02 Mar 2021
--- 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
26 Feb 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa is launching its paper-based punnet portfolio Safe&Green in Europe, where “consumers are ready to compromise for more sustainable packaging solutions for their fresh produce.” Jurgita... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- In packaging news this week, the Scottish Parliament voted in favor of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for all drinks containers, including PET, metal and glass. The DRS is set to roll out from July 2022 across the country.... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- Innova Market Insights is revealing its Top Packaging Trends 2021 in collaboration with PackagingInsights, with “Home Delivery Haven” identified as the year’s leading trend. As much of the world perseveres... Read More
19 Feb 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Avery Dennison launched a label-liner recycling program in Europe, aiming to recycle 75 percent of its label waste in the European market by 2025. AD Circular improves on existing liner-recycling... Read More
18 Feb 2021
--- Graphene-enhanced bioplastic pioneer Toraphene has closed a seed round of external financing. The US$1.25 million raised prepares the UK-based start-up for commercial scale expansion. The company’s flagship material,... Read More
17 Feb 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa is launching an additional TopClip packing system for smaller brands, first implemented by Czech beer brewer Pivovar Clock for 500 ml cans. TopClip is a paper-based replacement for plastic shrink wrap used to... Read More
15 Feb 2021
--- PulPac is entering a strategic partnership with gategroup company deSter to develop and manufacture fiber-based, single-use food packaging for the airline and foodservice industries. PulPac is a Swedish R&D company famed... Read More
11 Feb 2021
--- Confectionery snacks are hard to give up, but so is the environment. With legislative pressure and consumer demands for more eco-friendly packaging intensifying, packaging innovators are responding with recyclable plastic... Read More
02 Feb 2021
--- Plant-based materials manufacturer Nexe Innovations and its subsidiary Xoma Superfoods are launching a micro-ground soluble coffee with organic medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) in a fully compostable coffee pod. The... Read More
29 Jan 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Greiner Packaging and Cardbox Packaging released a smart folding cardboard spoon as the EU transitions from single-use plastic cutlery. Meanwhile, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation introduced five... Read More
22 Jan 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Dow announced the first large-scale commercial use of its 70 percent recycled resin, Agility CE. Plastigaur, a leading film converter based in Spain, is using the resin in its collation shrink... Read More
20 Jan 2021
--- UK-based packaging manufacturer Parkside is supplying the British online organic grocer Riverford with compostable packaging for its fruits and vegetables. Riverford announced last year that it aimed to convert to 100... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Amcor became the first global packaging company to report to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) packaging standard and PepsiCo committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- Fresh fruit and veg packaging innovation has several core aims, including product protection, shelf life enhancement and hygiene defense. The COVID-19 pandemic and a reinvigorated e-commerce boom are increasing functional... Read More
12 Jan 2021
--- Symphony Environmental Technologies (Symphony) is suing the EU for damages relating to the ban imposed through Article 5 of the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) on “oxo-degradable” plastics for failing to... Read More
08 Jan 2021
--- PHA biopolymer pioneer Danimer Scientific has gone public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), generating approximately US$380 million of unrestricted cash to significantly increase production of its marine degradable... Read More
06 Jan 2021
--- Yum China is launching a series of plastic reduction and eco-friendly packaging initiatives across brands including KFC and Pizza Hut in line with China’s latest sustainability regulations. The initiatives include... Read More
04 Jan 2021
--- The EU-funded Refucoat Project is reporting breakthroughs in recyclable bioplastic food packaging capable of replacing conventional fossil-based raw materials. Refucoat has developed three different bio-based active... Read More
28 Dec 2020
--- The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines in 2020, giving rise to e-commerce home food delivery, hygiene and shelf life enhancing packaging innovation, machinery automation and virtual trade events. Meanwhile, industry... Read More