19 Apr 2024
--- The Composting Consortium has released a new study analyzing the disintegration of over 23,000 units of compostable packaging in what it says is the largest known field test of certified, food-contact compostable packaging... Read More
15 Apr 2024
--- After almost five years of planning and research, environmental consultancy expert Paul Foulkes-Arellano and material sciences specialist Dr. Julia Freer Goldstein have published a new book on how industries like packaging... Read More
08 Apr 2024
--- Nature Works, a manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers made from renewable resources, and IMA Coffee have developed a compostable coffee pod solution compatible with Keurig brewers. The solution targeted at North... Read More
04 Apr 2024
--- Bioplastics manufacturer Gaia Biomaterials has concluded a US$5 million rights issue backed by Almi Invest Greentech and international and domestic private investors. The funds will be used to expand Gaia’s market... Read More
02 Apr 2024
--- Packaging start-up Bpacks is looking to replace rigid plastics with its bark-based material that “seamlessly integrates” with current equipment. The technology launches as the EU’s policy directives... Read More
01 Apr 2024
--- March began with the British government backing Ineos’ Project One ethane cracker in Belgium, despite heavy opposition from environmental and legal rights organizations. Meanwhile, the Packaging and Packaging Waste... Read More
26 Mar 2024
--- New research from the University of California San Diego, US, and materials-science specialist Algenesis shows that the company’s novel plant-based polymers range biodegrades — even at the microplastic level... Read More
18 Mar 2024
--- EU member states agreed to the new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) last Friday, ending speculation that the preliminary agreement could be blocked or stalled by the European Commission (EC). Rumors surfaced... Read More
15 Mar 2024
--- Keurig coffee pods are seeing another turn of novelty as plastic and aluminum are eliminated from the single-serve system in a new Keurig Dr Pepper launch, branded K-Rounds. The “completely reimagined” pods are... Read More
15 Mar 2024
--- This week in industry news, Syntegon upgraded the features of its Elematic 3001 case packer with three levels of automation. Meanwhile, ProAmpac signed an agreement to acquire Gelpac and Mondi expanded its professional... Read More
15 Mar 2024
--- The Amazon Sustainability Accelerator has opened a new round of applications for climate-tech start-ups focussed on packaging and the circular economy. Successful applicants will win the right to financial and professional... Read More
11 Mar 2024
--- Sappi North America is collaborating with Biophilica for its plastic-free leather alternative branded Treekind. The product is fully bio-based, home compostable, non-toxic and vegan certified by PETA (People for the Ethical... Read More
08 Mar 2024
--- Novolex brand Eco-Products has marketed a new compostable product line of cups, lids, containers and cutlery named Veridian. The move aims to ease composting for consumers, composters and the foodservice value chain.... Read More
08 Mar 2024
--- This week in industry news, Amcor launched all-PE spouted pouch packaging for refrigerated yogurts made for babies. Meanwhile, Tipa’s packaging tray line made from rice waste was certified Cradle to Cradle Certified... Read More
04 Mar 2024
--- February began with the European Court adjudicating against Symphony Environmental’s long-running legal battle to overturn the ban on oxo-degradable plastic additives. An official investigation was launched into... Read More
26 Feb 2024
--- At this year’s Packaging Innovations trade show in Birmingham, UK (February 21–22), industry experts highlighted the latest material developments aimed at bolstering the circular economy. Ridding packaging of... Read More
16 Feb 2024
--- This week in industry news, Coveris expanded its base in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) by acquiring S&K Label. Furthermore, Carbios and De Smet Engineers & Contractors (DSEC) collaborated to construct the... Read More
30 Jan 2024
--- The World Bank has issued a seven-year US$100 million Plastic Waste Reduction-Linked Bond. The bond, aimed at financing projects in Ghana and Indonesia, introduces an innovative approach by tying financial returns to the... Read More
29 Jan 2024
--- The year has begun with national deposit return scheme (DRS) launches, investments in plastic processing, health and sustainability launches, new greenwashing legislation and plastic bans, and delays in other policy areas.... Read More
17 Jan 2024
--- Traditionally viewed for functionality and aesthetics, packaging’s environmental impact is now at the forefront of the industry. Companies are redefining practices to align with sustainability goals, emphasizing... Read More