other materials

27 Jan 2023
--- Baby and toddler packaging for F&B, hygiene and pharmaceutical products is a key segment for the industry, with concerns over cleanliness, safety and reusability abounding for one of society’s most vulnerable... Read More
25 Jan 2023
--- Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0 (HG2.0) is entering the project’s next phase, with a pilot market launching in France. The technology will be tested at scale for detection, ejection and purity at the... Read More
24 Jan 2023
--- Australia’s National Waste Policy Action Plan sets targets of recycling or reusing 80% of the country’s waste by 2030. The plan covers all forms of waste across sectors, from food to “business... Read More
23 Jan 2023
--- Researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia, have developed a novel solution for removing the “forever chemicals” PFAS from water – something the study authors say is “urgently... Read More
19 Jan 2023
--- As the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) is underway in Davos, Switzerland, a report by impact organization Circle Economy and services company Deloitte is calling for a 30% reduction in material extraction worldwide to... Read More
18 Jan 2023
--- For the year ahead, customization and differentiation through digital print packaging solutions are predicted to become essential tools for driving customer relations and building brand loyalty. Speaking to... Read More
13 Jan 2023
--- Goodyear has released a method using soybean oil, rice husks and pine resin to create a tire with 90% environmentally sustainable materials. This innovation could open a new door for the packaging industry to adopt similar... Read More
05 Jan 2023
--- The US state of New York has officially banned the use of PFAS chemicals in food packaging materials. Effective since January 1, the ban is enforced under the Hazardous Packaging Act and applies to any packaging products... Read More
04 Jan 2023
--- Coffee capsules are becoming increasingly popular among coffee drinkers as consumers trend toward convenience. However, disposable pods generate a lot of packaging waste, leading manufacturers to search for environmentally... Read More
02 Jan 2023
--- Spanish biotechnology research group Aimplas is converting used coffee grounds into plastic film. The group says the project is another step toward circularizing the European economy by turning biological waste into... Read More
22 Dec 2022
--- As 2022 draws to a close, PackagingInsights looks back at the biggest developments of the year, from the Ukraine war and skyrocketing energy prices to chemical recycling debates and action over waste exportation.... Read More
16 Dec 2022
--- This week in industry news, the Glass Packaging Institute (GPI) announced the results of a consumer poll demonstrating growing interest in glass sustainability. Meanwhile, Amcor announced a five-year deal with ExxonMobil to... Read More
14 Dec 2022
--- Recoup estimates that a staggering 750,000 metric tons of post-consumer plastic packaging are currently not collected for recycling. The newly launched report has found that over 600,000 metric tons of UK household plastic... Read More
09 Dec 2022
--- This week in industry news, Borealis and Eneco signed a second ten-year power purchase agreement to supply renewable electricity and Mondi supported Angulas Aguinaga in switching to recyclable paper-based packaging for its... Read More
08 Dec 2022
--- As the 6th World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda, concludes, PackagingInsights presents the event outtakes, including the host government’s 14-year US$211.3 million circular economy action plan for... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- For the second time, the Earthshot Prize announced five £1 million (US$1.2 million) prize winners at a globally broadcast ceremony in Boston, US. British seaweed packaging startup Notpla is among this year’s... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) has collaborated with the EU Food Fraud Network to put an end to the illegal import, trade and advertising of plastic articles sold as food contact materials (FCM). The products being sold... Read More
30 Nov 2022
--- Home-compostable packaging innovator Notpla has been selected as one of three finalists for the “Building a waste-free world” Earthshot award. This “Nobel-like prize for the environment” – led... Read More
22 Nov 2022
--- Eco-Products has announced a new line of compostable straws made from plant-based plastic that are as durable as conventional straws. Made from polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a plant-based plastic derived from canola oil, the... Read More
21 Nov 2022
--- Amcor has released its 2022 Sustainability Report, detailing continued progress against key environmental sustainability metrics and announcing an enhanced target to achieve 30% recycled content across its portfolio by 2030.... Read More