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In 2017, Unilever made an industry leading commitment to ensure that all its plastic packaging will be designed to be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. Packaging Europe delves into the strategy Unilever is taking to achieve its goals more

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Avery Dennison hosts a round table discussing the challenges around recycling in the label industry. Featuring Corey Reardon (AWA), Vincent Mooij (SUEZ circpack) and Jenny Wassenaar & Pascale Wautelet of Avery Dennison. Tim Sykes moderates more

Businesses will pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste, under a major new UK Government strategy unveiled by the Environment Secretary today. more

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“Biomass is the key ingredient that a plastics circular economy must rely on.” Tim Sykes reports on a European Bioplastics conference that was preoccupied with issues around end of life. more

Sustainability Awards 2018 sponsor Rockwell Automation explains how harnessing the efficiencies from automation and the data from connected machines can drive improvements in the environmental performance of plants, supply chains and enterprises more

Another major beer brand has innovated to replace plastic aggregation rings in its packaging portfolio. Mexican brand Corona has become the first global beer brand to use an aggregator based made from plant-based biodegradable fibres more

The European Bioplastics Conference takes place next week in Berlin. Ahead of the annual, industry-defining summit, Tim Sykes caught up with Hasso von Pogrell to discuss the latest advances in bio-based polymers and their growing impact on packaging more

At FachPack printing specialist Domino discusses coding for compliance in the life sciences industry in the context of the Falsified Medicines Directive and the broader needs of safety and security across the pharmaceutical / medical supply chain more

As Black Friday merges into Cyber Monday we focus on Amazon's and Procter and Gamble's Tide brand's efforts to optimise packaging functionality and minimise waste for the e-commerce channel more

P&G has introduced a new bag-in-box for North American e-commerce channels to ship Liquid Tide laundry detergent with greatly increased efficiency. Tim Sykes spoke to some of the creators of the new format. 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

At Scanpack in Gothenburg Jon Bagiu introduces FlexLink's automation technologies for the food industry, driven by food safety, shorter lead times and reduced floor space. 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

The most prestigious sustainability competition for packaging innovation reached its culmination in Gothenburg last week. Here are the photographic highlights of Sustainability Awards 2018 more

The latest in our Fachpack video series: Heuft's Product Manager Anton Diehl talks about the benefits of the company's unique pulsed X-ray technology, which allows to carefully and precisely check the integrity of product and packaging. more

Graeme Smith of Mondi addresses the goals for sustainable packaging and the need for the whole value chain to embrace the responsibility for bringing through a new generation of resource-efficient, recyclable solutions. more

The number of polymers in packaging means raising recycling rates in a single collection stream demands better identification / sorting of plastics. Increasing interest and investment focuses on two technologies: UV tracers and digital watermarking more

As the world wrestles with the relationship of packaging to the environment, Smurfit Kappa has been rethinking its own engagement with sustainability. Arco Berkenbosch speaks about the challenges and SK's new, radically outward-facing approach more

There is a great deal of interest in graphene nanotubes in packaging, where the strength and anti-conductive properties of coatings offer potential downgauging and anti-static applications more

This week's video features Amcor's breakthrough launch of a polyolefin high-barrier film platform that's recyclable in existing streams and matches performance of existing multi-material substrates across a range of ambient & retortable applications. more

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