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In the wake of Costa Coffee's commitment to recycling the same volume of cups it puts to market, Cambridge Consultants and DS Smith Recycling look at recycling solutions. more

New 'Ambition 2030' goals aim to enable and inspire positive impact on the environment and society while creating value for the company & consumers. P&G's Gian De Belder will outline the packaging implications at Sustainable Packaging Summit on 23/10 more

Efforts to extend the life span of foods have a long history. Ancient tactics relied on nature to prevent food from rotting — freezing meat in arctic conditions and drying fruits in the tropical sun are just two examples. more

To reach its stated goal of becoming three times more efficient by 2030 — dubbed “Factor 3” — Henkel will have to improve its efficiency by an average of 5-6 % per year. more

Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems, the University of Portsmouth reports. more

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has announced that it has published a new report on sustainable packaging, A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World. more

All too often innovations are marketed as ‘green’ based on gains in a single metric, when the complex landscape of ecological challenges requires a holistic approach. The Sustainability Awards 2018 sets out to connect the dots. more

Latest industry data on glass recycling show that the average glass recycling rate in the EU28 is steady at 74%. more

Plastics recycling charity and member-based organisation, RECOUP, will be challenging the delegates at their Plastics Recycling Conference on 27th September 2018 more

This year’s winning entries display excellence in aluminium foil across a wide range of applications including pharmaceutical, food and snack packaging and one which literally does make it much easier to shine LED lighting. more

German plastics packaging producers  continue to expect very good business in the second quarter of 2018, and recycling grows in importance. more

RAP, a manufacturer of food-to-go packaging, has developed the world’s first Modified Atmosphere (MA) RapTray which offers an alternative to full plastic trays and reduces plastic use by 85%. more

Nestlé has announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. more

Ecolean talks to Elisabeth Skoda about their innovations on show at Anuga FoodTec - two new high capacity filling machines with the same footprint, a range of chilled and ambient packs and a whole new take on sustainability. more

AMUT and EREMA invite guests to experience the closed material loop of PET first-hand from 28 to 31 May 2018. more

Ahead of DowDuPont's 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation chair of the judging panel David Luttenberger, global packaging director at Mintel, shares his perspectives on the competition and packaging innovation itself with fellow jury member Tim Sykes more

BioLogiQ, Inc., a bioplastic resin manufacturing company specializing in environmentally friendly plastic products made from renewable resources, has announced that it is launching three new grades of its plant-based plastic, NuPlastiQ® BioPolymers. more

Anders Lindgren of Tetra Recart talks to Tim Sykes at Anuga FoodTec about the growing role of e-grocery and how modern carton solutions provide a resource efficient, renewable packaging alternative tailor-suited for this market. more

Within the packaging industry, sustainability is often focused on the “consumer” side, a market that is set to grow year on year by 3.5% reaching a total value of $997 billion by 2020. more

Uflex Limited has developed a customised formulation that renders barrier packaging for edible-oil re-processable. more

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