“Biomass is the key ingredient that a plastics circular economy must rely on.” Tim Sykes reports on a European Bioplastics conference that was preoccupied with issues around end of life. more

Finnish start-up company Jospak has created a board-based tray packaging that contains up to 85% less plastic than a regular plastic alternative. more

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas – outside in the shopping windows and especially in the supermarkets where glittery chocolate Santa Clauses and other figures are lined up on the shelf. more

Unilever will develop and pilot a plastic-free laundry solution to combat single-use sachets. The solution was developed during a one-day hackathon which gathered leading designers, innovators and packaging experts. more

Biome Technologies, the parent company of Biome Bioplastics, has received further government funding as part of its £6 million programme to use industrial biotechnology techniques to produce a new range of highly sustainable polymers. more

UPM Raflatac's new sustainable Vanish PCR line of ultra-thin clear film labels, featuring 90 per cent recycled content, are now available in the EMEIA region. more

KM Packaging has launched its KReseal PET e AF resealable lidding solution, delivering enhanced multiple peel and reseal capability to improve consumer convenience and reduce product waste. more

Handling resources in an efficient and responsible manner has long played an important role in the German plastics packaging industry – in ecological as well as in economic terms. more

Mars Petcare UK and recycling experts TerraCycle have launched a nationwide pet food packaging recycling programme, led by brands WHISKAS® and JAMES WELLBELOVED®. more

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

Pharma packs are now used to communicate much more than just product information. Nowadays, pharmaceutical manufacturers want to use the packaging to provide details of clinical studies and descriptions in numerous languages. more

Emsur France SPO is present at this year´s ALL4PACK Paris exhibition with the latest solution developed in collaboration with TESA, as their strategic partner for this specific adhesive tape for the French market. more

Governments and consumers are now demanding packaging that minimises its impact on the environment by ensuring the use of recycled content and delivering full recyclability. more

Visit booth #7G 190 at All4Pack to see a wide variety of DS Smith Plastics, Rapak’s flexible bags and filling equipment options and Worldwide Dispensers´ taps. 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

Introducing the Frog Prince of packaging? Werner & Mertz, Mondi, EPEA Switzerland, Der Grüne Punkt–DSD, cyclos-HTP and the quest to create cradle-to-cradle packaging. more

P&G has introduced a new bag-in-box for North American e-commerce channels to ship Liquid Tide laundry detergent with greatly increased efficiency. Tim Sykes spoke to some of the creators of the new format. more

Omya is pleased to announce the launch in Europe of Omya Smartfill® 55 - OM, a new functionalized Calcium Carbonate for use in biopolymers and in particular Polylactic Acid (PLA). more

VELOX GmbH, one of Europe's solution providers for the plastics, composites, additives, rubber, paints and coatings industries, introduces a new line of silver dollar based non-leafing aluminium pastes more

EUROPEN and 72 other associations call on European Institutions to ensure free movement of packaging and packaged goods is not undermined by the SUP. more

Fast food lovers are saying Bonjour to crepes and waving goodbye to the humble chip, according to a North East packaging expert. more

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