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
16 Jan 2020
--- In celebration of its centennial year, US-based organic chicken producer Perdue Farms has launched a direct-to-consumer e-commerce website that packages orders in 100 percent recyclable foam insulated boxes. The foam... Read More
10 Jan 2020
--- Plastic is only the tip of the single-use iceberg, according to a new Green Alliance report, which points the finger at throwaway culture as the root cause of packaging’s environmental scourge. The research, based on... Read More
09 Jan 2020
--- Responding to a need to develop eco-friendly solutions for secondary single-use packaging, Monta has developed a certified biobased self-adhesive tape made from around 90 percent renewable raw resources, called Monta... Read More
08 Jan 2020
--- Reusable and recyclable products brand Lunchskins aims to replace two of the world’s greatest plastic pollutants – the plastic bag and the plastic straw – with its newly launched Plastic-Free Starter Kit.... Read More
16 Dec 2019
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) has welcomed the communication on the recently-published European Green Deal, which maps out Europe’s mission to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Described... Read More
12 Dec 2019
--- Recyclable, reusable, biodegradable, compostable or plain eco-friendly, sustainability trends are sweeping the packaging industry. In light of the growing global concern for the natural environment, sustainability is an... Read More
10 Dec 2019
--- In a bid to explore new and innovative ways to meet its sustainability challenges, Air New Zealand has begun trialing edible coffee cups for its customers in the air and on the ground. Currently serving more than eight... Read More
09 Dec 2019
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) has announced “dynamic growth” in the global bioplastics industry, in which packaging remains the largest field of application with almost 53 percent (1.14 million metric tons) of the... Read More
06 Dec 2019
--- This week in packaging, the European Aluminum Foil Association (EAFA) reiterated the full recyclability of aluminum wrappers amid expectations that Chocolate Santa Claus production will hit record highs this Christmas.... Read More
05 Dec 2019
--- The ubiquity of single-use plastics first struck surfing enthusiasts Sam and Will Boex when they realized that nearly all surfboards are shipped in reams of protective bubble wrap that ultimately goes unrecycled, discarded... Read More
28 Nov 2019
--- Stora Enso has partnered with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG), a plant-based barrier coatings producer, to develop sustainable barriers for formed fiber products. Stora Enso will apply HSMG’s PROTĒAN technology to its... Read More
14 Nov 2019
--- Biodegradable materials developer Danimer Scientific has collaborated with food packaging manufacturer Genpak to develop a new line of biodegradable food containers, coined GenZero. Featuring its signature plant-based... Read More