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15 Nov 2019
--- In packaging news this week, Coca-Cola swapped its iconic green Sprite bottles for more easily recyclable clear PET bottles in the ASEAN market and Constantia Flexibles announced plans to open its more sustainable and... Read More
15 Nov 2019
--- Fortune 500 global plastic manufacturer Berry and global chemical industry leader SABIC have announced a collaboration to drive the innovation and use of polyolefin resins made from chemical recycling. Berry has already... Read More
15 Nov 2019
--- British multinational oil and gas company BP has developed an enhanced recycling technology, BP Infinia, that enables currently unrecyclable polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste to be diverted from landfill or... Read More
14 Nov 2019
--- Finnish-based Stora Enso is teaming up with digital transformation company Atos to bring new automated retail solutions to the market. Stora Enso is providing paper-based radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, which... Read More
14 Nov 2019
--- Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has unveiled its third annual comprehensive national study, This is How We Planet: America’s Perspective on Water, Packaging and Health. The bottled water manufacturer reveals... Read More
14 Nov 2019
--- Biodegradable materials developer Danimer Scientific has collaborated with food packaging manufacturer Genpak to develop a new line of biodegradable food containers, coined GenZero. Featuring its signature plant-based... Read More
13 Nov 2019
--- Unilever brand Hellmann’s is teaming up with food delivery service Just Eat to trial a range of condiments in Notpla’s seaweed-based biodegradable sauce sachets. This attempt to tackle plastic pollution across... Read More
13 Nov 2019
--- European folding carton and flexible packaging supplier ÅR Packaging has acquired all outstanding shares in K+D AG and entered into an agreement to acquire all outstanding shares in rlc Packaging. The supplier... Read More
12 Nov 2019
--- At CpHI Worldwide 2019, glass and plastic pharma packaging producer Bormioli Pharma showcased several new packaging prototypes to address four key trends – usability, traceability, connectivity and sustainability. The... Read More
12 Nov 2019
--- Using less material, improving recyclability and employing renewable raw materials are the priorities in film packaging specialist Südpack’s sustainability strategy. The German supplier showcased its latest... Read More
11 Nov 2019
--- In collaboration with its partner Mitsubishi HiTech Paper, Smurfit Kappa has created a new type of board-based, recyclable food-safe packaging. As the companies have noted a rising demand for sustainable packaging, this... Read More
11 Nov 2019
--- Six out of ten European consumers (62 percent) say they would be willing to pay more for food products that contain less plastic packaging in a recent survey by UK-headquartered DS Smith. A similar number (59 percent)... Read More
08 Nov 2019
--- In a bid to address rising environmental concerns, Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging has introduced a recyclable, polyolefin-based barrier flexible packaging solution for shampoo sachets. A polyolefin-based barrier laminate for... Read More
08 Nov 2019
--- In packaging news this week, KFC Canada is set to trial bamboo-based chicken buckets and Absolut Vodka has collaborated with Ardagh to design a glass bottle made with recycled glass shards. Meanwhile, Heineken jumped on the... Read More
08 Nov 2019
--- Global diversified wood fiber company Sappi grabbed headlines in July after it enabled Nestlé’s YES! snack bars to become “the first confectionary bar on the market” to be packaged in paper using a... Read More
07 Nov 2019
--- Global plastic packaging manufacturer ALPLA is set to expand its recycling activities by moving into polyolefin recycling through the acquisition of two companies based in Spain. With two of its own PET recycling plants in... Read More
07 Nov 2019
--- Never has the notion of sustainability and a circular economy been more in the public mindset. As a result, it seems like the “3Rs” of “reduce,” “reuse” and “recycle” have... Read More
06 Nov 2019
--- US-based Delicato Family Wines, producer of Bota Box, has entered the alternative packaging category through the launch of three new varietal wines under its premium bag-in-box Nighthawk range. The range features compact,... Read More
06 Nov 2019
--- UK government-backed circular economy and resource efficiency charity WRAP has issued new guidance encouraging retailers to sell more fresh produce loose and without Best Before dates. These changes could help reduce the... Read More
05 Nov 2019
--- SIG, together with its joint venture partner SIG Combibloc Obeikan, has launched a U-shaped paper straw for use on carton packages. The company says that the launch supports its efforts to use more renewable sources with the... Read More
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