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06 Mar 2019
--- We may be one step closer to “solving” the single-use coffee cup problem as The NextGen Consortium, convened by Closed Loop Partners, has announced the winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge. The competition was a... Read More
20 Feb 2019
--- With Packaging Innovations 2019 in Birmingham only a week away, PackagingInsights speaks to Rob Thompson, Packaging Technologist at Co-op, about the UK supermarket’s endeavors to drive sustainable change within the... Read More
08 Jan 2019
--- Packaging trends in 2018 were dominated by sustainability action, largely fueled by rising anti-plastic sentiment. It was a year that saw widespread bans on single-use plastic items, the announcement of The New Plastics... Read More
05 Dec 2018
--- Stora Enso and Sulapac have teamed up with the aim of producing renewable and biodegradable straws on an “industrial scale.” The straws are based on Sulapac’s biocomposite material – made of wood and... Read More
04 Dec 2018
--- UK packaging solutions company Parkside has launched a range of compostable laminates suitable for different applications. In the wake of rising plastic resentment and environmental concern, the number of compostable... Read More
30 Nov 2018
--- VPF has launched a new adhesive-coated label stock made of grass paper which is both recyclable and compostable. This “ultra-sustainable” addition to VPF’s product portfolio has been approved for direct... Read More
28 Nov 2018
--- The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) is calling for an end to the term “biodegradable” when used in reference to packaging. The term is misplaced and misunderstood when used by industry, regulators and... Read More
14 Nov 2018
--- A London supermarket has become one of the first in the world to introduce a dedicated Plastic Free Zone. In collaboration with A Plastic Planet, Thornton’s Budgens store in Camden’s Belsize Park took only 10... Read More
02 Nov 2018
--- Dutch design graduate Don Kwaning has created a bio-based packaging material from the pith of a cosmopolitan and typically unwanted weed called soft rush. By separating the pith from the fibers, Kwaning discovered that... Read More
16 Oct 2018
--- Biodegradable coffee capsules that consumers can dispose of in their home compost have been developed by Golden Compound, in cooperation with Alpla. The capsules are made from Golden Compound green material; comprised from... Read More
11 Oct 2018
--- The packaging solution is sometimes right in front of your eyes. That is the view of Simone Caronni, Pietro Gaeli and Paolo Stefano Gentile, three product designers from NABA University in Milan, who have created cone-shaped... Read More
04 Oct 2018
--- VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, a leading European research and technology organization, are using science and technology to prove to the industry that plastic can be part of a strong circular economy, with the... Read More
04 Oct 2018
--- Results of a new six-phase study confirmed that compostable foodservice packaging can be effectively used as a feedstock in commercial composting facilities. The testing, funded by the Foodservice Packaging Institute and the... Read More
27 Sep 2018
--- German manufacturer of high-quality special papers Zanders is showcasing the new Zangrass, an uncoated grass paper with a special tactile feel which is both recyclable and compostable, at FachPack in Nuremberg this week.... Read More
21 Sep 2018
--- UK Parliament has introduced compostable products to replace existing, single-use plastic items. The plant-based, compostable range will be supplied by Vegware and shall include certified compostable cutlery, coffee cups and... Read More
20 Sep 2018
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) has reported that The European Parliament’s (EP) report on the European Strategy for Plastics adopted last week by the plenary testifies to the increasing acknowledgment and endorsement of... Read More
18 Sep 2018
--- A Plastic Planet – an organization which openly advocates a 100 percent discontinuation of plastics in food and beverage packaging – could be found tucked away in a far corner of the Packaging Innovations show in... Read More
17 Sep 2018
--- Compostable and renewable packaging film specialists Futamura grabbed headlines at Packaging Innovations 2018 in London with its 100 percent plastic-free, compostable crisp bag made from barrier film NatureFlex. The bag is... Read More
03 Sep 2018
--- Vericool – the producers of high-performing, cost-effective, compostable insulation and recyclable cold-chain packaging – has announced a multi-year partnership with US-based Square Baby. Square Baby aims to... Read More
31 Aug 2018
--- Lucozade Sport has announced plans to trial plastic-free sports drinks and gels encased in an edible seaweed outer layer. Brand owner Lucozade Ribena Suntory has teamed up with materials engineering startup Skipping Rocks... Read More
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