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08 Dec 2022
--- SIG announces a US$10 million investment in recycling technology that will enable polymers and aluminum from used aseptic carton packs to be recovered and sold separately for the “first” time on an industrial... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has written an open letter to the European Commission (EC) following its recent energy manifesto, with a ten-point plan that the organization says would secure economic prosperity, energy sufficiency,... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- The conclusion of the first intergovernmental committee meeting (INC-1) by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to negotiate the terms of an internationally legally binding plastics pollution treaty has brought... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- For the first time, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) GB’s Christmas can multipacks will include NaviLens codes on the cardboard casing to help shoppers that are partially sighted and have difficulty using... Read More
06 Dec 2022
--- A study conducted by the Food Standards Agency with researchers from the University of Southampton, UK, reveals that food packaging can hold the COVID-19 virus for alternative time periods based on the packaging material,... Read More
05 Dec 2022
--- The Republic of Ireland’s minister for Communications and Circular Economy, Ossian Smyth, has launched a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). The DRS aims to boost the recycling rate for drink containers by charging a small,... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- This week in industry news, Bacardi removed all single-use plastic from its gifting range ahead of the holiday season. Also, Henkel commercialized its high-performance non-conductive die attach film, and Nextek’s... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- The Vietnamese government has approached the World Bank for an advisory report on how to combat the country’s alarming plastic pollution problems. There are reportedly around 3.1 million metric tons of plastic waste... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- Plastic credit is not a solution to addressing the plastic problem, major FMCGs have warned. At the recently held Sea of Solutions (SoS) 2022 virtual event convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Unilever and... Read More
01 Dec 2022
--- Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) Bio-Optical Oceanographer Dr. Victor Martinez-Vicente calls for a prototype satellite mission to help monitor the ever-increasing issue of marine plastic litter. Published in Nature Reviews... Read More
29 Nov 2022
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) is joining the rally against the European Commission’s (EC) planned revisions of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) – expected this week – saying the... Read More
28 Nov 2022
--- A report from Defra reveals the amount of packaging waste recycled has barely shifted since 2012 in the UK, only increasing from 61% to 63% over the past ten years.However, recycling for most material categories has risen... Read More
28 Nov 2022
--- With the UN’s global plastic treaty negotiations underway in Uruguay, civil society groups, Indigenous Peoples and other stakeholders are criticizing the presence of major plastics producers present at an official... Read More
28 Nov 2022
--- As micro(nano)plastics (MNPs) are more commonly found in the food chain, human intake is regularly increasing. Researchers have discovered adverse health effects due to MNPs and their degraded products on the human gut... Read More
25 Nov 2022
--- This week in industry news, Huhtamaki inaugurated an extension to its existing paper-based packaging manufacturing site and Oerlemans Packaging Group acquired Papierindustrie Adriaan Dekker to expand its flexible packaging... Read More
25 Nov 2022
--- Next week, the United Nations intergovernmental negotiating committee will meet in Punta del Este, Uruguay, to develop an international legally binding treaty on plastic pollution. However, scientists have voiced concerns... Read More
24 Nov 2022
--- Avery Dennison Labels and Packaging Materials (LPM) is partnering with Tosca, a reusable plastic packaging and pooling solutions provider, to switch to plastic pallets for reducing CO2 emissions. Avery Dennison LPM aims to... Read More
24 Nov 2022
--- A group of leading business representatives and consumer and environmental organizations are calling on the European Commission (EC) not to bow to a recent tide of industry lobbying pressure against planned revisions to the... Read More
23 Nov 2022
--- Black Friday is set to begin this year’s winter shopping season and kick off another boom in e-commerce delivery worldwide. Discount pricing on the day brings a surge in online spending from which the packaging... Read More
23 Nov 2022
--- Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and Coca‑Cola Middle East have introduced 100% recycled PET (rPET) bottles for Coca‑Cola’s range of beverages across official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022... Read More
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