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22 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, DuPont unveiled its new DuPont Liveo Pharma Bottle Closures for sealing threaded glass and plastic bottles and containers. Also, BillerudKorsnäs released an upgraded version of its Pure... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Nextek’s Nextloopp project for converting post-consumer polypropylene (PP) into food-grade packaging through mechanical recycling has revealed the results of its tracer-based sorting trials, achieving a 99.9% sorting... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- The foodservice sector has experienced unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, with one in three global consumers increasing their home delivery use, according to Innova Market Insights. Packaging producers have... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Wendy’s is partnering with Berry Global and LyondellBasell to transition a selection of the fast-food restaurant’s plastic-lined paper cups to single-substrate, clear plastic cups for drinks. The clear plastic... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Astellas Pharma has begun using sugarcane-derived polyethylene as 50% of its raw material for creating pharmaceutical blister packs. The company says the move represents “the world’s first use” of biomass... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Coca-Cola is joining forces with Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and Finnish forest-based bioeconomy company UPM to convert upcycled biomass to plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG) on a commercial scale. Next to... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has launched a public information campaign to increase awareness around the recyclability of plastic milk jugs. The “Recycle the Jug” campaign is debuting a new... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- Cameroonian authorities have intercepted a smuggling operation attempting to bring illegal non-biodegradable plastics into the country. Greenpeace Africa highlights the incident as an example of corruption impeding efforts... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- Phthalate chemicals used as plasticizers in common F&B and cosmetic packaging could be causing over 100,000 deaths annually in the US alone, according to new research. The study, published in Environmental Pollution,... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Graphic Packaging secured all mandatory regulatory approvals to acquire fiber-based packaging manufacturer AR Packaging in a US$1.45 billion cash deal. Meanwhile, Crown joined the Ellen MacArthur... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- International researchers are advocating for governments to ensure plastic waste generated during the COVID-19 pandemic is more efficiently collected, segregated and recycled. Crucially, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- Simply Tera’s, formerly Tera’s Whey, has rebranded its packaging with 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials, making the entire package (canister, cap, scoop and label) fully recyclable. Moreover, its... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- Waddington Europe, a Novolex division, is launching a soft-fruit container with cushion technology, eliminating the need for extra bubble padding while reducing plastic. The 100% mono-material, protective punnet uses the... Read More
12 Oct 2021
--- Sidel has remotely assisted Nouvelle Brasserie de Guinée (Braguinée) with the tuning of a 1 L bottle line in Guinea. Braguinée is expanding its carbonated soft drink large format production to meet the... Read More
12 Oct 2021
--- Amcor Rigid Packaging is producing cooking oil bottles made entirely from recycled PET (rPET) in Colombia. The 100% recycled bottles are reportedly a first for the country.“In 2018, Colombia passed Resolution 1407,... Read More
11 Oct 2021
--- Greiner Packaging has secured its first UK customer for its recently improved tear-tab cardboard-plastic cup with Symington’s pot noodle and rice brand Naked. The K3 r100 cup delivers enhanced recyclability with an... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Weetabix announced 92% of its packaging is now completely recyclable, while the company is also on track to reduce its packaging carbon footprint by 20% in the next year. Meanwhile, Holland &... Read More
07 Oct 2021
--- Natural Mineral Waters Europe (NMWE), UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe (UNESDA) and Zero Waste Europe are urging the EU to develop a legal framework for setting up an efficient Deposit Return System (DRS) for beverage packaging.... Read More
06 Oct 2021
--- Switzerland’s largest retail company Migros is producing what it says is the world’s first PET beverage bottle made from captured carbon emissions produced by US-based company LanzaTech.
06 Oct 2021
--- The household packaging sector was built on a foundation of single-use consumption. From dishwasher tabs to laundry detergent and cleaning soaps, fossil-based virgin plastic has dominated this segment for the past... Read More
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