From Coca-Cola and Unilever’s paper-based bottles to raw material shortages – here are our most popular stories from 2021. Give this article a read for a rundown on the most important stories from the packaging industry last year.

Coca-Cola announces European trial for paper bottle prototype

Coca-Cola is set to launch a European trial for its recently announced first-ever paper bottle prototype.


Raw material shortages in Europe impacting production of plastic products

According to a new report from EuPC, the European market for polymers has been under pressure for several months and the negative consequences of raw material shortages and price increases are seriously impacting the production of plastic products.


Unilever reveals ‘world’s first’ paper-based laundry detergent bottle

Unilever is set to launch what it says is the first-ever paper-based laundry detergent bottle.


Exclusive: Coca-Cola unveils prototype bottle made from 100% plant-based sources

The Coca-Cola Company today revealed its first prototype bottle made from 100% plant-based plastic (bPET).


‘No end in sight’ to ongoing shortage of raw materials and rising prices in the plastics industry

In March 2021, IVK Europe reported on the wave of force majeure statements from European raw material suppliers and its consequences for manufacturers of products made of plastics


Procter & Gamble announces first Lenor paper bottle

P&G has unveiled its first paper bottle for Lenor, in partnership with Paboco, which is set for a pilot trial in Western Europe in 2022.


An expert view on raw material shortages and price rises in the plastics industry

The president of EuPC discusses the issues that the industry has been facing in the past months and outlines the current situation.


Announcing the Sustainability Awards 2021 finalists!

The Sustainability Awards’ jury of 46 global experts has concluded its first round of judging – which means it’s time to reveal the finalists in this year’s edition of the world’s most prestigious sustainable packaging innovation competition.