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PepsiCo VP (and Sustainability Awards judge) Chris Daly spoke to Tim Sykes about the environmental challenges for packaged goods and the need to follow a multi-dimensional, long-term roadmap to meet them. Read more

Pressure on the planet’s resources continues to grow, and with it our need for packaging technologies that prevent food waste, particularly for energy-intensive products such as meat. How is flexible packaging catering to this need? Read more

Amcor is today launching AmLite Ultra Recyclable. Thanks to high barrier properties for oxygen and moisture, the new laminate is suitable for ambient products with demanding barrier requirements, such as coffee and personal care sachets. Read more

Smurfit Kappa’s Gérard van den Boogaard discusses the mind-boggling array of variables presented by e-commerce, overturning almost all of the suppositions that have served logistics and tertiary packaging well until now. 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

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

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

HP's video about our successful collaboration, part marketing campaign / part journalistic experiment: to deliver Packaging Europe magazine in multi-version digitally printed boxes, localised for all of our subscribers across Europe. Read more

Last year saw great strides in the construction of a circular economy in plastics, mapping out how to marry design for recycling with a viable market for PCR. But some suggest that even universal recycling of plastics would be no panacea. Read more

Packaging Europe is delighted to announce its partnership with FachPack 2019 to host the fifth annual Sustainability Awards in Nürnberg, Germany on 25 September 2019. Read more

Veolia has been a common denominator in several recent circular economy collaborations. Laurent Auguste discusses the importance of a pre-competitive approach and suggests that less developed countries present an opportunity for reverse innovation Read more

Sustainability director Bertrand Swiderski tells Tim Sykes about Carrefour’s strategy for cutting carbon, food waste and plastics, as well as the role it is playing the launch of the Loop online shopping concept. Read more

The Better Planet Packaging Initiative aims to reimagine and redefine the future of sustainable packaging. As the first of many initiatives, Smurfit Kappa is launching two design challenges, open to designers, engineers, inventors & creative thinkers Read more

The need to move away from linear economy models is focusing minds in the paper innovation on new opportunities for recyclable barrier papers. Dr Dieter Becker of Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH surveys the industry outlook Read more

Our writers share their predictions for the trends that will define the coming year in food and drink packaging. Read more

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Packaging Europe and Smithers Pira are unveiling the product of an exciting new collaboration: a co-branded report produced by Smithers Pira’s experts according to a brief tailored to the needs and preoccupations Packaging Europe’s readership Read more

Rieke made a significant statement for the e-commerce channel in Q4 2018 with the launch of a new portfolio of non-leak trigger and pump dispenser solutions. Tim Sykes visited the company’s Leicester, UK, R&D centre to find out what is driving Rieke’ Read more

We reflect on our unprecedented collaboration with HP and LIC to distribute Packaging Europe in a digitally printed, multi-version corrugated box. HP’s experts and thought leaders in brand innovation to explore the ideas that the project touch upon Read more

This week's big packaging stories: engage in our #unboxingEurope digitally printed customised corrugated experiment; introducing Loop - the new shopping concept using reusable premium packaging; and Smurfit Kappa's sustainable design challenge. Read more

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