30 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Lyreco UK teamed up with TerraCycle’s Loop to trial reusable hand soap and hand sanitizers packaging formats in office spaces. Meanwhile, PolyREC welcomed Polyolefin Circular Economy... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, is trialing a self-service drinks dispensing system in partnership with Innovative Tap Solutions (ITS) to reduce its single-use... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Child-resistant cannabis packaging specialist Dymapak is launching a plastic consumption and ocean pollution reduction initiative in partnership with social enterprise Plastic Bank.
19 Jul 2021
--- McDonald’s is piloting a reusable coffee cup scheme in partnership with TerraCycle’s reusable packaging service, Loop, to reduce single-use waste to landfills. In a global first for the fast-food giant, six... Read More
15 Jul 2021
--- Zero Waste Europe is scrutinizing the European Commission’s proposal for the reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) regulation because it leaves municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) incinerators out of the scope.... Read More
14 Jul 2021
--- Colgate-Palmolive’s hand soap brand Softsoap is reducing plastic waste with the launch of Foaming Hand Soap Tablets and a refillable, recyclable aluminum bottle. The kit uses 71 percent less plastic than a traditional... Read More
13 Jul 2021
--- Dutch start-up Fibi-buffer is expanding its biodegradable shock-absorbing buffer packaging production toward full-scale commercialization, and “secretly dreaming” about production locations outside of the... Read More
09 Jul 2021
--- Co-op is launching “Europe’s most extensive” in-store recycling scheme for plastic bags, chip packets and food wrappings. The convenience retailer claims the scheme will make it the first UK supermarket to... Read More
08 Jul 2021
--- With the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) entering into force on July 3, PackagingInsights sits down with Francesca Stevens, managing director at The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment (Europen)... Read More
06 Jul 2021
--- The EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) may be an ambitious piece of legislation, but it does not go far enough in addressing throwaway culture, according to various environmental organizations. Many NGOs argue banning... Read More
02 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Graphic Packaging International unveiled a dual-ovenable paperboard tray as part of its award-winning PaperSeal tray range. Also, Ardagh produced a reusable jar for Zentis’ NaturRein brand... Read More
30 Jun 2021
--- South Korean beauty brand Aromatica is inaugurating Aromatica Zero Station, a zero waste store offering refillable beauty products. The space is a combination of retail, a refill station, aromatherapy, recycling and... Read More
29 Jun 2021
--- Aptar Food + Beverage is partnering with REBO to offer a reusable water bottle using Bluetooth technology to help people stay hydrated. Using a sensor and a laser, the Bluetooth-embedded cap tracks the amount of water the... Read More
22 Jun 2021
--- FMCG giants such as PepsiCo, Unilever and P&G are investing in and prioritizing false solutions to the plastic waste crisis that will allow “business as usual” once single-use plastics bans take effect,... Read More
17 Jun 2021
--- Unilever is expanding its refillable packaging trials across the UK, including a first “return on the go” refill trial, in selected Asda supermarket and Co-op convenience stores.The FMCG giant’s household... Read More
16 Jun 2021
--- The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is calling for the implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes to create a circular economy for packaging. Mandatory, fee-based EPR schemes would require industry players... Read More
11 Jun 2021
--- AB InBev is unveiling what it claims to be the world’s lightest longneck glass beer bottle for commercial production. The multinational drink and brewing company successfully reduced the weight of its standard longneck... Read More
10 Jun 2021
--- Moroccan supermarket chain Marjane is extending its in-store reusable packaging program to a second location at Marjane in Hay Karima, Salé, outside of Rabat, after “incredibly positive” consumer feedback.... Read More
09 Jun 2021
--- Starbucks is introducing a reusable Cup-Share program in all of its 3,840 stores in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) by 2025. A Starbucks spokesperson tells PackagingInsights the company aims to “ensure... Read More