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18 Jun 2021
--- Digital watermarks can increase packaging circularity in “ways that were not possible in the past,” according to plastic packaging specialist Paccor and digital identity technologists Digimarc. The two companies... Read More
18 Jun 2021
--- The US Plastics Pact, a consortium led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network, has unveiled an “aggressive national... Read More
16 Jun 2021
--- The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is calling for the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes to create a circular economy for packaging. Mandatory, fee-based EPR schemes would require industry players... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- A European project called Life Ecomethylal has developed a modular chemical recycling system capable of converting 1 kg of non-recyclable waste into 0.5 kg of methylal, a substance used as a solvent and raw material to... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- Henkel is using Greiner Packaging’s easily-separable cardboard-plastic tubs for its Somat brand of detergent products. The solution contains 50 percent post-consumer recycled polypropylene (rPP) from end consumer... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- Corona beer brand is launching an augmented reality (AR) tool to show consumers their annual plastic consumption, as it celebrates achieving a net-zero plastic footprint. The AR tool, called Plastic Reality, offers consumers... Read More
15 Jun 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Take-out food and beverage packaging largely dominates global marine litter, followed by items resulting from fishing activities, according to a recent study. Ali Tabrizi’s popular Netflix documentary film Seaspiracy... Read More
14 Jun 2021
--- Scientists have developed a novel way to use plastic waste as a food industry resource by converting post-consumer PET into vanillin via a series of chemical reactions. The team from the University of Edinburgh, UK,... Read More
11 Jun 2021
--- Sidel is revealing the results of a survey conducted to understand consumer perceptions of tethered caps, which will become a requirement for EU Member States from July 2024 as part of the Single-Use Plastics Directive... Read More
11 Jun 2021
--- Mondi has partnered with cheese packaging company Hazeleger Kaas to create EnvelopeForm, a mono-material polypropylene (PP) solution for Westland Kaas’ Maaslander cheese slices. Mondi says most sliced cheese in Dutch... Read More
11 Jun 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Henkel Adhesive Technologies unveiled a palletizing adhesive packaging format that cuts or fully dispenses with the need for film and pallet stretch wrap. The plastics circular economy sparked... Read More
10 Jun 2021
--- Yesterday marked the opening of Greiner Packaging’s first-ever virtual Packworld trade show. The Innovation Days event held 19 live sessions over two days, focusing on packaging environmental sustainability and product... Read More
10 Jun 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) is bemoaning the nearly one year delay on the release of the EU’s Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) guidelines – which eventually published end of May 2021 – warning... Read More
09 Jun 2021
--- Slovenian mineral water company Donat has replaced its translucent virgin PET and reusable glass bottles entirely with green recycled PET (rPET) bottles. Dominant in the Slovenian market, green bottles are collected... Read More
09 Jun 2021
--- Industrial technology provider Husky Injection Molding Systems is partnering with injection molding specialist Chem-Trend to design a color change system for packaging manufacturers to ensure repeatability and a more... Read More
08 Jun 2021
--- Nestlé Waters is trialing two new plastic-reducing bottle innovations for its natural mineral water brand Vittel in France as of next month. The first, coined Vittel GO, is a 500 mL refillable bottle made from... Read More
07 Jun 2021
--- Britvic is transitioning its green 7UP bottles to a clear, transparent PET to encourage consumer recycling. Last year, Britvic conducted consumer research confirming a switch in color would improve both sales and recycling... Read More
07 Jun 2021
--- LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics is collaborating with global specialty material provider Eastman to develop packaging that will eliminate the use of virgin plastic from its product lines. Moreover, LVMH is partnering with... Read More
04 Jun 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Tesco unveiled fully recyclable packaging for potatoes in Ireland. Mondi secured Olmuksan from International Paper in Turkey, Bericap acquired German aluminum closures supplier Mala, and Smurfit... Read More
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