Last year Packaging Europe began to take a closer interest in chemical recycling – not a new concept in itself but one gaining momentum in the context of the challenges of dealing with plastic waste. Libby White takes a look at the progress. Read more

The Flexible Packaging Association’s report, A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World, highlights the sustainability benefits of flexible packaging. Read more

For 2 years CEFLEX worked quietly on mapping a flexibles circular economy. Now it's ready to share its detailed vision and direction of travel. Tim Sykes was privileged as the first journalist to attend its general meeting – and left deeply impressed Read more

Markem-Imaje launches laser printer designed to save capital and operating expenditures by reducing number of lasers needed to print and score across a wide film web while increasing coding speed and uptime. Read more


Sustainability is complicated, and when it comes to packaging, it can manifest itself in many ways and on many levels. Read more

Europe’s packaging supply chain is under pressure to invest in recycling infrastructure and sustainability measures as China looks set to impose a total ban on recovered paper imports, according to a new report from Rabobank. Read more

How can e-commerce consumer trends boost the adoption of smart and intelligent packaging? How can we make sustainability the core of packaging design? What are the implications for packaging in an omnichannel world? Read more

The paper and board manufacturing industry, as well as converting sectors including the tissue industry, have published completely rewritten voluntary ‘Food Contact Guidelines for the Compliance of Paper and Board Materials and Articles’. Read more

The way packaging is designed has a major impact on its recyclability. Global food and drink packaging leader Huhtamaki launches blueloop, a new range of recyclable flexible packaging made of mono-material PP, PE and paper. Read more

Xeikon announces its digital printing solution for pouches. This latest innovation has been developed for consumer goods markets – food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Read more

Submissions to the most serious, rigorous and prestigious international competition for sustainability in packaging open today until 20 May. Read more

London brand and packaging design agency Straight Forward Design spearheads a new campaign for Skittles to mark Pride 2019. Read more

As of April 2019,  organic lolly company LICKALIX will be 'the first iced treat company in the world to introduce plastic free, compostable packaging' with the plastic free trust mark awarded by The Plastic Planet. Read more

The UK's leading retailer Tesco has announced it will start collecting previously unrecyclable plastics to be recycled in ten of its stores. Packaging Europe spoke to trial partner Recycling Technologies about the project. Read more

Tubettificio Favia is proud to present the latest addition to its collapsible aluminium tubes range: ToBeNaturAl, the completely green evolution of ToBeUnique. Read more

Schur Flexibles Group, a leading international provider of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions, has acquired 100 percent of Sweden-based flexible packaging specialist Scandiflex Pac AB. Read more

Look around you, plastics is the new enemy. Brands, retailers and consumers are demanding we change the way we pack today. Waste reduction, recyclability and composability are turning from buzzwords to business fundamentals. Read more

Brand empowerment specialist API Group will preview its new range of hot foils for luxury drinks packaging at Pack & Spirit in Reims as it continues to focus on delivering cutting edge brand enhancement products that deliver maximum shelf impact. Read more

The 14 expert judges represent a global perspective across the fields of design, engineering, retail, converting and academia, from organisations including Amazon, Bemis, Mintel, P&G - and Packaging Europe. Read more

In this week's weekly video news roundup, we look at trends and developments in the pouch market from lightweighting to recyclability, find out about a new mobility aid masterbatch and explore the dangers of simplistic media messages for packaging. Read more

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

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