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
11 Jan 2022
--- Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, are developing a camera machine capable of distinguishing between 12 different types of plastic, making it possible to sort and recycle materials according to their chemical... Read More
13 Dec 2021
--- Cosmetics companies Rituals and Aveda are embracing post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials, refillable bottles, and other environmentally sustainable packaging options for this year’s Christmas packaging. “Our... Read More
29 Oct 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa has developed a child-lock box called Click-to-Lock Pods Box for laundry detergent pods with private label manufacturer McBride. The paper-based certified child-lock system is tamper-proof and its barrier... Read More
28 Oct 2021
--- Stora Enso is introducing a carbon-neutral cartonboard in what it says is a market first. Performa Light CarbonZero is renewable and recyclable, enabling customers to demonstrate concrete and measurable action against... Read More
06 Oct 2021
--- The household packaging sector was built on a foundation of single-use consumption. From dishwasher tabs to laundry detergent and cleaning soaps, fossil-based virgin plastic has dominated this segment for the past... Read More
24 Sep 2021
--- ProAmpac is announcing an addition to its ProActive Sustainability platform, the Quadflex Recyclable. The format utilizes the flexible packaging and material science company’s R-2000 recyclable laminated... Read More
20 Sep 2021
--- Toppan has developed a barrier coated paper called GL-X-P that provides high water vapor protection and “outstanding” flex resistance for dry food and non-food applications. GL-X-P’s water vapor barrier... Read More
13 Sep 2021
--- Tesco is launching a reusable packaging initiative in partnership with TerraCycle’s global Loop program, debuting in ten of its UK stores. Featuring a range of 88 reusable F&B, household and beauty products, the... Read More
08 Sep 2021
--- Constantia Flexibles is unveiling an up to 80 percent recycled polyethylene (PE) film made from its EcoLam laminates’ waste, offering a high-barrier non-food solution suitable for recycling in the existing low-density... Read More
03 Sep 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts unveiled a limited edition box design in celebration of Día de Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. Meanwhile, Dow CEO Jim Fitterling and LyondellBasell CEO... Read More
31 Aug 2021
--- US environmental non-profit The Last Beach Cleanup has filed a lawsuit against TerraCycle and eight product companies, including L’Oreal USA and the Coca-Cola Company, alleging the group’s recycle by mail scheme... Read More