05 Oct 2022
--- Using less plastic could free up needed energy for industrial and domestic use during the conflict with Russia, according to a report by Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) and the Center for International Environmental Law... Read More
21 Sep 2022
--- The plastics industry is being crippled by soaring energy costs that are threatening to shut down numerous businesses, according to trade organization European Plastics Converters (EuPC). Price rises add to a tumultuous year... Read More
19 Sep 2022
--- A district court in Louisiana, US, has revoked environmental permits from a planned plastic production facility that would have been one of the world’s largest producers of PE, PP and ethanol glycol. Dubbed the... Read More
08 Sep 2022
--- European metal industry associations are warning that the current energy crisis poses an “existential threat” to their future. They urge EU leaders to take immediate emergency action or accept “permanent... Read More
08 Sep 2022
--- Bloom Biorenewables and Nfinite Nanotechnology have been revealed as the winners of Amcor’s Lift-Off investment program, with each startup landing US$250,000. Amcor says it is looking to “drive a... Read More
07 Sep 2022
--- Carbon capture technology may present an enormous financial and environmental risk, according to recent research by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). According to the study, carbon capture... Read More
01 Sep 2022
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has released a report on how the packaging industry can improve circularity for single-use glass. Despite being infinitely recyclable, glass’ heavy environmental footprint is rarely offset by... Read More
30 Aug 2022
--- KHS is using 3D software to demonstrate to customers how new packaging lines and equipment would add to their current facilities. The company says potential clients are profiting from its virtual overviews before offers are... Read More
25 Aug 2022
--- Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is partnering with the University of California Berkeley (UCB), US, to develop methods of converting captured carbon (CO2) into sugar. The collaboration hopes its work will slash the... Read More
22 Aug 2022
--- The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is launching an investigation into plastic pellet loss following Sri Lanka’s disaster last year in which billions of pellets spilled onto the island’s beaches. The UN... Read More
29 Jul 2022
--- The Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi) is calling for national governments in the EU to mitigate the mounting pressure gas shortages are putting on industry as Russian supplies continue to run short. In a... Read More
27 Jul 2022
--- Robotics are increasingly prevalent in the packaging industry, but there are still many areas where robots and cobots could be introduced to improve productivity and environmental sustainability, according to experts.... Read More
26 Jul 2022
--- Legal NGO ClientEarth is taking Belgian authorities to court over last month’s decision to approve chemical group Ineos’ Project One – a massive ethane cracker in the Port of Antwerp that will boost plastic... Read More
20 Jul 2022
--- Steel manufacturer Thyssenkrupp has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with BP to decarbonize its production processes in Germany and aid the country’s energy transition. The collaboration says it will focus on... Read More
19 Jul 2022
--- Non profit industry organization the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) is reporting that the CO2 footprint for corrugated board is now 491 kg CO2 equivalent (e/t), showing significant improvement... Read More
18 Jul 2022
--- As packaging manufacturers around the world rapidly move away from the use of virgin plastics, the demand for fiber-based solutions is booming. However, industry associations, producers and consumers could be seriously... Read More
15 Jul 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) has imposed a fine collectively totaling €31.5 million (US$31.5 million) on metal packaging giants Crown and Silgan for participating in a cartel that broke EU antitrust laws through sales... Read More
13 Jul 2022
--- EU officials currently take over a decade to ban hazardous chemicals from consumer products despite evidence they cause cancer, infertility and other grave health problems. Loopholes, delays and over-analysis mean that... Read More
07 Jul 2022
--- Plastic use in industrial-scale farming is likely contributing to climate change, according to recent research from Wuhan University, China. Polyethylene (PE) is commonly used to irrigate and mulch croplands in large arid... Read More
05 Jul 2022
--- Syntegon is launching a flexible discharge station for round cookies, crackers and biscuits, branded the Distribution Continuous Slide (DCS). The modular discharge system consists of one or more stations arranged one behind... Read More