27 Jan 2023
--- The Composting Consortium, a collaboration of industry partners managed by Closed Loop Partners, announced the launch of its Compostable Packaging Degradation Pilot. The initiative is said to be “the most comprehensive... Read More
25 Jan 2023
--- Avantium and Henkel have signed an offtake agreement for five years, under which Avantium will supply Henkel with furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) produced in Avantium’s FDCA flagship plant, currently under construction... Read More
24 Jan 2023
--- Fungi Solutions is turning mushrooms into compostable packaging for the Australian market. The start-up packaging company based in Melbourne aims to divert organic waste from landfills, marking it as the “first... Read More
19 Jan 2023
--- Researchers in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have received a US$2.4 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture to create bioplastics from food waste. The “first-of-its-kind”... Read More
17 Jan 2023
--- Bioplastics are gaining traction among packagers as consumer demands for environmentally sustainable alternatives to plastics, including compostables, continue to trend upward. PackagingInsights speaks to Mariagiovanna... Read More
16 Jan 2023
--- A Plastic Planet (APP) has spearheaded a new online design tool to ease companies into becoming plastic-free. The PlasticFree platform is a materials and systems solution platform aiming to reduce the use of plastics in the... Read More
13 Jan 2023
--- Goodyear has released a method using soybean oil, rice husks and pine resin to create a tire with 90% environmentally sustainable materials. This innovation could open a new door for the packaging industry to adopt similar... 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
23 Dec 2022
--- The European Commission’s (EC) EIC Accelerator 2022 program has selected Ukraine-based Releaf Paper as this year’s program winner. The EIC Accelerator program supports start-ups and innovative, high-risk small... 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
22 Dec 2022
--- As 2022 draws to a close, PackagingInsights looks back at the biggest developments of the year, from the Ukraine war and skyrocketing energy prices to chemical recycling debates and action over waste exportation.... Read More
21 Dec 2022
--- Following the European Bioplastics Conference (EUBC) in Berlin, Germany, earlier this month, PackagingInsights sits down with Johana Carolina Andrade Chapal, a researcher of biodegradability and compostability and member of... Read More
21 Dec 2022
--- The European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative (ECBPI) is flagging a looming annual cost of up to €2 billion (US$2.13 billion) from plastic contamination in biowaste. ECBPI is therefore urging the European... Read More
16 Dec 2022
--- European policymakers must act fast and decisively to protect and expand the region’s bioplastics industry, according to Stefan Barot, chairman of European Bioplastics (EUBP). The association recently held its 17th... Read More
15 Dec 2022
--- Plastic recycling has recently been criticized for lacking efficiency due to low innovation and funding measures. Furthermore, due to insufficient global and local waste infrastructures, end consumers are often unsure of how... Read More
14 Dec 2022
--- Alcoholic beverage consumption is on the decline globally, with Innova Market Insights reporting a 4% year-over-year drop in launches between 2021 and 2022. However, as one of the world’s most popular beverage types,... Read More
12 Dec 2022
--- Researchers at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, have released an analysis projecting that CO2 emissions from the plastics sector will likely more than triple by the year 2100. The study offers three key mitigation... Read More
09 Dec 2022
--- This week in industry news, Borealis and Eneco signed a second ten-year power purchase agreement to supply renewable electricity and Mondi supported Angulas Aguinaga in switching to recyclable paper-based packaging for its... Read More
09 Dec 2022
--- The EU set new regulations on coffee capsules and plastic bags. Companies will be required to use as little packaging as possible, while countries will have to ensure that 65% of all packaging waste is recycled by the end of... Read More