28 Feb 2024
--- The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is addressing “misinformation” in a corporate marketing and advocacy campaign against laundry and dishwashing detergent pods containing polyvinyl alcohol film (PVA/PVOH), the... 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
15 Feb 2024
--- The UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has released 2022/23 household recycling figures for England, revealing an overall rate of 43.4%, indicating a 0.7% decrease from the previous year and... Read More
08 Feb 2024
--- This month marks a milestone for Latvia as it celebrates two years since the inception of its beverage packaging deposit system. It was reported by the national system manager SIA Depozīta Iepakojuma Operators (DIO) that... 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
11 Dec 2023
--- As 2023 draws to a close, Packaging Insights looks back at the biggest developments of the year, from the US$20 billion Smurfit WestRock merger and UN Global Plastic Treaty negotiations to the US government’s pledge to... Read More
08 Dec 2023
--- This week in industry news, Multivac Group broke ground for a new production factory, which is intended for manufacturing parts and handling spare parts logistics in Wolfertschwenden, Germany. Mondi boosted its range of... Read More
30 Nov 2023
--- Environmentalists and civil society organizations are welcoming the findings of a report on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), which shows the environmental and human harms produced by PVC... Read More
22 Nov 2023
--- Xampla is partnering with material and life sciences company 2M Group to scale up the production and distribution of its plant-based materials. The announcement comes shortly after Xampla launched consumer brand Morro,... Read More
01 Nov 2023
--- Mondi announced that its kraft paper portfolio for packaging has been certified as home or industrially compostable. While recyclability remains Mondi’s focus to keep fibers in circulation, composting can be a viable... Read More
24 Oct 2023
--- Versuni will replace all single-use plastics inside product boxes with more “environmentally sustainable” alternatives within four years. The leading domestic appliances producer is starting with the launch of... Read More
20 Oct 2023
--- Cleancult has launched dish soaps, all-purpose cleaners and hand soaps in refillable aluminum bottles that can be used infinitely. The company says the products will be the “first-ever” filled and ready-to-use... Read More
19 Oct 2023
--- New waste statistics released by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have sparked a debate regarding recycling progress, government policy and the future of Scotland’s waste management.
17 Oct 2023
--- Research commissioned by Nivea has found that while most people in the UK are trying to recycle their bathroom waste, many are failing to do so due to confusion about which products are recyclable. One in three (33.08%) are... Read More
10 Oct 2023
--- Immersive storytelling through luxury packaging design is a strong emerging theme in the industry, according to Vladimir Tyulpin, Avery Dennison’s market segment leader for Premium Packaging Solutions. “Packaging... Read More
06 Oct 2023
--- This week in industry news, Graphic Packaging Holding Company has closed its recycled paperboard machine in the US. Meanwhile, Arnold Bread released a 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) bread bag, and Tremco Construction... Read More
27 Sep 2023
--- Danish toy producer Lego is ditching plans to convert its material feedstocks to recycled PET (rPET) after finding that the move would increase its carbon emissions. The company currently uses acrylonitrile butadiene styrene... Read More
22 Sep 2023
--- This week in packaging, Aluminium Deutschland warned that the German aluminum industry is “still in crisis mode” amid supply and pricing concerns. Also, DS Smith announced Amazon Web Services as its cloud... Read More