eco conscious consumer trends

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19 Jan 2022
--- Emsur is launching a range of environmentally sustainable shrink sleeve solutions for bottled carbonated drinks, water, juice and drinkable yogurts. The new sleeve solutions are based on a combination of films and washable... Read More
19 Jan 2022
--- A collaboration of six packaging companies have converged their specialties to mass-produce thin-walled containers from recycled materials. The team, collectively known as the Thin Wall Integra collaborative project, says it... Read More
19 Jan 2022
--- Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) Europe is launching H!ghend, a “transformative” new addition to its customization range of beverage cans, offering customers brand-enhancing opportunities. The H!ghend innovation... Read More
19 Jan 2022
--- Circle Economy has warned world leaders are missing an opportunity to combat climate change by failing to implement circular economy strategies that reduce virgin material consumption. The NGO’s latest Circularity Gap... Read More
19 Jan 2022
--- Israel-based ImpacX is launching a pilot of its Vitamins.io 2.0 technology, aiming to “revolutionize” both packaging and nutrition. The company is using smart packaging that allows for personalization,... Read More
19 Jan 2022
--- Packaging for baby and toddler foods has come under increased focus and scrutiny as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and health worries continue to occupy consumers’ concerns around the globe. Parents and F&B... Read More
18 Jan 2022
--- Smurfit Kappa is investing US$33 million in expanding its Fortaleza production site in the state capital of Ceará in Northeastern Brazil. The corrugated packaging company identifies Brazil as an essential market for... Read More
18 Jan 2022
--- The Swedish government has granted funding approval for a feasibility study into the plastics industry’s environmental sustainability development in Jönköping County – the most plastic-dense area in... Read More
18 Jan 2022
--- Swedish researchers recently discovered that plastic-degrading enzymes are increasing in correlation with plastic pollution in the world’s natural environment. PackagingInsights sits down with Aleksej Zelezniak,... Read More
18 Jan 2022
--- New research compiled by Israeli recycling innovator Ecoams Planet is touting the potential impact its Bakbuk invention could have on global plastic waste. The patented elastic band solution shrinks PET beverage bottles by... Read More
18 Jan 2022
--- Huber Group-backed PrintCYC project has discovered that standard pigments for flexo- and rotogravure printing show “excellent” compatibility with recycling and enable recyclates comparable to virgin film.This... Read More
17 Jan 2022
--- Researchers at Rutgers University, US, have found that phthalates can disrupt hormone production crucial for pregnancy health. Phthalate chemicals are added to plastics, personal care products and electronics to increase... Read More
17 Jan 2022
--- Over 70 financial institutions and businesses have released a statement urging an ambitious international, legally binding global treaty on plastics pollution ahead of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) 5.2, held in Nairobi,... Read More
17 Jan 2022
--- Multivac is acquiring the complete holdings of TVI Entwicklung und Produktion (TVI) in Bruckmühl, Germany, following the planned departure of Thomas Völkl as TVI’s managing director and company partner... Read More
17 Jan 2022
--- Valmet is introducing the Valmet Fiber Furnish Control application package, enabling board and papermakers to stabilize refiner operation for maximized production efficiency with ensured furnish quality. The Valmet Fiber... Read More
17 Jan 2022
--- Eastman is investing up to US$1 billion in building what it says is the world’s largest molecular plastics recycling facility in France. The announcement was made jointly this morning by French President Emmanuel... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- Keurig Dr. Pepper Canada has been forced to pay a CA$3 million (US$2.3 million) penalty to the country’s Competition Bureau, as well an unspecified amount in a US class-action lawsuit, following misleading claims made... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- Agricultural waste fiber technologists Papyrus Australia is unveiling the “world’s first” fully banana fiber-based clamshell, produced in a molded fiber packaging facility in Sharqiah, Egypt. Edward Byrt,... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- Danone’s evian has launched its latest sparkling water in aluminum cans as well as its more familiar PET bottles. The mineral water brand has long used 100% recyclable bottles. However, with aluminum cans’... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Dawn launched a one-handed washing liquid bottle design targeted at disabled consumers. Meanwhile, Sappi unveiled a one-side coated face stock label paper for improved printability, and Smurfit... Read More
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