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06 Feb 2023
--- Coles and Woolworths are being served by the New South Wales (NSW), Australia, Environment Protection Authority (EPA) with a draft Clean-up Notice. EPA gave the notice due to accusations of stockpiling soft plastics after... Read More
06 Feb 2023
--- Researchers have developed a novel synthesis method branded “seasoning” that enhances the mechanical performance of commercially inactive poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) with a minimal amount of biomass-derived... Read More
06 Feb 2023
--- Carbios has validated the final stage of its CE-PET research project, which lasted four years, and confirmed an enzymatic PET recycling process at the pilot stage to scale up to the industrial demonstrator, which has been... Read More
06 Feb 2023
--- UK industry giants, universities and NGOs, including Unilever, Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), BASF and 12 others with a total net worth of £73 billion (US$87.9 billion), have initiated a two-year program worth... Read More
03 Feb 2023
--- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) are partnering to launch an Inclusive Circular Economy project to promote the social inclusion of Safai Saathis – or waste pickers... Read More
03 Feb 2023
--- Waitrose has reduced its packaging for this year’s Easter confectionery range, cutting its overall packaging weight by almost 20% and saving close to one metric ton of plastic going to landfill. “Our previous... Read More
03 Feb 2023
--- The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) is calling for additional amendments to be made to the European Commission’s (EC) Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) revisions. The alliance,... Read More
03 Feb 2023
--- This week in industry news, Amcor invested US$250,000 into a reusable food packaging start-up and TekniPlex released leak-protected heat induction seals for glass containers. Meanwhile, Recoup launched ‘Reusability by... Read More
02 Feb 2023
--- As extended producer responsibility (EPR) increasingly becomes a part of global climate action, PackagingInsights delves into the concept of EPR with the formulator himself, Thomas Lindquist, to discuss the concept’s... Read More
02 Feb 2023
--- German Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke has awarded the Blue Angel eco-label to the “FairCup” reusable system, which offers reusable containers for food-to-go and complies with the European... Read More
02 Feb 2023
--- France is implementing a law that requires every business selling food and drink products in supermarkets to add new recycling logos. The law officially began in September, but companies were given a grace period until March... Read More
02 Feb 2023
--- Alpla Group, together with its joint venture partners Ecohelp and United Polymer Trading (UPT), has opened its first PET recycling plant in Targu Mures, Romania, after nine months of construction and an investment of around... Read More
01 Feb 2023
--- Coveris has signed a ten year purchase agreement with Neoen and is investing in green energy that meets the electricity needs of its European plants. The energy will be generated by a future wind farm in... Read More
01 Feb 2023
--- Israel-based packager StePac has commissioned Wageningen University Food & Biobased Research facility in the Netherlands to analyze the impact of its supply chain model, and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) designs on... Read More
01 Feb 2023
--- Berry Global Group is setting up a new manufacturing facility and healthcare center in India’s “Silicon Valley,” Bangalore (officially Bengaluru), to improve global access to healthcare products, leveraging... Read More
01 Feb 2023
--- Additives in food packaging serve multiple functions, from grease repellents to colorants. However, many additives in food packaging have been flagged over the years for containing harmful chemicals detrimental to human... Read More
31 Jan 2023
--- India imposed a broad single-use plastics (SUP) ban in July 2022. Six months on, PackagingInsights checks the on-ground reality of the ban in conversation with the chief program coordinator at Toxics Link, Priti Mahesh. She... Read More
31 Jan 2023
--- Dow has outlined targeted actions to advance the company’s cost structure in response to near-term macroeconomic uncertainty while maintaining its long-term competitiveness across the economic cycle. The... Read More
31 Jan 2023
--- Researchers from the University of California Riverside (UCR), US, found that fathers exposed to chemicals in plastics can affect the metabolic health of their offspring for two generations.The researchers used mice as test... Read More
31 Jan 2023
--- TotalEnergies is joining forces with Portuguese packaging player Intraplás to create commercial products with TotalEnergies RE:newable polymer – a range of the RE:clic portfolio, which uses renewable sources to... Read More
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