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22 Apr 2024
--- Ahead of the fourth round of UN’s negotiations for an international plastics treaty in Ottawa, Canada, from April 23–29, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has released a study revealing plastic... 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
10 Apr 2024
--- Reusable packaging is gaining momentum across the EU, according to Marcel Keuenhof, sustainable packaging expert at Planet Reuse. At Empack 2024 in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, April 9–11, Planet Reuse is presenting its... Read More
08 Apr 2024
--- The Global EPS Sustainability Alliance (GESA), an organization representing the expanded polystyrene (EPS) transport packaging industry, is launching a LinkedIn group discussion forum ahead of the fourth round of meetings of... Read More
04 Apr 2024
--- Bioplastics manufacturer Gaia Biomaterials has concluded a US$5 million rights issue backed by Almi Invest Greentech and international and domestic private investors. The funds will be used to expand Gaia’s market... Read More
02 Apr 2024
--- Horus Pharma, a French laboratory for ophthalmology and preservative-free products designed to facilitate eye and eyelid health, has extended its partnership with Plastic Bank to offset its plastic footprint and tackle... 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
28 Mar 2024
--- The Council of the EU adopted the revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation earlier this week. The revised regulation aims to ensure less problematic waste flows to countries outside the EU, but environmental NGOs demand a... 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
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
22 Feb 2024
--- Mondi is increasing the production of its paper-based EcoWicketBags range amid increasing demand for environmentally sustainable packaging in the home and personal care (HPC) industry, particularly for products such as... 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
09 Feb 2024
--- This week in industry news, Amazon expanded its Ships in Product Packaging (SIPP) program and ProAmpac launched a high-barrier fiber-based solution engineered for thermoforming applications. Meanwhile, DS Smith was... Read More
09 Feb 2024
--- PulPac and PA Consulting (PA) have announced that Sanofi’s Consumer Healthcare (CHC) business has joined the Blister Pack Collective. The Blister Pack Collective brings together pharma, consumer health, and FMCG... 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
30 Jan 2024
--- Global pharmaceutical solutions provider Origin has announced its “Environmental Positioning Policy” to redefine sustainability standards within the healthcare and lifestyle sectors. The company says the policy... 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
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
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