sustainability & recyclability

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19 Apr 2019
--- Besides strengthening brand identity, seasonal packaging can help to boost sales and outshine competitors. With Easter just around the corner, several confectionery brands launched limited edition offerings with... Read More
18 Apr 2019
--- A UK-wide deposit return scheme (DRS) would be a “highly inefficient” way to increase recycling and recovery rates in the nation, an Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) report has warned. However, UK supermarkets... Read More
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
17 Apr 2019
--- evian has unveiled its (re)new solution – an in-home water appliance that reportedly offers a significant reduction in plastic packaging through a combination of re-use and recycling. Consumers attach a thin 5-liter... 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
16 Apr 2019
--- Starbucks has partnered with UK environmental charity Hubbub to launch a £1m (US$1.3m) fund that will spearhead cup recycling initiatives in the UK. The grants to be given range from £50,000 (US$65,600) to... Read More
15 Apr 2019
--- In a £16 million (US$21 million) move, plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap are to be removed from multipacks of Diageo’s Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s beers. In its place comes 100 percent recyclable and... 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
15 Apr 2019
--- Unilever North America is implementing a three-part plan to accelerate and expand the company’s plastic waste reduction commitments in the region. The scheme aims to provide better choices for plastic packaging, adds... Read More
12 Apr 2019
--- SIG has received recognition in the EU as a supplier of the industry’s first aseptic carton packs manufactured with foil certified to the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) standard at the corporate level, together... Read More
12 Apr 2019
--- Global food and drink packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki has launched blueloop, a new range of recyclable, flexible packaging made of mono-material PP, PE and paper. The new range builds on the standard materials that are... 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
10 Apr 2019
--- Seattle-based start-up StixFresh has developed a sticker that can keep fruit and vegetables fresh for up to two weeks longer than usual. When applied to the fruit, the all-natural compound contained on the sticker creates a... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Incoming EU regulations posit that beverage bottles will have to contain at least 25 percent recycled plastic (rPET) by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030. As the demands intensify, the plastic polymer market increasingly requires... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Food waste initiative Winnow has launched a novel artificial intelligence (AI) technology, coined Winnow Vision, that promises to revolutionize food waste management in commercial kitchens to benefit businesses and the... 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
--- The incoming regulatory changes that directly impact the packaging industry are abundant, and the industry needs to innovate – fast. The 2019 edition of Empack was held in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, and... Read More
05 Apr 2019
--- Starbucks is doing away with the conventional mode of serving beverages and trialing “greener” compostable cups and strawless lids, alongside the development of a new app that allows customers to digitally trace... 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
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