policy & regulation

02 Jun 2023
--- This week in industry news, PulPac and Bio-Lutions completed a joint Eurostars R&D project for standardized machinery and Aquapak Polymers joined The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX). Meanwhile, PalletOne... Read More
01 Jun 2023
--- Ecoveritas is calling on the world leaders gathered in Paris, France, at the UN’s ongoing second International Negotiating Committee (INC-2) meeting to count extended producer responsibility (EPR) among the essential... Read More
30 May 2023
--- Yesterday, the second UK National Treaty Dialogues on Plastic Pollution Multi-Stakeholder Convening Report 2023 was published. The report includes contributions from 39 organizations addressing the plastic pollution crisis,... Read More
30 May 2023
--- Amcor, Delterra, Mars and P&G have announced the launch of a partnership to stem the tide of plastic pollution in the Global South. The companies say they will work together to scale upstream and downstream solutions for... Read More
26 May 2023
--- This week in industry news, Vetropack started to heat two glass furnaces to increase production by 70% while SABIC partnered with Estiko Packaging Solutions and Coldwater Prawns to make an ecological pouch for frozen shrimp.... Read More
25 May 2023
--- Plastics are inherently incompatible with a circular economy, finds Greenpeace in its latest report. However, the American Chemistry Council has hit back, claiming the NGO’s proposal to eliminate instead of recycle... Read More
23 May 2023
--- Solinatra has obtained “OK compost Industrial” certification by TÜV Austria for its coffee capsules made from entirely natural, plant-based materials that are reportedly biodegradable, compostable without... Read More
22 May 2023
--- Civil societies, academics and frontline groups are expressing concern over a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report, which promotes burning plastic waste in cement kilns as a key strategy in the design and... Read More
19 May 2023
--- Ahead of the second session of the UN’s second International Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-2) in Paris, France, Greenpeace has issued a letter to US president Biden calling for a change in stance... Read More
18 May 2023
--- At the Rethinking Materials Innovation and Investment Summit, which concluded yesterday in London, UK, Aquapak CEO Mark Lapping detailed the findings of a new report that appears to show the European packaging industry is... Read More
16 May 2023
--- Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are backing draft legislation to improve product labeling and durability and stop misleading claims. The proposal aims to help consumers make environmentally friendly choices and... Read More
16 May 2023
--- US-based company ecoSpears has created a remediation solution developed by NASA scientists for eliminating polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals. The methodology was... Read More
15 May 2023
--- Ahead of the UN’s plastic pollution treaty talks in Paris, France, May 29-June 2, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) calls for a global ban on single-use plastic products, including cutlery, e-cigarettes and microplastics... Read More
12 May 2023
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has published a study examining the consequences of different approaches to allocating recycled content in plastic. The study finds that proportional allocation has the greatest potential for... Read More
10 May 2023
--- Meat and fish products have some of the most stringent hygiene requirements in F&B packaging, with safety legislation and consumer appeal often outweighing environmental sustainability concerns. At Interpack 2023, we... Read More
09 May 2023
--- Plastic recycling facilities (PRF) could be a significant source of microplastic pollution in public water streams, according to a new study by researchers from the UK, Canada and New Zealand. The study authors say there is... Read More
08 May 2023
--- At Interpack 2023, the future of bioplastics and compostable packaging solutions is taking center stage, with a range of industry experts highlighting how non-fossil fuel-based materials can be incorporated into product... Read More
03 May 2023
--- The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) is calling for a halt to investments in waste-to-energy (WtE) facilities in Asia, where the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is increasingly promoting incineration as a... Read More
01 May 2023
--- The European Commission (EC) has passed a new law obliging all companies using wood-based materials to prove their supplies have not come from deforested land or areas where human rights violations have occurred. Selling... Read More
28 Apr 2023
--- The European Commission (EC) has voted to adopt proposals on restricting intentionally added microplastics in products, including packaging, cosmetics and astroturf, through its Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and... Read More