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FPA’s Alison Keane on Flexible Packaging Sustainability

Alison Keane, President and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association, talks about the sustainability features of flexible packaging, and identifies that the next step is to integrate flexible packaging into the circular economy.

BAR-U-EAT First to Offer BPI-Certified Compostable Bar Wrappers

Colo.-based natural, energy-dense bar brand and 1% for the Planet member BAR-U-EAT unveiled new Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)-certified compostable packaging for its individually wrapped bars. The brand says this makes it the first bar company...

LyondellBasell and KIRKBI Invest in APK to Develop Recycling Technology

LyondellBasell, a global leader in the chemical industry and KIRKBI A/S, the family-owned holding and investment company of the LEGO® brand, announce they have signed an agreement to make an investment in APK, which specializes...

Collaboration to Increase Low Density Polyethylene Packaging Recyclability Sees Success in Deinking Trials

Siegwerk, one of the leading global providers of printing inks and coatings for packaging applications and labels, has partnered with German startup Wildplastic and the Hamburg University of Technology (TU-Hamburg) aiming to increase the recyclability...

York University Publishes Consumer Attitudes Towards Packaging and Packaging Waste Report

Numerous studies over the past 3 years have shown that the environmental impact of a package or product is now being factored into consumer purchasing decisions. These studies have shown that consumers self-report as having...

Recycling Needs a New Game Plan

February is Super Bowl month, when many CPG brands will pay $7.0 million for a 30-second spot and hope it resonates with an audience that some expect could reach 117 million viewers. For the third...

Report: Stakeholders Must Coordinate Circularity Efforts as Material Needs Shift

AMERIPEN—American Institute for Packaging and the Environment and the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) soon will be releasing a detailed report intended to help policymakers, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) companies, packaging companies, and other stakeholders...

6 Trends About Recycled-Content Packaging

The key to success for recycled-content packaging lies in meeting various state regulatory demands, along with sustainability initiatives such as those developed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF). Let’s be honest, though: There are costs...

ProAmpac Expands Recyclable Quad-Seal Packaging Portfolio with New QUADFLEX LT Solution

ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, announces the launch of the newest member of the QUADFLEX® Recyclable packaging platform, QUADFLEX LT. As a recyclable structure, QUADLFEX LT is pre-qualified for in-store drop-off...

Glenroy’s Recyclable STANDCAP Meets Critical Guidance from the Association of Plastic Recyclers

Glenroy® Inc., the authority in sustainable flexible packaging, announced that after a 2-year development process they have received Critical Guidance Recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for the recyclable STANDCAP. As a complete...

New Sustainable Packaging Paper for Toys

When it comes to toys, more and more emphasis is being placed on the sustainability of the products. More and more toy suppliers are realising that this should also apply to the packaging. With its...

Researchers at Virginia Tech Receive $2.4 Million Grant to Create Bioplastics from Food Waste

Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create bioplastics from food waste diverted from landfills. The three-year...

Largest Plastic Produce Package Manufacturer Shifts to Sustainability to Reduce Waste

As part of its unwavering commitment to green manufacturing, Emerald Packaging, Inc. the leading produce flexible packaging company in the U.S., has committed to powering their two manufacturing facilities with a solar energy system. The...

FPA Signs a Coalition Letter Requesting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to Extend the Public Comment Period for “Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (“Green Guides”) by 60 Days

The undersigned organizations respectfully request that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) extend the public comment period for Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (“Green Guides” or the “Guides”) by 60 days. The...

A Packaging Review of the Global Commitment 2022 Report

Released on November 30 2022, The Ellen MacArthur Foundations’ Global Commitment 2022 report paints a stark picture for a lack of cohesive progress as risks destabilizing the EMF’s promising and dynamic venture. That’s apart from...

Transcontinental Commits to Recycling or Reusing Its Plastics and Packaging

Transcontinental Inc., known as TC Continental, is Canada’s largest printer and flexible packaging business. It is committed to the circular economy, especially plastics, and the reduction of the corporate carbon footprint. The company had $2.6...

B.C. Expands Recycling Program to Include More Items Effective Immediately

The B.C. government announced Friday its recycling system will now accept a wider array of single-use plastic items and packaging products in blue boxes and at recycling depots. The goal is to make recycling easier...

4 Sustainable Packaging Predictions for 2023

A look at what’s likely ahead triggers that déjà vu feeling. But we still have to be prepared and, in many ways, we are not. It’s that time to think about what’s coming and why...

AIMPLAS Produces Plastic Film From Coffee Waste

Converting biological waste into resources is one of the keys of the circular economy, and the main objective of the European WaysTUP! Project, financed by the Horizon H2020 programme, is working on different lines of...

Program to Beef Up Plastics Recycling

A joint working group consisting of industrial associations, plastics producers and recyclers has initiated a program to beef up the recycling of flexible plastics in China, a move experts believe will reduce waste and help...

Keane: Sustainability Remains Top Concern for FPA Members

When it comes to advocating for the flexible packaging industry, the highest priority remains issues surrounding sustainability, says Alison Keane, president and CEO of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA). “The biggest thing that we’re advocating...

New Thinking About Compostable Packaging

Over the past year, I have been in a running debate with SPRING Subject Matter Expert Dr. Ramani Narayan, Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, regarding the value of compostable packaging. Dr. Narayan is Technical...

NOVA Chemicals and Polytechnique Montréal Work to Cultivate the Industry’s Future Workforce and Drive Towards a Plastics Circular Economy

NOVA Chemicals and Polytechnique Montréal recently completed a three-month pilot program that brought NOVA Chemicals’ proprietary BONFIRE® film development platform into the classroom. Graduate students in the Chemical Engineering program leveraged the platform to simulate...

Billerud Keeps Leading Position in Sustainability Index

For 2022, Billerud received even more points than last year and thus retains its position as one of the world’s most sustainable companies in its industry sector. This year’s results from the globally recognized Dow...

Sustainability Drives Innovation in Packaging Design

No longer a trend limited to the young, product sustainability continues to rise in importance across all demographics. Recent research from First Insight and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania shows all four...

Henkel Sustainability Days 2022 Sets the Agenda for Truly Sustainable Packaging

Henkel’s third Sustainability Days virtual conference once again proved an essential event for the global packaging and consumer goods industry. Held from November 30 to December 1, Sustainability Days 2022 brought together 1,500 attendees from...

Siegwerk Launches New TMPTA-Free UV Offset Series for Paper, Board and Plastic Substrates

With its new SICURA Litho Pack series, Siegwerk offers versatile, low odor UV offset inks and varnishes for paper, board and various plastic substrates. The CMR-free series presents excellent deinkability properties and will replace the...

AIMPLAS’ Reactive Extrusion Pilot Line Is Ready To Produce Bio-Based Nanomaterials for Agricultural and Food Packaging Solutions within the BIOMAC Project

After two years of work, the BIOMAC project is ready to offer its services to the best European small and medium enterprises, as well as Research Centers working in the field of bio-nanomaterials. BIOMAC is a Horizon...

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