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22 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, DuPont unveiled its new DuPont Liveo Pharma Bottle Closures for sealing threaded glass and plastic bottles and containers. Also, BillerudKorsnäs released an upgraded version of its Pure... Read More
22 Oct 2021
--- Plant-based meat brand Charley St is launching its chorizo and bolognese alternatives in industrially compostable pouches. “Reducing the consumption of animal-based protein is well understood to reduce carbon... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Nextek’s Nextloopp project for converting post-consumer polypropylene (PP) into food-grade packaging through mechanical recycling has revealed the results of its tracer-based sorting trials, achieving a 99.9% sorting... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Europe and the US are leading innovation in plastic recycling and alternative plastics technologies, according to a new study published by the European Patent Office (EPO). “The study is first a reminder that new... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- The French government will ban plastic packaging for fruits and vegetables weighing less than 1.5 kg from January 2022, according to a recent law passed by the country’s Economy, Ecological Transition, Agriculture and... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- Cameroonian authorities have intercepted a smuggling operation attempting to bring illegal non-biodegradable plastics into the country. Greenpeace Africa highlights the incident as an example of corruption impeding efforts... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Graphic Packaging secured all mandatory regulatory approvals to acquire fiber-based packaging manufacturer AR Packaging in a US$1.45 billion cash deal. Meanwhile, Crown joined the Ellen MacArthur... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- Elopak is acquiring Naturepak Beverage Packaging, a leading gable top fresh liquid carton and packaging systems supplier in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Norwegian liquid carton producer has signed a... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s Canada is introducing wooden stir sticks, paper straws and wooden cutlery – excluding McFlurry spoons – to its 1,400 restaurants nationwide by December 2021. Wooden stir sticks are currently... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Weetabix announced 92% of its packaging is now completely recyclable, while the company is also on track to reduce its packaging carbon footprint by 20% in the next year. Meanwhile, Holland &... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe (UNESDA) and Zero Waste Europe are urging the EU to develop a legal framework for setting up an efficient Deposit Return System (DRS) for beverage packaging.... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- Tetra Pak is embarking on a new strategic collaboration with connected factory worker platform Poka to accelerate zero waste processes in food manufacturing plants. “Through collaborations like our one with Poka, we... Read More
01 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay launched an industrially compostable bag for its Off The Eaten Path brand of vegetable snacks, while Alpla produced recycled detergent bottles for the Somat gel range.... Read More
01 Oct 2021
--- Wipotec, a supplier of precision in-motion weighing track and trace/anti-counterfeiting solutions, debuted the second iteration of its Modular Multilane Systemat at Pack Expo, hosted in Las Vegas, US, this week. The new MMS... Read More
29 Sep 2021
--- Paper packaging specialist Mondi and machine manufacturer Rovema are unveiling a new food-grade pillow bag at FachPack 2021, hosted in Nuremberg, Germany. “Here at the show, we are targeting frozen food and fresh... Read More
24 Sep 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Phononic presented a portable cooling and freezing solution for perishable goods, delivering “unmatched” cold chain integrity to meet “explosive demand for cold chain solutions... Read More
22 Sep 2021
--- Plastic packaging giants UFlex and Greif are joining the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a non-profit currently 66 members strong across the plastics value chain. By joining the Alliance, both companies pledge to help recover... Read More
22 Sep 2021
--- Danone’s mineral water brand evian is launching a recycled PET (rPET) prototype bottle in collaboration with clean technology company Loop Industries. “We plan to roll out bottles at commercial scale in South... Read More
21 Sep 2021
--- McDonald’s has launched an initiative to reduce virgin fossil fuel-based plastic in its Happy Meal toys by 90% worldwide by the end of 2025. The fast-food giant will transition to more renewable, recycled or certified... Read More
20 Sep 2021
--- Mondelēz International’s Cadbury brand has revealed plans to incorporate 30% recycled plastic in Dairy Milk chocolate bar wrappers from 2022. The move will ensure Dairy Milk’s 28 million chocolate bars made in... Read More
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