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23 Oct 2020
--- Burger King is trialing a new reusable packaging model to help cut down on packaging waste across its global branches.
23 Oct 2020
--- Unilever is launching its largest ever supermarket refill trial in Europe. Beginning in a single Asda supermarket in the UK, customers are encouraged to refill packaging for seven leading Unilever products.
23 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, companies are continuing to address environmental sustainability demands through partnerships and new technologies. Danone’s mineral water brand Volvic will switch to 100 percent rPET... Read More
23 Oct 2020
--- Swedish company Iggesund Paperboard is launching a pure cellulose-based food tray to replace traditional plastic designs. The material, called Inverform, is sourced from sustainably managed forests.
23 Oct 2020
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
22 Oct 2020
--- Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative increasing the circularity of styrenic polymers, has successfully demonstrated the mechanical recyclability of polystyrene (PS) to food contact standards.
22 Oct 2020
--- Britvic is phasing out all non-recycled plastic in its bottles before 2023. The British soft drinks producer will transition to 100 percent recycled PET (rPET), doubling its original plan to achieve 50 percent rPET by 2025... Read More
22 Oct 2020
--- Nestlé UK and Ireland is joining forces with chemical recycling company Plastic Energy to develop the UK’s first large-scale, commercial chemical recycling facility.
21 Oct 2020
--- After pledging to remove the unrecyclable plastic rings from its canned drinks 13 months ago, Budweiser Brewing Group UK and Ireland has announced success in reaching its goal.
21 Oct 2020
--- CCL Industries, producer of WashOff Labels, is expecting the German Packaging Act and other impending European packaging legislation to boost demand for its recycling and reuse-supporting label and sleeve solutions.
21 Oct 2020
--- Novolex is increasing its recycling capacity for “store drop-off” items, including retail bags, newspapers and dry cleaner bags, by more than 227,000 kg per year. The packaging and foodservice products supplier... Read More
20 Oct 2020
--- Aerosol dispensing experts Lindal Group is launching a spray cap branded Teo. The cap boasts a “universal” design, making it suitable for both personal care and home care applications.
20 Oct 2020
--- Following its exhibition at CPhI’s virtual trade show, Gerresheimer is aiming to adapt its entire communication for the digital world and “make it attractive for its customers.” The Germany-based glass and... Read More
20 Oct 2020
--- Irish researchers have found millions of microplastics are releasing from infant-feeding bottles (IFBs) during formula preparation. Moreover, they note a strong relationship between heat and microplastic release, meaning... Read More
19 Oct 2020
--- The South Korean Ministry of Environment is recognizing the recyclability of Ecolean’s aseptic packages as part of the country’s new packaging recyclability grading system. The beverage, dairy and liquid food... Read More
19 Oct 2020
--- UK Research and Investment (UKRI) is announcing the largest ever investment in UK chemical recycling technology. Four projects at the “cutting edge” of recycling are receiving cash injections to increase the... Read More
19 Oct 2020
--- The COVID-19 pandemic is surging consumer demand for Bag-in-Box wines, attracting 3.7 million new customers in France and the UK in the last half year alone, says Smurfit Kappa.
16 Oct 2020
--- US-headquartered Berlin Packaging, a supplier of glass, plastic and metal containers and closures, is acquiring Vinkova, a Dutch supplier of food and beverage glass packaging solutions. Vinkova is the latest acquisition in... Read More
16 Oct 2020
--- A partnership between thermoplastic resin producer Braskem and environmental engineering company Tecipar is repurposing landfill plastics as part of recycled resin production in São Paulo, Brazil.
16 Oct 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Siegwerk, a leading global provider of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, joined the HolyGrail 2.0 recycling initiative. This smart technology could revolutionize the sorting of... Read More
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