21 Oct 2021
--- Coca-Cola is unveiling a fully plant-based PET (bPET) bottle prototype, excluding the cap and label. The beverage giant has produced a limited run of 900 bottles, confirming the prototypes are recyclable within existing... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Wendy’s is partnering with Berry Global and LyondellBasell to transition a selection of the fast-food restaurant’s plastic-lined paper cups to single-substrate, clear plastic cups for drinks. The clear plastic... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- DS Smith has used its Circular Design Metrics (CDM) for the first time to design and manufacture fiber-based packaging for a limited edition beer collection brewed with surplus bread. The COP26 initiative led by Toast Ale... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Coca-Cola is joining forces with Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and Finnish forest-based bioeconomy company UPM to convert upcycled biomass to plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG) on a commercial scale. Next to... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- Molson Coors Serbian plant run by its subsidiary Apatinska Pivara Apatin has invested in a KHS Innofill Can DVD can filler and revamped two glass lines. Apatinska Pivara Apatin has used KHS-engineered technology by KHS for... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- International researchers are advocating for governments to ensure plastic waste generated during the COVID-19 pandemic is more efficiently collected, segregated and recycled. Crucially, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- Crown is joining forces with Velox to provide beverage brands with game-changing digital decoration technology for straight wall and necked aluminum cans. The technology creates greater brand design options with running... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- Elopak is acquiring Naturepak Beverage Packaging, a leading gable top fresh liquid carton and packaging systems supplier in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Norwegian liquid carton producer has signed a... Read More
12 Oct 2021
--- Sidel has remotely assisted Nouvelle Brasserie de Guinée (Braguinée) with the tuning of a 1 L bottle line in Guinea. Braguinée is expanding its carbonated soft drink large format production to meet the... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Weetabix announced 92% of its packaging is now completely recyclable, while the company is also on track to reduce its packaging carbon footprint by 20% in the next year. Meanwhile, Holland &... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe (UNESDA) and Zero Waste Europe are urging the EU to develop a legal framework for setting up an efficient Deposit Return System (DRS) for beverage packaging.... Read More
06 Oct 2021
--- Switzerland’s largest retail company Migros is producing what it says is the world’s first PET beverage bottle made from captured carbon emissions produced by US-based company LanzaTech.
05 Oct 2021
--- UPM Raflatac is introducing RAFNXT+, the “world’s first” Carbon Neutral label material certified as a carbon-neutral product by Natural Capital Partners. In 2019, UPM Raflatac announced RAFNXT+ was the... Read More
04 Oct 2021
--- Mondi and Taurus Packaging have developed a wet strength paper shopping bag for the South African retail market. The partners say the bag can prevent up to 2 million plastic bags from entering the waste stream in the country... Read More
04 Oct 2021
--- Mosca has showcased efficiency and production advancements made through the COVID-19-induced digitalization boom at FachPack 2021. The company demonstrated some of its state-of-the-art innovations, including an automated... Read More
04 Oct 2021
--- Paccor has premiered a cloud-based “digital ecosystem” for increasing plastic packaging recycling levels through intelligent product identities at FachPack 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany.PackagingInsights caught up... Read More
30 Sep 2021
--- Greiner Packaging is showcasing its new self-separating cup innovation today at FachPack 2021. The K3 r100 cup is a cardboard-plastic combination delivering enhanced recyclability with an easy-to-detach tear-off system.... Read More
30 Sep 2021
--- Ahlstrom-Munksjö has released a compostable oxygen barrier mono-material called PureBarrier made of 100% cellulose fibers. Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s PureBarrier technology is based on genuine vegetable parchment and... Read More
30 Sep 2021
--- Costa Coffee is trialing a reusable cup scheme powered by blockchain across 14 stores in Glasgow, Scotland, which will “inform a future UK-wide rollout.” The “BURT” (Borrow, Use, Reuse, Take Back)... Read More
28 Sep 2021
--- Avery Dennison is launching the “Make a Mark” campaign for environmentally sustainable wine and spirits packaging in collaboration with glass packaging specialist Estal and hot stamping machine manufacturer... Read More