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Member of Parliament for North Swindon, Justin Tomlinson, and Adrian Griffiths, CEO, Recycling Technologies, today opened Recycling Technologies’ new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Stirling Court, Swindon. more

EUROPEN and 72 other associations call on European Institutions to ensure free movement of packaging and packaged goods is not undermined by the SUP. more

Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging vendor incentive program has landed in Europe. Tim Sykes spoke with Dr Kim Houchens, Amazon’s director, Customer Packaging Experience, to discuss the aims and far-reaching implications of this initiative. more

WRAP has published its The UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025, outlining  key actions businesses should take to help curb pollution caused by plastic packaging by moving plastics from being a single-use disposable material to a valued resource. more

DS Smith Plastics Bilzen has designed a returnable pack that fits inside reusable crates and can be stacked without a crate. The innovation was launched at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg in Germany. more

Priority for fully recyclable PET bottles: when the German Packaging Law comes into effect on January 1, 2019, the new legislation will set down binding rules to increase recycling quotas. more

The IRI’s European Shopper Insights Survey says environmental considerations occupy significant mind-space in European consumers. However, both overall levels of concern for sustainability and the focus of those concerns vary from country to country more

Doneck Network's newly certified printing ink series (DIN EN 13432) are suited to the printing of food packaging and tissue products made of paper and film. more

Two biopolymer scientists talk about creating a plastic substitute more

Petainer is launching its new 30L and 20L Slimline petainerKeg Hybrid kegs at this year’s Brau Beviale - Hall 4 / 4-137.  The new formats complement the standard 20L Hybrid which is already in use around the world. more

Elisabeth Skoda looks at key trends in area of closures and dispensing systems, and explores how key industry players are working to address challenges such as convenience, sustainability and connectivity. more

Following the announcement that 250 major stakeholders have signed up to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s groundbreaking pledge, Tim Sykes spoke to Sander Defruyt (lead, New Plastics Economy initiative) about the vision and its practical implications more

Around 150 participants gathered information about new and further developments in PET packaging systems at KHS Corpoplast's innovation event this year in Hamburg. more

pokito is a robust, British designed and manufactured reusable cup that can be collapsed before and after use and slipped into your pocket, handbag or briefcase. more

Elopak is taking a step forward with sustainable packaging and launching aseptic Pure-Pak® cartons made with Natural Brown Board. more

In line with its commitment to actively lead the way towards a more resource efficient society, Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) has issued a strong endorsement of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). more

At All4Pack (stand 7B 106), Aegg will be launching several new lines of food packaging, including its innovatively designed PP plastic sauce/ soup pots. more

In order to counteract the amount of waste being produced, Constantia Flexibles developed a new, more sustainable packaging line named Ecolutions. more

A comment piece by Noel Morrin, EVP and head of sustainability at Stora Enso. more

Libby White asks Clark Ensminger, Market Development Manager, Cosmetic Packaging, Eastman Chemical Company, how collaboration and packaging design leveraging on the capabilities of new materials results in a more sustainable solution. more

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