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29 Jun 2022
--- Compostable packaging demand is growing rapidly, but improved collection and recycling infrastructure and clearer product labeling are required to support the market’s expansion and enhance cost-competitiveness. A... Read More
27 Jun 2022
--- Circular economy regulations for plastic food packaging are becoming increasingly stringent, but the desperately low availability of food-grade recyclate has left businesses in the Western world struggling to meet recycled... Read More
23 Jun 2022
--- Berry M&H is overcoming recycled plastic scarcity in the UK with supply from its own recycling plant, as demand for tax-compliant packaging grows. The rigid plastic specialist offers a range of containers with 35% or... Read More
22 Jun 2022
--- A study released today by printing company R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) has found the packaging market’s most pressing challenges are forcing decision-makers to shift priorities and rethink operations, with... Read More
17 Jun 2022
--- This week in industry news, BillerudKorsnäs expanded its FibreForm paper range with unbleached, brown paper for reusable carrier bags, cup sleeves and plates. Also, UPM Raflatac formed a partnership to recycle its PET... Read More
16 Jun 2022
--- Plastics recyclers in Europe are experiencing shortages of sorted plastic waste, which the recycling sector is warning could slow down the transition toward a circular plastics economy in the EU. Plastics Recyclers Europe... Read More
15 Jun 2022
--- Mondi is receiving increased inquiries about fiber-based food packaging due to the recently-introduced UK Plastic Packaging Tax. However, plastic packaging remains necessary for high-barrier applications, and the company is... Read More
14 Jun 2022
--- UK demand for plastic-reduced banding solutions has been increasing since the Plastic Packaging Tax was introduced in April, according to ATS-Tanner. We discussed the rise of paper-based banding solutions with Robert Cohen,... Read More
13 Jun 2022
--- Berlin Packaging is continuing its North American expansion by acquiring Andler Packaging Group. The move expands the hybrid packaging supplier’s pharmaceutical and nutraceutical offerings and adds multiple... Read More
13 Jun 2022
--- SABIC is partnering with UPM Raflatac to launch “the world’s first” label material made from certified circular “ocean-bound” plastic. The new Ocean Action label is the first to be made using... Read More
30 May 2022
--- The UK government must establish a nationally-unified recycling system and invest in chemical recycling to give businesses a realistic chance of complying with the new UK Plastic Packaging Tax, according to Schur Star... Read More
23 May 2022
--- Egypt’s Environment Minister Dr. Yasmine Fouad has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with sustainable innovation company Okeanos Egypt to boost the country’s single-use plastic reduction aims.... Read More
23 May 2022
--- Consumer convenience, e-commerce distribution and environmental sustainability are dominating ready meal packaging design, according to Nathan Klettlinger, director for global marketing at ProAmpac. Speaking to... Read More
23 May 2022
--- R&D is an integral part of daily life for design engineer Andzejus Buinovskis. Buinovskis has worked at global plastic packaging manufacturer RETAL since 2015, bringing his creative design skills to his CAD-based role in... Read More
19 May 2022
--- UK businesses must prepare now for incoming packaging reforms and make evidence-based decisions to support the emerging circular economy, argues Jane Bevis, executive chair and director at OPRL (The On-Pack Recycling Label).... Read More
17 May 2022
--- European packaging industry associations have submitted a joint letter to EU leaders warning that fragmentation of the Single Market is undermining progress toward the EU Green Deal. The 59 associations called on the EU to... Read More
16 May 2022
--- H2 Green Steel has secured offtake supply agreements for over 1.5 million tons of its carbon-reduced steel, which it will begin producing in 2025. The company says the pre-sales indicate “a clear sign of strong... Read More
11 May 2022
--- UPM Raflatac has achieved CarbonNeutral product certification for its entire Linerless product range. Natural Capital Partners issues the certification according to The CarbonNeutral Protocol, which provides a “robust... Read More
11 May 2022
--- The US State of New York is introducing two new bills to combat over-packaging, poor recycling rates and litter issues, including an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program requiring companies such as McDonald’s... Read More
10 May 2022
--- One in five companies using plastic packaging in the UK have seen their costs increase by more than 75% due to the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, according to research commissioned by Lindum Packaging. Introduced on April 1, the... Read More
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