The European Bioplastics Conference takes place next week in Berlin. Ahead of the annual, industry-defining summit, Tim Sykes caught up with Hasso von Pogrell to discuss the latest advances in bio-based polymers and their growing impact on packaging more

Plastics derived from renewable biomass such as PBC are rising to the sustainability challenge - write Fabien Resweber (PTTMCC Biochem) and Lawrence Theunissen (Reverdia) more

Two biopolymer scientists talk about creating a plastic substitute more

Libby White asks Clark Ensminger, Market Development Manager, Cosmetic Packaging, Eastman Chemical Company, how collaboration and packaging design leveraging on the capabilities of new materials results in a more sustainable solution. more

Eastman is proud to have collaborated with cosmetics house Groupe Rocher on the design of a new “ecodesign compact” concept made entirely of Eastman materials. more

The European Parliament has approved its report on the draft directive on marine pollution and single-use plastics.  The announcement draws mixed reactions from industry associations and consumer bodies. more

Novamont has announced the opening of a revamped Mater–Biopolymer plant south of Rome, significantly boosting production capacity from 120,000 tons per year to 150,000. more

The European Commission recently delivered its review of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy. The strategy is a step forward towards ensuring that fossil resources are replaced by sustainable natural alternatives. more

The Co-op and Novamont have announced a collaboration aimed at supplying the British retailer with a new kind of compostable carrier bag, as an alternative to traditional non-biodegradable and non-compostable plastic bag. more

During her talk at Fachpack's Forum PackBox, XbeyondS's Nina Saller presented an overview of material trends and innovative packaging designs. more

The big reveal continues with the 5th of 6 categories in the Sustainability Awards 2018. Here we announce the judges' top four entries that have developed or applied bio-materials with significant positive impact on the environment. more

The Packaging, Transport and Logistics Research Center (ITENE) will extend its strategy to promote the transition to a circular economy in Europe with a new project called SCALIBUR. more

One year ago, Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) and Coca-Cola GB (CCGB) presented their Sustainable Packaging Strategy. Elisabeth Skoda finds out from CCEP’s Head of Sustainability, Nick Brown, if the company is on track. more


Increasing urbanization, smaller household sizes and an ageing population are fundamentally changing the expectations for food and pharmaceutical packaging. more

UNITED CAPS and Braskem have announced that they have collaborated to deliver to the market greener bio-sourced plastic caps and closures made from sugar cane as an addition to the UNITED CAPS product portfolio. more


Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer more

A new transparent bioplastic by Velo and SK Chemicals, Coca-Cola's reverse vending machine initiative and Multivac's PaperBoard range. more

The European Commission presented an ambitious new Directive to tackle marine litter by introducing a number of measures including reduction and restriction of selected single-use plastic products. more

EDANA has closed its 2018 International Nonwovens Symposium (INS), having confirmed the industry’s confidence in the opportunities and strengths of the nonwovens industry. more

EastPack, part of the US East Coast's largest advanced design and manufacturing event taking place on 12-14 June in New York City, is the annual must-attend trade show for discovering the latest packaging innovations and trends. more

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