flexible plastics

15 Mar 2019
--- British supermarket Asda has reportedly removed 6,500 tons of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. The pressure to reduce the amount of plastic used in packaging has perhaps never been higher than it is... Read More
14 Mar 2019
--- Coca-Cola produces three million tons of plastic packaging a year – based on 2017 numbers – which translates to 200,000 bottles a minute. These figures, including annual packaging volume numbers supplied... Read More
13 Mar 2019
--- Innova Market Insights identifies “Recyclable by design” as its number one trend in packaging for 2019. Widespread bans on single-use plastics, the implementation of China’s “National Sword”... Read More
12 Mar 2019
--- University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found that, with a few genetic tweaks, a type of soil bacteria with an appetite for hydrocarbons shows promise as a “biological factory” for converting woody... Read More
11 Mar 2019
--- The Director for Plastic and Flexible Packaging at the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has warned against the adverse effects of a “hard” Brexit on the entire value chain. Speaking to... Read More
07 Mar 2019
--- Polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) are the most abundant microplastics in the Mediterranean coastal waters, according to a new study published by the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin. The involved... Read More
06 Mar 2019
--- A new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report claims that the global plastics pollution crisis will only worsen unless all actors across the plastics value chain are made more accountable for the true cost of plastics to nature and... Read More
04 Mar 2019
--- Packaging Innovations 2019 Show Director, James Drake-Brockman, predicted that at this year’s show the sustainability debate around plastics would progress from “what needs to be done” to an evaluation of... Read More
01 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, the Netherlands has launched a Plastics Pact supported by more than 70 participating parties. The parties will aim to make all new plastics packaging fully recyclable. In business, Indorama... Read More
27 Feb 2019
--- The UK waste industry is in a “dire state” and the problems could worsen after Brexit. This is according to Joanna Stephenson, Managing Director of PHD Marketing, who spoke to PackagingInsights during... Read More
26 Feb 2019
--- The UK’s biggest annual packaging show – Packaging Innovations – will open its doors in Birmingham tomorrow. One of the most hotly anticipated features of the show is the Big Plastics Debate, which brings... Read More
25 Feb 2019
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation on the draft update of its 2005 risk assessments of five phthalates, which are authorized for use in plastic Food Contact Materials (FCM). In July... Read More
22 Feb 2019
--- The UK’s biggest annual packaging show – Packaging Innovations – will take place in Birmingham next week. James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, expects the... Read More
22 Feb 2019
--- In packaging news this week, Sealed Air has expanded its Asia Pacific presence with the acquisition of MGM, a printing and laminating flexible packaging specialist headquartered in the Philippines. In another big business... Read More
21 Feb 2019
--- Plastic laminate pouches remain the most sustainable packaging option in the UK, despite the lack of facilities capable of recycling them. That is the opinion of Luke Heeney, Technical and Innovations Director at family-run... Read More
20 Feb 2019
--- With Packaging Innovations 2019 in Birmingham only a week away, PackagingInsights speaks to Rob Thompson, Packaging Technologist at Co-op, about the UK supermarket’s endeavors to drive sustainable change within the... Read More
20 Feb 2019
--- Dutch-based retail store HEMA is to replace single-use, disposable plastic products in all cases where a more sustainable alternative is available, ahead of the 2021 deadline set by the EU as part of the Single Use Plastics... Read More
18 Feb 2019
--- Oil and gas “supermajor” BP has released a report suggesting that the global trend of banning single-use plastics and replacing them with alternative materials, such as glass and paper, will lead to drastically... Read More
15 Feb 2019
--- Ahead of Packaging Innovations 2019 in Birmingham this month, PackagingInsights speaks to Trewin Restorick, Founder & CEO of environmental sustainability charity Hubbub, about UK sustainability levels and the issue... Read More
13 Feb 2019
--- If the UK wants to be a global environmental leader, it can no longer afford to “sweep its plastic waste issues under other countries’ carpets,” according to The Plastics Packaging Plan, a new report from... Read More