30 Jul 2021
--- Compost organizations across the US are welcoming the introduction of the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act in the US House of Representatives. The COMPOST Act would... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Environmental sustainability is a must for cosmetic packaging, but it also has to be functional and aesthetically beautiful to offer a true alternative to conventional solutions, according to Dr. Suvi Haimi, CEO and... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Jefferson Enterprise Energy’s joint venture with Zume, creators of an advanced molded fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic items, has secured US$122 million bond financing from Hilltop Securities to build... Read More
26 Jul 2021
--- Tipa’s micro-perforated compostable packaging gives a longer shelf life to fresh vegetables than traditional plastic packaging, according to new research conducted by scientists at the Agricultural Research... Read More
19 Jul 2021
--- Environmental campaigners have reported the Italian government to the European Commission (EC) for passing legislation they say violates the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), which came into force recently.
16 Jul 2021
--- PackagingInsights speaks exclusively with Camvac CEO Greg Kingham about raw material availability issues conjured up by the COVID-19 and Brexit “perfect storm.” Kingham also discusses Camvac’s compliance... Read More
13 Jul 2021
--- Dutch start-up Fibi-buffer is expanding its biodegradable shock-absorbing buffer packaging production toward full-scale commercialization, and “secretly dreaming” about production locations outside of the... Read More
09 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Huhtamaki launched a post-consumer recycled fiber carton branded Futuro for cooked colored eggs in Europe. Meanwhile, Smurfit Kappa acquired Cartonbox, a Mexican folding carton company, and... Read More
06 Jul 2021
--- Researchers at the University of Göttingen in Germany are using popcorn to develop compostable packaging replicating the performance of polystyrene (PS).
23 Jun 2021
--- Cryopak, a leader in temperature assurance packaging and temperature monitoring devices, is unveiling its latest entry into an expanding line of plastic-alternative shipping solutions. Cryopak Ecopak is a recyclable and... Read More
22 Jun 2021
--- Huhtamaki is introducing fiber-based egg cartons to the Brazilian and US markets as plastic and foam-based alternatives. The Smilepack cartons are made with molded fiber from recovered paper and can be recycled in regular... Read More
21 Jun 2021
--- Stora Enso is launching a wood fiber-based material composition designed for microwavable food tray packaging called Trayforma. The renewable material is PET-free, has a low share of polypropylene and a lower carbon... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- The US Plastics Pact, a consortium led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network, has unveiled an “aggressive national... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Novolex launched a production line for manufacturing compostable cold beverage cups. Meanwhile, Mondi teamed up with the Italian machine producer ACMI to create a new wrapping system for pallets... Read More
31 May 2021
--- New testing by consumer organizations in Italy, Denmark, Spain and France has found toxic chemicals in single-use tableware made of popular non-plastic alternatives, such as disposable plant fiber bowls, paper straws or palm... Read More
25 May 2021
--- UK-based Parkside is furthering its environmentally responsible fruit and veg packaging portfolio by adding a fully compostable tomato box solution. The tomato packs are created for organic veg delivery company Riverford,... Read More
21 May 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Stora Enso and Vogue Scandinavia formed a strategic partnership to replace plastics in magazine packaging with a renewable, carbon-neutral eco-package. Meanwhile, EarthFirst Films by PSI... Read More
19 May 2021
--- Over the past 14 months, COVID-19 pandemic-induced uncertainties have encouraged consumers to reach into their home freezers for ice cream comfort. The ice cream packaging sector has seen an unprecedented peak in large-sized... Read More
14 May 2021
--- In packaging news this week, bio-based developments took center stage, with Coca-Cola’s Fuze Tea brand becoming the first in the iced tea category to switch to SIG’s plant-based carton packs. Berry Superfos... Read More