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11 Jan 2023
--- Plastic credits have been dismissed by some NGOs and multinationals as a greenwashing mechanism that distracts from plastic reduction and exacerbates “waste colonialism.” However, environmental consultancy South... Read More
09 Jan 2023
--- The British government has confirmed plans to enforce a ban on single-use plastics in England, in line with Scotland and Wales. Items such as disposable plastic cutlery, trays and plates will be outlawed for foodservice... Read More
21 Dec 2022
--- Trays are a common packaging material due to their inexpensive, lightweight and long-lasting nature. They are most commonly used by the F&B and pharmaceutical industries, making them the primary drivers in the trays... 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
02 Nov 2022
--- British online food service company Deliveroo has announced a £2.5 million (US$2.8 million) investment to subsidize the cost of more environmentally sustainable packaging and to encourage restaurant partners to move... Read More
20 Oct 2022
--- The Chinese General Office of the State Council has released a notice to further strengthen the control over excessive packaging of commodities, calling for further efforts to prevent over-packaging of goods. Furthermore,... Read More
28 Sep 2022
--- With stringent legislative targets set for recycling, recycled content and recyclability in packaging, the industry is increasingly looking to novel technologies as a means of reprocessing material unfit for current... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- A study published today by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from plastic packaging pyrolysis are nine times higher than that of mechanical recycling. Accordingly, ZWE is urging the... Read More
01 Sep 2022
--- Mondi is opening its first recycling laboratory to test the recyclability of paper and paper-based packaging using non-paper components such as coatings at its Frantschach mill in Austria. Conducting recycling tests in-house... Read More
30 Aug 2022
--- Aquapak is announcing an exclusive distribution deal through which Resinex will supply high-performance barrier films made from Hydropol polymers to Europe. When extrusion coated or laminated onto paper, Hydropol adds... Read More
29 Aug 2022
--- Food waste remains one of the most environmentally damaging phenomena on earth. Despite the continued concern over plastic’s ecological impact, the material plays a vital role in extending food shelf life and... Read More
29 Aug 2022
--- Amcor has acquired a world-class flexible packaging plant in the Czech Republic and expanded its Innovation Center Network with a new facility in Jiangyin, China. The flexible packaging plant’s strategic location... Read More
12 Aug 2022
--- This week in industry news, Mondi agreed to sell its biggest packaging facility in Russia for RUB 95 billion (US$1.54 billion), subject to approval by the Russian Federation’s Government. Also, Schubert announced an... Read More
12 Aug 2022
--- Constantia Flexibles has agreed to acquire FFP Packaging Solutions (FFP), a leading player for consumer flexible packaging in Northampton, UK. The acquisition marks Constantia Flexibles’ first consumer packaging plant... Read More
11 Aug 2022
--- Two independent freelance journalists have reported being attacked, threatened with death and having their media equipment confiscated while investigating allegations of illegal recycling operations in an industrial area in... Read More
09 Aug 2022
--- Mondi has reported revenue and profit increases in its Half Year 2022 financial results, celebrating a “strong performance” across the business. The paper and packaging giant recorded underlying EBITDA from... Read More
04 Aug 2022
--- The UK’s Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) is urging the Scottish government to avoid the systematic destruction of existing packaging stocks after Defra Minister Steve Double signed off the Scottish exemption to... Read More
04 Aug 2022
--- Scientists in South Korea have demonstrated that harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) found in consumer packaging, may damage the mammalian liver and cause metabolic... 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
22 Jul 2022
--- This week in industry news, Antares Vision Group introduced a series of packaging inspection machines for F&B applications. Meanwhile, PulPac’s project to pioneer Dry Molded Fiber sourced from agricultural residues... Read More
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