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18 Jan 2021
--- Crown has activated renewable power across all its US and Canadian beverage can plants in what the supplier describes as an industry first. PackagingInsights speaks to John Rost, vice president global sustainability and... Read More
18 Jan 2021
--- Consumer packaging giant Amcor is now offering printed “Reducing CO2” labels accredited by the UK-based Carbon Trust on a range of flexible packs. The label is designed to inform consumers about the climate... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Amcor became the first global packaging company to report to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) packaging standard and PepsiCo committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- Researchers from the University of Bath, UK, have developed a polymer using xylose. Xylose is the second most abundant sugar in nature and can be isolated from wood. “While these are still early days in our material... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- Fresh fruit and veg packaging innovation has several core aims, including product protection, shelf life enhancement and hygiene defense. The COVID-19 pandemic and a reinvigorated e-commerce boom are increasing functional... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- 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
14 Jan 2021
--- Lofoten Arctic Water, a Norway-based natural water beverage company, is launching a range of aluminum bottles made by Ball in efforts to increase the recyclability and maintain low product temperature. The duo has already... Read More
14 Jan 2021
--- Coca-Cola is replacing the iconic logo on its aluminum cans and plastic bottles with a series of “inspiring” resolutions in an “Open To Better” initiative for the year ahead. Available from January 1,... Read More
14 Jan 2021
--- In strides to make the packaging industry more circular, secondary packaging cannot go overlooked. Austria-based strapping company Teufelberger recently won a WorldStar Global Packaging Award in the Packaging Materials and... Read More
13 Jan 2021
--- FrieslandCampina is switching to fully recycled PET (rPET) bottles for its Fristi, Chocomel, Yazoo and Pöttyös dairy beverages next month. The Dutch multinational dairy cooperative’s previous dairy beverage... Read More
13 Jan 2021
--- Dutch chocolate manufacturer Tony’s Chocolonely is adopting Sappi Guard Nature MS paper-based pouches for the secondary packaging of its “Tiny Tony’s” chocolate varieties. The heat-sealable pouches... Read More
13 Jan 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and PlasticsEurope, the trade association representing plastics manufacturers in Europe, have signed an agreement to introduce a certification scheme aimed at reducing pellet loss... Read More
13 Jan 2021
--- Premium spring water brand Flow Alkaline is tapping into the immunity-boosting market with a new Flow Vitamin-Infused Water line-up packaged in Tetra Pak cartons. “We are focused on the positive power of water and... Read More
12 Jan 2021
--- Symphony Environmental Technologies (Symphony) is suing the EU for damages relating to the ban imposed through Article 5 of the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) on “oxo-degradable” plastics for failing to... Read More
12 Jan 2021
--- Flexible plastic packaging specialist ProAmpac has created a high-barrier recyclable plastic wrapper for F&B manufacturer Ocean Spray’s snack range. ProAmpac used its Recyclable R-1000 film, a polyethylene-based... Read More
12 Jan 2021
--- US-based Optimist Drinks is debuting a family of non-alcoholic botanical spirits in glass bottles for the US market. The bottles have an asymmetrical, sloped base, symbolizing that “everyone is imperfect or a little... Read More
11 Jan 2021
--- GEA is adding a paper-based packaging dimension to its PowerPak Plus thermoforming machine. The new packaging option is made from a moldable paper composite consisting of more than 80 percent paper and a residual amount of... Read More
11 Jan 2021
--- The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has launched a sustainability report, highlighting recent industry progress and emphasizing that, contrary to common belief, plastics’ continued use is essential to achieving... Read More
11 Jan 2021
--- Virgil Abloh, artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s wear collection, has designed a fully recyclable water bottle made from recycled PET (rPET) for Danone’s water bottle brand evian. Available from... Read More
08 Jan 2021
--- UK-based paper packaging specialist Antalis has developed specialty ergonomic packaging for vital medical equipment. The company says its new designs will aid people with limited dexterity, particularly those having just... Read More
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