03 Feb 2023
--- The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) is calling for additional amendments to be made to the European Commission’s (EC) Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) revisions. The alliance,... Read More
16 Jan 2023
--- In the Netherlands, all soft coffee pods and tea bags can now be disposed of in the organic bin along with vegetables, fruits and other garden waste, as the Dutch government adopts its Green Deal. The deal was formulated at... Read More
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
04 Jan 2023
--- Coffee capsules are becoming increasingly popular among coffee drinkers as consumers trend toward convenience. However, disposable pods generate a lot of packaging waste, leading manufacturers to search for environmentally... Read More
02 Jan 2023
--- Spanish biotechnology research group Aimplas is converting used coffee grounds into plastic film. The group says the project is another step toward circularizing the European economy by turning biological waste into... 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
08 Dec 2022
--- The Cup Collective, a program founded by Stora Enso and Huhtamaki to capture the value of used paper cups through recycling at an industrial scale, has welcomed its first partners, including McDonald’s, SSP The Food... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- For the first time, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) GB’s Christmas can multipacks will include NaviLens codes on the cardboard casing to help shoppers that are partially sighted and have difficulty using... 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
23 Nov 2022
--- Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and Coca‑Cola Middle East have introduced 100% recycled PET (rPET) bottles for Coca‑Cola’s range of beverages across official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022... Read More
22 Nov 2022
--- Eco-Products has announced a new line of compostable straws made from plant-based plastic that are as durable as conventional straws. Made from polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a plant-based plastic derived from canola oil, the... Read More
21 Nov 2022
--- Nestlé’s Nespresso brand will pilot home-compostable coffee capsules on the Nespresso Original system in France and Switzerland from spring 2023 before further launches in several other European countries within... Read More
15 Nov 2022
--- Smile Compostable Solutions is signing a material sales agreement with Pod Pack International, a leading co-manufacturer of single-serve coffee and tea pods and cups. The company will produce Smile’s commercially... Read More
15 Nov 2022
--- PulPac and PA Consulting (PA) have signed a collaboration agreement to advise brands on transforming their product and packaging using PulPac’s Dry Molded Fiber technology – offering expert advice to meet their... 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
20 Oct 2022
--- The Chinese General Office of the State Council has released a notice to further strengthen the control over excessive packaging of commodities, calling for further efforts to prevent over-packaging of goods. Furthermore,... Read More
20 Oct 2022
--- KHS has made a new development to its rPET containers for the home care and food sectors. Bottle handles are now slotted into place mechanically, and the company is offering a new glued-in process that uses preferential... Read More