14 Nov 2023
--- Researchers of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) have developed the country’s first Kodo Millets-based edible cups to “revolutionize” the packaging industry. Kodo millets, a... Read More
03 Nov 2023
--- Israel’s packaging economy is under pressure following the Hamas terrorist attacks on October 7. The country’s market, which includes numerous packaging and material tech start-ups, now faces a volatile wartime... Read More
01 Nov 2023
--- Mondi announced that its kraft paper portfolio for packaging has been certified as home or industrially compostable. While recyclability remains Mondi’s focus to keep fibers in circulation, composting can be a viable... Read More
01 Nov 2023
--- Celebration Packaging’s EnviroWare range of white bagasse takeaway clamshells, dinnerware and chip trays have been TÜV Home Compostable certified and are SGS certified as PFAS-free. The company says it decided to... Read More
31 Oct 2023
--- The Portland Trail Blazers, a US basketball team, has named Eco-Products as an “Official Zero Waste Partner.” The partnership will feature compostable foodservice packaging from Eco-Products within Oregon-based... Read More
30 Oct 2023
--- Seaweed-based packaging start-up Notpla has received a £1 million (US$1.2 million) grant from the UK’s R&D funding body, Innovate UK. The funding will support Notpla and its partners, Eco Cascade, Atritor and... Read More
23 Oct 2023
--- The fashion packaging industry has been switching from single-use plastic to paper-based solutions driven by consumer demand as climate issues enter more into the spotlight and are becoming no longer ignorable. In the... Read More
18 Oct 2023
--- SupplyCaddy is witnessing several significant trends in the foodservice packaging segment led by environmental sustainability. The industry emphasizes reducing environmental impact using recyclable, compostable or reusable... Read More
12 Oct 2023
--- Last month, University of Cambridge spin-off firm Xampla launched a consumer brand named Morro following 15 years of research. The brand will provide a “Morro marque” label for supermarket products to... Read More
10 Oct 2023
--- Immersive storytelling through luxury packaging design is a strong emerging theme in the industry, according to Vladimir Tyulpin, Avery Dennison’s market segment leader for Premium Packaging Solutions. “Packaging... Read More
10 Oct 2023
--- Novolex brand Eco-Products has unveiled a program to help foodservice operators keep non-compostable items out of organic streams. The program — Controls Intended to Remove Contamination (CIRC) — will verify that... Read More
13 Sep 2023
--- Tipa and Charter Next Generation (CNG), a US specialty film manufacturer, have partnered to drive US production and adoption of compostable packaging by introducing two films. To expand Tipa’s US presence, CNG will... Read More
31 Aug 2023
--- Swedish researchers have found that single-use paper cups could be as toxic to environmental and human health as plastic. The team left both types of packaging in wet sediment and water for several weeks and followed how... Read More
28 Aug 2023
--- This year’s Pack Expo trade show in Las Vegas, US, is gearing up to launch the “largest show since its inception” next month (September 11-13) with over 2,000 global exhibitors set to showcase the... Read More
15 Aug 2023
--- Spark Sourcing’s eco-shell has received EN 13430 certification for recyclability. The eco-shell is made from a bio-calcium compound derived from eggshells that reportedly generates a 70% reduction in carbon emissions... Read More
03 Aug 2023
--- The fashion industry’s wasteful practices are increasingly gaining attention from brands, consumers and packaging manufacturers. Consumers are becoming more aware of the wasteful practices of fast fashion, brands are... Read More
25 Jul 2023
--- Beyond Plastics has released a comment to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution, recommending adjustments for packaging, emissions and waste management. The... Read More
24 Jul 2023
--- Researchers from the University of Washington (UW), US, have developed new bioplastics made from spirulina that they claim degrade in approximately three to four weeks – the same rate as a banana peel in a backyard... Read More
12 Jul 2023
--- US consumers are failing to correctly dispose of compostable packaging due to ineffective on-pack labels, even when they have home access to curbside organic collections. Closed Loop Partners is urging policymakers to... Read More
28 Jun 2023
--- Organic recycling to achieve a circular economy is taking over the spotlight of typical material recycling. Due to recycling’s limited capacity, the packaging industry has maintained its focus on increasing... Read More