Sustainability

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30 Jul 2021
--- Compost organizations across the US are welcoming the introduction of the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act in the US House of Representatives. The COMPOST Act would... Read More
30 Jul 2021
--- Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics (Dow P&SP) is partnering with Indian film manufacturer Vishakha Group to extend the shelf life of wheat products through a new recyclable barrier film. The partnership’s new... Read More
30 Jul 2021
--- Danimer Scientific is set to acquire Novomer, a developer of conversion technology providing transformable, functional, and low net carbon inputs for the production of PHA-based bioresins and other biodegradable materials,... Read More
30 Jul 2021
--- Waste disposal experts are calling on policymakers to ban plastic stickers on fruit in a move that could prevent 100 million pieces of plastic waste ending up in landfill each week in the UK. According to Great British... Read More
30 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Lyreco UK teamed up with TerraCycle’s Loop to trial reusable hand soap and hand sanitizers packaging formats in office spaces. Meanwhile, PolyREC welcomed Polyolefin Circular Economy... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Huhtamaki is releasing a paper-based blister pack for pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in what it describes as an “industry first.” Branded Push Tab, the packs are developed in collaboration with Syntegon.
29 Jul 2021
--- Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, is trialing a self-service drinks dispensing system in partnership with Innovative Tap Solutions (ITS) to reduce its single-use... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Environmental sustainability is a must for cosmetic packaging, but it also has to be functional and aesthetically beautiful to offer a true alternative to conventional solutions, according to Dr. Suvi Haimi, CEO and... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
28 Jul 2021
--- Smurfit Kappa’s half-year financial results for 2021 show an 11 percent rise in revenue compared to last year, along with an 8 percent hike in profit before income tax. The company also announced it has agreed to... Read More
28 Jul 2021
--- UK convenience food producer Greencore is releasing a fiber-based, plastic-free sandwich pack for UK supermarkets Co-op and Sainsbury’s. Created in collaboration with ProAmpac, the solution is touted as a “world... Read More
28 Jul 2021
--- Metaspectral has been awarded a CA$300,000 (US$239,000) grant by the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund in Canada to support its development of AI-powered technology for sorting plastics automatically to enhance recycling. The... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Jefferson Enterprise Energy’s joint venture with Zume, creators of an advanced molded fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic items, has secured US$122 million bond financing from Hilltop Securities to build... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- The Paper and Pulper Institute (ICP) of Slovenia has created corrugated cardboard packaging from tomato stems. Following three years of investigation, researchers at the institute say the findings could provide a major boost... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Child-resistant cannabis packaging specialist Dymapak is launching a plastic consumption and ocean pollution reduction initiative in partnership with social enterprise Plastic Bank.
26 Jul 2021
--- Tipa’s micro-perforated compostable packaging gives a longer shelf life to fresh vegetables than traditional plastic packaging, according to new research conducted by scientists at the Agricultural Research... Read More
26 Jul 2021
--- Alpla is reinforcing its research into fossil-based plastic alternatives by acquiring a minority stake in Slovak company Panara. Panara specializes in the development of fully bio-based and biodegradable plastics. Alpla says... Read More
26 Jul 2021
--- Graphic Packaging International (GPI) is launching a line of non-polyethylene (PE) coated, single-use foodservice cups branded OptiCycle. OptiCycle technology provides an alternative to traditional PE and polylactic acid... Read More
23 Jul 2021
--- Sweden-based AR Packaging is releasing a monomaterial polyethylene (PE) film for thermoforming, which the company says will meet the growing demand in the global multi-billion dollar flexible plastic packaging industry.
23 Jul 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Sana Packaging introduced the cannabis industry’s “first” concentrate lid made entirely from “ocean-bound” and reclaimed ocean plastic. Meanwhile, Mars Wrigley... Read More
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