sustainability & recyclability

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03 Mar 2021
--- Reynolds Consumer Products’ Hefty EnergyBag program has diverted more than two million pounds of hard-to-recycle plastics from landfills in the US. This year, Cobb County, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, is partnering... Read More
02 Mar 2021
--- BP and SABIC have signed a new agreement to drive a circular economy in the petrochemical activities at BP’s Gelsenkirchen, Germany, chemical production complex. The partnership will expand the production of certified... Read More
02 Mar 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa has become the first FTSE 100 company to receive a five-star rating by Support the Goals, an organization certifying company commitments and contributions toward the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).... Read More
02 Mar 2021
--- Lindal Group is partnering with Alternative Packaging Solutions (APS) to develop a globally patented continuous dispensing system called miniMist. The solution is a reusable dispensing system which is applied onto a screw... Read More
02 Mar 2021
--- Mondi is announcing its full-year results for the year ended 31 December 2020, highlighting “a robust financial performance with excellent cash generation.” The consumer packaging giant recorded an underlying... Read More
02 Mar 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
01 Mar 2021
--- BOPET Films Europe and Searious Business are launching an industry consortium promoting the use of mono-PET flexible packaging in the circular economy. The Vita Nova consortium aims to ensure flexible PET packaging is... Read More
01 Mar 2021
--- US-based Sealed Air is announcing its intention to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. This new goal resulted from the company surpassing its 2020 target to achieve a 25 percent reduction in all greenhouse gas emissions... Read More
01 Mar 2021
--- US-based Eco Lips is launching a plastic-free, 100 percent plant-based tube pod for lip balm formulations, dubbed PlantPod. The novel packaging solution is the “first-ever” environmentally sustainable lip balm... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- Sappi is forming a partnership with Syntegon Technology to create paper-based packaging solutions for confectionery producers. The Sappi-Syntegon partnership is answering consumer and legislative demand for recyclable... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- In packaging news this week, the Scottish Parliament voted in favor of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for all drinks containers, including PET, metal and glass. The DRS is set to roll out from July 2022 across the country.... Read More
26 Feb 2021
--- Innova Market Insights is revealing its Top Packaging Trends 2021 in collaboration with PackagingInsights, with “Home Delivery Haven” identified as the year’s leading trend. As much of the world perseveres... Read More
25 Feb 2021
--- ProAmpac is unveiling a high-performance recyclable film for frozen premium food products. The patent-pending ProActive Recyclable R-2000F is the latest addition to the ProActive Sustainability portfolio and has prequalified... Read More
25 Feb 2021
--- Swedish packaging supplier Packoplock is launching three carbon-neutral shipping boxes to address Nordic consumers’ “dramatic” rise in climate change awareness over the past three years. Packoplock has... Read More
25 Feb 2021
--- UNESDA, the association representing the European soft drinks industry, is pledging to make EU beverage packaging fully circular by 2030. UNESDA members include corporations such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Danone. All members... Read More
24 Feb 2021
--- UK supermarket Asda is removing one million pieces of plastic from its stores this year in collaboration with packaging giant DS Smith. The announcement comes following a re-evaluation of price ticket holders on the edge of... Read More
24 Feb 2021
--- Kirin Holdings has developed a new thin film deposition technology for PET bottles using a hot wire technique. Developed at the Japanese company’s Packaging Innovation Laboratory, the new technology addresses potential... Read More
24 Feb 2021
--- DSM is releasing a portfolio of repulpable barrier coating resins, helping food manufacturers reduce the use of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and “give food packaging a second life.” LDPE, a thermoplastic made... Read More
23 Feb 2021
--- General Mills brand Nature Valley is launching a plastic film wrapper confirmed as Store Drop-Off recyclable by How2Recycle for its Crunchy granola bar. Nature Valley is inviting other brands to share its... Read More
23 Feb 2021
--- UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is trialing a new local recycling system for flexible plastics to make recycling easier for its customers. Polypropylene (PP) packaging such as salad and frozen food bags will be... Read More
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