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11 Jan 2023
--- Plastic credits have been dismissed by some NGOs and multinationals as a greenwashing mechanism that distracts from plastic reduction and exacerbates “waste colonialism.” However, environmental consultancy South... Read More
22 Dec 2022
--- Blue Ocean Closures has obtained a second investment from co-owner Alpla Group to expand and accelerate the commercialization of its environmentally sustainable closure solutions. Alpla has decided to further invest in Blue... 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
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
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
22 Nov 2022
--- Eco-Products has announced a new line of compostable straws made from plant-based plastic that are as durable as conventional straws. Made from polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a plant-based plastic derived from canola oil, the... Read More
20 Oct 2022
--- KHS has made a new development to its rPET containers for the home care and food sectors. Bottle handles are now slotted into place mechanically, and the company is offering a new glued-in process that uses preferential... Read More
03 Oct 2022
--- The Coca-Cola Company has evoked ridicule after announcing its sponsorship of the 27th annual UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in partnership with Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The conference... Read More
28 Sep 2022
--- With stringent legislative targets set for recycling, recycled content and recyclability in packaging, the industry is increasingly looking to novel technologies as a means of reprocessing material unfit for current... Read More
27 Sep 2022
--- A study published today by Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has found that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from plastic packaging pyrolysis are nine times higher than that of mechanical recycling. Accordingly, ZWE is urging the... Read More
26 Sep 2022
--- DS Smith and Krones are partnering on a fiber-based alternative to shrink-wrap for PET multipack bottles. The Eco carrier was demonstrated during the Drinktec 2022 trade show in Germany this month on Krones’ Variopac... Read More
16 Sep 2022
--- Aluminum beverage packaging has seen an upward trend this year and is a main theme at this year’s Drinktec trade show in Munich, Germany. At the show, Trivium showcased its aluminum beverage bottles for various... Read More
15 Sep 2022
--- Recyclability is taking center stage at Crown’s Drinktec 2022 booth in Munich, Germany. We sit down with Veronique Curulla, marketing and business development director at Crown EMEA, to explore how the company is... Read More
15 Sep 2022
--- PETform is currently showcasing its new preform injection mold at Drinktec 2022 in Munich, Germany, for beverage bottles. The technology allows companies to use their old machines to produce more cavities, thereby decreasing... Read More
09 Sep 2022
--- South Australia’s police union is launching legal action to prohibit the sale of canned beers at the Adelaide Oval sports ground, citing concerns that the metal packaging poses a safety threat to players, staff and... Read More
01 Sep 2022
--- Mondi is opening its first recycling laboratory to test the recyclability of paper and paper-based packaging using non-paper components such as coatings at its Frantschach mill in Austria. Conducting recycling tests in-house... Read More
30 Aug 2022
--- Aquapak is announcing an exclusive distribution deal through which Resinex will supply high-performance barrier films made from Hydropol polymers to Europe. When extrusion coated or laminated onto paper, Hydropol adds... Read More
29 Aug 2022
--- KHS is introducing Innokeg AF-C Transversal, a setup that washes and racks up to 500 kegs an hour. The system is compact and accessible and can automatically adjust to different formats. Summarizing the system’s... Read More
29 Aug 2022
--- Food waste remains one of the most environmentally damaging phenomena on earth. Despite the continued concern over plastic’s ecological impact, the material plays a vital role in extending food shelf life and... Read More
29 Aug 2022
--- Amcor has acquired a world-class flexible packaging plant in the Czech Republic and expanded its Innovation Center Network with a new facility in Jiangyin, China. The flexible packaging plant’s strategic location... Read More