Thomas Weber, Content Manager at ATS-Tanner Banding Systems AG puts the case forward for banding as a resource-efficient, sustainable solution to the plastic waste issue. Read more

Danone today announced the launch of Track & Connect – a service that it says gives greater transparency on a product’s farm-to-fork journey. Read more

Evolution of store formats and the opening of transition economies will drive increased demand according to the latest research from Smithers. Read more

Zanders' new Zanbarrier NGR product reportedly offers a 100% natural barrier against oil and grease without the use of chemicals. Read more

BASF and Fabbri Group say that their new compostable cling film is the “ideal combination of breathability, mechanical performance, and aesthetics”. Read more

By using different material and packaging concepts, manufacturers can make an important contribution to meeting current market demands regarding sustainable packaging solutions, according to Danny Köppl of MULTIVAC Read more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a manufacturer of fibre-based materials, has announced the development of LamiBak, a new range of release base papers. Read more

Trinseo has partnered with CEDAP to advance the implementation of recycled polystyrene (PS) used in food packaging applications. Read more

Coveris will be launching a recyclable lightweight sandwich skillet at Packaging Innovations 2020. Read more

Ball Corporation is launching a new impact extruded aluminium bottle line that it says provides a circular solution to plastic pollution. Read more

Kompuestos, a producer of sustainable plastic compounds, has developed a bioplastic made entirely from potato starch which reportedly biodegrades in four weeks. Read more

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into a recyclable, biodegradable packaging material. Read more

Tesco will replace plastic-wrapped multipacks with plastic-free multibuys on tinned food – reportedly eliminating 350 tonnes of plastic. Read more

What makes PulPac's innovative dry moulding technology stand out? Read more

Placon was recently announced as the winner of three WorldStar awards in the Household, Medical & Pharmaceutical, and Food categories. Read more

In a recent interview, the new EU Commissioner for Environment considered the implications of a general ban on plastic packaging. Read more

Circulytics, Nestlé, value chain collaborations – it’s been a busy week for the packaging industry. Catch up on the biggest stories from the past five days. Read more

Oatly, a producer of oat-based food products, has partnered with Stanpac on its new sustainable ice cream packaging. Read more

Nestlé today announced that it will invest up to €1.68 billion to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions. Read more

A closer look at Apeel – an innovative plant-derived solution that slows down the rate of water loss and oxidation in perishable foods. Read more

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Joe Franses of Coca-Cola European Partners chats to Tim Sykes about the different approaches the iconic brand is taking to eliminate packaging waste and reduce environmental footprints

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