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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: 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. 

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    Design for recycling: The role of adhesives


    Wladimir Moraes, global market manager at Bostik, and Fabrizio Di Gregorio, technical director of Plastic Recyclers Europe and head of RecyClass, discuss the importance of high-quality recycling to achieve circularity and the role adhesives can play with Elisabeth Skoda

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    A deep dive into the power of smart packaging


    Earlier this year, AIPIA (the Active and Intelligent Packaging Industry Association) and Packaging Europe entered a strategic partnership, with the aim to accelerate the uptake of smart packaging innovation.

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    Zooming in on cross value chain collaboration


    Packaging Europe’s Global Packaging Innovation Forum event helped spark a collaboration between Blue Box Partners and H.B. Fuller, which resulted in a series of dedicated sessions, the Innovation Academies. At these events, partners across the value chain work together on co-designing tomorrow’s packaging solutions.

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    Mura Technology on the WWF chemical recycling principles


    In this podcast, Hannah Cole speaks to Dr Geoff Brighty from Mura Technology about what the WWF’s recently-released chemical recycling principles mean for the chemical recycling industry as it builds on current opportunities and challenges.

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    HFSS food rule changes and the packaging supply chain


    New rules governing the placement and promotion of HFSS foods (high in fat, sugar and salt) will come into force in the UK in October 2022, changing the way these products can be sold and promoted in-store. This will impact manufacturers, brand owners, retailers and packaging producers. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Mark Patterson, who is Vice President Global Packaging Solutions at DHL, to get his take on how this might affect the industry.

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    Discussing sustainability and more with UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe


    Elisabeth Skoda discusses progress made towards UNESDA’s Circular Packaging Vision 2030 as well as the associations plans and goals with  director general Nicholas Hodac.

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    Sustainability Perspectives: Fiber-based packaging for FMCG


    Elisabeth Skoda explores the technology behind fiber-based packaging, a material that has been growing in popularity, looks at challenges and opportunities and discusses potential future developments with Herwin Wichers, Head of FMCG Category, Huhtamaki Fiber and Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania.

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    Closing the loop on plastic packaging in Kenya and beyond


    Certified B Corporation Mr Green Africa sets out to have a sustainable, long-term social, environmental and economic impact through the collection, conversion and selling of post consumer waste. Dow recently invested in the company to enable further diversion of plastic waste and to help close the loop. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Dow’s Adwoa Coleman and Mr Green Africa’s Keiran Smith to learn more.

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    Sustainability Perspectives: Mondi gives eCommerce insights


    Daniela Dorner, Group eCommerce Director, Mondi Group sits down with Libby Munford, Editor, Packaging Europe to discuss how eCommerce is here to stay - but it must be sustainable. How can packaging be part of the solution?

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    Sustainability Perspectives: Discussing polystyrene with renewable content with Trinseo


    Trinseo has recently announced the launch of three of its STYRON™ polystyrene resins with renewable content. Elisabeth Skoda speaks with Julien Renvoise, who is Global Sustainability Marketing & Business Development Manager at the company, to find out more about the new resins and the challenges that had to be overcome when it came to creating these new materials.

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    Exploring the role hotmelt adhesives can play in sustainable packaging


    In the latest of our Sustainability Perspectives podcast series, Bostik’s Pascal Peroni discusses with Elisabeth Skoda how hotmelt adhesives can work as enablers for different sustainable packaging types, from recyclable and compostable to bio-based.

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    Zooming in on plastic recycling


    The success of initiatives setting out to boost recycling rates hinges on recycling capacities and the availability of recycled plastics, so recyclers play a key role. Elisabeth Skoda discusses challenges, trends and solutions with Ton Emans, president at Plastics Recyclers Europe, and Paolo Glerean, chairman at RecyClass.

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    Podcast: A look back at 2021 with the German Packaging Institute


    The German packaging institute dvi sets out to connect players from across the packaging value chain with the aim to initiate innovative and sustainable approaches for creating what it describes as “good packaging”.

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    The Wider View podcast: Digital transformation and the packaging industry


    Mitsubishi Electric’s Malte Schlüter discusses with Elisabeth Skoda what terms like ‘digital transformation’, ‘digitalization’ and ‘smart factories’ mean for the packaging industry.

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    Podcast: The NGO’s packaging perspective: WWF


    How can packaging sustainability be increased, and plastic leakage be addressed? Elisabeth Skoda discusses this and much more with Erin Simon, who is head of plastic waste and business at WWF.

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    Sustainability Perspectives: Exploring smart technology and material innovation


    Avery Dennison’s Hassan Rmaile discusses with Elisabeth Skoda how innovations in smart technology, connectivity and materials can transform the packaging industry and boost sustainability.