28 Nov 2022
--- A report from Defra reveals the amount of packaging waste recycled has barely shifted since 2012 in the UK, only increasing from 61% to 63% over the past ten years.However, recycling for most material categories has risen... Read More
24 Nov 2022
--- A group of leading business representatives and consumer and environmental organizations are calling on the European Commission (EC) not to bow to a recent tide of industry lobbying pressure against planned revisions to the... Read More
21 Nov 2022
--- Nestlé’s Nespresso brand will pilot home-compostable coffee capsules on the Nespresso Original system in France and Switzerland from spring 2023 before further launches in several other European countries within... Read More
16 Nov 2022
--- As the “humanization” of pets continues, consumers are demanding environmentally sustainable food packaging solutions, a greater packaging variety and clear on-pack communication. PackagingInsights speaks to... Read More
15 Nov 2022
--- A group of over 50 European packaging associations across the value chain has released a statement expressing “serious concern” over the European Commission’s revision plans for the Packaging and Packaging... Read More
14 Nov 2022
--- A panel discussion at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) on “capturing opportunities in the materials transition” took place last Friday. The speakers discussed the existence and importance of green... Read More
14 Nov 2022
--- The Egyptian government is launching a global waste initiative dubbed “50 by 2050” that aims to ensure at least half of all African waste is treated and recycled before 2050. Announced at the COP27 climate summit... Read More
10 Nov 2022
--- Today Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) and Eunomia released a report that estimates a 67% chance of global warming staying within 1.5-degrees celsius of pre-industrial levels if cumulative global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions stay... Read More
08 Nov 2022
--- Cortec Advanced Films has designed its new EcoSonic Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Self-Seal Bubble Bags powered by Nano Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCI) to protect electronics in transit. The bag combines VpCI,... Read More
07 Nov 2022
--- Novelis is building a US$50 million aluminum recycling center in South Korea to increase its recycling capacity and process different types of aluminum scrap. With an annual casting capacity of 100 kilotons of low-carbon... 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
26 Oct 2022
--- Dulux Decorator Centre has received one million paint cans from its can recycling scheme. The merchant’s free-of-charge can recycling scheme is a partnership with Veolia, a UK-based resource management company. Through... Read More
19 Oct 2022
--- Constantia Flexibles is investing over €80 million (US$78.9 million) into its facility in Austria to build a new rolling mill and another lacquering line, which will allow the group to secure its supply chain and... Read More
18 Oct 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) is set to capitulate to industry demands that it postpone long-awaited plans to enforce a ban on hazardous chemicals such as PFAS, bisphenol and PVC, according to a draft working document leaked... Read More
13 Oct 2022
--- The UK’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has updated its extended producer responsibility (EPR) guidelines, requiring British businesses that handle or supply packaging to begin collecting... Read More
12 Oct 2022
--- Trivium Packaging has created its first-ever aluminum bottle for edible oil in the US. The global company discovered a way for aluminum to be adapted to suit liquid edible oil closures.Metal has been used for larger tins of... Read More
07 Oct 2022
--- The EU is taking insufficient action on the metal industry’s crisis, according to trade association European Aluminum. The comments come shortly after the European Commission (EC) enforced several measures to help... Read More
04 Oct 2022
--- Conducting life cycle analyses (LCA) are crucial for companies to back up their labeling claims with scientific objectivity. However, the market shows evidence that some companies tend to act more in their own interest,... Read More
23 Sep 2022
--- This week in industry news, UK Research & Innovation launched a new £2.5 million (~US$2.7 million) Future Plastic Packaging Solutions round two competition for research and innovation projects seeking grant... Read More
23 Sep 2022
--- The balance between premium shelf appeal and increased environmental sustainability was a key theme at London Packaging Week. We spoke to leading packaging suppliers for the cosmetics and personal care industries during the... Read More