26 Feb 2024
--- At this year’s Packaging Innovations trade show in Birmingham, UK (February 21–22), industry experts highlighted the latest material developments aimed at bolstering the circular economy. Ridding packaging 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
16 Feb 2024
--- Quick service restaurant (QSR) packaging is due to undergo substantial changes that high street chains and SMEs will need to prepare for in Europe. The sector faces unique challenges due to its special reliance (currently)... Read More
08 Feb 2024
--- This month marks a milestone for Latvia as it celebrates two years since the inception of its beverage packaging deposit system. It was reported by the national system manager SIA Depozīta Iepakojuma Operators (DIO) that... 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
22 Jan 2024
--- Tomra is trialing a new DRS system in Aarhus, Denmark, intended to enable a shift from single-use to reusable takeaway packaging. The scheme is designed as an open system, where packaging from different providers can be... Read More
19 Jan 2024
--- Netherlands-based start-up Botte Up, seeking to replace single-use plastic bottles with reusable bioplastic alternatives, is battling cost competition from traditional fossil-based packaging, shifting international... 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
11 Jan 2024
--- Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy (the Center), in collaboration with the US Plastics Pact, has published a “first-of-its-kind” report titled Unpacking Customer Perspectives on Reusable... Read More
10 Jan 2024
--- Upfield, a Dutch plant-based foods company, has unveiled the “world’s first” plastic-free and recyclable tubs for its plant-based butter and spreads. The updated packaging solution is the result of a... Read More
13 Dec 2023
--- A platform of almost 50 organizations from 13 European countries is calling for the amendment of the final PPWR wording — acknowledging the key role of a deposit return system (DRS), as a “necessary tool”... Read More
11 Dec 2023
--- Integrated payment and commerce technology specialist Shift4 is partnering with Tomra to create a fully digital payment process for Tomra’s reverse vending machines, which enables consumers to exchange reusable... Read More
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
04 Dec 2023
--- Eco Spirits is partnering with Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker whisky, Don Julio tequila and Guinness, to establish a framework for piloting and scaling packaging across 18 markets in the next three years. The Eco... Read More
23 Nov 2023
--- Estonia has updated its packaging legislation, tackling the consumption of single-use plastics and incentivizing reusable materials, rather than substituting single-use plastics with other single-use materials. Zero Waste... Read More
22 Nov 2023
--- Returnable packaging can be environmentally and financially competitive with single-use packaging for certain products, a new study from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) released today shows. The study “Unlocking a... Read More
20 Nov 2023
--- The third round of negotiations for the UN’s binding Global Plastics Treaty (INC-3) ended in Nairobi, Kenya, last week, with numerous civil society groups expressing frustration and accusing governments of bowing to... Read More
09 Nov 2023
--- The Chemical Industry Association (VCI) and Plastics Europe Germany (PED) warn against losing sight of achieving circularity as the main goal for the UN Global Plastics Treaty ahead of the third (INC-3) of five rounds of... Read More