British Plastics Federation: Measuring the efficacy of plastic packaging regulations

 14 Mar 2019

The Director for Plastic and Flexible Packaging at the British Plastics Federation (BPF) warns against the adverse effects of a “hard” Brexit on the entire value chain. Speaking to PackagingInsights during the recent Packaging Innovations show in Birmingham, UK, Barry Turner explains that uncertainty around exports, investment decisions and the supply of raw materials could cause significant disruption to the packaging industry. In a wide-ranging interview, Turner also describes his preference for an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme over a plastics tax.

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10 May 2019 | Verhoeven Ontwerpburo

As a development agency, the company develops functional packaging which taps into user convenience, cost efficiency, product protection and sustainability. A winning development was the ACU-Drop II, which was awarded the top prize in the Dutch De Gouden Noot (The Golden Nut) award. Suitable for medical... Read More

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26 Apr 2019 | Bastin-Pack NV

The vast amount of attention on plastics has increased the interest and demand for bio-based films. Bastin-Pack were exhibiting bio-based pouches at Empack 2019 in Den Bosch. Bio-based certifications are also a strong purchasing point for consumers, although a lot of confusion remains around the difference... Read More

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17 Apr 2019 | Nutripack

The convenience market uses a huge amount of plastic trays, especially for ready meals. Nutripacks’ customers were asking for a more eco-friendly option, so the company created its patented eco-tray. The tray is flat-laminated with a crystallizable pet (CPET) film, it is then tray-erected, top-sealed and no... Read More

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09 Apr 2019 | DeeDee Pouch Professionals

In the pouch market, the road to sustainability has many steps, notes Inge Louwers, Director of Dee Dee Pouch Professionals, at Empack 2019. Lauwers has divided the approach to sustainability into three phases for her customers. Going to pouches made 100 percent from plastics would be step one, while... Read More

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04 Apr 2019 | A Plastic Planet

Speaking to PackagingInsights at Pro2Pac 2019 in London, Frederikke Magnussen notes that A Plastic Planet was founded to turn of the plastics tap, especially in the food and beverage industry. The company were exhibiting a range of forward-thinking, plastic alternatives, such as materials made from... Read More

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02 Apr 2019 | KCC Packaging

Kevin Clarke, Managing Director for KCC Packaging, presents Riji – a sugarcane tray with a moisture barrier coating suitable for wet foods, during the Pro2Pac show in London. Clarke explains that the main technical challenge was creating a barrier that was ovenable and microwavable, yet still suitable to... Read More

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25 Mar 2019 | SharpEnd

Near-Field Communication (NFC) and other connective packaging technologies are readying for full-scale deployments across multiple markets in 2019, Cameron Worth, Founder of IoT agency SharpEnd, is predicting. Here, Worth describes how the increased cost-effectiveness and standardization of connective... Read More

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12 Mar 2019 | Meyer Seals

Meyer Seals is a supplier which takes a truly consumer-centric approach to NPD. Speaking at Packaging Innovations 2019, Sebastien Rooryck, Global Business Development Manager, details some of the supplier’s latest solutions, including the ALKOvin active liner, which binds and deactivates the sulfur compounds... Read More

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12 Mar 2019 | Britvic

UK FMCGs are fronting up to a range of difficult challenges, including uncertainty around Brexit and increased public and regulatory demand for more sustainable packaging. Speaking at Packaging Innovations 2019, Shameem Kazmi, Director of Research and Development at Britvic, explains how the UK beverage... Read More

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07 Mar 2019 | Neil Farmer Associates

The global packaging industry is experiencing some turbulence but great innovations and companies will ensure that the market grows by 3 percent per annum to 2023, according to UK packaging expert, Neil Farmer. Speaking to PackagingInsights during Packaging Innovations 2019, Farmer gives his opinions on... Read More

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07 Mar 2019 | Garçon Wines

Famed for its letterbox-friendly flatline wine bottle made from 100 percent recycled PET, Garçon Wines has achieved another big sustainability stride with the launch of the world’s most compact wine bottle transit case. Launched in timing with Packaging Innovations 2019, PackagingInsights caught up with... Read More

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04 Mar 2019 | Mondi

Stijn De Wit, Head of Marketing & Communications at Mondi, presents the BarrierPack Recyclable, a fully recyclable plastic laminate for pre-made pouches. The BarrierPack Recyclable was developed in direct response to the need to reduce plastic waste without compromising on quality or functionality, and it... Read More

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01 Mar 2019 | The Sherwood Group

The Sherwood Group showcased Puracoat – a grease resistant, biodegradable alternative to plastic food barrier packaging – during Packaging Innovations 2019 in Birmingham, UK. Speaking to PackagingInsights, Chris Waplington, UK Packaging Manager for Sherwood, highlights the numerous benefits of Puracoat,... Read More

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01 Mar 2019 | Talkin' Things

PackagingInsights speaks to Maciej Kiryllo, New Business Director of IoT smart packaging innovators Talkin' Things, during Packaging Innovations 2019 in Birmingham, UK, about the huge potential of connective packaging technologies. Famed for its AR Talking Skull Black Red Ale beer label, Talkin’ Things is... Read More

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12 Feb 2019 | Reloop Platform

PackagingInsights speaks to Clarissa Morawski, Managing Director of the Reloop Platform about the five essential system conditions shaping the EU plastic packaging value chain. Morawski also considers how the UK's impending exit from the EU may impact its adherence to the tightening regulations in the... Read More

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05 Feb 2019 | Stora Enso

Martin Hammer of Stora Enso offers an insight into the supplier’s super sustainable bio coffee pack during FachPack 2018 in Nuremberg. Boasting high barrier properties, the bio pack can also accommodate nuts, powdered infant formula, fine cut tobacco and other instant drinks.

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08 Jan 2019 | Sonoco

Sonoco Vice President and General Manager for Consumer Good, Sean Cairns, speaks to PackagingInsights during FachPack 2018 in Nuremberg about the supplier’s latest efforts to improve its recyclability levels. This includes insights into the new 90 percent paper-based mymuesli can, which provides a “natural”... Read More

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