flexible plastics

17 Jun 2019
--- Nestlé has formed a closed-loop recycling program with waste management specialist TerraCycle in the UK & Ireland for its confectionery flexible plastic packaging. Pouches, bags and wrappers from single bars,... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- There are several avenues that need to be further developed before a true circular economy for packaging materials can be achieved. This includes creating a consistent market for recycled content and strengthening the... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Canada announced its intention to ban “harmful” single-use plastics by as early as 2021. The initiative is modelled on the EU’s Single-Use Plastic Directive and aims to combat... Read More
13 Jun 2019
--- The Government of Timor-Leste has signed a memorandum of understanding at the University of Sydney with Mura Technology for the development of a US$40 million chemical recycling plant. The plant uses breakthrough water-based... Read More
12 Jun 2019
--- Amcor and Bemis have confirmed the completion of a US$6.8 billion merger effective from 11 June 2019. The combined company will now operate as Amcor Plc, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol... Read More
12 Jun 2019
--- Project Proof, an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Pioneer Project led by Mondi, has developed a usable pouch prototype containing 20 percent post-consumer waste, bringing “flexible packaging one step closer to a circular... Read More
07 Jun 2019
--- As environmental concern continues to rise globally, consumers are turning towards more sustainable practices, especially when it comes to the packaging of goods. Sustainability oriented movements such as “zero... Read More
03 Jun 2019
--- Although there have been several promising efforts to address the problem of plastic waste, having specific prevention targets for different plastic waste is still not a widespread practice in Europe, according to a new... Read More
31 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, BillerudKorsnäs completed the acquisition of 350,000 hectares of forest land in Sweden for approximately US$670 million on a debt-free basis and after reduction of deferred tax. The move is part... Read More
29 May 2019
--- Dow and Menshen, manufacturers of caps, closures and single-serve capsules, has launched spouted pouches made of mono-material films. The innovation was made possible as the company developed a new Reverse Spout Sealing... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Avery Dennison is set to launch the industry’s first facestock made from recycled polyethylene (rPE). After completing successful print and dispensing trials, the adhesive materials specialist plans to unveil the new... Read More
27 May 2019
--- Uncle Dougie’s – the manufacturer of natural and organic sauces, marinades and rubs – has significantly reduced its carbon footprint by shifting to a flexible pouch for its newest line of USDA Organic... Read More
24 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Europe’s largest cardboard and paper recycler DS Smith signed up as an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Global Partner. The three-year partnership will support innovation in DS Smith’s business... Read More
23 May 2019
--- Innovia Films is set to launch the first product in its new range of transparent high barrier packaging films, Propafilm Strata SL. The film has been designed to be a standalone mono filmic solution and can also be used in... Read More
22 May 2019
--- The Council of the EU has officially adopted measures proposed by the European Commission to tackle marine litter by banning the 10 single-use products most commonly found on European beaches. This includes cotton bud... Read More
20 May 2019
--- The production and incineration of plastics will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere in 2019 alone – equal to the pollution caused by 189 coal-fired power plants. That is... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Beverage company TAJA has released a fully recyclable bottle for its TAJA Coconut drink, which also boasts a recyclable cap, ring and label. According to the company, this innovation reflects its commitment to supporting... Read More
13 May 2019
--- A total of 187 countries have voted to add hard-to-recycle plastic waste to the Basel Convention, a UN-led treaty that controls the movement of hazardous waste from one country to another. Exporters will now be required to... Read More
10 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Coca-Cola launched its Signature Mixers in retro Hutchinson glass bottles in a nod to the silhouette of the first ever Coca-Cola bottle. With the demand for paper-based packaging on the rise, Smurfit... Read More
10 May 2019
--- New research has pinpointed a method for producing 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) – a versatile plant-derived chemical that can produce bio-based plastics – which is efficient, economically feasible, and... Read More