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11 Jan 2023
--- Plastic credits have been dismissed by some NGOs and multinationals as a greenwashing mechanism that distracts from plastic reduction and exacerbates “waste colonialism.” However, environmental consultancy South... Read More
22 Dec 2022
--- Blue Ocean Closures has obtained a second investment from co-owner Alpla Group to expand and accelerate the commercialization of its environmentally sustainable closure solutions. Alpla has decided to further invest in Blue... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- The Republic of Ireland’s minister for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth, has launched a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). The DRS aims to boost the recycling rate for drink containers by charging a small,... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- This week in industry news, Bacardi removed all single-use plastic from its gifting range ahead of the holiday season. Also, Henkel commercialized its high-performance non-conductive die attach film, and Nextek’s... Read More
11 Nov 2022
--- This week in industry news, Smurfit Kappa created an environmentally sustainable packaging solution for wine. Meanwhile, ProAmpac partnered with JBT Proseal to offer North America’s “first” in-line sandwich... Read More
08 Nov 2022
--- Verallia, the world’s third-largest producer of glass containers for F&B, has acquired 100% of the capital of Allied Glass, a glass packaging company in the spirits market.The procurement is valued at approximately... Read More
28 Oct 2022
--- Bacardi is cutting 140 metric tons of single-use plastic annually by removing plastic pourers from its bottles in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain and Portugal. The plastic Non-Refillable Fitment (NRF) is commonplace... Read More
28 Sep 2022
--- With stringent legislative targets set for recycling, recycled content and recyclability in packaging, the industry is increasingly looking to novel technologies as a means of reprocessing material unfit for current... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- A study published today by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from plastic packaging pyrolysis are nine times higher than that of mechanical recycling. Accordingly, ZWE is urging the... Read More
15 Sep 2022
--- Recyclability is taking center stage at Crown’s Drinktec 2022 booth in Munich, Germany. We sit down with Veronique Curulla, marketing and business development director at Crown EMEA, to explore how the company is... Read More
13 Sep 2022
--- Swiss equipment manufacturer Bühler is showcasing its latest digital service, branded MontBlanc, which measures and recommends to beer producers the appropriate fan speed for kilning their barley. The technology is on... Read More
09 Sep 2022
--- South Australia’s police union is launching legal action to prohibit the sale of canned beers at the Adelaide Oval sports ground, citing concerns that the metal packaging poses a safety threat to players, staff and... Read More
01 Sep 2022
--- Mondi is opening its first recycling laboratory to test the recyclability of paper and paper-based packaging using non-paper components such as coatings at its Frantschach mill in Austria. Conducting recycling tests in-house... Read More
30 Aug 2022
--- Aquapak is announcing an exclusive distribution deal through which Resinex will supply high-performance barrier films made from Hydropol polymers to Europe. When extrusion coated or laminated onto paper, Hydropol adds... Read More
29 Aug 2022
--- KHS is introducing Innokeg AF-C Transversal, a setup that washes and racks up to 500 kegs an hour. The system is compact and accessible and can automatically adjust to different formats. Summarizing the system’s... Read More
29 Aug 2022
--- Amcor has acquired a world-class flexible packaging plant in the Czech Republic and expanded its Innovation Center Network with a new facility in Jiangyin, China. The flexible packaging plant’s strategic location... Read More
12 Aug 2022
--- This week in industry news, Mondi agreed to sell its biggest packaging facility in Russia for RUB 95 billion (US$1.54 billion), subject to approval by the Russian Federation’s Government. Also, Schubert announced an... Read More
11 Aug 2022
--- Two independent freelance journalists have reported being attacked, threatened with death and having their media equipment confiscated while investigating allegations of illegal recycling operations in an industrial area in... Read More
08 Aug 2022
--- Frugalpac is providing Greenall’s – the Original London Dry Gin – with its paper-based Frugal Bottle. Greenall is one of the first major gin brands in the UK to launch in paper bottle format, reducing its... Read More
04 Aug 2022
--- Scientists in South Korea have demonstrated that harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) found in consumer packaging, may damage the mammalian liver and cause metabolic... Read More
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