14 Jan 2022
--- Danone’s evian has launched its latest sparkling water in aluminum cans as well as its more familiar PET bottles. The mineral water brand has long used 100% recyclable bottles. However, with aluminum cans’... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Happier Beauty is currently developing the world’s first refillable toothpaste dispenser with biodegradable refill capsules. “This product will be another big step toward eliminating standard toothpaste tubes... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- PepsiCo’s SodaStream is introducing a new addition to its line-up of sparkling water makers, branded Art. Along with avoiding the purchase of plastic bottles, consumers can carbonate or add flavor to flat water at... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- The conventional disposable coffee cup might not be as innocent as it first appears. While the thin plastic lining inside the cup holds liquid without leakage, it also renders it unrecyclable. A UK parliamentary report... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Berry Global is launching a stackable jar as a space-saving solution for retailer shelves, e-commerce channels and consumer homes. Meanwhile, the plastic packaging giant’s Berry M&H division is unveiling a complete... Read More
10 Jan 2022
--- Central European consumers are increasingly shopping online and demanding more environmentally sustainable packaging. Mondi’s annual research of consumers in Germany and Poland also revealed Silver Surfers (age 55+)... Read More
21 Dec 2021
--- As 2021 draws to a close, PackagingInsights looks back at the biggest industry developments of the year, from the EU Single Use Plastics Directive and US COMPOST Act to COP26 and Asia’s first Plastics Pact.... Read More
13 Dec 2021
--- Cosmetics companies Rituals and Aveda are embracing post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials, refillable bottles, and other environmentally sustainable packaging options for this year’s Christmas packaging. “Our... Read More
09 Dec 2021
--- Major retailers and FMCG companies part of WWF’s ReSource:Plastic initiative cut their use of “problematic plastic” by 57% between 2018-2020, a new report by the wildlife conservation NGO reveals. Despite... Read More
03 Dec 2021
--- The US must create a national action plan to reduce its contribution to global plastic marine pollution. Its current infrastructure is “grossly insufficient,” according to a new report by The National Academies... Read More
03 Dec 2021
--- In packaging news this week, SIG secured direct access to renewable energy from wind turbines to power its carton production in Germany. Meanwhile, the 4evergreen alliance shared insights on how to increase fiber-based... Read More
02 Dec 2021
--- The UK Plastics Pact is reporting its members have cut single-use plastic packaging items by 46% and reduced the overall amount of supermarket packaging by 10% between 2018-2020. However, WRAP, the charity managing the... Read More
30 Nov 2021
--- Replacing plastic with alternative packaging materials is not the answer to pollution and may even worsen industry’s environmental impact, warns WWF’s sustainable materials specialist Paula Chin. Instead, a... Read More
29 Nov 2021
--- Refillable packaging is essential to simultaneously reducing waste and carbon footprint, says William Connolly, head of packaging innovation and sustainability at The Body Shop. Speaking ahead of Packaging Innovations in... Read More
26 Nov 2021
--- Researchers have developed jelly-based ice cubes that do not melt, are compostable, antimicrobial and prevent cross-contamination in fresh food packaging. The inventors are touting the solution’s... Read More
26 Nov 2021
--- In packaging news this week, SIG introduced a digital smart factory solution, enabling brands to prevent unplanned manufacturing downtimes by monitoring and analyzing data. Meanwhile, Westpak Group unveiled a paper-based... Read More
18 Nov 2021
--- The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is “alarmed” at how signatories to its Global Commitment have failed to prioritize reusable packaging models in the past year. According to the organization’s 2021 Global... Read More
17 Nov 2021
--- Beiersdorf’s Nivea brand has launched a reusable hand soap dispenser made entirely from recycled and recyclable PET. The EcoRefill Hand Soap solution has rolled out in 50 UK Tesco stores and supports Nivea’s... Read More
15 Nov 2021
--- TerraCycle is facing increasing public scrutiny after being exposed for allegedly exporting its UK recycling waste to Bulgaria for incineration. The company claims the export resulted from a single human error and is now... Read More
12 Nov 2021
--- Ahead of America Recycles Week, the Consumer Brands Association has published a new report illustrating how standardized recycling definitions are the gateway to fixing America’s “broken” waste management... Read More