Nicola Anderson, senior associate and patent attorney in the Advanced Engineering group at European intellectual property firm, Withers & Rogers, looks at a patent application that protects a method of forming a seal between two sheets of renewable plastic.
Earlier this month, Procter & Gamble and Paboco announced a commercial trial for an innovation that it describes as its first step towards a fully recyclable paper-based bottle. We spoke with Jerry Porter, Senior Vice President of R&D for Global Fabric & Home Care Sector at P&G, to get his thoughts on recyclability, the criticisms that have been leveled at P&G following the announcement, and the steps that must be taken in order to launch a fully recyclable paper-based bottle at scale.
The EU’s deadline for all packaging to incorporate at least 30% recycled material is fast approaching, while the industry finds itself in the middle of what some are describing as a “post-consumer recycled materials crisis”. Jack Bigio, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of UBQ Materials, tells us more about how the packaging value chain can overcome these challenges.
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