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18 Jun 2024
--- The Alpla Group is expanding its pharma division Alplapharma by acquiring Heinlein Plastik-Technik. German packager Heinlein specializes in developing and manufacturing of closure systems, dosing systems and application aids... Read More
18 Jun 2024
--- Coveris is partnering with waste collector and processor Interzero to supply its recycling technology with feedstock for a circular plastics economy. Interzero is an environmental service provider specializing in waste... Read More
17 Jun 2024
--- Pure Cycle Technologies received a Letter of No Objection (LNO) from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirming the food-contact applicability of its PureFive Ultra-Pure Recycled resin. The resin has the same... Read More
17 Jun 2024
--- International organizations are urging the European Commission (EC) to ban polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in packaging. While current restrictions on the harmful chemical are limited to food packaging, environmental law... Read More
17 Jun 2024
--- Nivea India’s eco-initiative reaches a milestone in its four and a half years of implementation — recycling 65 metric tons of multilayer plastic (MLP). The company says the effort conserved 1,755 cubic meters of... Read More
13 Jun 2024
--- The US Plastics Pact has published its latest Roadmap 2.0 action plan, which offers practical design tactics for manufacturers to create a circular economy where plastic packaging is reused, recycled and composted. The US... Read More
12 Jun 2024
--- Innova Market Insights data indicates that Soups & Sauces product launches are increasing globally, featuring a 5% year-over-year growth between April 2022 to March 2024. These products are pivotal for the packaging... Read More
12 Jun 2024
--- Austria is the world’s best country for recycling, according to a new study by Reloop and Eunomia Research and Consulting. Wales, Taiwan, Germany and Belgium are next in the top five of the 48 countries ranked by the... Read More
11 Jun 2024
--- Thai Union Group employees from Thailand, the US, Africa and Europe came together for World Oceans Day (June 8) to collect trash in their local communities. More than 470 participants joined the commitment to divert 1,500... Read More
11 Jun 2024
--- Netherlands-based BioBTX, a developer of renewable aromatics technology, has secured over €80 million (US$86 million) to launch its first commercial-scale plant. The financing will fund the world’s first renewable... Read More
07 Jun 2024
--- This week in industry news, SEE introduced an inflatable packaging system to provide on-demand cushioning and wrapping at the “press of a button.” Meanwhile, Tipa’s home compostable pouches earned a... Read More
07 Jun 2024
--- Borealis has installed a semi-commercial demonstration compounding line for recyclate-based polyolefins (rPO) at its site in Beringen, Belgium. It is set for construction this year and is expected to be fully operational in... Read More
05 Jun 2024
--- Consumers increasingly expect clear product labels to improve disposal behavior. A new study titled “Enabling desired disposal of compostable plastic packaging: an evaluation of disposal instruction labels,”... Read More
04 Jun 2024
--- Scientists have discovered a sea fungus capable of breaking down PE after being exposed to UV radiation from sunlight. The researchers, including Dutch marine microbiologists at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea... Read More
03 Jun 2024
--- Mondelēz International claims to have reduced its virgin plastic use by over 1000 tons in the UK last year after implementing changes to its packaging across several products, including two iconic Cadbury Christmas gifts.... Read More
31 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Amcor opened its European Innovation Center in Belgium to design improved packaging for consumers and the environment. Meanwhile, Uflex reported an increase in revenue for its flexible packaging... Read More
31 May 2024
--- A survey commissioned by Huhtamaki reveals that most Finns are satisfied with their recycling habits. More than 80% of those questioned say they recycle paper-based packaging, and nine out of ten recycle cardboard boxes.... Read More
31 May 2024
--- May began with Unilever’s head of packaging explaining why the corporation slashed its plastic reduction targets. Meanwhile, flexible packaging prices continued to rise amid attacks on shipping vessels in the Red Sea.... Read More
30 May 2024
--- PepsiCo and GreenDot have announced an agreement to support investment in recycling for plastic waste that can be looped back into PepsiCo’s snack packaging. GreenDot has been expanding its German sorting and recycling... Read More
28 May 2024
--- Bobst is demonstrating how machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) can be harnessed to elevate packaging production at the ongoing Drupa 2024 in Düsseldorf, Germany. We caught up with Christian Zeller, head of... Read More
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