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Carlsberg Group is continuing its journey to create the world’s first ‘paper’ beer bottle made from sustainably-sourced wood fibres that is both 100% bio-based and fully recyclable. Read more

During the C40 World Mayor Summit in Copenhagen, Paboco®, the paper bottle company was presented, uniting brands and experts in material, design and technology. Read more

As the world’s relationship with plastic is being radically redefined, academics at the University of Surrey investigate bold new food packaging pledges made by some of the world’s most prominent brands. Read more

Toppan Printing and Amcor have announced an agreement to collaborate on providing an anti-counterfeiting solution for the wine and spirits markets. Read more

Today, Coca-Cola unveiled its first ever sample bottle made using recovered and recycled marine plastics, demonstrating that one day, even ocean debris could be used in recycled packaging for food or drinks. Read more

Pemberton & Whitefoord (P&W), a London-based design consultancy with over 30 years of experience as packaging design specialists in retail and FMCG, shares its recent work on a project for Z1 Sake, Japanese rice wine. Read more

UPM Raflatac continues to deliver smart, sustainable labelling solutions on its journey beyond fossils with a new range of wash-off materials for the European market. Read more

As part of a campaign to keep plastic ring carriers for multipack beverage cans out of general waste streams, Hi-Cone, in partnership with specialist recycling company TerraCycle®, has launched a UK-wide initiative Read more

Earlier this year I came across an intriguing packaging innovation from Japan: a black plastic saké bottle that made an excellent impersonation of a premium glass container Read more

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I has announced a multi-million pound investment in new technology, allowing it to eliminate plastic rings from can packaging across its entire UK-produced beer range by the end of 2020. Read more

Dow has today announced the results of the 2019 Packaging Innovation Awards. Tim Sykes, who was privileged to participate in the competition’s jury for a second consecutive year, reports on the winners. Read more

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Stora Enso has conducted a trial with Fiskeby Board in Sweden to explore possibilities to recycle used paper cups into white-lined chipboard (WLC). Read more

Whether it’s FoodTray, EcoString bag, CoffeeGuard(re) or VACUflex(re) EX-T, Schur Flexibles is introducing innovative, recyclable packaging solutions at the Nuremberg trade show. Read more

The Brewers of Europe and its members have signed an MoU, committing them to labelling ingredients and energy values on all beer bottles and cans in the EU by 2022. Read more

UK-based Fourpure Brewing Co. has announced a cross-business rebrand launching this September. Read more

Global materials science and manufacturing company Avery Dennison will feature new and recently launched sustainable solutions at Labelexpo Europe, September 24-27, 2019. Read more

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Total Corbion PLA will be exhibiting at K from 16 – 23 October in Dusseldorf, Germany. The company will be co-exhibiting together with parent company Total. Read more

Retailers who need to send wine bottles through the post can now do this both safely and in an environmentally friendly way thanks to Flexi-Hex®, an innovative 100% plastic free packaging system being launched today by Macfarlane Packaging Read more

Mark Shaw, new product development manager at Parkside, talks to us exclusively about how millennials are paving the way for consumer-focused packaging in today's markets. Read more

Allure Wine’s sparkling new bottle is making a bold, luxury statement on the wine shelf. Read more

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