24 May 2024
--- Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) shareholders gathered in London this week for their annual meeting. During the event, advocacy organization Oceana organized street protests and called on the company to commit to more... Read More
16 May 2024
--- New polling shows the UK population is supporting a transition away from plastic, with 64% willing to reduce their use of single-use packaging when shopping for groceries, according to new research by environmental charity... Read More
10 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Suzano announced its Cerrado Project, the “largest single-line pulp mill in the world,” will be operational in coming weeks. Meanwhile, Amcor worked with personal care company Avon to... Read More
07 May 2024
--- Following the recent close of the penultimate negotiation round for a UN global plastics treaty (INC-4) in Canada, Unilever CEO Hein Schumacher says national rules will not suffice to unite the world’s current... Read More
03 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Sappi future-proofed its mill in Austria to adapt to digitalization and industry 4.0 needs. Meanwhile, SIG launched a spouted pouch system featuring in-line pouch sterilization and Carbios... Read More
01 May 2024
--- Novolex is investing in US-based reusable systems and container brand Ozzi. Eco-Products, a Novolex business unit, will help accelerate Ozzi’s portfolio growth. Novolex has not disclosed any financial details, a... Read More
29 Apr 2024
--- April began with Century Aluminum planning the first new aluminum smelter in the US in 45 years. Empack was held in the Netherlands, where we reported live from the show floor. Meanwhile, International Paper secured a deal... Read More
25 Apr 2024
--- The European Parliament officially endorsed the provisional agreement on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) yesterday, drawing a mix of concerns and support from the industry. The legislation includes... Read More
25 Apr 2024
--- Retail franchise ICA Sweden is replacing traditional plastic trays for flowers with molded fiber trays from Stora Enso. By replacing a polystyrene tray with a wood fiber tray, CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 81%,... 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
15 Apr 2024
--- Borealis is investing €4.5 million (US$4.8 million) in the cracker furnaces of its olefins unit in Porvoo, Finland. The investment enables the steam cracker to increase the share of renewable and recycled raw materials... Read More
12 Apr 2024
--- This week in industry news, Right Coast Spirits Italian Ice became the first brand to be packed in O-I Glass’ Drinktainer. Meanwhile, SABIC announced the decommissioning of its naphtha cracker Olefins 3 and Berlin... 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
04 Apr 2024
--- Kao Corporation shares an update on its March approval from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of the Environment for the voluntary collection of plastic packaging at Kao business... 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
27 Mar 2024
--- The environmental impact of reusable packaging is higher than the environmental impact of single-use packaging, finds new research by the University of Ghent, Belgium. However, according to circularity indicators established... Read More
27 Mar 2024
--- Soft drink packagers face numerous challenges associated with the sector’s main materials: plastic, metal and glass. Each presents different production, waste management, and design problems that compound as... 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