Sustainability

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18 May 2022
--- Filling machinery in the packaging industry faces much of the same problems as any other area – raw material shortages, inflating prices, and late delivery times for essential components. As these issues continue to... Read More
17 May 2022
--- Greek flexible packaging specialist Flexopack is showcasing what it says is the only fully recyclable food packaging exhibit at IFFA in Frankfurt, Germany. The company’s group commercial director Dimitris Mantzoros... Read More
17 May 2022
--- European packaging industry associations have submitted a joint letter to EU leaders warning that fragmentation of the Single Market is undermining progress toward the EU Green Deal. The 59 associations called on the EU to... Read More
16 May 2022
--- Mondi has switched its portfolio of glassine-based release liners to certified base paper, supporting the harvesting of wood from responsibly managed forests. Glassine-based release liners are mainly used for labels, tapes,... Read More
16 May 2022
--- H2 Green Steel has secured offtake supply agreements for over 1.5 million tons of its carbon-reduced steel, which it will begin producing in 2025. The company says the pre-sales indicate “a clear sign of strong... Read More
16 May 2022
--- Camvac is launching two products at Packaging Innovations in Birmingham, UK, next week: ExtraPET PCR, a high-barrier lidding film with over 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content, and Camplus Extra MDO PE, a high-barrier... Read More
13 May 2022
--- Single-use plastic packaging waste could be upcycled into needed graphite in a bid to further the circular economy, according to researchers at Penn State University, US. The team of researchers has been granted seed funding... Read More
13 May 2022
--- CJ Bio, a division of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang, is launching a “market-first” amorphous PHA polymer as part of its new PHACT Marine Biodegradable Polymers line. The amorphous PHA polymer will be produced... Read More
13 May 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Johnson’s Baby launched refill cartons for existing baby toiletry bottles, using an estimated 90% less plastic. Also, Paccor unveiled an easily-separable paper banderole solution to... Read More
12 May 2022
--- New York’s new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) bill is expected to face fierce industry resistance, experts say. The bill, introduced on May 5, would make packaging producers completely responsible for packaging... Read More
12 May 2022
--- Starbucks and Hubbub have launched a £1 million (US$1.22 million) “Bring It Back Fund” to increase the uptake of reusable packaging in the F&B industry. The funding will go toward innovative ideas that... Read More
12 May 2022
--- Leading global businesses and research institutions in America’s Upper Midwest are uniting to catalyze a regional circular economy for flexible films and packaging materials. The new initiative – led by... Read More
11 May 2022
--- Coca-Cola is unveiling a new beverage machine smart dispenser that offers greater choice and personalization in drinks. The New Compact Freestyle also reduces carbon emissions and packaging by facilitating reusability.
11 May 2022
--- The Chinese government is imposing tighter packaging restrictions ahead of the country’s annual festivals. The new legislation will see a set of complex guidelines imposed last year for most F&B packaging extended... Read More
11 May 2022
--- Kraft Heinz is partnering with Pulpex to develop a paper-based, renewable and recyclable bottle made entirely from responsibly sourced wood pulp. Starting with its ketchup bottle, Heinz is “the first sauce brand”... Read More
11 May 2022
--- UPM Raflatac has achieved CarbonNeutral product certification for its entire Linerless product range. Natural Capital Partners issues the certification according to The CarbonNeutral Protocol, which provides a “robust... Read More
11 May 2022
--- The US State of New York is introducing two new bills to combat over-packaging, poor recycling rates and litter issues, including an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program requiring companies such as McDonald’s... Read More
10 May 2022
--- Global governments, industry and community organizers can now view plastic waste sites through an interactive map developed using satellite imagery and machine learning. The Global Plastics Watch map has already identified... Read More
10 May 2022
--- One in five companies using plastic packaging in the UK have seen their costs increase by more than 75% due to the UK Plastic Packaging Tax, according to research commissioned by Lindum Packaging. Introduced on April 1, the... Read More
10 May 2022
--- The consortium of PulPac, Nordic Barrier Coating (NBC) and OrganoClick has been granted financial support for the continued development of 100% bio-based, plastic- and PFAS-free barriers and materials for demanding food... Read More
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