13 Jan 2022
--- Happier Beauty is currently developing the world’s first refillable toothpaste dispenser with biodegradable refill capsules. “This product will be another big step toward eliminating standard toothpaste tubes... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- The conventional disposable coffee cup might not be as innocent as it first appears. While the thin plastic lining inside the cup holds liquid without leakage, it also renders it unrecyclable. A UK parliamentary report... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- European Aluminium is taking the European Commission (EC) to court over its decision to suspend anti-dumping duties on Chinese flat-rolled products (FRP), which would defend industry against unfair market pricing. FRP is... Read More
07 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, International Paper revealed plans to construct a state-of-the-art corrugated packaging facility in the US. Meanwhile, Clariant completed the sale of its Pigments business, Huhtamaki acquired... Read More
06 Jan 2022
--- KHS has equipped Cameroonian beverage giant Union Camerounaise de Brasseries (UCB) with its first PET line for its new soda pop and water segment. UCB is also considering filling its beverages into cans, which would make it... Read More
06 Jan 2022
--- Infant food, nutritional, and well-being packaging specialist Hoffmann Neopac is upgrading its manufacturing facility in the Netherlands with a €4 million (US$4.5 million) investment to create a tin production line for... Read More
06 Jan 2022
--- Amazon is reducing packaging waste at scale with several artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. A combination of deep learning, natural language processing, and computer vision is helping the e-commerce giant determine... Read More
04 Jan 2022
--- A record 36.5 billion aluminum beverage cans were recycled in the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland in 2019, according to European Aluminium and Metal Packaging Europe. The trade associations pinpoint increased beverage... Read More
04 Jan 2022
--- Consumer Convenience Technologies (CCT) has developed a software-designed technology branded EEASY Lid, which the company claims is the first jar lid innovation in over 75 years. Through a light push of the button in the... Read More
03 Jan 2022
--- Sonoco has agreed to acquire Ball Metalpack, a leading metal packaging manufacturer for food and household products and reportedly the largest aerosol producer in North America, for US$1.35 billion in cash. Ball Metalpack is... Read More
21 Dec 2021
--- As 2021 draws to a close, PackagingInsights looks back at the biggest industry developments of the year, from the EU Single Use Plastics Directive and US COMPOST Act to COP26 and Asia’s first Plastics Pact.... Read More
15 Dec 2021
--- Design in the alcoholic beverage category has a myriad of complex factors to consider. For example, brands often emphasize family heritage, historical roots, hand selected ingredients and pure distillation. However, design... Read More
10 Dec 2021
--- Tetra Pak has revealed more than half (58%) of UK consumers do not understand what the incoming Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) entails, potentially undermining the UK government’s flagship recycling policy. Moreover, 59%... Read More
06 Dec 2021
--- As the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus forces new lockdown and travel restrictions across continents, the packaging industry is coming to the end of another unpredictable and turbulent year. Supply chain disruptions,... Read More
29 Nov 2021
--- Refillable packaging is essential to simultaneously reducing waste and carbon footprint, says William Connolly, head of packaging innovation and sustainability at The Body Shop. Speaking ahead of Packaging Innovations in... Read More
24 Nov 2021
--- Australia has “no hope” of achieving its 2025 national recycling targets, according to environmental activists, who are expressing dismay at the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO) recent... Read More
24 Nov 2021
--- Germany’s recycling rates increased by 8.4% in 2020, according to the country’s Central Agency Packaging Register (ZSVR). Through recycling-friendly packaging design, Germany has made “considerable... Read More
23 Nov 2021
--- The EU is coming under fire from a range of European, national and international recycling industry associations for its proposed amendments to waste shipment regulations. Governments will have three years to adapt to the... Read More
19 Nov 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Ardagh Metal Packaging announced plans to construct a US$200 million beverage can plant in Northern Ireland, UK. Meanwhile, Amcor research revealed consumers worldwide want to recycle more. Also,... Read More
16 Nov 2021
--- Olyns, a US-based packaging recycling company, has raised US$1 million in a seed round to develop touchless recycling machines for installation in popular indoor facilities throughout the US and abroad. With the national... Read More