30 May 2023
--- Yesterday, the second UK National Treaty Dialogues on Plastic Pollution Multi-Stakeholder Convening Report 2023 was published. The report includes contributions from 39 organizations addressing the plastic pollution crisis,... Read More
29 May 2023
--- Stora Enso reveals that the strength of food systems hinges on industry collaboration and an overhaul of the packaging industry. The company’s latest report provides a call to action for the food industry to play its... Read More
23 May 2023
--- LanzaTech Global and Plastipak Packaging are producing PPKNatura, the “world’s first” PET resin from captured carbon emissions. The resin is suitable for food, personal care, pharmaceutical packaging and... Read More
19 May 2023
--- Ahead of the second session of the UN’s second International Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-2) in Paris, France, Greenpeace has issued a letter to US president Biden calling for a change in stance... Read More
19 May 2023
--- This week in packaging, Loliware released a new seaweed resin for injection molding at the Rethinking Materials Summit in London, UK. TotalEnergies Corbion partnered with Coexpan on a recycled PLA biobased cup and Ardagh... Read More
19 May 2023
--- The hidden costs of international logistics go beyond the environmental impact, which is a reason in itself to reduce transportation. The European Union Environment Agency states that, between 2000 and 2019, the demand for... Read More
18 May 2023
--- At the Rethinking Materials Innovation and Investment Summit, which concluded yesterday in London, UK, Aquapak CEO Mark Lapping detailed the findings of a new report that appears to show the European packaging industry is... Read More
17 May 2023
--- Rethinking Materials Innovation and Investment Summit delegates are currently meeting and collaborating in London, UK, to discuss the scaling of materials innovation for decarbonization and a circular economy. While the... Read More
12 May 2023
--- This week in industry news, Smurfit Kappa expanded its Pruszków corrugated plant in Poland and Billerud released a machine-glazed kraft paper wrap. Meanwhile, Krones supplied Makkah Water Company with two additional... Read More
10 May 2023
--- US researcher Dr. Zhijian Pei of Texas A&M University has received US$3 million from the National Science Foundation manufacturing grant to investigate substituting petroleum-based plastics or natural wood products with... Read More
08 May 2023
--- At Interpack 2023, the future of bioplastics and compostable packaging solutions is taking center stage, with a range of industry experts highlighting how non-fossil fuel-based materials can be incorporated into product... Read More
03 May 2023
--- At ProSweets 2023, Dr. Markus Schmid, institute director of the Sustainable Packaging Institute (SPI) at the Albstadt-Sigmarigen University of Applied Sciences, Germany, gave a presentation about the importance of packaging... Read More
02 May 2023
--- Italian energy company Eni’s chemical subsidiary Versalis is acquiring Novamont, one of the leading international players in the renewables chemical market, particularly in biodegradable and compostable bioplastics.... Read More
21 Apr 2023
--- Tomorrow marks Earth Day 2023, an annual global event in which over one billion people and industry stakeholders engage through various environmental sustainability projects to promote awareness and spur climate action... Read More
20 Apr 2023
--- Ahead of the upcoming revisions to the EU’s Waste Framework Directive (WFD), environmental groups and recycling organizations are calling for stringent policy changes utilizing advanced digital technologies and data... Read More
20 Apr 2023
--- Dietary exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is a health concern for consumers across all age groups, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) scientific experts have concluded in a new re-evaluation. The review finds the newly... Read More
19 Apr 2023
--- Bakery packaging is a segment focussed on balancing food shelf life with material reduction. Products that struggle to stay fresh, such as bread, require packaging technologies and materials that can extend their lifespan to... Read More
19 Apr 2023
--- Danimer Scientific and TotalEnergies Corbion have developed a new compostable coffee pod biopolymer that complies with proposed EU packaging regulations.“By developing coffee pods that are fully compostable,... Read More
18 Apr 2023
--- Solinatra and ATMI IGI have launched a Center of Excellence in Surakarta, Indonesia, to provide education on transitioning from plastics to natural, biodegradable materials. The companies say that the collaboration will... Read More
17 Apr 2023
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is calling on EU policymakers to make material recovery and biological treatment (MRBT) of mixed waste mandatory. The organization has found the method is cost-competitive with controversial,... Read More