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
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 packaging news this week, recycling giant Viridor was sold to US global investment firm KKR for £4.2 billion (US$4.9 billion). The deal is widely regarded as one of the most significant transactions in the UK... 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
12 Mar 2020
--- British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer Tesco has released its Packaging Preferred Materials & Formats Guidelines 2020 with one notable absentee from its preferred materials list: compostable and... Read More
10 Mar 2020
--- Ninety-eight of 100 surveyed UK government MPs agree that “compostable packaging alternatives can be part of the solution to the plastic crisis,” with just 1 percent disagreeing and 1 percent undecided. This is... Read More
06 Mar 2020
--- This week in packaging, Danone’s water brands launched the “WeActForWater” initiative to tackle global water challenges. One of the key ambitions of this initiative is to halve the use of virgin plastic,... 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
20 Feb 2020
--- The UK government must take an interventionist approach to packaging sustainability to prevent companies from pulling in different directions and creating more consumer confusion. This is the view of Green Alliance Senior... 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
05 Feb 2020
--- UK supplier of metalized films, clear barrier films and laminates Camvac is set to launch Cambrite Camvert, a fully biodegradable and home-compostable decorative metalized film at Packaging Innovations 2020 in Birmingham,... Read More
24 Jan 2020
--- This week in packaging, Finland-based Huhtamaki will acquire full ownership of its joint venture company Laminor S.A. in Brazil, while the Bubble Wrap brand launched a new version including 90 percent recycled content. Stora... Read More
21 Jan 2020
--- The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual rendezvous at Davos is in full swing this week, with sustainability at the top of the agenda. When it comes to packaging, the shift towards reducing plastic is more pronounced... Read More
20 Jan 2020
--- A halt on both the production and use of single-use plastic products has been announced by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) at the weekend. The ban will be gradually implemented across the... Read More
17 Jan 2020
--- This week in packaging, Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging introduced the first sustainable RAIN Radio-frequency identification (RFID) labels. Meanwhile, Stora Enso is also collaborating with Finnish dairy company Valio to... Read More