03 Apr 2020
--- In packaging news this week, a study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology discovered a bacterium that feeds on plastic waste. The bacterium was first found in a plastic dump and shown to break down... Read More
03 Apr 2020
--- 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
27 Mar 2020
--- Danish water company Postevand, directly translating to “tap water,” has collaborated with brand studio Barkas to redesign its identity through its enhanced environmentally friendly packaging, using simple and... Read More
24 Mar 2020
--- Arvid Nilsson, supplier of fastening elements to the construction industry, and packaging material provider BillerudKorsnäs have joined forces to deliver a plastic waste-reducing, water-resistant “eco-box”... Read More
24 Mar 2020
--- In collaboration with PackagingInsights, Innova Market Insights has unveiled its Top Packaging Trends 2020, with “The Language of Environmental Sustainability” identified as this year’s leading trend. FMCG... Read More
23 Mar 2020
--- Finnish forest industry company UPM has developed a new biocomposite material called UPM Formi EcoAce, which the company says meets the “highest sustainability requirements.” The new material contains certified... Read More
20 Mar 2020
--- In a bid to store and transport fish in a more environmentally friendly manner, Kalaneuvos and its sister company Nordic Trout have adopted Stora Enso’s fiber-based EcoFishBox. The switch to EcoFishBox enables... Read More
19 Mar 2020
--- Water brand Boxed Water has launched a product packaging that is 92 percent plant-based – the highest level achieved in the industry to date, according to the company. The brand achieved this by adding a plant-based... Read More
18 Mar 2020
--- In celebration of Global Recycling Day (18 March), plant-based compostable packaging specialist Vegware shared news of how it has helped Scottish clients boost recycling through a closed-loop composting collection service.... Read More
18 Mar 2020
--- Biodegradable and compostable packaging specialist Sirane has developed a plastic-free sandwich skillet as an alternative to the PE-coated packs and laminated boards which currently dominate the market. The sandwich packs,... Read More
17 Mar 2020
--- The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan in which it prioritizes reducing overpackaging and packaging waste, driving design for reusable and recyclable packaging and reducing the complexity of... Read More
06 Mar 2020
--- Converting cornstarch into a new class of material called amylose inclusion complex (AIC) has given life to food-safe and mosquito-repellent packaging. This research conducted at the US Department of Agriculture... Read More
25 Feb 2020
--- Compostable packaging products certified standard EN 13432 can disintegrate within a maximum of 22 days together with biowaste (GFT) in a full-scale industrial organic waste treatment facility, found a recent study. That is... Read More
12 Feb 2020
--- Major bioplastics players BASF and Novamont have both launched highly sustainable solutions for fresh-food packaging in two major compostable cling film breakthroughs. Tackling both plastic pollution and food waste... Read More
07 Feb 2020
--- Leader of the UK Plastics Pact WRAP has released new guidance to address confusion over compostable plastic packaging. WRAP states that compostable plastics could be particularly useful for flexible packaging which contains... Read More
03 Feb 2020
--- Nestlé’s French bottled water brand Perrier has launched The Next Packaging Movement, a sustainable innovation program to allow for better collaborative packaging solutions. Perrier selected three winners that... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- In celebration of its centennial year, US-based organic chicken producer Perdue Farms has launched a direct-to-consumer e-commerce website that packages orders in 100 percent recyclable foam insulated boxes. The foam... Read More
10 Jan 2020
--- This week in packaging, Walki Group entered into a license agreement with Smart Planet Technologies for the use of Earth Coating in several next-generation environmental packaging applications. Earth Coating is a plastic... Read More
10 Jan 2020
--- Plastic is only the tip of the single-use iceberg, according to a new Green Alliance report, which points the finger at throwaway culture as the root cause of packaging’s environmental scourge. The research, based on... Read More
09 Jan 2020
--- Responding to a need to develop eco-friendly solutions for secondary single-use packaging, Monta has developed a certified biobased self-adhesive tape made from around 90 percent renewable raw resources, called Monta... Read More