25 Jan 2023
--- Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) calls on hospitality players to reduce single-use packaging after a pilot scheme saw a huge fall in the use of common disposable items, emissions, and money saved for businesses. The... Read More
19 Jan 2023
--- Yeo Valley Organic is replacing its 350g and 450g yogurt tubs’ single-use plastic lids with a reusable alternative following success in its first trial of removing covers from its greek yogurt line. Sebastian Rusu,... Read More
13 Jan 2023
--- This week in industry news, PepsiCo launched refillable glass bottles for its flagship brands to meet the company’s recent targets for reusable products. Meanwhile, Berry Superfos’ facility in La Genête,... Read More
11 Jan 2023
--- The UK’s Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) says that England’s plan to enforce a ban on single-use plastic cutlery, plates and trays for the hospitality sector is unfair and that there is no scientific... Read More
22 Dec 2022
--- As 2022 draws to a close, PackagingInsights looks back at the biggest developments of the year, from the Ukraine war and skyrocketing energy prices to chemical recycling debates and action over waste exportation.... Read More
20 Dec 2022
--- Mondi and Fresh!Packing have designed a cooler bag to protect and transport consumers’ chilled or frozen goods home. The Fresh!Bag outer layer is made from Mondi’s durable kraft paper, replacing the traditionally... Read More
20 Dec 2022
--- A collection of surveys of consumers in Poland and Spain reveals that a lack of knowledge about food packaging symbols hinders effective disposal practices. The surveys were carried out in partnership with Aarhus University,... Read More
19 Dec 2022
--- German scaleup company Vytal is leveraging digital technology and AI to overcome difficulties in the reusable packaging sector. The group, which rents out containers to F&B suppliers on a pay-per-use basis, recently... Read More
15 Dec 2022
--- Plastic recycling has recently been criticized for lacking efficiency due to low innovation and funding measures. Furthermore, due to insufficient global and local waste infrastructures, end consumers are often unsure of how... Read More
12 Dec 2022
--- Sainsbury’s announces it will be removing single-use plastic lids across its own-brand dip pot ranges in 2023. Starting in March, Sainsbury’s will no longer sell its guacamole, tzatziki, sour cream and chive dip... Read More
07 Dec 2022
--- Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) has written an open letter to the European Commission (EC) following its recent energy manifesto, with a ten-point plan that the organization says would secure economic prosperity, energy sufficiency,... Read More
02 Dec 2022
--- Plastic credit is not a solution to addressing the plastic problem, major FMCGs have warned. At the recently held Sea of Solutions (SoS) 2022 virtual event convened by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Unilever and... Read More
01 Dec 2022
--- The European Commission (EC) released its Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) yesterday after multiple leaked drafts. The directive has watered down its intended reuse targets after an outcry from the packaging... Read More
29 Nov 2022
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) is joining the rally against the European Commission’s (EC) planned revisions of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) – expected this week – saying the... Read More
28 Nov 2022
--- A report from Defra reveals the amount of packaging waste recycled has barely shifted since 2012 in the UK, only increasing from 61% to 63% over the past ten years.However, recycling for most material categories has risen... Read More
24 Nov 2022
--- A group of leading business representatives and consumer and environmental organizations are calling on the European Commission (EC) not to bow to a recent tide of industry lobbying pressure against planned revisions to the... Read More
23 Nov 2022
--- Black Friday is set to begin this year’s winter shopping season and kick off another boom in e-commerce delivery worldwide. Discount pricing on the day brings a surge in online spending from which the packaging... Read More
23 Nov 2022
--- Bradfords Building Supplies has taken its first delivery of Tarmac bagged cement loaded on Pallet Loop pallets into its Glastonbury, UK-based branch, marking the first end-to-end trial of a new circular economy pallet reuse... Read More
23 Nov 2022
--- Aldi has opened a “green” supermarket in Royal Leamington Spa, UK, offering zero-waste and reusable food packaging options to reduce the average CO2 emissions that conventional supermarkets produce by... Read More
21 Nov 2022
--- Just Eat for Business is expanding its partnership with ClubZerø by implementing a returnable packaging system across London, UK, to tackle single-use waste originating from the foodservice packaging industry.... Read More