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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
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
--- 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
--- 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
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
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
--- 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
09 May 2019
--- The Scottish Government has laid out plans for an “ambitious” 20p Deposit-Return Scheme (DRS) that will include aluminum and steel cans, as well as drinks containers made of glass and PET, as part of its plans to... Read More
08 May 2019
--- Personal care and cleaning products company Cleanyst has launched an innovative at-home system that allows consumers to easily create plant-based products using concentrated ingredients and water from their own taps. The... Read More
08 May 2019
--- Scientists from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a “next-generation plastic” that can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the... Read More
06 May 2019
--- German chemical and consumer goods company Henkel is set to launch a fully recyclable black plastic bottle for its Bref products. The new packaging material – developed by specialist plastic supplier Ampacet –... Read More
06 May 2019
--- The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) for Australia and New Zealand were announced at a gala dinner on the April 30 at the SOFITEL Wentworth, Sydney. Coordinated by the... Read More
03 May 2019
--- Reusability, if done right, is contrary to the most pervasive symptoms of the waste crisis – single-use and disposability. Perfecting reusable solutions for packaging would target the waste problem at its core, instead... Read More
03 May 2019
--- This summer, Coca-Cola will give consumers the chance to win more than 150,000 exclusive prizes by using their mobile phones to scan the “Sip & Scan” icon on cans and bottles of ice-cold Coke, Coke Zero Sugar... Read More
03 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Amcor revamped Packpyrus, its paper-based base-web pack derived from renewable sources. The new Packpyrus contains 85 percent FSC-certified paper fibers and replaces the previous non-recyclable... Read More
02 May 2019
--- In light of mounting pressure to eliminate unnecessary and unrecyclable plastic by 2020, second largest UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has vowed to step up its sustainability game. Reportedly, it will dramatically... Read More
02 May 2019
--- A UK study has found that biodegradable and compostable plastic bags are still capable of carrying full loads of shopping after being exposed to the natural environment for three years. The study, conducted by Imogen E.... Read More
01 May 2019
--- The NanoPack project has reported significant advancements in the shelf-life and quality extension of a range of foods when packaged in nano-active materials. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 scheme, the project aims to... Read More
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