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There has been increasing interest in alternatives to plastic straws, following last year’s single-use plastics ban. Read more

European packaging manufacturer Coveris has opened a first of its kind sustainable development centre in Leeds, as part of its Pack Positive® strategy to address packaging and food sustainability in a circular economy. Read more

Sun Chemical has entered into a partnership with HAVI, to bring its SunVisto® AquaGreen bio-renewable, natural based inks to market. Read more

The Walki Group is focused on turning recycled mixed plastic waste into certified circular polymers for the packaging industry. The first products with circular polymers will be delivered to customers this year. Read more

The embryonic PCEP project is starting to take shape. On taking on the role of chairman in December 2018, David Baker spoke to Tim Sykes about the organisation’s aims and the conclusions of its recent workshop Read more

As well as talking about innovation at Packaging Europe, we like to practise it. That’s why we have partnered with HP to create digitally printed, localised packaging for our own magazine for thousands of subscribers across Europe Read more

Swedish researchers, packaging manufacturers, printing companies and brand owners are investing in a joint test bed for fossil-free packaging solutions to make the packaging of tomorrow more environmentally friendly. Read more

Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has entered into a 50/50 joint venture with printing press manufacturer Koenig & Bauer for the joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems Read more

In 2017, Unilever made an industry leading commitment to ensure that all its plastic packaging will be designed to be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Packaging Europe delves into the strategy Unilever is taking to achieve its goals Read more

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Smithers Pira and Packaging Europe, both leaders in their markets, have pooled their shared industry knowledge and insight to produce The European Packaging Competitive Landscape: Strategic Forecasts to 2023. Read 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. Read more

Repsol and Saica Natur have signed a new collaboration agreement in order to maximise the use of low density polyethylene film (LDPE) waste and take a new step in the transition towards a circular economy. Read more

The FachPack 2018 packaging trade fair has come to an end and there seemed to be an overarching theme: out with non-recyclable plastics and in with recyclable packaging materials. This includes recycling as well as various forms of composting. Read more

Borealis has announced a strategic alliance with Bockatech, a UK early stage Greentech and provider of EcoCore™ technology for sustainable packaging. This partnership will develop low-cost, high performance foam injection moulding solutions Read more

Systech, a global technology leader in brand protection and product authentication, and FarmaTrust, a leader in pharmaceutical supply chain security, have announced their strategic partnership. Read more

PCI Pharma Services is pleased to announce its exclusive collaboration agreement with CSP Technologies, Inc. Read 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. Read more

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Under the scope of the World Cup, DS Smith’s display and packaging units worked in close collaboration with Pizza Hut in Portugal, to provide a second life to pizza packages during this period. Read more

Coca-Cola Great Britain has announced a partnership with Merlin Entertainments, to offer people 50 per cent off entry to familiy attractions in exchange for used plastic drink bottles. Read more

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, together with APK, are taking the next step to increase the sustainable benefits of multilayer food packaging films. Read more

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