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Together forever
20 October, 2020
Brands overlook the importance of innovative closures to their detriment,...
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The New Plastics Economy Initiative 20 October, 2020 The New Plastics Economy Initiative, from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has been at the heart of initiatives to improve plastic recycling so that it does not end up in the oceans or...

WORLD MARKET LEADERS TAKE CLIMATE PROTECTION SERIOUSLY: NEW INITIATIVE TO REPLACE FOSSIL WITH RENEWABLE CARBON WANTS TO CHANGE THE FOUNDATION OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY 06 October, 2020 Eleven leading companies from six countries founded the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) in September 2020 under the leadership of nova-Institute (Germany). The aim of the initiative...

Lockdown brings labels into the light 06 October, 2020 Consumer interest in product labelling has grown sharply in recent years, particularly when it comes to the food and beverage market. Producers are required to include more...

Lead the charge 22 September, 2020 With the world stumbling to a crisis point in its flagrant use of plastic, especially single-use, a drastic change in direction is needed. Multinationals are leading the way in...

Unbox the future 22 September, 2020 While polystyrene is 100% recyclable, its potential as a recyclable material is not yet fully exploited. Styrenic Circular Solutions is looking to jump-start recycling rates and...

Connectivity with the consumer: The Honest Company’s formula for growth 07 September, 2020 In his third year as the CEO of Honest, consumer-goods veteran Nick Vlahos has big plans for the fast-growing maker of baby and beauty products

LOOP – THE ZERO WASTE SHOPPING PLATFORM LAUNCHES IN THE UK WITH FOUNDING RETAIL PARTNER TESCO 25 August, 2020 Loop is designed to address the world’s reliance on single-use packaging by closing the loop on waste and creating a circular economy. Loop partners with brands and retailers to...

The European recycling landscape—the quiet before the storm? 25 August, 2020 Before plastics recycling in Europe can scale up, the industry needs to overcome sizable obstacles. Our survey helps illustrate what companies can do to achieve their...

How Asia’s largest pharma is leveraging its values to navigate the COVID-19 crisis 11 August, 2020 Christophe Weber, CEO of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, discusses challenges
to globalization, principles in the face of crises, and new opportunities when companies pull...

Kimberly-Clark new sustainability strategy 10 August, 2020 Kimberly-Clark announced its new 2030 sustainability strategy that will address key social and environmental challenges of the next decade and improve the lives and wellbeing of...

Understanding and shaping consumer behavior in the next normal 28 July, 2020 Consumer beliefs and behaviors are changing fast. To keep up with—and perhaps even influence—those changes, companies must leverage deep consumer insights.

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Lucozade Ribena Suntory's new packaging line at Coleford factory revisited 28 July, 2020 Earlier in the year, Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) opened a new £13 million line at its Coleford Factory. The investment into the factory delivers a 40% reduction on water and...

Cardboard Perforators – Offering a Sustainable Future for eCommerce 14 July, 2020 Buying and selling online has never been easier and with eCommerce growing from strength to strength, Mark Harper of HSM investigates and questions the sustainability issues around use...

Shaping the next normal of packaging beyond COVID-19 13 July, 2020 As packaging companies emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, they need to readjust their focus and raise their game—while negotiating ongoing shifts in the industry.
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Paper; the people's choice 30 June, 2020 Results of a new European survey reveal that paper-based packaging is favoured for being better for the environment, as consumers become increasingly conscious of their packaging...

StormBrands 30 June, 2020 Jonny Westcar, managing director of StormBrands global branding and creative agency spoke with Matthew Rogerson about the current market changes and trends that are developing...

Subject to requirements 15 June, 2020 Pharmaceutical materials each have unique packaging requirements, and there are also a number of processes and systems to consider that can help to minimise delays and ensure...

Packaging Europe: susceptible, but not immune, to coronavirus disruptions 15 June, 2020 The packaging sector in Europe has overall low exposure to the coronavirus
pandemic, but some companies are more vulnerable than others. Some non-paper packaging manufacturers...

LX610e Pro & LX600e: the new dream team for the production of short runs of high-quality labels 08 June, 2020 DTM Print, international OEM and solution provider for specialty printing systems, recently announced the EMEA sales start of the two newest colour label printers of US...


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