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24 May 2024
--- Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) shareholders gathered in London this week for their annual meeting. During the event, advocacy organization Oceana organized street protests and called on the company to commit to more... Read More
24 May 2024
--- Civil society groups in the US are launching a lawsuit against the country’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing its duty to prevent the production of hundreds of millions of plastic packaging pieces... Read More
24 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Mondi invested €200 million (US$216 million) in a high-quality recycled containerboard machine at its Duino mill in Italy. Meanwhile, LyondellBasell unveiled its Polybatch Effects Frost... Read More
22 May 2024
--- Morrisons is rolling out coffee pod collection points in more than 350 UK stores in partnership with Podback, the pod recycling service. In an effort to make coffee pod recycling easier and accessible nationwide, the rollout... Read More
21 May 2024
--- Printing technology trade show Drupa 2024 in Düsseldorf, Germany, will open its doors to visitors next week. Between May 28 and June 7, exhibitors will demonstrate their latest printing and packaging innovations,... Read More
21 May 2024
--- Unilever is officially updating its Carbon Action Transition Plan (CTAP) to reflect a shift toward near-term measures that do not set unrealistically long-term goals. The new plan comes shortly after the corporation... Read More
17 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Kellanova’s Pringles launched its first bagged snack range. Meanwhile, Dow and Freepoint Eco-Systems partnered to produce virgin-like plastics in Dow’s US Gulf Coast operations and... Read More
16 May 2024
--- Infinity Recycling (IRC) has closed its Circular Plastics Fund (CPF) after securing €175 million (US$190 million) in committed capital from investors and value chain partners. Launched in February 2022, the... Read More
16 May 2024
--- New polling shows the UK population is supporting a transition away from plastic, with 64% willing to reduce their use of single-use packaging when shopping for groceries, according to new research by environmental charity... Read More
15 May 2024
--- The demand for flexible packaging machinery to meet various filling and sealing demands is increasing. Industry actors are innovating to balance sustainability and process optimization. Kevin Groten, marketing and... Read More
15 May 2024
--- BlueAlp, a Netherlands-based advanced recycling technology company, has signed an agreement with Recupero Etico Sostenibile (RES), a waste management specialist, to build Italy’s first industrial-scale advanced... Read More
14 May 2024
--- Mosca is continuing its collaboration with service provider Interzero. The strapping solutions provider says it relies on Interzero’s efficient recycling of PET and PP strapping to minimize the need for new material in... Read More
14 May 2024
--- UBQ Materials has reached an extended distribution agreement with Denmark-based Plastcom, a leading provider of raw materials for the plastics industry in Scandinavia, supporting UBQ’s entry into the region’s... Read More
13 May 2024
--- The European Parliament’s (EP) vote on the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) is threatening fresh food safety and standardized regulations throughout the bloc, according to the chief science... Read More
13 May 2024
--- Alpla has added a PET wine bottle to its portfolio. The 0.75-litre bottle weighs 50 grams — roughly eight times less than glass alternatives. The first white wine bottles belonging to Austrian winery Wegenstein... Read More
10 May 2024
--- This week in industry news, Suzano announced its Cerrado Project, the “largest single-line pulp mill in the world,” will be operational in coming weeks. Meanwhile, Amcor worked with personal care company Avon to... Read More
09 May 2024
--- German primary packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer has acquired a minority stake in US-based digital health company RxCap. Furthermore, Gerresheimer’s subsidiary Centor has gained exclusive distribution rights for... Read More
09 May 2024
--- The health industry is facing multiple challenges around recycling primary pharmaceutical packaging (PPP), according to the UK’s Circularity in Primary Pharmaceutical Packaging Accelerator (CiPPPA) initiative. While... Read More
08 May 2024
--- Meat and fish packaging is one of the most important and carefully regulated areas of the industry, as research suggests almost half of global protein supplies come from animal sources. Product protection and shelf life are... Read More
07 May 2024
--- Alpla and Refriango are securing the growing demand for high-quality beverages and bottled drinking water in Angola and the surrounding countries. The international packaging specialist and Angola’s beverage company... Read More
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