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    Returnable Packaging Systems: Achieving Net Zero with Safia Qureshi


    “…The building blocks are moving, all the CPGs are developing this. They might not openly talk about it, but it’s definitely happening behind the scenes.” 
    Libby Munford chats with CEO and founder of CLUBZERO, Safia Qureshi, to catch up on the latest news behind the scenes of Returnable Packaging Systems.

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    Paptic & Emerald: collaboration reflections from a start-up and VC


    Tuomas Mustonen from Paptic and Fredric Petit from Emerald’s sustainable packaging fund reflect on the long journey of a renewable flexible packaging start-up from spin-out to a fast growing business with a mix of VC and corporate backers, what (apart from a winning technology) makes a start-up an investable proposition, and the benefits of a diverse shareholder base.

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    Reuse Part 2: Scaling reuse in today’s regulatory landscape


    In the second episode of our reuse two-parter, Victoria Hattersley speaks to Stephanie Northen, PhD Researcher in Microplastics and Research Associate for Revolution Plastics and the Global Plastics Policy Centre at the University of Portsmouth, about how reuse can be implemented on a wider scale within the current regulatory landscape ...

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    Out of sight, out of mind? Waste management with Calvin Lakhan


    Bridging the gap between academia, industry and government in issues surrounding waste. Libby Munford talks with Calvin Lakhan, co-investigator of “The Waste Wiki” university run research project, which uses evidence based and scientifically informed decision making to promote the principles of a circular economy and sustainable approach. 

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    Reuse Part 1: Bringing reuse and refill to mainstream retail


    When it comes to the retail sector, what action is needed to scale up reuse and refill? Victoria Hattersley speaks with circular economy consultant Chris Baker.

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    A deep dive into Pro Carton’s 2024 Consumer Study


    Pro Carton commissioned a series of studies that explore consumer attitudes towards and perception of packaging, covering a wide range of topics around sustainability and other global concerns such as the economic crisis and war in Ukraine. Pro Carton’s Winfried Muehling discusses insights and takeaways from the 2024 report with Elisabeth Skoda.

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    Exploring packaging career pathways with Peter Macqueen


    Many people end up in the packaging industry by chance, but what makes a career in packaging rewarding and exciting, and what are the options for getting into the industry? Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Peter Macqueen, who is course leader for the Packaging Professional BSc at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK and they explore pathways into the packaging industry, the landscape of packaging education, the trends shaping the industry and much more.

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    Navigating the connected packaging landscape with Güneri Tugcu and Jenny Stanley


    Güneri Tugcu, senior partner manager, Transparency at Amazon, and Jenny Stanley, managing director at Appetite Creative, sit down with Packaging Europe to discuss the connected packaging industry – its continual evolution, current roadblocks, how it might move forward, and who is responsible for driving change.

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    Microfibrillated cellulose and the future of renewable packaging


    In our latest Sustainability Perspectives podcast, the experts from Stora Enso Packaging Materials discuss microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) as an innovation that enables lightweight paperboard. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Kati Ekman, Tuomas Puonti and Mateo Saavedra del Oso about MFC, its role in lightweighting and how it supports the efficient use of fibres.

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    4evergreen chair Sarah Price on progress in paper packaging circularity


    Newly elected chair of 4evergreen, the European platform bringing the entire fibre-based packaging value chain together to advance circularity, discusses the journey, opportunities and challenges for paper-based packaging in 2024.

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    David Luttenberger & Tim Sykes discuss the packaging innovation landscape in 2024


    With the global packaging Sustainability Awards and Dow’s Packaging Innovation Awards opening for submissions, Mintel’s David Luttenberger - the world’s foremost Packaging Geek and jury member on both competitions - speaks to Tim Sykes about key trends on the innovation landscape, and the advances we hope to see emerging in the coming year.

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    Tracing the life cycle of inks and coatings with Siegwerk


    Printing inks and coatings not only add colour to product labels and packaging, but also ensure their functionality and safety. Siegwerk’s Alina Marm discusses the product journey and the material aspects that play a part in each step of the production process with Elisabeth Skoda, looking at innovations in the areas of ink and coating with a particular focus on the company’s UniNATURE range.

    We previously spoke with Alina about her PhD work around packaging and human rights – you can listen to that conversation here.

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    Unpacking circular packaging films with Hatzopoulos


    Hatzopoulos’s Eleftherios Kassianidis and Lefki Prountzou take a close-up look at the challenges and opportunities around plastic films that incorporate post-consumer recycled and bio-circular content together with Elisabeth Skoda, using the example of the company’s X-LOOP range.

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    Cracking the USA market with Huhtamaki’s fiber-based egg carton


    In our latest podcast, Huhtamaki North America’s VP for Sustainability and Communications Michael Hodges and Sales Account Manager Tyler Hodges discuss fibre-based packaging, and in particular fibre-based egg packaging in the US market, highlighting challenges and opportunities around sustainability and legislation.

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    Focus on packaging films


    “The whole industry is working to improve the quality of recyclates, and we can only do that together without too much compromise.”Constantia Flexibles’ Achim Grefenstein talks to Elisabeth Skoda about challenges and opportunities around recyclability and using recycled content for packaging films and spotlights new developments and innovations.

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    The latest from HolyGrail 2.0


    Following the HolyGrail 2.0 member meeting just ahead of Packaging Europe’s Sustainable Packaging Summit and an insightful panel discussion at the event, Elisabeth Skoda catches up with Jan ’t Hart, the European Brands Association’s project manager for the HolyGrail 2.0 project, and Pranav Goenka, one of the Alliance’s senior advisors. Together, they look at the role that digital watermarking can play in increasing sorting and recycling rates, explore the final phase of R&D trials to prepare for market entry, the launch of a pilot market in France in 2024 and steps towards market adoption at scale.

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    Shining a spotlight on the PPWR


    Following the European parliament’s adoption of amendments to the European Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), Tim Sykes speaks to Avery Dennison’s policy specialists Emilie Bartolini and Alena Maran to get their take on implications for the value chain, challenges and opportunities and the company’s actions to ‘PPWR-proof’ itself and its partners.

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    Sustainability Perspectives: New horizons with moulded fibre packaging


    What is the potential of moulded fibre packaging? Hartmann Group’s Kati Ørskov talks about the company’s new Greenpack MAP packaging, a fibre-based tray for meat, with Elisabeth Skoda.

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    A deep dive into trends and developments in corrugated packaging


    Stefano Rossi has been CEO of DS Smith’s packaging division since 2014 and has some 35 years of experience working in the paper industry. He chats to Packaging Europe’s Tim Sykes about key changes and developments in the industry, challenges the sector faces and strategies to address these, and looks at innovation opportunities in the areas of extended functionality, new applications and pushing the possibilities of what corrugated packaging can do.

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    Perfecting the picture: how chemistry enables renewable and recyclable packaging

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    In today’s world, there’s a growing demand from both consumers and regulators for brands to turn the picture they have painted of a more sustainable future into a practical reality with renewable, biodegradable, and circular packaging solutions. While innovative fibre-based packaging holds promise, there’s a vital element that is essential in making this vision a reality: chemistry.