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    Sustainability Perspectives: Focus on post-consumer recycled content


    With increasing sustainability demands, companies have to find ways to make their packaging more sustainable without sacrificing functionality. Dirk Gabriel, COO Consumer Flexibles at Mondi, sheds light on how including post-consumer recycled content (PCR) can help companies reach their sustainability goals, and will discuss what challenges have to be overcome to reach this goal as well as innovations in the pipeline.

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    Recycling, recyclate and the consumer


    In our latest podcast, we discuss how growing demands on packaging functionality can be tackled and how companies can honour both their own sustainability commitments and consumer demands with David Clark, vice president of sustainability at Amcor, and Jeremy Wallach,  partner at McKinsey & Company.

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    Packaging and human rights


    An issue that is often overlooked in discussions about packaging sustainability and sourcing recyclates is social injustice - and with it human rights abuses. Alina Marm is not only head of global sustainability and circular economy at Siegwerk, but also a PhD researcher at the University College London, and she has been looking into this issue in-depth as part of her doctorate. She discusses challenges and possible steps to address the problem with Elisabeth Skoda. 

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    Sustainability Perspectives: Driving growth


    In the first edition of our snapshot Sustainability Perspectives podcast, where we look at sustainability issues in a compact form, Alex Pitsinos, director of strategic planning at Matrix Pack, explores the current economic, business and packaging landscape and sustainability as a growth driver.

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    Shining a spotlight on e-commerce


    In our latest Sustainability Perspectives podcast, we take another in-depth look at the fast moving and dynamic e-commerce sector with H.B. Fuller. The company’s global e-commerce manager Tania Montesi will discuss trends, developments, the impact of sustainability demand and changing legislation as well as innovations and future trends.

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    Pathways through the decarbonisation maze


    In our latest podcast, we revisit the topic of decarbonisation from a packaging perspective – a topic that is becoming ever more relevant and urgent. Sarah Laidler, senior consultant at the Carbon Trust speaks to Elisabeth Skoda about the complexities around decarbonisation, the UN treaty to end plastic waste and how this ties in with carbon, the impact of different packaging materials and much more.

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    A deep dive into Extended Producer Responsibility


    In our latest podcast, we take a closer look at Extended Producer Responsibility. Elisabeth Skoda speaks with Gillian Carside-Wight, consulting director at Aura. 

    In our latest podcast, we take a closer look at Extended Producer Responsibility. EPR policies generally shift the waste management cost or physical collection partially or fully from local governments to producers. Elisabeth Skoda explores recent developments, sustainability issues EPR can help to address and challenges it can pose to businesses, and how these can be overcome with Gillian Carside-Wight, consulting director at Aura. 

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    How to create a circular self-adhesive label industry?


    CELAB Europe is a collaboration across the self-adhesive label value chain, aiming to create greater circularity by promoting the recycling of release liner and matrix in Europe.
    Frances Butler speaks to Ophelie Gourdou, project co-ordinator at CELAB Europe, Herma’s Ralf Drache, who is also chairman of CELAB Europe, and CCL’s Marika Knorr of CCL, who is also communication WS leader at CELAB Europe, to find out more about the collaboration, achievements and challenges of current recycling solutions and how brand owners could play an important part in future plans.

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    Sustainability Perspectives: Key trends around packaging & labelling sustainability


    What are the key sustainability challenges in packaging, and in particular labelling this year? What does the new Packaging and Packaging Waste Revision mean for the sector? What are the implications for reuse and refill packaging models and downstream demands for innovations, including the wash-off label space?Packaging Europe’s Tim Sykes speaks to Avery Dennison’s Adis-Sophie Frémont and Rob Groen in ’t Wout, and Cory Connors, host of Sustainable Packaging with Cory Connors, to find out more.

