Last year Packaging Europe began to take a closer interest in chemical recycling – not a new concept in itself but one gaining momentum in the context of the challenges of dealing with plastic waste. Libby White takes a look at the progress. Read more

SAICA Pack has collaborated with the Q-Partnership to produce an innovative fish and chip box design. Read more

The Flexible Packaging Association’s report, A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World, highlights the sustainability benefits of flexible packaging. Read more

For 2 years CEFLEX worked quietly on mapping a flexibles circular economy. Now it's ready to share its detailed vision and direction of travel. Tim Sykes was privileged as the first journalist to attend its general meeting – and left deeply impressed Read more


Sustainability is complicated, and when it comes to packaging, it can manifest itself in many ways and on many levels. Read more

DS Smith is trialling what it says is the world’s very first water-resistant, compostable bird box made from recycled cardboard. Read more

The most important global competition promoting sustainable packaging innovation is open for submissions. A short introduction to the biggest Sustainability Awards to date. Read more

On Monday, evian® unveiled evian® (re)new – an in-home water appliance which provides consumers with evian® mineral water at home from the source with what the company claims is a significant reduction in plastic packaging. Read more

K 2019 makes the case for plastics and highlight advances in recycling innovation. Read more

2019 is set to be a key year for the launch of new, more sustainable material structures by plastic converters aiming to comply with the new European Strategy for Plastics – introduced to ensure all plastic packaging is 100% recyclable by 2030. Read more


Europe’s packaging supply chain is under pressure to invest in recycling infrastructure and sustainability measures as China looks set to impose a total ban on recovered paper imports, according to a new report from Rabobank. Read more

In this week’s video news round-up, we look at Tetra Pak’s new connected packaging platform, find out the latest from the much-anticipated Green Fiber paper bottle project, and gather the reactions from various industry bodies to the European Par Read more

How can e-commerce consumer trends boost the adoption of smart and intelligent packaging? How can we make sustainability the core of packaging design? What are the implications for packaging in an omnichannel world? Read more

The way packaging is designed has a major impact on its recyclability. Global food and drink packaging leader Huhtamaki launches blueloop, a new range of recyclable flexible packaging made of mono-material PP, PE and paper. Read more

Submissions to the most serious, rigorous and prestigious international competition for sustainability in packaging open today until 20 May. Read more

Stora Enso is investing EUR 5 million to build a new production line and related infrastructure to manufacture formed fibre products at Hylte Mill in Sweden. Read more

SIG is the first in the industry to enable customers to demonstrate their commitment to responsible aluminium sourcing using the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) certification. Read more

As of April 2019,  organic lolly company LICKALIX will be 'the first iced treat company in the world to introduce plastic free, compostable packaging' with the plastic free trust mark awarded by The Plastic Planet. Read more

The UK's leading retailer Tesco has announced it will start collecting previously unrecyclable plastics to be recycled in ten of its stores. Packaging Europe spoke to trial partner Recycling Technologies about the project. Read more

Two-thirds (67%) of consumers support the idea of a recognisable carbon label to demonstrate that products have been made with a commitment to measuring and reducing their carbon footprint, according to new international research. Read more

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