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Our weekly packaging highlights, featuring a conceptual green design for green fingered applications, an acquisition with big implications for rigid plastics globally, and a German collaboration to explore potential for (edible?) seaweed packaging. Read more

Berry Global Group has completed the acquisition of RPC for a purchase price of approximately $6.5 billion - creating a leading global supplier of valued-added protective solutions and one of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies Read more

Join Bobst and Packaging Europe for a unique experience that offers brand owners hands-on immersion in packaging technology trends and developments with a PACKAGING MASTERCLASS. Read more

At FachPack this September Packaging Europe will be presenting the Sustainable Packaging Summit, exploring contrasting approaches to a Circular Economy in packaging and how to choose the appropriate path Read more

Is your adhesive circular? Is it vegan? Does it add value? Minuscule in relative volume terms but crucial in ensuring the viability of a package, adhesives are often a central consideration in the key challenges that packaging is asked to solve. Read more

Ahead of his keynote at the Global Packaged Summit, PepsiCo VP 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

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Entries to the most important international sustainable packaging competition have smashed last year's record by 60%. As the expert judging panel gets judging, here is the complete list of submissions to the 2019 edition. Read more

Christian Treitel, VP marketing & business strategy at Bosch Packaging Technology, talked to Tim Sykes about the intersections of flexibility, output, sustainability and connectivity driving of R&D in packaging lines today. Read more

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

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