23 Apr 2024
--- DS Smith is partnering with Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells (BeFC), a developer of fully recyclable smart tags. The companies will investigate smart packaging solutions made from recyclable paper, aiming to reduce waste, monitor... Read More
22 Apr 2024
--- Ahead of the fourth round of UN’s negotiations for an international plastics treaty in Ottawa, Canada, from April 23–29, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has released a study revealing plastic... Read More
19 Apr 2024
--- This week in industry news, Amcor Flexibles North America announced a significant expansion of its North American printing and converting capabilities for the dairy market. Also, Aptar Closures introduced fully-recyclable... Read More
19 Apr 2024
--- Sony has announced it is the first company in the electronics industry to eliminate polystyrene foam cushioning material for the Bravia 9, the 85-inch 4K Mini LED TV, in Hong Kong and Taiwan, furthering the company’s... Read More
16 Apr 2024
--- The UK government might further postpone the implementation of its long-delayed deposit return scheme (DRS). Although no official announcement has been made, reports suggest that the start date could be pushed to 2028,... 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
--- The Global EPS Sustainability Alliance (GESA), an organization representing the expanded polystyrene (EPS) transport packaging industry, is launching a LinkedIn group discussion forum ahead of the fourth round of meetings of... Read More
05 Apr 2024
--- This week in industry news, PepsiCo rolled out paper multipack bags for its Snack A Jacks brand. Meanwhile, Avery Dennison swapped from PET30 to rPET30 (recycled PET) liners for pharmaceutical packaging and Refresco acquired... 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
28 Mar 2024
--- US-based Cleanroom Film and Bags (CFB), a division of C-P Flexible Packaging in California, has expanded its line of CFB CleanTronics Advanced Packaging for semiconductors, silicon wafers, microchips, printed circuit boards,... Read More
28 Mar 2024
--- The Council of the EU adopted the revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation earlier this week. The revised regulation aims to ensure less problematic waste flows to countries outside the EU, but environmental NGOs demand a... Read More
22 Mar 2024
--- This week in industry news, DS Smith launched reusable paper-based grocery boxes to reduce retail plastic. Meanwhile, ProAmpac acquired UP Paper, and Flow Beverage refreshed its packaging with Tetra Pak carton.
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
--- 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
06 Mar 2024
--- After months of negotiations and lobbying, the European Council presidency and representatives from the European Parliament (EP) have reached a provisional political agreement on revising the Packaging and Packaging Waste... 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
01 Mar 2024
--- This week in industry news, Disney announced plans to release plastic usage data next year. Meanwhile, Verallia acquired Vidrala’s glass business in Italy for €230 million (US$248 million) and Syntegon’s... Read More
29 Feb 2024
--- The European Parliament has adopted “tougher” rules under its Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR) to reinforce control measures and waste management within the EU. But, EuRIC — the European Recycling... 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