Sustainability

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17 Jan 2022
--- Over 70 financial institutions and businesses have released a statement urging an ambitious international, legally binding global treaty on plastics pollution ahead of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) 5.2, held in Nairobi,... Read More
17 Jan 2022
--- Eastman is investing up to US$1 billion in building what it says is the world’s largest molecular plastics recycling facility in France. The announcement was made jointly this morning by French President Emmanuel... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- Keurig Dr. Pepper Canada has been forced to pay a CA$3 million (US$2.3 million) penalty to the country’s Competition Bureau, as well an unspecified amount in a US class-action lawsuit, following misleading claims made... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- Agricultural waste fiber technologists Papyrus Australia is unveiling the “world’s first” fully banana fiber-based clamshell, produced in a molded fiber packaging facility in Sharqiah, Egypt. Edward Byrt,... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- Danone’s evian has launched its latest sparkling water in aluminum cans as well as its more familiar PET bottles. The mineral water brand has long used 100% recyclable bottles. However, with aluminum cans’... Read More
14 Jan 2022
--- In packaging news this week, Dawn launched a one-handed washing liquid bottle design targeted at disabled consumers. Meanwhile, Sappi unveiled a one-side coated face stock label paper for improved printability, and Smurfit... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Waddington Europe is launching a mono-material, recyclable meat tray that doesn’t require the polyethylene layer or adhesive coating typically used to seal the lids in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). “The... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Happier Beauty is currently developing the world’s first refillable toothpaste dispenser with biodegradable refill capsules. “This product will be another big step toward eliminating standard toothpaste tubes... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Mondi is targeting net-zero emissions by 2050, in line with the UN’s Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The paper and packaging giant says it has waited to announce the plan to develop a credible and detailed... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Neste is announcing the conclusion of its first series of trials into processing liquefied waste plastic with chemical recycling technology at its Porvoo refinery in Finland. The oil refining company says it has processed... Read More
13 Jan 2022
--- Industry appetite for Natural Branding – a technology that lasers markings onto the surface of some fruits and vegetables – is gaining traction amid proliferating plastic packaging bans. Notably, France recently... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- Ireland’s new Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy (WAPCE), a government roadmap for improving the country’s environmental sustainability footprint in line with UN targets, is coming under fire for using... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- PepsiCo’s SodaStream is introducing a new addition to its line-up of sparkling water makers, branded Art. Along with avoiding the purchase of plastic bottles, consumers can carbonate or add flavor to flat water at... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- Ineos Olefins and Polymers Europe is joining the pioneering polypropylene (PP) recycling project Nextloopp, supporting its delivery of food-grade recycled content. The chemicals company will orchestrate a pivotal two-year... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- German recycling technology company APK has successfully proven it can mass-produce decolorized post-consumer plastic recyclate from mixed waste, marking what it calls a “milestone” for the business. The... Read More
12 Jan 2022
--- The conventional disposable coffee cup might not be as innocent as it first appears. While the thin plastic lining inside the cup holds liquid without leakage, it also renders it unrecyclable. A UK parliamentary report... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Berry Global is launching a stackable jar as a space-saving solution for retailer shelves, e-commerce channels and consumer homes. Meanwhile, the plastic packaging giant’s Berry M&H division is unveiling a complete... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Huhtamaki China has installed 47,000 square meters of solar panels at two of its facilities, in what it calls a “significant first step” in its ambition to achieve 100% renewable energy usage by 2030. The panels... Read More
11 Jan 2022
--- Plastic Energy is announcing plans to build a second advanced recycling plant for end-of-life plastics in Sevilla, Spain, after securing a new agreement with TotalEnergies. The plant is expected to become operational in... Read More
10 Jan 2022
--- Recycling companies throughout Turkey are intentionally burning down their facilities as a means of cheaply destroying hazardous packaging waste, according to Microplastic Research Group (MRG), a team of scientists who study... Read More
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