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Research at Cranfield University is working to understand the potential recovery of valuable chemicals from plastic-containing waste which is not currently recycled. more

Ahead of FachPack one of Germany's leading packaging voices, Dr Thomas Reiner (chair of the dvi, CEO of Berndt+ Partner and 2018 Sustainability Awards judge), speaks to Elisabeth Skoda about the environmental challenges facing the industry more

Mondi recently launched a speciality kraft paper grade – Advantage Formable brown – whose unique properties allow symmetrical stretch. more

Mondi, the global packaging and paper group, will highlight BarrierPack Recyclable, its fully recyclable plastic laminate for pre-made pouches and FFS roll stock, along with other innovative products more

Colep has collaborated with Henkel to deliver light weight tinplate cans for the brand owner’s professional hair styling brand Syoss. more

An independent industry survey has revealed that advances in manufacturing has had the biggest influence on packaging over the last 30 years, but sustainability will be key to future trends. more

Leading UK sandwich packaging designer and manufacturer, RAP, has launched a new range produced entirely from agricultural waste. more

Ampacet has developed carbon black-free masterbatch solutions that can help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint by providing a second life for black plastic packaging. more

Pro Carton – the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers – has called for an update on the 3 Rs of Recycling – updating the waste hierarchy to respond to today’s packaging conundrum. more

By 2025 100% of soft drinks plastic packaging is to be recyclable with PET bottles containing a minimum of 25% recycled content on average. more

A Plastic Free Aisle is being recreated at a global packaging conference in London.  The brainchild of international environmental campaign group A Plastic Planet, the Aisle will include products such as tea, coffee, chocolate, dairy and bread. more

Frozen food specialist Iceland has introduced plastic-free packaging for its pre-packed bananas - a decision that reflects the core of the waste vs resource efficiency dilemma facing the industry more

RPC bpi protec demonstrates its commitment to environmental stewardship with a barrier film that delivers an oxygen and water vapour barrier, can incorporate recycled material and is fully recyclable more

Revealing the winners of the prestigious Awards for Packaging Innovation! Packaging Europe’s Tim Sykes, a member of the global judging panel that assembled in Houston to scrutinise the entries, looks back on the competition and its deserving winners more

Setting minimum targets for recycled content in food packaging may sound like a good idea, but could lead to overall less efficient use of resources if material types and their applications are not carefully considered, cautions Richard McKinlay more

Packaging Europe has announced the top four submissions in each of the six categories of the Sustainability Awards 2018, as judged by the seventeen-strong, independent jury representing the breadth of the European packaging value chain. more

After almost four years of development, Mondi and Werner & Mertz will introduce a new, patented innovation in 2019: a 100-percent recyclable pouch with detachable decorative panels. more

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, will be presenting a range of innovative sustainable packaging solutions designed specifically for luxury and creative applications at Luxe Pack 2018. more

Announcing the finalists in the last of our six categories: ‘Driving the Circular Economy’, which celebrates innovations in recycling or reusable packaging systems; initiatives promoting increase in recycling rates or nurtures demand for recyclate more

The big reveal continues with the 5th of 6 categories in the Sustainability Awards 2018. Here we announce the judges' top four entries that have developed or applied bio-materials with significant positive impact on the environment. more

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