News: Recycling

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

29. May 2019 | Recycling

Recyclable high barrier

Propafilm Strata SL With Propafilm Strata SL, Innovia Films has launched a transparent high barrier packaging film, that is recyclabe. According to the company, this film has been designed to be a standalone mono filmic more

22. May 2019 | Recycling

Black, plastic, and fully recyclable

Die Umstellung mehrerer Produkte auf den alternativen schwarzen Farbstoff soll bis Ende des Jahres erfolgen Together with its supplier Ampacet, a global provider of masterbatch, Henkel is developing a new solution for black plastic packaging that is fully recyclable. According to the partners, the more

22. May 2019 | Recycling

Recyclable cosmetics tube

Recyclable cosmetics tube At CosmeticBusiness, a leading European trade fair for the cosmetics industry, Labelprint24, a German manufacturer of packaging material systems, is presenting a recyclable tube made of pure polypropylene. According more

16. May 2019 | Recycling

This cup offers (almost) unlimited pleasure

Cupforma Natura Solo With Cupforma Natura Solo, Stora Enso introduces a renewable paperboard for paper cups. According to the manufacturer, this material is suitable for hot and cold drinking cups, as well as for ice cream packaging. It is produced without a more

14. May 2019 | Recycling

Recyclable flexible packaging with a high barrier

AmLite Ultra Recyclable Amcor has launched AmLite Ultra Recyclable. It is said to be the company's first packaging product made from its sustainable high-barrier polyolefin film. According to the manufacturer, this laminate can more

08. May 2019 | Recycling

Video series about plastic packaging started

RPC Video On its website, RPC Group has put together a series of short videos that aim to give a response to some of the frequently asked questions on plastic packaging. With this series, the packaging more

30. April 2019 | Recycling

Nestlé and Veolia join forces for recycling

The Swiss-based food group Nestlé and the French resource management company Veolia will start a collaboration to work on waste collection, sorting and recycling of plastic material, with a particular emphasis on flexible plastic packaging. Projects more

30. April 2019 | Recycling

All it takes is ideas

Seed Phytonutrients When designing packaging, many different aspects must be taken into account. The carbon footprint is one of those factors on which packaging has a big impact. Need examples? Based on a more

29. April 2019 | Recycling

Another supplier to offer grass paper labels

Grass paper labels Another service provider has added grass paper as a sustainable material to its portfolio. AstroNova from Dietzenbach, Germany - European headquarters of AstroNova, USA - now offers grass paper labels in its Product Identification division. It is said to more

27. April 2019 | Economy

A new food packaging provider

Topac, which is part of the Bertelsmann Printing Group, is a manufacturer of print products and cardboard packaging, and is now also more

24. April 2019 | Recycling

Kaufland will rely on reusable crates in Europe

Reusable crates When it comes to fruit and vegetables, German retail group Kaufland will be using reusable crates instead of disposable boxes all over Europe. The company has been selling fruit and vegetables in its more

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