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
30 Jan 2024
--- The World Bank has issued a seven-year US$100 million Plastic Waste Reduction-Linked Bond. The bond, aimed at financing projects in Ghana and Indonesia, introduces an innovative approach by tying financial returns to the... Read More
29 Jan 2024
--- The year has begun with national deposit return scheme (DRS) launches, investments in plastic processing, health and sustainability launches, new greenwashing legislation and plastic bans, and delays in other policy areas.... Read More
26 Jan 2024
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), in collaboration with Equanimator, has released a study highlighting sorting mixed waste before incineration is a swift and cost-effective strategy for achieving substantial reductions in GHG... Read More
17 Jan 2024
--- Netherlands-based Infinity Recycling (IRC), a growth capital platform investing in circular economy solutions, has announced its Circular Plastics Fund (CPF) has now reached €135 million (US$146 million) in committed... Read More
17 Jan 2024
--- Traditionally viewed for functionality and aesthetics, packaging’s environmental impact is now at the forefront of the industry. Companies are redefining practices to align with sustainability goals, emphasizing... Read More
10 Jan 2024
--- A cross-body of industry associations in the waste management and recycling sectors is calling on the European Commission (EC) not to impose extensions to the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) that would classify waste-to-fuel... Read More
09 Jan 2024
--- Environmentalists are again decrying the lack of safety and accountability standards in the plastics supply chain following a mass nurdle spillage near the coast of Spain, which has left millions of plastic pellets on... Read More
05 Jan 2024
--- Dutch coatings company AkzoNobel is investing €32 million (US$35 million) in a new plant at its Vilafranca site in Spain, producing bisphenol-free coatings for the EMEA’s metal packaging industry.The company says... Read More
03 Jan 2024
--- LyondellBasell has signed two power purchase agreements (PPA) in the US, which will bring the company’s total renewable electricity power to 1,366 megawatts (MW) — accounting for 89% of its goal to procure at... Read More
21 Dec 2023
--- Steel packaging has already met its new EU recycling rate target for 2025, four years ahead of schedule, according to new independently verified figures published by Apeal, the Association of European Producers of Steel for... Read More
20 Dec 2023
--- With the swift proliferation of automated machinery amid the COVID-19 lockdowns, the market has seen sustained growth in adaptation and acceleration this year. Packaging Insights’ industry review finds that packaging... Read More
13 Dec 2023
--- Specialty material provider Trinseo is launching a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) depolymerization plant in Rho, Italy. PMMA, used in various packaging applications, will be transformed through an advanced recycling and... Read More
12 Dec 2023
--- Krones is partnering with the Kaiser Bräu to install the machinery company’s VapoChill technology at the brewery to combine traditional brewing methods with modern technology.
11 Dec 2023
--- As 2023 draws to a close, Packaging Insights looks back at the biggest developments of the year, from the US$20 billion Smurfit WestRock merger and UN Global Plastic Treaty negotiations to the US government’s pledge to... Read More
08 Dec 2023
--- This week in industry news, Multivac Group broke ground for a new production factory, which is intended for manufacturing parts and handling spare parts logistics in Wolfertschwenden, Germany. Mondi boosted its range of... Read More