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Hot drinks in a carton from SIG; breakthrough in paper batteries from BillerudKorsnäs & Uppsala University; and the new bottle from Beatson Clark & Kolibri Drinks with sugar in a dosing cap. more

VELOX GmbH  and its long-term partner SK Chemicals Co. Ltd. are presenting an innovation for plastic packaging applications such as aerosol containers as well as cosmetic and hot fill bottles. more

The British consumer association Which? investigated how much packaging is recycled at different supermarkets across the country, and found that between 71% and 81% of the total packaging was widely recyclable at kerbside. more

As one of the latest manufacturers to sign up to the 2025 UK Plastics Pact, Coveris has outlined its plans to target recyclability, packaging and food waste reduction as part of a new sustainability strategy. more

Due to their fragile nature, susceptibility to bruising and shorter shelf life, weighing fruit and vegetables has been a longstanding challenge for fresh produce packers, with high giveaway prevalent. more

An exclusive Q&A with the newly appointed president of Pro Carton and head of marketing at Mayr-Melnhof Karton. Horst Bittermann talks about the potential for cartonboard packaging as advancements in barrier technology open up new possibilities. more

Faerch Plast UK Ltd has joined forces with three major retailers, Marks and Spencer, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, as well as recycling and waste management giant, Viridor, to put recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging. more

The new hotfill packaging solution from RETAL addresses an industry-wide situation that many people may not be aware of. more

Responding to member concerns and discussions RECOUP have expanded their annual Conference to include a further breakout session on films, pouches and flexibles. more

Tri-Star Packaging has launched a brand new addition to its extensive deli pot range for  the food-to-go sector. more

In an effort to provide a consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy, two international recycling organizations have developed a global definition governing the use of the term “recyclable”. more

London based start-up AEROPOWDER has unveiled pluumo, a new form of sustainable thermal packaging material. more

Demand for new reusable plastic containers) for fresh produce is projected to increase 7.6% per year to $185 million in 2022, making them one of the fastest growing produce packaging products, Freedonia Group reports. more

A Finnish start-up has launched an innovative packaging for liquids that pushes the boundaries of design, cuts costs and helps to save the environment. more

RKW is launching a biodegradable star-sealed bag for organic household waste in Germany. Certified as fully compostable by DIN Certco, it is also the first T-shirt starseal bag available on the market made of more than 50 % from renewable materials. more

Forever Living, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year has reformulated its flagship product range so its aloe vera drinking gels now contain even higher concentrations of aloe. more

The highlights of this week in video format, featuring crispy bacon out of the microwave, films and nets made from fruit and vegetable byproducts and unique identifiers for beverage cans thanks to Blockchain. more

In light of the ENVI Committee’s upcoming vote on the Plastics Strategy on July 10, FEAD, the EU private waste and resource management industry, welcomes MEP Mark Demesmaeker’s draft own-initiative report. more

78 PET recycling facilities located all over Europe were evaluated. The results point to a PET recycling capacity in Europe of 2.1 million tonnes for 2017. more

The Co-op is set to implement the UK’s first plastic bottle deposit scheme, becoming an example for retailers to look back upon when implementing their own schemes, according to GlobalData. more

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