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Following the announcement that 250 major stakeholders have signed up to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s groundbreaking pledge, Tim Sykes spoke to Sander Defruyt (lead, New Plastics Economy initiative) about the vision and its practical implications more

In line with its commitment to actively lead the way towards a more resource efficient society, Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) has issued a strong endorsement of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). more

Sealed Air Corporation has announced a bold sustainability and plastics pledge to design and advance their innovative packaging solutions to be 100% recyclable or reusable by 2025. 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

The number of polymers in packaging means raising recycling rates in a single collection stream demands better identification / sorting of plastics. Increasing interest and investment focuses on two technologies: UV tracers and digital watermarking more

Jindal Films is demonstrating a breakthrough OPP film technology, ULTRASEAL, this week at FachPack. Its unique heat seal performance capabilities are designed to replace blown PE or cast PP films used in flexible packaging laminates more

Exclusive! Amcor sets out to transform the circular capability of flexible packaging with the launch of a new polyolefin barrier film – a platform technology for packaging a huge variety of products. more

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Ahead of FachPack one of Germany's leading packaging voices, Dr Thomas Reiner (chair of the dvi, CEO of Berndt+ Partner and 2018 Sustainability Awards judge), speaks to Elisabeth Skoda about the environmental challenges facing the industry more

Innovation is an activity that drives sustainability – and sustainability provides a set of goals guiding innovation, according to Mondi, who discuss the task of building a sustainable flexibles portfolio more

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In the second of our series of interviews with sponsors of the Sustainability Awards 2018, Günter Stephan, head of circular economy at Borealis, shares with Tim Sykes his vision for helping realise circularity in plastics. more

The objective of the UK Plastics Pact, which was presented on Thursday in London, is to keep plastic away from nature, and to keep it in the economy as long as possible. more

42 businesses, including major food, drink and non-food brands, manufacturers and retailers right through to plastic reprocessors and packaging suppliers, sign up to a world-first pact. more

Steven Cox, Creative Services Director at Daymon, talks to Packaging Europe about how brands can use packaging to boost their sales and their image. A customer walks down the aisle. Something green catches her eye on the third shelf. At that moment, more

Breaking apart LEGO bricks, unbaking a cake… The use of metaphors reflects the fact that chemical recycling is a poorly understood concept in the margins of mainstream debate about plastic waste. Three experts spoke to Tim Sykes about its potential. more

Bio4pack and TIPA were exactly what organic grains company, De Halm, was looking for. Together, they were able to develop a compostable packaging solution, and a long-term relationship, that has proven to be an overall success. more

Once per year Europe's entire PET value chain meets in Brussels for the annual Petcore Europe Conference. Due to its success in recent editions this year's conference was held for the first time over two days and welcomed more than 200 experts. more

Stuart Lendrum (former head of packaging at Sainsbury's) presents his vision for a packaging industry that needs to show leadership in facing the sustainability challenge more

Amcor has become the first global packaging company pledging to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025, directly addressing a major environmental issue with capability, scale and reach. more

According to research of the MacArthur Foundation (EMF), merely 14 percent of the plastic packaging used globally makes its way to recycling plants, while 40 percent ends up in landfill and only 1/3 in fragile ecosystems. more

The M&S Plan A 2025 steps up the retailer's sustainability goals, featuring a One Polymer Road Map & target for 100% of packaging widely recycled. Tim Sykes spoke to Kevin Vyse about the implications & the company's approach to sustainable packaging more

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