Espoo-based VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is investing €1.5 million into its CelluloseFilms pilot facility, where it produces renewable cellulose films designed to replace conventional plastic ones in packaging.
The unprecedented number of Extended Producer Responsibility legislation that has been greenlighted since the advent of 2023 across Europe no doubt signals a new level of environmental awareness on a governmental, rather than merely social level.
The global plastics processor is out with its latest environmental, social and governance report.
This week, consulting firm Kearney released their study "No Silver Bullet", assessing the impact of three circularity solutions in the Informal Eating Out (IEO) sector.
Getting a handle on sustainable packaging choices can be bewilderingly difficult. The new Ecoview tool offers support in making informed packaging decisions
Helsinki, Finland - Material innovation startup Sulapac has introduced a new bio-based alternative for hard plastics, including ABS, as part of its expanded portfolio for cosmetics and beauty packaging.
In the op-ed below, Olivier Morel, Product Development Manager, Domino Printing Sciences, discusses how, with the right ink choice, brands can ensure that their product labelling will support, and not hinder, recycling efforts.
PE supplier Nova Chemicals Corporation has launched a new mechanically recycled HDPE grade sourced from natural HDPE milk jugs that, says the company, is highly suitable for flexible and rigid food packaging applications.
At Plastindia 2023, exhibitors said they expected extended producer responsibility policies to benefit the plastics recycling sector.
Flexible packaging expert ProAmpac, headquartered in the USA, recently announced the European launch of its patent-pending addition to its ProActive Recyclable series of polyethylene-based films.
Well in advance of the July 2024 deadline set by EU regulations, United Caps has announced the launch of its patent-pending 23 H-PAK tethered closure, especially developed for carton packaging.
Neste and ILLIG have joined together in an attempt to promote more sustainable thermoformed packaging options, the companies have announced.
We need a fundamental revaluing of plastic in a world in which there is no silver bullet. Plastic has run unchecked and unregulated for 150 years. Many good things are happening, but with stringent regulation - through the entire product life cycle from concept through production, distribution and disposal – real change will happen.
A new projection by the consulting firm's packaging practice shows recycled PET demand soaring in comparison to expected supply as corporate sustainability goals kick in.