rigid plastics

18 Apr 2019
--- In response to the growing demand for transparent dairy packaging in Latin America, Amcor has developed clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles that have no strips and resemble glass in appearance. Designed for... Read More
17 Apr 2019
--- Global packaging giant Mondi and Munich-based design consultancy Pacoon have partnered to offer a digital interactive map demonstrating differing waste approaches across the world, which the companies hope will better... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- A Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) study has found that Americans are more “environmentally concerned” than ever before but experiencing widespread confusion about what can and cannot be recycled. It has... Read More
15 Apr 2019
--- Aegg has launched a new range of more than 20 glass packaging jars and bottles, citing a big upsurge in demand for its glass products. The supplier says that the market interest is partly due to the “Blue Planet... Read More
11 Apr 2019
--- Like other developed regions of the world, the Australasian packaging industry is fronting up to increasing public and regulatory demand for more sustainable packaging solutions. This is epitomized by Australia’s 2025... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Finalists have been announced for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA), which recognizes FMCGs and suppliers that are making a significant contribution in their fields across Australia and... Read More
05 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, ALDI became the latest supermarket chain to introduce ambitious sustainability goals. By 2025, 100 percent of ALDI packaging, including plastic packaging, will be reusable, recyclable or compostable.... Read More
03 Apr 2019
--- Soft drink manufacturer Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) is redesigning its Ribena blackcurrant-flavored fruit drink 500 ml bottles, with sustainability in mind. After conducting an in-depth agency pitch process that began in... Read More
01 Apr 2019
--- India has banned the import of plastic waste, making it the latest waste disposal giant to close its doors to international recycling problems. The country prohibited the import of solid plastic waste from March 1. The... Read More
29 Mar 2019
--- In packaging news this week, Nespresso issued an invitation to other portioned coffee manufacturers to join its recycling program, paving the way for a global recycling scheme for aluminum coffee capsules. In other... Read More
27 Mar 2019
--- Jos Harrison, Global Design Leader for Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a global consumer health, hygiene and home company, claims that responsible packaging is now a key driver in product purchasing decisions and that CPGs must act... Read More
26 Mar 2019
--- As the drive for more sustainable packaging has intensified, the demand for black plastics is ebbing away. Despite the relative cost-effectiveness and shelf-appeal of black plastics in applications such as ready meals, they... Read More
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 PackagingInsights during... 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