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22 May 2024
--- Morrisons is rolling out coffee pod collection points in more than 350 UK stores in partnership with Podback, the pod recycling service. In an effort to make coffee pod recycling easier and accessible nationwide, the rollout... Read More
20 May 2024
--- LRS, the US’ fifth-largest independent waste diversion, recycling and portable services provider, has partnered with Everest Labs to boost aluminum can recovery at its new recycling facility, dubbed “The... Read More
10 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Suzano announced its Cerrado Project, the “largest single-line pulp mill in the world,” will be operational in coming weeks. Meanwhile, Amcor worked with personal care company Avon to... Read More
06 May 2024
--- Attacks on shipping vessels in the Red Sea are raising flexible packaging prices, according to analysts. Plastic and metal material prices have surged as much as 27% and 57% higher than at the beginning of 2020, with... Read More
03 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Sappi future-proofed its mill in Austria to adapt to digitalization and industry 4.0 needs. Meanwhile, SIG launched a spouted pouch system featuring in-line pouch sterilization and Carbios... Read More
29 Apr 2024
--- April began with Century Aluminum planning the first new aluminum smelter in the US in 45 years. Empack was held in the Netherlands, where we reported live from the show floor. Meanwhile, International Paper secured a deal... Read More
15 Apr 2024
--- After almost five years of planning and research, environmental consultancy expert Paul Foulkes-Arellano and material sciences specialist Dr. Julia Freer Goldstein have published a new book on how industries like packaging... Read More
05 Apr 2024
--- Empack 2024 in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, is inviting visitors to explore the latest innovations for filling machines, label technology, materials and industrial packaging solutions. Between April 9–11, automation... Read More
04 Apr 2024
--- Coca-Cola brand smartwater is rolling out 12 oz aluminum cans for water, offering an updated design and elevated consumption experience. Smartwater original and smartwater alkaline with antioxidant have been available on US... Read More
01 Apr 2024
--- The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations has chosen Century Aluminum Company this week to begin award negotiations for up to US$500 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation... Read More
01 Apr 2024
--- March began with the British government backing Ineos’ Project One ethane cracker in Belgium, despite heavy opposition from environmental and legal rights organizations. Meanwhile, the Packaging and Packaging Waste... Read More
29 Mar 2024
--- DS Smith estimates that Britons will buy at least 156 million chocolate Easter eggs this week, but consumers lack the proper information and means to recycle the resulting trash. We speak to Samantha Upham, senior... Read More
27 Mar 2024
--- Soft drink packagers face numerous challenges associated with the sector’s main materials: plastic, metal and glass. Each presents different production, waste management, and design problems that compound as... Read More
26 Mar 2024
--- Ireland’s national deposit return scheme (DRS) has achieved “radical” success since its implementation on February 1, according to the country’s waste management operators. Within the first six weeks,... Read More
19 Mar 2024
--- Manufacturing software provider Line View Solutions has “unlocked” £5.4 million (US$6.8 million) to develop increased capacity at Britvic’s factory in Rugby, UK, through line balancing optimization... Read More
18 Mar 2024
--- EU member states agreed to the new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) last Friday, ending speculation that the preliminary agreement could be blocked or stalled by the European Commission (EC). Rumors surfaced... Read More
18 Mar 2024
--- In an exclusive interview with Trivium Packaging, the spotlight falls on metal packaging’s transformative role in the edible oil industry. Packaging Insights speaks to the company’s strategic sustainability and... Read More
15 Mar 2024
--- This week in industry news, Syntegon upgraded the features of its Elematic 3001 case packer with three levels of automation. Meanwhile, ProAmpac signed an agreement to acquire Gelpac and Mondi expanded its professional... Read More
15 Mar 2024
--- Anuga FoodTec is opening its doors to visitors in Cologne, Germany, next week (March 19–22). Exhibitors will showcase their latest solutions addressing this year’s main theme: How can food production be geared... Read More
15 Mar 2024
--- The Amazon Sustainability Accelerator has opened a new round of applications for climate-tech start-ups focussed on packaging and the circular economy. Successful applicants will win the right to financial and professional... Read More
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