flexible plastics

17 Apr 2019
--- Global packaging giant Mondi and Munich-based design consultancy Pacoon have partnered to offer a digital interactive map demonstrating differing waste approaches across the world, which the companies hope will better... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- A Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) study has found that Americans are more “environmentally concerned” than ever before but experiencing widespread confusion about what can and cannot be recycled. It has... Read More
12 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, AR Packaging entered into a definitive agreement with a subsidiary of Nampak for the acquisition of Nampak Cartons Nigeria, a producer of folding carton products for the tobacco, food and consumer... Read More
12 Apr 2019
--- Global food and drink packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki has launched blueloop, a new range of recyclable, flexible packaging made of mono-material PP, PE and paper. The new range builds on the standard materials that are... Read More
11 Apr 2019
--- Marine plastic pollution costs the world billions of dollars per year. This is according to a study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, which found that the 1 to 5 percent decline in marine ecosystem service delivery... Read More
11 Apr 2019
--- Like other developed regions of the world, the Australasian packaging industry is fronting up to increasing public and regulatory demand for more sustainable packaging solutions. This is epitomized by Australia’s 2025... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Finalists have been announced for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA), which recognizes FMCGs and suppliers that are making a significant contribution in their fields across Australia and... Read More
05 Apr 2019
--- The incoming regulatory changes that directly impact the packaging industry are abundant, and the industry needs to innovate – fast. The 2019 edition of Empack was held in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, and... Read More
05 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, ALDI became the latest supermarket chain to introduce ambitious sustainability goals. By 2025, 100 percent of ALDI packaging, including plastic packaging, will be reusable, recyclable or compostable.... Read More
04 Apr 2019
--- The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has determined that the most eco-friendly coffee packaging is the stand-up flexible plastic pouch. Tested across six Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), flexible pouches demonstrated more... Read More
04 Apr 2019
--- One of the challenges faced by LG Electronics when designing its automated beer-making Homebrew Machine was determining the right packaging for its base ingredients. Through its partnership with Muntons Malt and Rapak... Read More
03 Apr 2019
--- UK supermarket giant Tesco has begun trialing the collection of difficult to recycle plastic packaging and recycling it through a new partnership with Recycling Technologies. The waste management specialist has developed and... Read More
02 Apr 2019
--- The time to act against the rising tide of plastic waste has never been more pressing in the eyes of consumers, businesses and governments alike. A host of countries are closing their doors to plastic waste imports and the... Read More
02 Apr 2019
--- Flexible plastic packaging giant Schur Flexibles Group has acquired 100 percent of Sweden-based Scandiflex Pac AB, a prominent producer of printed flexible packaging laminates in the food industry. The group lauded the... Read More
01 Apr 2019
--- India has banned the import of plastic waste, making it the latest waste disposal giant to close its doors to international recycling problems. The country prohibited the import of solid plastic waste from March 1. The... Read More
29 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, Nespresso issued an invitation to other portioned coffee manufacturers to join its recycling program, paving the way for a global recycling scheme for aluminum coffee capsules. In other... Read More
28 Mar 2019
--- The European Parliament has voted to approve a sweeping ban – The Single Use Plastics Directive (SUDP) – of the ten single-use plastics that are most commonly found on European beaches, as well as abandoned... Read More
27 Mar 2019
--- Jos Harrison, Global Design Leader for Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a global consumer health, hygiene and home company, claims that responsible packaging is now a key driver in product purchasing decisions and that CPGs must act... Read More
21 Mar 2019
--- Resource management company Veolia and Nestlé have announced a partnership that aims to collect, sort and recycle plastic material, with extra emphasis on flexible plastic packaging. The collaboration will also... Read More
20 Mar 2019
--- Hi-Cone, a manufacturer of ring carriers for the beverage industry, has become the first non-branded company to partner with TerraCycle. According to the British Plastics Federation (BPF), 99 percent of local authorities in... Read More