01 Mar 2024
--- This week in industry news, Disney announced plans to release plastic usage data next year. Meanwhile, Verallia acquired Vidrala’s glass business in Italy for €230 million (US$248 million) and Syntegon’s... Read More
29 Feb 2024
--- The European Parliament has adopted “tougher” rules under its Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) to reinforce control measures and waste management within the EU. But, EuRIC — the European Recycling... Read More
28 Feb 2024
--- Somater, a French manufacturer of bio-polymer packaging, has joined forces with French biotech firm Eranova to create a line of bio-based solutions utilizing green algae as a primary material. The “eco-friendly”... Read More
22 Feb 2024
--- At the ongoing trade show Packaging Innovations in Birmingham, UK, Adair Simpson, commercial director at Cambrian Packaging, talks to Packaging Insights about packaging materials and addressing production challenges.
19 Feb 2024
--- A “first-of-its-kind” consumer behavior trial in Medway, UK, witnessed a five-fold surge in consumers correctly disposing of compostable packaging in food waste bins. The Compostable Coalition UK, with advisory... Read More
16 Feb 2024
--- Sway, a start-up specializing in regenerative alternatives to plastic packaging, has developed Thermoplastic Seaweed resin (TPSea), a home-compostable material made from seaweed and plants. The California-based company says... Read More
16 Feb 2024
--- This week in industry news, Coveris expanded its base in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) by acquiring S&K Label. Furthermore, Carbios and De Smet Engineers & Contractors (DSEC) collaborated to construct the... Read More
12 Feb 2024
--- Avantium’s CEO Tom van Aken discusses the commercialization of its FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) material.FDCA is a raw material whose commercial applications include coating resins, adhesives, plasticizers,... Read More
08 Feb 2024
--- Aimplas is spearheading the Fustarise Project, to tackle lignocellulosic waste from agriculture and forestry by using solvent-free mechanochemical techniques to give the waste a second life in the form of sustainable... Read More
06 Feb 2024
--- Scientists at King’s College London, UK, have developed a way to chemically recycle single-use bioplastics commonly used in disposable items such as coffee cups and food containers. The approach is 84 times faster than... Read More
02 Feb 2024
--- This week in industry news, Stora Enso released plans to improve long-term profitability and competitiveness, which could lead to 1,000 job reductions. Meanwhile, Krones expanded its portfolio into injection molding with the... Read More
31 Jan 2024
--- Xampla has raised a total of US$17.6 million in funding to advance the production of its plant-based materials, following a recent financing round including new investors, including clean tech backers CIECH Ventures, part of... Read More
30 Jan 2024
--- Selected milk and cream products sold under Coop’s brands are now available in more environmentally sound PET bottles and various Emmi branded products such as Emmi Energy Milk. The launch of this packaging innovation... Read More
30 Jan 2024
--- The World Bank has issued a seven-year US$100 million Plastic Waste Reduction-Linked Bond. The bond, aimed at financing projects in Ghana and Indonesia, introduces an innovative approach by tying financial returns to the... Read More
29 Jan 2024
--- CJ Biomaterials’ patented polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolymer is being utilized for South Korea’s leading convenience store chain CU’s New Today’s Chicken Noodle cup packaging. With the PHA... Read More
29 Jan 2024
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) is calling on the EU to develop a comprehensive “Biopolymers Industrial Action Plan” to accelerate the growth of the European bioplastics industry. By 2025, at least 55% of all plastic... Read More
29 Jan 2024
--- The year has begun with national deposit return scheme (DRS) launches, investments in plastic processing, health and sustainability launches, new greenwashing legislation and plastic bans, and delays in other policy areas.... Read More
26 Jan 2024
--- UBQ Materials has announced its new Sustainability Product Portfolio of bio-based materials to reduce the environmental impact of packaging, supply chains and logistics. Each product line features “unique” and... Read More
23 Jan 2024
--- Sacma is expanding its B.Life range with B.Life Gaia, offering a renewable and compostable alternative to packing hot products. The new bags combine FSC-certified grass paper with a NatureFlex cellulosic inner liner from... Read More
19 Jan 2024
--- TotalEnergies Corbion has found that the advanced recycling of polylactic acid (PLA) as a production process has a lower environmental impact than its production from virgin feedstock. The company conducted a life-cycle... Read More