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The pioneering project HolyGrail, led by Procter & Gamble and facilitated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, officially closed on May 23rd. Read more

Last year saw great strides in the construction of a circular economy in plastics, mapping out how to marry design for recycling with a viable market for PCR. But some suggest that even universal recycling of plastics would be no panacea. Read more

Our writers share their predictions for the trends that will define the coming year in food and drink packaging. Read more

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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 Read 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). Read 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. Read 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. Read 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 Read 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 Read 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. Read 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 Read 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 Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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, Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read 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 Read more

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