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19 Jan 2023
--- Researchers in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have received a US$2.4 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture to create bioplastics from food waste. The “first-of-its-kind”... Read More
11 Jan 2023
--- Plastic credits have been dismissed by some NGOs and multinationals as a greenwashing mechanism that distracts from plastic reduction and exacerbates “waste colonialism.” However, environmental consultancy South... Read More
21 Dec 2022
--- The European Circular Bioeconomy Policy Initiative (ECBPI) is flagging a looming annual cost of up to €2 billion (US$2.13 billion) from plastic contamination in biowaste. ECBPI is therefore urging the European... Read More
15 Dec 2022
--- BASF and StePac are partnering to develop environmentally sustainable packaging to extend the shelf life of fresh produce. BASF is supplying StePac with its Ultramid Ccycled, a chemically recycled polyamide six, while StePac... Read More
11 Nov 2022
--- Upward Farms has unveiled a recycled and resealable packaging design for its line of USDA-certified organic microgreens. The “world’s largest” organic vertical farming companies’ new design is now... Read More
20 Oct 2022
--- The Chinese General Office of the State Council has released a notice to further strengthen the control over excessive packaging of commodities, calling for further efforts to prevent over-packaging of goods. Furthermore,... Read More
28 Sep 2022
--- With stringent legislative targets set for recycling, recycled content and recyclability in packaging, the industry is increasingly looking to novel technologies as a means of reprocessing material unfit for current... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- A study published today by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from plastic packaging pyrolysis are nine times higher than that of mechanical recycling. Accordingly, ZWE is urging the... Read More
01 Sep 2022
--- UK supermarket Asda is removing the “best before” dates on almost 250 of its packaged fresh fruit and vegetable products across stores from today, helping customers reduce food waste and save money. The change... Read More
01 Sep 2022
--- Mondi is opening its first recycling laboratory to test the recyclability of paper and paper-based packaging using non-paper components such as coatings at its Frantschach mill in Austria. Conducting recycling tests in-house... Read More
30 Aug 2022
--- Aquapak is announcing an exclusive distribution deal through which Resinex will supply high-performance barrier films made from Hydropol polymers to Europe. When extrusion coated or laminated onto paper, Hydropol adds... Read More
29 Aug 2022
--- Food waste remains one of the most environmentally damaging phenomena on earth. Despite the continued concern over plastic’s ecological impact, the material plays a vital role in extending food shelf life and... Read More
29 Aug 2022
--- Amcor has acquired a world-class flexible packaging plant in the Czech Republic and expanded its Innovation Center Network with a new facility in Jiangyin, China. The flexible packaging plant’s strategic location... Read More
12 Aug 2022
--- This week in industry news, Mondi agreed to sell its biggest packaging facility in Russia for RUB 95 billion (US$1.54 billion), subject to approval by the Russian Federation’s Government. Also, Schubert announced an... Read More
11 Aug 2022
--- Two independent freelance journalists have reported being attacked, threatened with death and having their media equipment confiscated while investigating allegations of illegal recycling operations in an industrial area in... Read More
09 Aug 2022
--- Mondi has reported revenue and profit increases in its Half Year 2022 financial results, celebrating a “strong performance” across the business. The paper and packaging giant recorded underlying EBITDA from... Read More
05 Aug 2022
--- Südpack and SN Maschinenbau are set to present a fully recyclable packaging concept for PP and PE bags at Fachpack 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany, next month. The concept will be demonstrated on a new rotary form, fill and... Read More
05 Aug 2022
--- ABB Robotics is launching a “fastest-in-class” robot for picking and packing applications up to 1.5 kg. The FlexPicker IRB 365 robot can be used for various applications, from shelf-ready packaging to parcel... Read More
04 Aug 2022
--- Scientists in South Korea have demonstrated that harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) found in consumer packaging, may damage the mammalian liver and cause metabolic... Read More
03 Aug 2022
--- Adhesive specialist VPF is adding chemical-free thermal paper to its product range. The launch comes as customer demand for environmentally sustainable self-adhesive material extends to direct thermal printing. The company... Read More
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