Ocean Conservancy urges the packaging industry to focus on redesign for a circular economy

 12 Sep 2023

Dr. Anja Brandon, associate director, US Plastics Policy at Ocean Conservancy, says the surge of single-use plastics, primarily from the packaging industry, significantly contributes to ocean waste. She suggests the industry design packaging to be either compostable, recyclable or reusable, with nothing being thrown away.

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24 Apr 2024 | The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco)

Packaging Insights discusses the development of pulp-forming technology with Michael Michelsen, commercial director at The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco). With a recent investment by Alpla, Paboco is pushing to commercialize the fully recyclable paper bottle made from FSC-certified fibers. Michelsen tells us... Read More

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22 Apr 2024 | Mosca

Mosca showcased its latest machinery innovations at Empack 2024. We speak with Jeroen Bax, regional director at Mosca Benelux, about the company’s Sonixs M-RI machine and how it differs from previous models. We also discuss Mosca’s RO-M Fusion strapping machine.

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19 Apr 2024 | Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Ahead of the fourth of five scheduled Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) sessions, taking place between April 23–29, in Ottawa, Canada, we discuss the revised zero draft with Dharmesh Shah, consulting senior campaigner for plastics treaty at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL).... Read More

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18 Apr 2024 | Planet Reuse

Planet Reuse is a non-profit platform aiming to connect the European reuse industry. We speak with Marcel Keuenhof, sustainable packaging expert at Planet Reuse, about the platform’s progress and the actors and legislation, including PPWR, involved in further boosting European reuse.

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16 Apr 2024 | Ulma Packaging

Ulma Packaging exhibited its TSA 680P tray sealer at Empack. Roy Hofstee, managing director at Ulma Packaging, tells us about the machine’s features and market applicability. We also discuss the company’s latest carbon footprint reduction for this machine.

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15 Apr 2024 | Smart Robotics

Smart Robotics showcased its Smart Palletizer at Empack. We speak to Jonathan Kruisselbrink, the company’s CCO, about what makes the palletizer “smart.” We also discuss the company’s full production line, which was established in partnership with Case Packaging Systems. 

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15 Apr 2024 | AkzoNobel

We speak to Christopher Bradford, marketing director of AkzoNobel’s Industrial Coatings business, about how the company is working to stay ahead of legislative changes in the metal packaging market and replace harmful chemicals — like bisphenol-a (BPA) — in beverage cans. Bradford describes some of the... Read More

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12 Apr 2024 | ATS Tanner

At Empack in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, we speak to Johan van Veen, national sales manager at ATS Tanner, about the company’s IBL banding machine. We discuss the machine’s features, applicability and rising customer demand for paper-based product banding.

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11 Apr 2024 | Wipak

At the ongoing Empack trade show in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, we speak to Susan Janssen, manager for sustainability and sustainable products at Wipak, about the company’s GreenChoice brands. We also discuss European customer demands for PE- and PP-based food packaging solutions.

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03 Apr 2024 | World Packaging Organization

We sit down with the president of the World Packaging Organization (WPO), Luciana Pellegrino, who tells us how the organization supports actors with developing safe and accessible food packaging solutions. We also discuss current challenges for developing international trade.

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28 Mar 2024 | Sway

Julia Marsh, the CEO and co-founder of Sway, sheds light on the thermoplastic seaweed resin developed by her company. The resin is engineered to integrate into existing plastic manufacturing systems. Marsh opens up about the challenges faced by the start-up in terms of funding and commercial scaling. She... Read More

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27 Mar 2024 | Cama Group

Cama Group showcased its IF296 monoblock packaging machine for chocolate boxes at Anuga FoodTec 2024. We discuss the machine’s features with Alessandro Rocca, the company’s group sales director. We also speak about the necessity for customized machinery in the confectionery industry.

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26 Mar 2024 | Coveris

Coveris showcased its monomaterial, paper-based and thermoformed packaging portfolio at Anuga FoodTech. We speak about the latest R&D developments with Katja Killian, Coveris’ business development director for Flexibles. We also discuss the company’s business unit, Recover.

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25 Mar 2024 | Clevertech

Clevertech presented its robotic case palletizer Raptor at Anuga FoodTec. We speak with the company’s business development manager, Luca Carollo, about Raptor and the company’s partnerships with robotic companies. Carollo also tells us where he sees the industry headed in the coming years.

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22 Mar 2024 | Innova Market Insights

Consumers are increasingly willing to pay more for sustainable packaging products with highest demands in Asia and Latin America, according to Solène Limongi, data analyst at Innova Market Insights. At Anuga FoodTec, we discuss changing consumer preferences and the role of labels, including “label overload,”... Read More

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20 Mar 2024 | Gerhard Schubert

Gerhard Schubert is presenting its TLM Comfort Feeder, the company’s latest resource-saving solution for feeding cardboard blanks directly from the pallet. We speak with Schubert’s area sales manager, Sebastian Mayer, about the machinery and the company’s latest sustainable packaging innovations.

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18 Mar 2024 | Specright

We speak to Matthew Wright, CEO and founder of Specright, about how its Specification Data Management platform can help packagers make sense of packaging data gathered throughout the value chain, to optimize design and tie-up packaging waste loopholes. Wright also shares insights from the company’s recent... Read More

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