teamed up with KHS to create its largest Heineken site worldwide in Mexico. The production facility is one of the biggest breweries in Mexico and, largely thanks to KHS’ latest... Read More
21 Nov 2019
--- Diversified global packaging company Sonoco has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Thermoform Engineered Quality and Plastique Holdings (together TEQ). TEQ is a global manufacturer of thermoformed packaging, serving... Read More
15 Nov 2019
--- British multinational oil and gas company BP has developed an enhanced recycling technology, BP Infinia, that enables currently unrecyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste to be diverted from landfill or... Read More
15 Nov 2019
--- In packaging news this week, Coca-Cola swapped its iconic green Sprite bottles for more easily recyclable clear PET bottles in the ASEAN market and Constantia Flexibles announced plans to open its more sustainable and... Read More
15 Nov 2019
--- Fortune 500 global plastic manufacturer Berry and global chemical industry leader SABIC have announced a collaboration to drive the innovation and use of polyolefin resins made from chemical recycling. Berry has already... Read More
13 Nov 2019
--- European folding carton and flexible packaging supplier ÅR Packaging has acquired all outstanding shares in K+D AG and entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares in rlc Packaging. The supplier... Read More
07 Nov 2019
--- Never has the notion of sustainability and a circular economy been more in the public mindset. As a result, it seems like the “3Rs” of “reduce,” “reuse” and “recycle” have... Read More
04 Nov 2019
--- The British Plastics Federation (BPF), in partnership with Squire Patton Boggs and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has released a practical guide to help plastics companies prepare for... Read More
30 Oct 2019
--- Berlin Packaging and Novio Packaging have entered into a definitive agreement for Berlin Packaging to acquire Netherlands-based Novio Packaging for an undisclosed fee. Berlin Packaging says that this strategic transaction... Read More
24 Oct 2019
--- Tetra Pak has unveiled a new 12,000 sqm site with sales, engineering and manufacturing facilities for cheese production solutions. The US$28 million center is backed with full-scale engineering capabilities, from cheese... Read More
22 Oct 2019
--- Beauty industry heavyweight Dove has unveiled new initiatives and impact figures aiming to reduce the use of virgin plastic by more than 20,500 metric tons per year. The Unilever brand intends to reach this benchmark through... Read More
11 Oct 2019
--- This week in industry news, PepsiCo announced that the net proceeds from its US$1 billion Green Bond offering will fund a series of key sustainability initiatives, including the fulfillment of a new target to reduce 35... Read More
08 Oct 2019
--- British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company Unilever has pledged to halve its use of virgin plastic by 2025. It aims to reduce its absolute use of plastic packaging by more than 100,000 metric tons, accelerate its use... Read More
04 Oct 2019
--- In industry news this week, materials science company Dow announced the development of a new resin made with 70 percent recycled plastic, called Dow Agility CE. The solution is the first post-consumer recycled (PCR) product... Read More