07 Aug 2020
--- The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited an upsurge in take-out delivery orders, and consequently, single-use plastic container waste. Particularly polystyrene – the material used to make Styrofoam – is experiencing a... Read More
07 Aug 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
06 Aug 2020
--- Mondi Group has issued its H1 results flagging a dip in revenue from the same period last year. This was attributed to lower average selling prices across its key paper grades, offsetting good volume growth in Corrugated... Read More
29 Jul 2020
--- European project BIOnTop has achieved “promising results” in its development of recyclable and reusable packaging. The EU-funded project is led by Aimplas, a Spanish plastics technology company. At the end of the... Read More
24 Jul 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Crown secured Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) approval for its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. The rigid metal packaging leader has committed to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and... Read More
21 Jul 2020
--- Global materials science company Avery Dennison has achieved OK Compost certification for its thermal label adhesive material. Addressing a “significant shortfall in supply” for compostable thermal materials, the... Read More
17 Jul 2020
--- Sheep’s wool is entering the sustainable packaging sphere as a viable alternative to plastic and paper. The lightweight, shock-proof and compostable attributes of renewable wool make it particularly attractive to... Read More
08 Jul 2020
--- Australia-headquartered Amcor has published results from its latest research into consumer perceptions of environmental sustainability and packaging. The proprietary insights offer an understanding of evolving preferences,... Read More
03 Jul 2020
--- In light of the 11th International Plastic Bag Free Day, Surfrider Foundation Europe warns that greenwashing is jeopardizing the plastic pollution reduction movement. Besides implementing more stringent plastic bag... Read More
03 Jul 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Open Farm Pet Food became the first pet food participant in TerraCycle’s reusable and refillable Loop packaging platform. In select markets, consumers can purchase Open Farm Freeze-Dried... Read More
26 Jun 2020
--- In packaging news this week, SIG began offering Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI)-certified aluminum across all of its packs as standard throughout Europe. SIG is the first in the industry to obtain certification to... Read More
19 Jun 2020
--- In packaging news this week, a Hoffmann Neopac and Thyssenkrupp Rasselstein collaboration unveiled the RecyCan – a 100 percent recyclable and recyclable steel-based tinplate solution. Ideal for a variety of premium... Read More
18 Jun 2020
--- Allpress Espresso has brought compostability-curious and coffee-coveting consumers closer together. The New Zealand-based gourmet coffee chain has released 250 g and 1 kg commercially compostable retail bags. Charlie Cook,... Read More
18 Jun 2020
--- SIG’s fully recyclable 6 mm paper straw for aseptic carton packs is being launched for the first time in Europe by French retailer chain Intermarché. The supermarket will be offering the Paquito, Look and top... Read More
02 Jun 2020
--- A new packaging solution from Trade Island in New Zealand allows pizza to be baked in a mess-free, home-compostable tray. The tray, made from a by-product of sugarcane and corn, was created in partnership with New World... Read More
19 May 2020
--- While developing biodegradable food packaging from upcycled cheese whey and almond shells, EU-funded project YPACK has found that integrating zinc oxide and oregano essential oil helps the bio-papers protect against... Read More
24 Apr 2020
--- This week in packaging news, Smurfit Kappa equipped Fée Nature with its BIB 700 automatic machine to package the company’s seasonal birch sap. Meanwhile, Syntegon has a host of novel packaging systems for powder... Read More
22 Apr 2020
--- The 50th celebration of Earth Day brings environmental protection concerns to the top of mind today. Plastic packaging waste continues to litter streets, sully access to clean and safe water, while the debate on... Read More
17 Apr 2020
--- Coronavirus-induced supply chain disruptions have affected many in the F&B and packaging industries, but not MakeGrowLab. The Poland-based biodesign consultancy creates customizable, home-compostable plastic alternatives... Read More
15 Apr 2020
--- Plastics technology company AIMPLAS has teamed with Spanish olive oil producer Olivarera de los Pedroches (OLIPE) to develop biodegradable and compostable packaging solutions from olive stone waste. The two-year GO-OLIVA... Read More