A network for prime movers: the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform brings together companies and initiatives proactively engaged in creating a circular European economy. It was set up by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee with the declared goal of closing material cycles and thus putting in place a firm foundation for a more sustainable future.
The Ferrero Group shares its latest updates on its commitment for 100% of packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The latest updates include a raft of new activities and collaborations including Nutella joining forces with Loop and Carrefour in Paris, France for a new 10-store reuse pilot scheme, Ferrero becoming a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation - taking part in the New Plastics Economy (NPEC) Initiative, as well as new recyclable packaging for Kinder Happy Hippo and a new alliance with 4evergreen.
In agreement with its partners in associations and the industry, and with the trade fair advisory committee, Messe Düsseldorf has decided to cancel both interpack and components 2021, scheduled to take place from 25 February to 3 March, due to the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
On October 16th 2020, the 8th All in Print China successfully concluded at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). With the support from exhibitors, visitors, associations, media partners and all other industry colleagues, All in Print China 2020 presented the latest innovations and gave strong confidence to the international printing industry.
Hosted by Nulogy, the leading provider of agile supply chain solutions, the new board met online to discuss key trends, issues and challenges facing the industry in the UK and continental Europe.
Jointly addressing the problem of plastic waste: Together with 28 other major global businesses, Henkel endorsed a business manifesto calling on governments to negotiate and agree on a United Nations (UN) treaty on plastic pollution. The businesses’ call to action comes ahead of the 5th Session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA5) and as a new report co-authored by the WWF, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Boston Consulting Group outlines the necessity of such a binding international agreement to address plastic pollution.
plastship, a platform for the procurement and quality assurance of recycled plastics, and RecyClass, an initiative to improve the recyclability of packaging, combine their offerings. Manufacturers and distributors of plastic packaging can thus meet the growing consumer demand for more sustainability by using RecyClass, an evaluation standard for recyclability developed from the perspective of European plastics recyclers.
After an overall satisfactory market development in the first half of 2020, the deliveries of aluminum tubes and, in particular, aluminum aerosol cans to the German market are now significantly declining.
Aluminium foil deliveries inside Europe stayed relatively strong thanks to more demand for some gauges used in packaging application, during the current pandemic. Exports continued to decline due to lockdowns in many economies and disrupted supply chains. Total deliveries were down 4.5% in Q2, compared to 2019, at 234,000 tonnes. The first six months of this year saw production fall 2.0%, to 476,000 tonnes, according to figures just released by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).
On September 8, 2020, Vladislav Shapsha, a Provisional Governor of the Kaluga Region, officially launched the plant for the production of sanitary tissue products of Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC (Vorsino industrial park, a subsidiary of Arkhangelsk PPM JSC, part of Pulp Mill Holding, the Austrian-German group).