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20 May 2019
--- UK hand-gel brand, Carex, is relaunching with a holistic 2D and 3D redesign by brand and packaging design agency PB Creative. Carex approached PB Creative with the challenge to develop a new 2D and 3D design that would... 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
20 May 2019
--- The UK Plastics Pact is a trailblazing, collaborative initiative, delivered by Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts WRAP, that hopes to create a circular economy for plastics. Speaking to PackagingInsights,... Read More
17 May 2019
--- PepsiCo will offer Parisian consumers two of their brands, Tropicana Orange Juice and Quaker Cruesli Chocolat Noir, in reusable containers, as part of a market trial of TerraCycle’s new shopping platform, Loop. The... Read More
17 May 2019
--- Mondelēz International reduced its packaging by 59,600 tons meaning it is on track to eliminate 65,000 tons by 2020, according to a 2018 Impact Progress Report. In biodegradable packaging news, online food delivery service... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Dr. Mikko Paunio of the University of Helsinki has warned that the UN’s decision to regulate waste plastic as hazardous and restrict exports will unleash a “surge of waste” on many EU countries. Paunio... 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
16 May 2019
--- SIG has teamed up with SO+MA House Brazil to promote recycling in the city of Curitiba. The initiative enables local citizens to exchange waste packaging for reward points they can use to pay for food and other essentials.... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Sabic has introduced its LNP ELCRIN iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins derived from rPET in a bit to reduce plastic waste by encouraging the use of recycled resins. By chemically upcycling... Read More
15 May 2019
--- The lunch habits of British workers is generating 10.7 billion items of packaging waste every year– the equivalent of 276 items per person. This is according to a study by UK environmental sustainability charity... Read More
15 May 2019
--- More than half of the discarded packaging littering UK beaches comes from just a handful of global brands – with Coca-Cola and PepsiCo leading the pack. This is according to findings from conservation charity Surfers... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Renewable packaging specialist Stora Enso is readying to launch a new paperboard which can be used to produce paper cups for hot and cold drinks, as well as ice cream, without the need for a traditional plastic coating... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Nestlé has published data about its food waste and relevant targets as part of the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, an initiative with a focus on helping businesses consistently report and measure their waste output,... 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
13 May 2019
--- By the end of the year, across six countries, Arla Foods will make 600 million fresh milk cartons renewable and 560 million yogurt pots recyclable, cutting 7,330 tons of carbon in the process. The new packaging options will... Read More
13 May 2019
--- Sealpac has launched its latest addition to the modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) market: the eTray. The new product is a cardboard tray with a plastic inlay that contains up to 40 percent less plastic compared to common... Read More
10 May 2019
--- Throwaway culture can be defined as society’s way of living based on the excessive production, consumption and disposal of goods, according to environmental group, Zero Waste Europe. Consumer education around the... 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
10 May 2019
--- The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised that increased allergen information should be provided on prepackaged direct sale food. The FSA advice endorsing full ingredient labeling follows a UK government consultation,... Read More
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