policy & regulation

24 Apr 2024
--- Unilever is “unashamedly” axing a range of its environmental sustainability pledges, in what the corporation says is a needed and realistic update given current geopolitical issues and the financial pressures put... Read More
22 Apr 2024
--- Ahead of the fourth round of UN’s negotiations for an international plastics treaty in Ottawa, Canada, from April 23–29, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has released a study revealing plastic... Read More
17 Apr 2024
--- According to Innova Market Insights, bakery product launches rose 1% from 2019-2023, during which time Europe was the leading region for innovation, accounting for 35% of new launches. Plastic remains the most commonly used... Read More
16 Apr 2024
--- Pulp and paper association Cepi is calling on the EU for greater recognition and investments in line with what it believes is its central role as a sector in the circular economy. Europe has “global champions” in... Read More
15 Apr 2024
--- After almost five years of planning and research, environmental consultancy expert Paul Foulkes-Arellano and material sciences specialist Dr. Julia Freer Goldstein have published a new book on how industries like packaging... Read More
15 Apr 2024
--- Recycling technology firm Polytag is partnering with non-profit company DDRS Alliance to accelerate the development and adoption of a digital deposit return scheme (DDRS) in the UK. The collaborators aim to leverage... Read More
12 Apr 2024
--- Henkel is launching a new engagement program headlined “Climate Connect,” which helps global suppliers in its supply chain make carbon emissions evaluations. While gathering data on its partners, the chemicals... Read More
12 Apr 2024
--- Packaging trade show Empack in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, ended yesterday. Exhibitors presented their latest solutions, including filling machines, label technology, packaging solutions and automation processes. Among the... Read More
10 Apr 2024
--- Reusable packaging is gaining momentum across the EU, according to Marcel Keuenhof, sustainable packaging expert at Planet Reuse. At Empack 2024 in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, April 9–11, Planet Reuse is presenting its... Read More
08 Apr 2024
--- The Global EPS Sustainability Alliance (GESA), an organization representing the expanded polystyrene (EPS) transport packaging industry, is launching a LinkedIn group discussion forum ahead of the fourth round of meetings of... Read More
05 Apr 2024
--- Empack 2024 in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, is inviting visitors to explore the latest innovations for filling machines, label technology, materials and industrial packaging solutions. Between April 9–11, automation... Read More
01 Apr 2024
--- Borealis secures a Letters of No Objection (LNOs) from the US FDA, affirming the safe use of specific grades of its Borcycle M PCR plastics. The LNOs pave the way for Borcycle M-derived materials to be used in a specific... Read More
01 Apr 2024
--- March began with the British government backing Ineos’ Project One ethane cracker in Belgium, despite heavy opposition from environmental and legal rights organizations. Meanwhile, the Packaging and Packaging Waste... Read More
28 Mar 2024
--- The Council of the EU adopted the revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation earlier this week. The revised regulation aims to ensure less problematic waste flows to countries outside the EU, but environmental NGOs demand a... Read More
25 Mar 2024
--- Finland’s paper industry is suffering as thousands of workers continue to strike over government plans to introduce labor reforms that would limit union powers, lower social welfare and make it easier to terminate... Read More
21 Mar 2024
--- New research has revealed that 90% of the PFAS chemicals in food packaging are not included in any regulatory or industry inventories used during chemical manufacturing. The findings also show that hazard data is available... Read More
18 Mar 2024
--- EU member states agreed to the new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) last Friday, ending speculation that the preliminary agreement could be blocked or stalled by the European Commission (EC). Rumors surfaced... Read More
15 Mar 2024
--- This week in industry news, Syntegon upgraded the features of its Elematic 3001 case packer with three levels of automation. Meanwhile, ProAmpac signed an agreement to acquire Gelpac and Mondi expanded its professional... Read More
15 Mar 2024
--- The Amazon Sustainability Accelerator has opened a new round of applications for climate-tech start-ups focussed on packaging and the circular economy. Successful applicants will win the right to financial and professional... Read More
14 Mar 2024
--- Tomra Collection has launched its Basic Line, a reverse vending machines (RVMs) portfolio offering “innovation and affordability” to stores newly participating in deposit return systems (DRS). The Basic Line is... Read More