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18 Jul 2024
--- Compostable packaging streams in the US are widely contaminated by look-alike single-use plastics, hindering the expansion of infrastructure and mitigation of the industry’s environmental footprint, according to a new... Read More
18 Jul 2024
--- Green Dot is supplying pyrolysis oil to Shell Chemicals Europe for circular plastic polymers. Shell Chemicals Europe will upgrade the pyrolysis oil to remove impurities and use the new cleaner feedstock to produce circular... Read More
18 Jul 2024
--- Tetra Pak highlights the latest carton packaging innovations at the world’s biggest food technology trade show IFT First 2024 in Chicago, US, which ended yesterday. On the show floor, Packaging Insights speaks with... Read More
15 Jul 2024
--- As global waste management systems face structural challenges, European brands are calling for a transformation of the plastics value chain. The digital watermarking initiative “HolyGrail 2.0” aims to prove the... Read More
15 Jul 2024
--- Trinseo, a specialty materials solutions provider, has unveiled Ligos A 9200, an acrylic waterborne adhesive designed for the dry lamination of flexible packaging structures that come in contact with food. Ligos A 9200 is... Read More
11 Jul 2024
--- Tetra Pak and technology studio Appetite Creative have developed an interactive smart packaging experience for a leading European fruit juice producer and its new summer drinks theme. The web-app connected experience,... Read More
04 Jul 2024
--- Mondi is launching a range of monoPE-based, recyclable packaging solutions with improved mechanical properties branded FlexiBag Reinforced. The portfolio is recyclable, where PE film collection facilities and recycling... Read More
03 Jul 2024
--- Barrier coatings are a fundamental part of all food contact packaging as they provide product protection and resistance against leakage or contamination from outside sources. As an essential part of foodservice products,... Read More
02 Jul 2024
--- June kicked off with the world’s largest printing equipment exhibition, Drupa, held in Düsseldorf, Germany. We attended the show to learn about the industry’s latest digital technologies and developments.... Read More
01 Jul 2024
--- A new meta-study report has found that unlike non-biodegradable polymers, which will persist and permanently accumulate as nano- or microplastics in the environment, polylactic acid (PLA) will hydrolyze into molecules of... Read More
27 Jun 2024
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is urging the European Commission (EC) to include waste incineration in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to lower cross-industry GHG emissions. Including incinerators in the EU ETS will... Read More
26 Jun 2024
--- Packaging companies are increasingly turning to bio-based solutions in an effort to avoid fossil-based materials. Recycling infrastructure for bio-based and biodegradable products is being scaled up to meet increasing... Read More
26 Jun 2024
--- The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has released a report on how to effectively shape the upcoming UN Global Plastic Treaty to benefit micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The findings show many MSMEs are hopeful that... Read More
20 Jun 2024
--- The adoption of biological stabilization methods in waste management is expected to rise in the coming years, according to Janek Vahk, zero pollution manager at Zero Waste Europe (ZWE). As landfills may release more methane... Read More
19 Jun 2024
--- Huhtamaki and 2M Group of Companies are deploying Xampla’s plastic-free Morro Coating polymer to replace traditional barrier coatings in takeaway boxes. The deal is said to improve Huhtamaki’s use of alternative... Read More
18 Jun 2024
--- Sweden-based supplement provider Great Earth is innovating in the industry’s packaging landscape, including refillable and recycled solutions. We sit down with the company’s CEO, Patrik Falk, to discuss how Great... Read More
17 Jun 2024
--- Pure Cycle Technologies received a Letter of No Objection (LNO) from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) confirming the food-contact applicability of its PureFive Ultra-Pure Recycled resin. The resin has the same... Read More
17 Jun 2024
--- International organizations are urging the European Commission (EC) to ban polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in packaging. While current restrictions on the harmful chemical are limited to food packaging, environmental law... Read More
12 Jun 2024
--- Austria is the world’s best country for recycling, according to a new study by Reloop and Eunomia Research and Consulting. Wales, Taiwan, Germany and Belgium are next in the top five of the 48 countries ranked by the... Read More
12 Jun 2024
--- DS Smith is supporting global snacking company Pladis to reduce plastic in its iconic orange Jacob’s Cream Crackers box by 78% while delivering a tamper-proof pack with “impactful branding.” Pladis... Read More
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