News: Recycling

17. July 2019 | Recycling

Germans like sustainability when shopping online

According to a YouGov survey commissioned by Trusted Shops, 60 percent of Germans appreciate ecological and social sustainability aspects when shopping on the WWW. One out of five responded that they would be willing to pay more for this. And more

16. July 2019 | Recycling

Milk packaging 100 % recyclable by 2025

The New Zealand based dairy company Fonterra is committed to making all its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. The cooperative also aims to stop more

10. July 2019 | Recycling

FEFPEB welcomes changes in EU's recycling targets

The European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) has welcomed changes to the European Union’s Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive that affect how more

10. July 2019 | Recycling

Fraunhofer IVV participating in EU plastics project

CreaSolv The multidisciplinary research project "Circular Plastics Network for Training" (C-PlaNeT) was approved in May 2019 within the framework of the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019 Calls for European Joint Doctorates, with funding of almost 4 million euros. In more

10. July 2019 | Recycling

Flexible packaging from post-consumer recycled plastic

Pioneer Project Mondi Group, a global provider in packaging and paper, led Project Proof, a Pioneer Project facilitated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). The project reportedly has created a more

08. July 2019 | Recycling

Ineos and Theo Müller partnering in chemical recycling

Styrenics company Ineos Styrolution and German dairy products provider Theo Müller group of companies are to collaborate on developing a circular solution for polystyrene based on chemical recycling more

03. July 2019 | Recycling

Less plastic in the freezer

Pouch with mono film made of PE Agrarfrost, a German producer of frozen produce, is now selling its products in pouches containing a lower percentage of plastic. Thus the company plans to save more than more

28. June 2019 | Recycling

Leightweight packages for Mexican dairy

Media Crema in Air Aseptic Sweden-based company Ecolean has partnered with Alpura to add aseptic flexible packages to the Mexico-based dairy group's product line. Now, the cooking cream Media Crema is available in more

26. June 2019 | Events

Cibus Tec is sold out now

According to its organizers of Koeln Parma Exhibitions, food technology fair Cibus Tec 2019 will have 30% more exhibitors and 25% more exhibition area, and it is practically sold out 4 months before more

26. June 2019 | Recycling

Correctly mark degradable plastic carrier bags

The German federal environmental ministry (Bundesumweltministerium; BMU) has rejected the EU draft for marking biodegradable plastic carrier bags. "We are relieved more

25. June 2019 | Economy

KraussMaffei investing in Germany

KraussMaffei Berstorff is planning for the future in Germany and will build a new plant for extrusion technology. At the beginning of June, the company signed a rental contract with more

20. June 2019 | Recycling

Banana leaves replace plastics

Banana leaves replace plastics According to a media report, there are supermarkets in Asia that make use of banana leaves instead of plastic packaging. It reportedly started at more

18. June 2019 | Recycling

Design for Recycling: Minimum standards consultation process

2019: A turning point for the world of packaging In Germany, the Central Packaging Register (Zentrale Stelle Verpackungsregister; ZSVR) has launched the consultation process for establishing minimum standards for specifying design for more

17. June 2019 | Events

Save the date: Sustainable Packaging in Boston on 10-11 July

On 10 and 11 July, two interrelated packaging events will be taking place in Boston, Massachusetts/USA. The first event on 10 July is the 5th international more

13. June 2019 | Recycling | Innovation

Spouted pouches made from one material

Mono-material spouted pouches Dow and Menshen, manufacturer of caps, closures and single-serve capsules, introduced the new transformative Reverse Spout Sealing Technology. This technology is said to enable the production of more

12. June 2019 | Recycling

First PE film label made of recycled material

The PE film labels consists of 100 percent reclaimed material, i.e., recycled polyethylene This is said to be the first PE film label made of 100 percent reclaimed material, i.e., of recycled polyethylene. It was developed and implemented by German printing company schäfer-etiketten and more

12. June 2019 | Recycling

Boxon starting pilot sustainability project

Starting in June, Big Bag users can drop FIBC (= Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers) purchased from Boxon free-of-charge at the countrywide collection centers of German company RIGK. The purpose of this partnership is to allow companies to use this return more

04. June 2019 | Recycling

New Olive Oil pouch launched

Pouch-up for olive oil Smurfit Kappa has recently launched a new stand-up pouch for olive oil. Part of its Pouch-Up portfolio, the new pouch is available as a 1.5L unit, and weighs 17 times less than its glass counterpart, more

29. May 2019 | Recycling

Study: Reducing the use of disposable cups in three years

Single-use coffee cups Germans use 2.8 billion disposable cups for hot drinks annually, or 34 cups per person. Often, these cups and their lids are carelessly disposed of or fall from trash bins, ending up in nature. A current more

29. May 2019 | Recycling

DS Smith partners with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

UK-based packaging provider DS Smith has signed an agreement to become a Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The partnership reportedly aims to accelerate the company’s circular more

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