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
28 Oct 2022
--- The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is dismissing claims that postponing REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) revisions against hazardous chemicals is a necessary opportunity to... Read More
30 Sep 2022
--- Tesco has started a pilot to eliminate unnecessary toothpaste packaging in the UK. The trial, which launched on September 21, aims to determine how consumers react when branded toothpaste is no longer offered in its... 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
07 Sep 2022
--- Household packaging is experiencing a shift toward more environmental sustainability, minimizing packaging material and developing recyclable, refillable and reusable packaging solutions. PackagingInsights explores the... Read More
01 Sep 2022
--- A report by Yale University’s Anja Nikolova shows a growing trend in post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials, lightweight packaging and bio-based materials as environmentally sustainable alternatives to conventional... Read More
01 Aug 2022
--- Unilever’s biggest laundry brand, Dirt Is Good (comprising Persil, Skip and OMO), is unveiling a new biodegradable detergent capsule lauded as its “most sustainable laundry capsule” to date. The capsules... Read More
23 Jun 2022
--- Henkel’s dishwashing detergent brand Pril is now being supplied in 100% recycled PET bottles, with 50% of the material originating from Germany’s yellow bag waste system. The remaining recyclate is sourced from... Read More
23 Jun 2022
--- Berry M&H is overcoming recycled plastic scarcity in the UK with supply from its own recycling plant, as demand for tax-compliant packaging grows. The rigid plastic specialist offers a range of containers with 35% or... Read More
20 Jun 2022
--- TÜV Rheinland has certified Dow’s all-PE recyclable packaging in China as capable of reducing life cycle carbon emissions by 35%, supporting brand owners in achieving their carbon reduction goals. The verification... Read More
29 Apr 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Diageo revealed it will phase out the use of 183 million cardboard gift boxes from its premium Scotch portfolio worldwide. Also, Elopak formed a joint venture in India to manufacture aseptic... Read More
26 Apr 2022
--- Dow is boosting the circular plastics economy with recycle-ready PE packaging innovations, but waste management infrastructure needs investment and new technologies to improve recycling rates, according to Han Zhang, global... Read More
22 Apr 2022
--- Nextek’s Nextloopp food-grade PP recycling project is dispatching recycled PP (rPP) prototype resins from post-consumer food packaging to its 43 participants for new production trials. The move follows successful... Read More
23 Feb 2022
--- Innova Market Insights has unveiled its Top Packaging Trends 2022, with “Food Waste Fighters” taking the top spot. The climate crisis, COVID-19 pandemic and political upheavals have elevated food waste concerns,... Read More
10 Feb 2022
--- Mondi is equipping Henkel with a “keep-at-home” refillable pump dispenser for its hand dishwashing products, which can be used to refill plastic bottles from flexible pouches also produced by the packaging giant.... Read More
10 Feb 2022
--- Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have developed a self-cleaning bioplastic based on the biological structure of lotus leaves, which they say can prevent product waste and aid recycling processes in... Read More
07 Feb 2022
--- HP is acquiring paper bottle pioneer Choose Packaging for a temporarily undisclosed fee. Choose Packaging is a packaging development company and inventor of the world’s first commercially available zero-plastic paper... Read More
02 Feb 2022
--- Avery Dennison is launching a certified-vegan labels portfolio, containing no animal-derived components. Additionally, every item in the market-first collection was created without animal testing or the use of animal origin... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Berry Global is launching a stackable jar as a space-saving solution for retailer shelves, e-commerce channels and consumer homes. Meanwhile, the plastic packaging giant’s Berry M&H division is unveiling a complete... Read More