rigid plastics

21 Feb 2020
--- This week in packaging, Huhtamaki unveiled a special range of paper cups designed and optimized for vending machines. The Compacto cups are made with paper from 100 percent PEFC-certified sustainably managed forests. Also,... Read More
21 Feb 2020
--- UK packaging group DS Smith’s pending sale of its Plastics Division to liquid packaging company Liqui-Box is expected to close shortly after clearing the US Department of Justice regulatory hurdle. Subject to the... Read More
20 Feb 2020
--- Although end of life disposal remains a key issue, companies must consider the net environmental impact and carbon footprint of packaging across the entire lifecycle to achieve meaningful sustainability, Michel Steinecke,... Read More
20 Feb 2020
--- The UK government must take an interventionist approach to packaging sustainability to prevent companies from pulling in different directions and creating more consumer confusion. This is the view of Green Alliance Senior... Read More
19 Feb 2020
--- Nick Brown, Head of Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has cautioned that swapping out plastics for other materials without addressing the fundamental challenges of material collection could increase the... Read More
13 Feb 2020
--- Major plastics packaging player Amcor has launched the first 100 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin PET containers in the multivitamin segment. The supplier created the clear containers in two sizes, 100 cubic... Read More
12 Feb 2020
--- Asahi Soft Drinks has begun using KHS’s InnoPET Blomax Series V stretch blow molder for the Japanese bottler’s Rokko No Mizu still water brand. The new Series V now produces 0,6 L to-go bottles and large 2 L... Read More
11 Feb 2020
--- Plastics packaging giant Amcor has teamed up with British multi-award-winning start-up Garçon Wines to bring its 100 percent recycled and recyclable letterbox friendly wine bottle to the US market. Posing a challenge... Read More
07 Feb 2020
--- Leader of the UK Plastics Pact WRAP has released new guidance to address confusion over compostable plastic packaging. WRAP states that compostable plastics could be particularly useful for flexible packaging which contains... Read More
07 Feb 2020
--- This week in packaging, Swiss mineral water brand Henniez announced that its entire plastic bottle range is now made of 75 percent recycled PET plastic (rPET). The Nestlé brand has been using 30 percent rPET since... Read More
05 Feb 2020
--- Plastics packaging manufacturer Jokey has cooperated with JONAS Farbenwerke paint supplier to provide packaging that consists of 20 percent ocean-based recycled plastics and more than 50 percent post-consumer recyclates. The... Read More
03 Feb 2020
--- Rigid and flexible plastic packaging supplier Berry has announced a formal agreement with US-based Georgia-Pacific Recycling to create a closed-loop system to recover, segregate and reprocess post-consumer resin (PCR). The... Read More
28 Jan 2020
--- Government-backed sustainability organization WRAP has revealed that the UK has made significant progress in reducing its food waste with total food waste levels falling by 480,000 tons between 2015 and 2018 – a 7... Read More
24 Jan 2020
--- This week in packaging, Finland-based Huhtamaki will acquire full ownership of its joint venture company Laminor S.A. in Brazil, while the Bubble Wrap brand launched a new version including 90 percent recycled content. Stora... Read More
23 Jan 2020
--- Starbucks’ CEO, Kevin Johnson, has unveiled the company’s new sustainability goals which notably include moving away from single-use plastics and toward more efficient waste management. The announcement comes as... Read More
17 Jan 2020
--- This week in packaging, Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging introduced the first sustainable RAIN Radio-frequency identification (RFID) labels. Meanwhile, Stora Enso is also collaborating with Finnish dairy company Valio to... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- Nestlé has announced an investment of up to 2 billion Swiss francs (US$2.08 billion) to pioneer the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable... Read More
15 Jan 2020
--- Closer collaboration between supermarkets and recycling companies is crucial to raising recycling rates, according to Dan Cooke, Head of Sustainability for Viridor, the largest UK-owned recycling, renewable energy and waste... Read More
14 Jan 2020
--- Toothpaste juggernaut Colgate has launched the “first-ever” recyclable toothpaste tube line called Smile for Good. Certified by the Vegan Society, the new tube outlines the function of each of the... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- The Circularise PLASTICS initiative is set to pilot its blockchain technology for transparent circularity in plastics in a production environment early this year in what the group is calling its “first... Read More