sustainability & recyclability

12 Dec 2019
--- Finnish company Stora Enso is investing €9 million to build a pilot facility for the production of bio-based plastics as barriers in transparent packaging. Located at the company’s Langerbrugge Mill in Gent,... Read More
12 Dec 2019
--- Recyclable, reusable, biodegradable, compostable or plain eco-friendly, sustainability trends are sweeping the packaging industry. In light of the growing global concern for the natural environment, sustainability is an... Read More
12 Dec 2019
--- Pulpac, a patented technology that 3D-molds cellulose into strong and stable paper packs, has secured funding to accelerate the global commercialization of its sustainable packaging and disposables. With increased investment... Read More
10 Dec 2019
--- In a bid to explore new and innovative ways to meet its sustainability challenges, Air New Zealand has begun trialing edible coffee cups for its customers in the air and on the ground. Currently serving more than eight... Read More
09 Dec 2019
--- European Bioplastics (EUBP) has announced “dynamic growth” in the global bioplastics industry, in which packaging remains the largest field of application with almost 53 percent (1.14 million metric tons) of the... Read More
06 Dec 2019
--- This week in packaging, the European Aluminum Foil Association (EAFA) reiterated the full recyclability of aluminum wrappers amid expectations that Chocolate Santa Claus production will hit record highs this Christmas.... Read More
05 Dec 2019
--- The ubiquity of single-use plastics first struck surfing enthusiasts Sam and Will Boex when they realized that nearly all surfboards are shipped in reams of protective bubble wrap that ultimately goes unrecycled, discarded... Read More
04 Dec 2019
--- Global fresh food protective packaging supplier Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) has agreed a “transformative” five-year collaboration with Viridor, the largest UK-owned recycling, renewable energy and waste... Read More
03 Dec 2019
--- Two researchers from The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia, have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into packaging material that is both biodegradable and recyclable. Tapping into the... Read More
02 Dec 2019
--- Despite public commitments to reduce the use of virgin plastic, the plastic packaging sold by major UK supermarkets has risen to more than 900,000 metric tons annually, an Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) report has... Read More
29 Nov 2019
--- The UK’s December General Election will inevitably center on Brexit, but another policy issue growing in significance is the global plastic waste crisis and the UK’s role in it. This is evidenced by the fact that... Read More
29 Nov 2019
--- This week in packaging, Starbucks announced that it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from nearly 1,500 stores across Japan and begin providing paper straws to customers starting in January 2020. Avantium secured... Read More
29 Nov 2019
--- UK multinational chemicals company INEOS will be supplied with recovered polymers from recycling specialist Viridor’s new £65 million (US$84 million) post-consumer recycling plant at the Avonmouth Resource... Read More
28 Nov 2019
--- Stora Enso has partnered with HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG), a plant-based barrier coatings producer, to develop sustainable barriers for formed fiber products. Stora Enso will apply HSMG’s PROTĒAN technology to its... Read More
27 Nov 2019
--- With demand for canned wines on the rise, contract wine packer Greencroft Bottling has invested over £2 million (US$2.6 million) in the UK’s first large-scale wine canning line. Working closely with Ardagh Group... Read More
26 Nov 2019
--- Understanding consumers’ desire for product traceability and transparency, Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has introduced code tracking to its Poland Spring plastic bottle labels to create an interactive... Read More
25 Nov 2019
--- Targeting the elimination of 3,500 metric tons of virgin plastic each year from national production, Coca-Cola Sweden has announced plans to source the entirety of material for its plastic bottles from 100 percent recycled... Read More
25 Nov 2019
--- As the beverage industry continues to seek alternatives to plastic packaging, Smurfit Kappa has launched a portfolio consisting of three paper-based solutions, called the Smurfit Kappa GreenClip, the TopClip and the... Read More
25 Nov 2019
--- Plastic films supplier Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) has launched kp Infinity, a “first to market” recyclable polypropylene packaging for the foodservice and food-to-go sector. kp Infinity is microverable,... Read More
22 Nov 2019
--- This week in packaging news, Heineken teamed up with KHS to create its largest Heineken site worldwide in Mexico. The production facility is one of the biggest breweries in Mexico and, largely thanks to KHS’ latest... Read More