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The world’s oldest champagne house, Maison Ruinart, has announced a new lighter, fibre-based, recyclable case that it says reduces carbon footprint by 60%. Read more

Stora Enso is expanding its range of fibre-based packaging materials by introducing new dispersion barrier materials for paper cups and food packaging. Read more

Danone today announced the launch of Track & Connect – a service that it says gives greater transparency on a product’s farm-to-fork journey. Read more

Coca-Cola Brazil’s returnable bottle initiative is certainly unique – but how does it work, and what environmental and commercial benefits does it offer? Read more

With Coca-Cola set to roll out its range of rPET bottles in Sweden, the company has unveiled new labels to deliver a message about recycling. Read more

EMSUR has announced a brand-new compostable barrier bag, specially designed for the coffee market. Read more

Joe Franses of Coca-Cola European Partners chats to Tim Sykes about the different approaches the iconic brand is taking to eliminate packaging waste and reduce environmental footprints Read more

Ball Corporation is launching a new impact extruded aluminium bottle line that it says provides a circular solution to plastic pollution. Read more

Lavazza Professional has revealed a new recyclable and biodegradable product, KLIX Eco Cup – manufactured using paper sourced from sustainably managed forests. Read more

Cafés Novell has announced NO WASTE, which it says is the first fully compostable 100% organic coffee capsule on the market in Spain. Read more

Nestlé today announced that it will invest up to €1.68 billion to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions. Read more

Supply chains have become increasingly complex in recent years. Elisabeth Skoda questions how innovation in packaging technology, digitalisation and industry 4.0 can support an efficient supply chain. Read more

Stora Enso and Sulapac are launching a renewable and biodegradable straw to help combat the global problem of plastic waste Read more

The move from Belu comes as more companies - including Coca Cola - begin to use 100% rPET in their plastic bottles. Read more

Sometimes something as seemingly insignificant as a simple change to design can help save a significant area of plastic waste. Libby Munford explores the increasingly important concept of tethered closures for plastic bottle caps. Read more

WPO has announced the 214 winners of the WorldStar Packaging Awards 2020. The judging session was held in Bali, last November, during the 2nd WPO Board Meeting of 2019. Read more

What is new in the area of smart packaging? Elisabeth Skoda looks at just a few of the latest developments in the sector. Read more

Aptar Food + Beverage has been recognised with a World Beverage Innovation Award for its Flip Lid product Read more

Emphasis is placed on not only monitoring the performance of the high speed machine itself, but also monitoring the process, as MMC Packaging focuses on connectivity and leveraging industry 4.0. Read more

EMS Group has developed an innovative new protective coating for tin cans, SKIN4CAN which it says guarantees that the whole surface of the container remains sealed Read more

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Coca-Cola talks sustainability

Joe Franses of Coca-Cola European Partners chats to Tim Sykes about the different approaches the iconic brand is taking to eliminate packaging waste and reduce environmental footprints

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