rigid plastics

15 Mar 2019
--- In this week’s packaging news, Carlton & United Breweries scrapped plastic six-pack rings on its beer cans. The Australian company expects to prevent more than 25 million plastic rings entering the environment each... Read More
14 Mar 2019
--- Coca-Cola produces three million tons of plastic packaging a year – based on 2017 numbers – which translates to 200,000 bottles a minute. These figures, including annual packaging volume numbers supplied... Read More
13 Mar 2019
--- Innova Market Insights identifies “Recyclable by design” as its number one trend in packaging for 2019. Widespread bans on single-use plastics, the implementation of China’s “National Sword”... Read More
12 Mar 2019
--- University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found that, with a few genetic tweaks, a type of soil bacteria with an appetite for hydrocarbons shows promise as a “biological factory” for converting woody... Read More
11 Mar 2019
--- The Director for Plastic and Flexible Packaging at the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has warned against the adverse effects of a “hard” Brexit on the entire value chain. Speaking to... Read More
08 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, KP Snacks partnered with TerraCycle to launch a UK-wide recycling program which will allow all of its potato chips, nuts, popcorn and pretzels packets to be recycled for the first time. Also in... Read More
07 Mar 2019
--- Polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) are the most abundant microplastics in the Mediterranean coastal waters, according to a new study published by the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin. The involved... Read More
06 Mar 2019
--- A new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report claims that the global plastics pollution crisis will only worsen unless all actors across the plastics value chain are made more accountable for the true cost of plastics to nature and... Read More
05 Mar 2019
--- Danone’s Spanish natural mineral water brand Font Vella has introduced a cap device that tracks water intake and instructs people toward adequate hydration. Coach20 is being developed in partnership with smart... Read More
04 Mar 2019
--- Packaging Innovations 2019 Show Director, James Drake-Brockman, predicted that at this year’s show the sustainability debate around plastics would progress from “what needs to be done” to an evaluation of... Read More
01 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, the Netherlands has launched a Plastics Pact supported by more than 70 participating parties. The parties will aim to make all new plastics packaging fully recyclable. In business, Indorama... Read More
28 Feb 2019
--- The PolyMet project has been awarded £800k by the UK Government’s Innovate grant scheme to accelerate its recycling technology. The purpose of the Innovate UK grant is to help develop and bring to market the new... Read More
28 Feb 2019
--- On the final day of Packaging Innovations 2019, PackagingInsights caught up with Louise Stevens, Head of Circular Economy at Innocent Drinks, to discuss how a company founded on “mindful” ideals is working... Read More
27 Feb 2019
--- The UK waste industry is in a “dire state” and the problems could worsen after Brexit. This is according to Joanna Stephenson, Managing Director of PHD Marketing, who spoke to PackagingInsights during... Read More
26 Feb 2019
--- The UK’s biggest annual packaging show – Packaging Innovations – will open its doors in Birmingham tomorrow. One of the most hotly anticipated features of the show is the Big Plastics Debate, which brings... Read More
25 Feb 2019
--- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation on the draft update of its 2005 risk assessments of five phthalates, which are authorized for use in plastic Food Contact Materials (FCM). In July... Read More
22 Feb 2019
--- The UK’s biggest annual packaging show – Packaging Innovations – will take place in Birmingham next week. James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, expects the... Read More
20 Feb 2019
--- With Packaging Innovations 2019 in Birmingham only a week away, PackagingInsights speaks to Rob Thompson, Packaging Technologist at Co-op, about the UK supermarket’s endeavors to drive sustainable change within the... Read More
18 Feb 2019
--- Oil and gas “supermajor” BP has released a report suggesting that the global trend of banning single-use plastics and replacing them with alternative materials, such as glass and paper, will lead to drastically... Read More
15 Feb 2019
--- Ahead of Packaging Innovations 2019 in Birmingham this month, PackagingInsights speaks to Trewin Restorick, Founder & CEO of environmental sustainability charity Hubbub, about UK sustainability levels and the issue... Read More