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Navigating Flexible Packaging’s Many Paths to a Circular Economy
04.15.2021

The diverse range of flexible packaging products has made it hard to find the best circular path for some of society’s trickiest waste streams, but a clearer way forward is starting to emerge for the...

New Sustainable Packaging Will Extend Guacamole’s Shelf Life by 15% Thanks to Labels and Additives Extracted From the Avocado Itself
04.14.2021

When avocados are processed for use in food items, the amount of waste produced can account for more than 45% of the total weight of the avocado. In order to make use of this waste...

NOVA Chemicals Surpasses 65% Completion of its Growth Projects in Ontario, Targets 2022 Start-Up
04.12.2021

NOVA Chemicals Corporation announced its second Advanced SCLAIRTECH™ technology (AST) unit and the third phase of the Corunna Cracker Expansion Project have each safely surpassed 65% completion. The first of eight electrical substations were safely...

LyondellBasell Launches Family of Circulen Products to Advance Circular Solutions
04.12.2021

LyondellBasell announced the launch of a suite of products under the name Circulen enabling brand owners to improve the sustainability of consumer products. This announcement marks the next step in LyondellBasell delivering on its sustainability...

American Packaging Corporation Joins Circular Great Lakes to Actively Combat Plastic Waste and Pollution
04.09.2021

American Packaging Corporation (APC) announced it has joined Circular Great Lakes as a corporate activation partner, a regional initiative led by the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR). Through the initiative, APC and other...

BillerudKorsnäs’ Annual and Sustainability Report 2020
04.08.2021

BillerudKorsnäs’ Annual and Sustainability Report has been published on the company’s website.

Sphere Group Acquires UK Flexible Packaging Firm Sarpak
04.08.2021

European household packaging company The Sphere Group is strengthening its position in the UK, with the acquisition, by its subsidiary Alfaplas, of South Wale sustainable flexible packaging manufacturer Sarpak. Sarpak employs 53 people at its...

Continued Innovations in Sustainable Packaging
04.07.2021

Defining what constitutes an advancement in sustainability is harder than it seems at first glance because the scope needs to be defined. What one person might categorize as a sustainable advancement might be rudimentary from...

Conrad Mendoza – Memo From Asia: It’s Time to do More Than Check the Box on Ocean Plastic
04.07.2021

Plastics pollution in the world’s oceans: Most of us were at least somewhat aware of the problem. Maybe we’d seen pictures of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or had read about seabirds swallowing debris. But...

Continued Innovations in Sustainable Packaging
04.07.2021

Defining what constitutes an advancement in sustainability is harder than it seems at first glance because the scope needs to be defined. What one person might categorize as a sustainable advancement might be rudimentary from...

Fishing Industry By-products and Municipal Solid Waste are Transformed Into Bioplastics
04.07.2021

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, is the coordinator of the European DAFIA Project, whose aim has been to recover municipal solid waste and marine rest raw materials from the fishing industry in order to obtain...

EPA Hears Divergent Opinions on Chemical Recycling
04.07.2021

If a process breaks down scrap plastics into chemicals that are later used to make new plastic, should the federal government consider that “recycling?” What if the end product is a fuel that is combusted?...

Pregis Announces Partnership with Circular Great Lakes Initiative Focused on Keeping Plastic Materials Out of Waste Stream, Environment
04.06.2021

Pregis announces its partnership with Circular Great Lakes (CGL), a regional initiative focused initially on keeping valuable plastic materials out of the waste stream and the environment. CGL has been created by the Council of...

H.B. Fuller Launches Game-Changing Compostable Adhesives for Flexible Packaging
04.06.2021

H.B. Fuller announces two new compostable adhesive solutions under its worldwide renowned Flextra™ Evolution brand, which offer many differentiated advantages in terms of sustainability goals and manufacturer benefits. Increasing environmental awareness of consumers, strict legislation,...

How to Balance Food Waste Versus Packaging Waste
04.06.2021

The world faces two adverse situations regarding solid waste management: food waste and packaging waste. These two major solid waste contributors lead to economic, environmental, and social challenges. The US Environmental Protection Agency reports that...

NOVA Chemicals Debuts First Three 100% PE-PCR Resins
04.06.2021

NOVA Chemicals Corporation has introduced its first three grades of 100% post-consumer polyethylene resins. The post-consumer resin (PCR) grades each come from a dedicated source and are ideal for a range of flexible film applications:...

Palmer Township to Join Pilot Program to Recycle Flexible Plastic
04.05.2021

Palmer Township will be one of a handful of communities in the United States to accept flexible-plastic waste in its curbside recycling bins, starting next month. Flexible plastic — including bags for groceries, potato chips...

15 Sustainable Packaging Innovations to Watch
04.05.2021

New sustainable packages, including those made from oat hulls and cocoa bean byproduct, refillable and reusable packaging for cosmetics, hand sanitizer, and deodorant, and other innovations, are the focus of webinar from ThePackHub. Sustainable packaging...

Brands Look to Bio-Plastics to Replace Some Fossil-Based Plastic
04.02.2021

Cucina Fresca and Lamb Weston are both replacing portions of their existing plastic packaging to bio-based materials. Watch our "Take Five with Packaging World" video to learn more about this industry shift to more sustainable...

The Council of the Great Lakes Region Launches Initiative to Combat Plastic Waste
04.01.2021

The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), based in Cleveland, has announced the creation of Circular Great Lakes, a regional initiative focused initially on keeping valuable plastic materials out of the waste stream and...

Net Gains: How India Trawlers’ Plastic Catch is Helping to Rebuild Roads
04.01.2021

For years, plastic caught by fishing communities on the Kollam coast in India’s southern state of Kerala was thrown back into the water, damaging aquatic ecosystems and killing fish. But fishers are spearheading an innovative...

Charter Next Generation to Join Circular Great Lakes to Combat Plastic Waste and Pollution
04.01.2021

Charter Next Generation (CNG) announces its partnership with Circular Great Lakes (CGL), a regional initiative focused initially on keeping valuable plastic materials out of the waste stream and the environment. CGL has been created by...

An American EPR: Monopolies and Other Unintended Consequences
03.30.2021

Nine states and Congress are considering legislation to make packaging and paper companies pay for residential recycling. Known as “extended producer responsibility”, this is not a new approach to recycling. Thirty-three states have EPR laws...

Virginia Governor Signs Advanced Recycling Bill Into Law
03.30.2021

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed SB 1164 into law March 29. The legislation, which passed with bipartisan support, will enable greater adoption of advanced recycling, which also is called chemical recycling, by classifying it as a...

Green Bay Packaging New Paper Mill Begins Production
03.23.2021

Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) announced that the first reel of paper was produced at its new environmentally sustainable paper mill in Green Bay, WI, two and a half years after breaking ground. GBP says...

Federal Plastics Proposal Returns This Week
03.23.2021

Two members of Congress will revive the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, which includes a national container deposit system and other sweeping changes. Representatives from the plastics industry have countered the push. According to...

First Report Published by CEID Working Group on Circular Economy for Packaging
03.15.2021

The CEID working group on packaging, of which leading ink manufacturer Siegwerk is part, has released its report to assess both opportunities and challenges for Circular Economy approaches in the packaging industry. The report will...

Could We Recycle Plastic Bags Into Fabrics of the Future?
03.15.2021

In considering materials that could become the fabrics of the future, scientists have largely dismissed one widely available option: polyethylene. The stuff of plastic wrap and grocery bags, polyethylene is thin and lightweight, and could...

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