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    Connecting the packaging sustainability dots – in Africa and beyond


    The world faces a plastic waste problem. Joint-up thinking is needed to address this considerable challenge.
    Clem Ugorji is the founder and lead advisor at Circularium Africa Advisory, a partnership which works to join up policies, programmes and partnerships to enable growth and sustainable development, and a consultant to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP). He discusses problems and solutions to the challenges the world and the industry is facing with Elisabeth Skoda.

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    Sustainability Perspectives: Trends in flexible packaging and adhesives


    Flexible packaging offers great functionality, but also faces some sustainability challenges. Justine Hanlon, H.B. Fuller’s Global Marketing Manager for flexible materials, discusses the latest developments and innovations in flexible packaging and adhesives and takes a look at what to expect in the year to come with Elisabeth Skoda.

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    The brand owner’s packaging perspective - KIND


    KIND, part of the Mars family, has announced that it is utilising materials sourced from advanced recycling to package its snack bars, aiming to reduce the amount of virgin plastics in its packaging portfolio. 
    Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Liz Jacobsen, who is global technical sustainability director at KIND to discuss how the development of the material, the challenges and opportunities around creating recyclable packaging from recycled materials, and KIND’s wider sustainability strategies.

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    Sustainability Perspectives: Flexible packaging and food waste


    Martina Wagner, Constantia Flexibles’ Group Sustainability Manager, discusses the sustainability potential and challenges of flexible packaging and its role when it comes to preventing food waste with Elisabeth Skoda. 

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    Sustainability Perspectives with H.B. Fuller


    At this year’s AIPIA World Congress, we discussed sustainability trends and challenges in the beverage packaging industry with H.B. Fuller’s business director for packaging solutions, Martin Riswick.

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    A spotlight on e-commerce packaging trends and developments


    As the e-commerce sector keeps growing, so are the demands on packaging. In our latest Sustainability Perspectives podcast, we look at the latest trends and developments in sustainability and beyond, the impact of changing legislation and consumer expectations and how this influences brands’ actions. We also explore concrete solutions and future developments. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Tania Montesi, who is Global E-Commerce Manager at H.B. Fuller.

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    Sustainability Perspectives: Flexible packaging - from plastics to paper


    Sustainability demands on flexible packaging, both plastic and paper, have changed over the years. In our latest Sustainability Perspectives podcast, Mondi Group’s Fabio Peyer discusses how different requirements on packaging can be balanced, how to address the challenges of designing for recycling and incorporating recycled content, and how the company plans on reaching the goal of having 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable products by 2025. 

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    Focus on fiber-based technology innovation


    In our latest podcast, we take a closer look at technology and innovation advances in fiber-based packaging. We explore how these advances boost the material’s functionality and enable it to cater for ever more sophisticated customer demands. Packaging Europe’s Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Francisco Galindo, Head of Technology in Huhtamaki’s Fiber and Foodservice business segment.  

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    Paving the way for circular food-grade recycled polypropylene


    NEXTLOOPP, the overall winner of Packaging Europe’s 2021 Sustainability Awards, set out to close the loop on polypropylene by creating food-grade recycled PP from post-consumer packaging. Professor Edward Kosior, the founder and creator of NEXTLOOPP speaks to Elisabeth Skoda about the project’s work, roadblocks to plastics recycling and the impact of regulations and shares the latest updates on trials with major brands.

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    Sustainability Perspectives: Flexible packaging - plastics vs paper


    Sustainability is key when it comes to innovation and developments in both paper and plastic flexible packaging. Many consumers perceive paper as the go-to recyclable packaging material of choice. But is this perception based on facts? Dr. Achim Grefenstein, Senior Vice President of Group R&D at Constantia Flexibles discusses the role of material innovations and new guidelines can play to boost packaging circularity with Elisabeth Skoda.

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    Sustainability Perspectives: Exploring the potential of paper packaging with Koehler


    In the latest podcast in our Sustainability Perspectives series, we speak to Alexander Rauer, Head of Business Development FlexTech at Koehler Paper, about the role of paper packaging in brands’ sustainability efforts, and how to navigate the challenges and opportunities associated with making the transition to paper.