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12 Aug 2022
--- Two independent freelance journalists have reported being attacked, threatened with death and having their media equipment confiscated while investigating allegations of illegal recycling operations in an industrial area in... Read More
04 Aug 2022
--- Scientists in South Korea have demonstrated that harmful endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) found in consumer packaging, may damage the mammalian liver and cause metabolic... Read More
27 Jul 2022
--- Robotics are increasingly prevalent in the packaging industry, but there are still many areas where robots and cobots could be introduced to improve productivity and environmental sustainability, according to experts.... Read More
22 Jul 2022
--- This week in industry news, Antares Vision Group introduced a series of packaging inspection machines for F&B applications. Meanwhile, PulPac’s project to pioneer Dry Molded Fiber sourced from agricultural residues... Read More
22 Jul 2022
--- Dow is investing in new recycling technologies to progress the global circular plastics economy for packaging. The materials science company is furthering its partnership with advanced plastic recycling pioneer Mura... Read More
15 Jul 2022
--- Dow is revealing that its post-consumer recycled (PCR)-rich resins, branded Revoloop, are the first PE compounds to be certified in accordance with the Standard UNE-EN 15343 for plastics recycling traceability and recycled... Read More
13 Jul 2022
--- EU officials currently take over a decade to ban hazardous chemicals from consumer products despite evidence they cause cancer, infertility and other grave health problems. Loopholes, delays and over-analysis mean that... Read More
12 Jul 2022
--- Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, is revealing that digital transformation, environmental sustainability initiatives, and customer... Read More
11 Jul 2022
--- Oversized packaging is exacerbating climate change and damaging brand perception, according to new research from DS Smith. The e-commerce packaging leader found that excess packaging generates 86,071 metric tons of... Read More
07 Jul 2022
--- Spanish research institute Aimplas is creating a new trademark to certify the safety and functionality of reusable food packaging as new legislation and public pressure mount on industry. In order to qualify for the... Read More
04 Jul 2022
--- The Indian government has imposed bans on a wide range of single-use plastic products to combat the nation’s pollution problems, which the UN estimates to contribute to around a third of the world’s 11 million... Read More
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
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