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15 Jan 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Amcor became the first global packaging company to report to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) packaging standard and PepsiCo committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040.... Read More
15 Jan 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
14 Jan 2021
--- In strides to make the packaging industry more circular, secondary packaging cannot go overlooked. Austria-based strapping company Teufelberger recently won a WorldStar Global Packaging Award in the Packaging Materials and... Read More
13 Jan 2021
--- FrieslandCampina is switching to fully recycled PET (rPET) bottles for its Fristi, Chocomel, Yazoo and Pöttyös dairy beverages next month. The Dutch multinational dairy cooperative’s previous dairy beverage... Read More
13 Jan 2021
--- European Plastics Converters (EuPC) and PlasticsEurope, the trade association representing plastics manufacturers in Europe, have signed an agreement to introduce a certification scheme aimed at reducing pellet loss... Read More
12 Jan 2021
--- Symphony Environmental Technologies (Symphony) is suing the EU for damages relating to the ban imposed through Article 5 of the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) on “oxo-degradable” plastics for failing to... Read More
08 Jan 2021
--- PHA biopolymer pioneer Danimer Scientific has gone public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), generating approximately US$380 million of unrestricted cash to significantly increase production of its marine degradable... Read More
06 Jan 2021
--- Yum China is launching a series of plastic reduction and eco-friendly packaging initiatives across brands including KFC and Pizza Hut in line with China’s latest sustainability regulations. The initiatives include... Read More
28 Dec 2020
--- The COVID-19 pandemic dominated headlines in 2020, giving rise to e-commerce home food delivery, hygiene and shelf life enhancing packaging innovation, machinery automation and virtual trade events. Meanwhile, industry... Read More
18 Dec 2020
--- In packaging news this week, the European Parliament adopted a new drinking water directive which, among other measures, reduces plastic litter. SABIC entered a strategic partnership with KraussMaffei HighPerformance to... Read More
16 Dec 2020
--- UK-based Bright Green Plastics is teaming up with leading British universities and Unilever to advance the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin technology. The £965,000 (US$1.3 million) project seeks to make... Read More
16 Dec 2020
--- An industry-wide coalition of US businesses and stakeholders is providing an initial US$35 million for polypropylene (PP) collection and recycling facilities across the country, following an investigation showing the... Read More
15 Dec 2020
--- SABIC is collaborating with Beiersdorf to help the latter develop environmentally sustainable packaging solutions for its cosmetics, using certified renewable polypropylene (PP) from SABIC’s TruCircle portfolio.
15 Dec 2020
--- Krill harvester Aker BioMarine has launched Aion, a new company providing end-to-end circular products like plastic trays and shopping baskets via waste recycling and material reuse. The Norway-based business has already... Read More
14 Dec 2020
--- Kemira is forming an exclusive partnership with Danimer Scientific to develop biodegradable aqueous barrier coatings for more environmentally sustainable paper and board products in 2021. Danimer Scientific’s Nodax PHA... Read More
11 Dec 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Pringles updated its iconic can for the first in 20 years with a fresh look featuring bold hues and a clean design, highlighting the crisps’ inventive flavors and unique, stackable shape.... Read More
11 Dec 2020
--- Hoffmann Neopac is launching a line of mono-material barrier (MMB) tubes touted as providing high product protection, while being fully compatible with High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) recycling processes. Polyfoil MMB tubes... Read More
08 Dec 2020
--- For the third consecutive year, Break Free From Plastics’ (BFFP) Brand Audit 2020 Report has named industry giants Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestlé as the three most plastic polluting FMCG companies. Despite... Read More
08 Dec 2020
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) is predicting dynamic growth in the global bioplastics market. Announced at the 15th EUBP Conference, EUBP and the nova-Institute estimate 36 percent growth over the next five years after... Read More
08 Dec 2020
--- Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is announcing ambitions to become a net-zero carbon business by 2040 in alignment with the 1.5˚C climate change-limiting pathway and the Paris Climate Agreement. The world’s largest... Read More
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