Industry News

Here you can find a handpicked selection of the big stories and latest updates for professionals involved in all things related to packaging covering issues around sustainabilty, design, innovations, technology and product launches.

COVID-19 slows Europe's "already sluggish" single-use plastics ban adoptions

The transposition of the EU Single-Use Plastic Directive (SUPD) into domestic law has stalled in most European countries, largely due to COVID-19-induced disruptions.

O-I:Expressions delivers customised limited-edition Bacardi bottle

Bacardi has chosen O-I:Expressions bottle customisation service, enabled by digital printing, to create a limited edition bottle.

Amazon fulfills pledge to eradicate single-use plastic packaging in India

Amazon has announced the elimination of all single-use plastic packaging across its more than 50 fulfilment centres in India.

Garnier announce 'Green Beauty' initiative for end-to-end sustainability

Global beauty products giant L’Oreal is to implement use of zero virgin plastic and make all packaging reusable and recyclable for its Garnier brand.

NoodlPlus get packaging redesign from Path

Design consultancy Path has partnered with Westmill Foods to create the branding for NoodlPlus.

NGOs raise concerns over plastic waste-to-fuel

Could converting fossil plastics to fuels be part of the solution to the plastic industry’s environmental and waste management issues? Not according to Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) and the Rethink Plastic Alliance…

Over 125 health experts defend safety of reusables during COVID-19 pandemic

Over 125 health experts from 19 countries signed onto a statement today assuring retailers and consumers that reusables are safe during COVID-19, pushing back on claims by the plastic industry.

Amazon Announces $2 Billion Climate Pledge Fund

Amazon has announced The Climate Pledge Fund to support the development of sustainable technologies and services that will enable Amazon and other companies to meet The Climate Pledge—a commitment to be net zero carbon by 2040.

Diageo whiskey brand’s rPET switch wipes out 1000 tons of virgin plastic

Alcoholic beverage giant Diageo North America has launched 100 percent recycled PET (rPET) bottles for its Seagram’s 7 Crown American whiskey brand across all formats (1.75 l, 750 ml, 375 ml and 200 ml).

Andrex to use 30% recycled plastic in its packaging

Kimberly-Clark have announced that it’s Andrex brand will now use 30% of recycled plastic in packaging.  

Industry calls for ban on oxo-degradable plastics

A group of trade associations and environmental charity  Greenpeace has called on the government to implement a total ban in the UK on so-called oxo-degradable plastics.

Mondelez launch Philadelphia tub created from recycled plastic after collaboration

Mondelēz and Berry Global have announced their collaboration on the packaging for Philadelphia using advanced recycling technology. 

Fears that oil price crash could damage the plastic recycling industry

The global pandemic of Coronavirus has caused a crash in oil prices, which has led to plastic recycling facilities struggling to stay afloat.  

ProAmpac launches tamper-evident foodservice delivery bags amid e-commerce boom

Flexible packaging company ProAmpac has invented CurbSafe, a foodservice delivery bag. The latest packaging innovation caters to the retail and e-commerce sector, which has seen a surge in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nestlé unveils recyclable paper wrapper for Smarties chocolate bar

Nestlé has taken another yet step toward more eco-friendly packaging, as it has launched its Smarties chocolate bar in a recyclable paper wrapper.

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