Avery Dennison: A global action plan for a zero-waste future

 13 Apr 2021

Avery Dennison and The Future Laboratory have published a global action plan for a zero-waste future. In this wide-ranging interview with PackagingInsights, Rob Groen in ‘T Wout, marketing manager for films at Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials, discusses the key actions required for a zero-waste future for packaging and labels, commenting on reusable models, carbon labeling and government intervention.

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23 Sep 2022 | KHS

Speaking at Drinktec 2022, Arne Wiese, product management at KHS, presents the 0.5 L Loop Lite 100% recycled PET bottle. The lightweighted design has enabled the bottle’s weight to be reduced by up to 25% compared to current market standards. Moreover, due to an innovative glass coating, the bottle’s shelf... Read More

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22 Sep 2022 | Aptar

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21 Sep 2022 | Graphic Packaging

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21 Sep 2022 | Bühler

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20 Sep 2022 | CCL Label

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19 Sep 2022 | UFlex

UFlex showcased its aseptic liquid packaging solutions at Drinktec 2022. We spoke with Ashwani Kumar Sharma, president and CEO at UFlex’s aseptic liquid packaging business, about the solutions, their product categories and what makes them special. We also discuss how the company is handling raw material... Read More

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19 Sep 2022 | Sidel

Sidel showcased its new beverage technology solutions, such as its new aseptic solutions platform and its recycled PET labeless drinking bottle, at the Drinktec trade show in Munich, Germany. We spoke with Piero Zamboni, public relations manager at Sidel, about the company’s new solutions and how they tap... Read More

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16 Sep 2022 | GEA

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15 Sep 2022 | WestRock

WestRock is showcasing its CanCollar Fortuna machine, which produces carton clips for beverage cans, at Drinktec in Munich, Germany. We speak with John Perkins, vice president for global packaging systems at WestRock, about the machine and how the clips compare to other fiber-based beverage packaging... Read More

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14 Sep 2022 | Krones

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09 Sep 2022 | Zappar

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05 Sep 2022 | SEALPAC International

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25 Aug 2022 | Phantom Plastics

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17 Jun 2022 | Smart Cups

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16 Jun 2022 | Greiner Packaging

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15 Jun 2022 | Camvac

Speaking at Packaging Innovations 2022 in Birmingham, UK, Camvac’s head of sales Andrew Smith warns that many businesses are choosing to pay the UK Plastic Packaging Tax due to the crippling costs and low availability of recycled food-grade plastic. Camvac launched two solutions at the show: a high-barrier... Read More

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