Plaswood, a brand of Berry Global, has manufactured and delivered the UK’s first picnic bench made from plastic recovered from a riverbed.
An innovative school educational programme that teaches children about the importance of sustainable packaging and the circular economy has won the Information and Education category at the 2019 European Paper Recycling Awards.
The confectionery and baked goods segment is an excellent example of the important impact packaging can have on consumer decisions at the point of sale (POS). Almost no other industry benefits as strongly from seasonal trade, which depends considerably on packaging. And there are many occasions that call for colourful special editions: Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Halloween. From year to year, trademark owners and packaging manufacturers outdo one another with new ideas for products, flavours and designs, all in accordance with customer demands. Because variety, after all, is what consumers desire above all else. Launching new and innovative products is one of the key success factors in the industry.
In an interview in "Die Welt" the new EU Commissioner for Environment, Virginijus Sinkevicius, thinks aloud about a general ban on plastic packaging in Europe. The IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen considers this idea to be counterproductive and calls on the EU Commissioner to do more to ensure that plastic packaging in Europe does not end up in landfills but is recycled.
Syntegon Technology is the new name among the market leaders in the processing and packaging industry. Known as Bosch Packaging Technology until late 2019, the former Bosch division today presented itself as an independent enterprise at the company headquarters in Waiblingen (Germany).
Tokyo-based 50-50 joint venture DNP • SIG Combibloc Co., Ltd has announced that pioneering dairy manufacturer Moriyama is the first customer in Japan to run commercial production using SIG filling technology and the first to offer premium ready-to-drink (RTD) products in SIG carton packs locally filled in Japan.
According to the preliminary figures published by the Ucima Research Department, the sector has continued to grow during 2019 (up 1.8% on 2018), reporting positive performances both in Italy and in foreign markets.
Brand design agency Vault49 reveals the identity and visual language for slime brand Moon Cotton, including full un-boxing experience for the direct to consumer brand. The brand was so compelling, the first batch of nine flavors sold out on their first day.
Tetra Pak, together with its supplier Braskem, has become the first company in the food and beverage industry to responsibly source plant-based polymers using the Bonsucro standards for sustainable sugar cane. This move is yet another reinforcement of the company’s commitment to drive ethical and responsible business practices across global supply chains, while lowering the carbon footprint of its packaging.
The 14th European Bioplastics Conference took place on 3 and 4 of this month. Once again, the event lived up to its reputation as the leading business and networking platform for the global bioplastics industry. The event, with a strong focus on growth and innovation, was sold-out and brought together 400 senior executives from across the bioplastics value chain, including brands, policy makers, academia, producers and NGOs.