19 Apr 2024
--- The Composting Consortium has released a new study analyzing the disintegration of over 23,000 units of compostable packaging in what it says is the largest known field test of certified, food-contact compostable packaging... 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
11 Apr 2024
--- Ranpak has announced the launch of its new Geami MV wrapping system, a compact powered packaging converter. The company says the solution delivers an optimal mix of productivity and simplicity, composed of top-performing... 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
25 Mar 2024
--- Finland’s paper industry is suffering as thousands of workers continue to strike over government plans to introduce labor reforms that would limit union powers, lower social welfare and make it easier to terminate... Read More
21 Mar 2024
--- New research has revealed that 90% of the PFAS chemicals in food packaging are not included in any regulatory or industry inventories used during chemical manufacturing. The findings also show that hazard data is available... Read More
21 Mar 2024
--- At the ongoing Anuga FoodTec 2024 in Cologne, Germany, Food Ingredients First speaks to Tatjana Krampitz, head of new food technology management at GEA, about the company’s innovative perfusion technology and how it... Read More
20 Mar 2024
--- Plastics Europe has published its biennial circularity report, finding that recycled plastics now account for 13.5% of new plastic products manufactured in Europe and that the availability of recycled content has increased... 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
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
--- 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
11 Mar 2024
--- We explore the world of recycling powered by robotics and AI in conversation with Everest Labs CEO and founder JD Ambati. The company’s RecycleOS software is designed to identify PET plastic into three specialized... Read More
06 Mar 2024
--- Flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs) are large bags typically made from woven PP designed to transport and store bulk materials such as powders, granules and flakes. FIBCs are seen as a more environmentally and... Read More
04 Mar 2024
--- February began with the European Court adjudicating against Symphony Environmental’s long-running legal battle to overturn the ban on oxo-degradable plastic additives. An official investigation was launched into... Read More
27 Feb 2024
--- Lawyers at environmental charity ClientEarth, together with 14 NGOs, have launched a fresh legal attack on Ineos’ plans to build Europe’s largest ethane cracker in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. The case is part... Read More
19 Feb 2024
--- The Center for Climate Integrity (CCI) claims in its latest report that “Big Oil” and the plastics industry have created and perpetuated a decades-long campaign of fraud and deception about the recyclability of... Read More
16 Feb 2024
--- This week in industry news, Coveris expanded its base in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) by acquiring S&K Label. Furthermore, Carbios and De Smet Engineers & Contractors (DSEC) collaborated to construct the... Read More
31 Jan 2024
--- The dual-hosted ISM & ProSweets trade fairs are hosting leading solutions providers in the snacks and sweets space, who are exhibiting the latest advancements in industrial scale equipment for customized food packaging... Read More
31 Jan 2024
--- Advanced recycling allows turning hard-to-recycle plastic waste streams into virgin-quality raw materials for new plastics. According to recycling industry experts, this enables the production of recycled content even in the... Read More