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22 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, DuPont unveiled its new DuPont Liveo Pharma Bottle Closures for sealing threaded glass and plastic bottles and containers. Also, BillerudKorsnäs released an upgraded version of its Pure... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Nextek’s Nextloopp project for converting post-consumer polypropylene (PP) into food-grade packaging through mechanical recycling has revealed the results of its tracer-based sorting trials, achieving a 99.9% sorting... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Mondi has equipped French Group LSDH’s Les Crudettes salads with functional barrier paper packaging made from 95% fiber, replacing its previous plastic bags with a solution recyclable in France. According to Mondi, the... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s and Starbucks are committing an additional US$10 million to the NextGen Consortium, an initiative aiming to improve environmental sustainability standards in the foodservice industry. Founded by investment... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Europe and the US are leading innovation in plastic recycling and alternative plastics technologies, according to a new study published by the European Patent Office (EPO). “The study is first a reminder that new... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- The foodservice sector has experienced unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, with one in three global consumers increasing their home delivery use, according to Innova Market Insights. Packaging producers have... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Wendy’s is partnering with Berry Global and LyondellBasell to transition a selection of the fast-food restaurant’s plastic-lined paper cups to single-substrate, clear plastic cups for drinks. The clear plastic... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- DS Smith has used its Circular Design Metrics (CDM) for the first time to design and manufacture fiber-based packaging for a limited edition beer collection brewed with surplus bread. The COP26 initiative led by Toast Ale... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- The French government will ban plastic packaging for fruits and vegetables weighing less than 1.5 kg from January 2022, according to a recent law passed by the country’s Economy, Ecological Transition, Agriculture and... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Coca-Cola is joining forces with Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and Finnish forest-based bioeconomy company UPM to convert upcycled biomass to plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG) on a commercial scale. Next to... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Coveris is converting a “potentially revolutionary” new paper into flexible packaging for dry foods to meet growing demand for recyclable alternatives to plastic-based solutions. Notably, the material’s... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- Mondi is equipping Finnish premium dog food brand Hau-Hau Champion with a polyethylene (PE) bag, which can be recycled in plastic recycling streams. The mono-material packaging replaces unrecyclable plastic packs while... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s waste paper cups will be recycled into toilet paper as part of the fast-food chain’s partnership with Swedish hygiene product producer Essity. The project is estimated to save up to 12,000 tons of... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has launched a public information campaign to increase awareness around the recyclability of plastic milk jugs. The “Recycle the Jug” campaign is debuting a new... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- Indian chocolate bar brand Kocoatrait is exceeding the requirements of the country’s mandated Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme by enabling consumers to return their fiber-based bar wrappers directly to the... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Graphic Packaging secured all mandatory regulatory approvals to acquire fiber-based packaging manufacturer AR Packaging in a US$1.45 billion cash deal. Meanwhile, Crown joined the Ellen MacArthur... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- International researchers are advocating for governments to ensure plastic waste generated during the COVID-19 pandemic is more efficiently collected, segregated and recycled. Crucially, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only... Read More
14 Oct 2021
--- Simply Tera’s, formerly Tera’s Whey, has rebranded its packaging with 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials, making the entire package (canister, cap, scoop and label) fully recyclable. Moreover, its... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- Waddington Europe, a Novolex division, is launching a soft-fruit container with cushion technology, eliminating the need for extra bubble padding while reducing plastic. The 100% mono-material, protective punnet uses the... Read More
13 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s Canada is introducing wooden stir sticks, paper straws and wooden cutlery – excluding McFlurry spoons – to its 1,400 restaurants nationwide by December 2021. Wooden stir sticks are currently... Read More
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