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Sustainability – the ‘Megatrend’ Requiring Commitment, Collaboration and Continuous Innovation
05.02.2024

We are one year away from 2025 – which has been the target year for the many sustainability goals that hundreds of corporations and companies have committed to. This famously includes the Global Commitment, led...

How Sustainable Packaging is Revolutionising the Food Industry
05.01.2024

In recent years, the food industry has witnessed a transformative shift, with sustainable packaging at the forefront of this revolution. Driven by increasing consumer awareness and regulatory pressures, companies are rethinking packaging strategies to reduce...

Case Study Compares Pet Product Packaging
05.01.2024

The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) partnered with PTIS, LLC to perform a streamlined life cycle assessment (LCA) to compare flexible packaging options for the pet food sector with those of other comparative packaging formats to...

Breakthroughs in Packaging Laws Could Mark 2024
05.01.2024

Will legislators pass another major packaging law in 2024? And how will current packaging laws be implemented? Those are two important questions as we monitor initiatives in states this year. Despite restraint, this past year,...

Finding Gold: Companies Innovate With Flexible Packaging
05.01.2024

Since its founding in 1953, the WD-40 Company has produced its iconic lubricant dispensed from a spray can. When company officials wanted to try a different delivery method using flexible packaging, they reached out to...

Strong Opinions Vary on Progress of Global Plastic Policy at INC4
05.01.2024

While progress was made at the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) for a Global Plastics Treaty during the latest round of negotiations in Canada that wrapped up on April 30, disagreements remain about whether to put...

Eco-Innovation in Flexible Packaging
05.01.2024

Environmental concerns area a major part of global discussions, with many different industries being challenged to adopt sustainable practices. The packaging industry has recognized the need to minimize environmental impact and has been exploring eco-innovations...

Shaping a Bold New Era in Plastics Packaging
05.01.2024

It’s an exciting time in the packaging industry as several factors combine to elevate our solutions to new levels of innovation, sustainability, performance, and flexibility. With the growth of e-commerce and home-delivery in recent years,...

Company Sees Increase in Need for Plastic Scorecards
05.01.2024

Noah Godfrey and Dominic Santschi met while working in India to set up plastic waste recovery projects funded by plastic credits, a voluntary financing mechanism under which companies claim credit for offsetting their use of...

Loop Industries and Ester Industries Ltd. Announce Joint Venture Agreement to Build an Infinite Loop™ Manufacturing Facility in India to Produce rDMT, rMEG and Specialty Polymers From Waste Polyesters with a Significantly Lower Carbon Footprint
05.01.2024

Loop Industries, Inc., a clean technology company whose mission is to accelerate a circular plastics/fiber economy by manufacturing 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate ("PET") plastic and polyester fiber, concluded an agreement with Ester Industries Ltd., one...

Experts: Consumers Key to Tracking Food Waste
05.01.2024

Researchers estimate that the average family of four in the United States spends about $1,500 a year on food that is never eaten, according to research cited in a draft federal strategy for reducing food...

Food for Thought: Packaging Industry Monitors Federal Efforts to Reduce Food Waste
05.01.2024

In late 2023, the Biden administration unveiled a draft strategy for reducing food waste in the United States, an effort designed to curb potent climate changing emissions from landfills. The strategy maps out various actions...

Finding Silver: Innovations and Beauty Mark Flexible Packaging Competition
05.01.2024

Frozen food packaging has been plagued with poor resealable options, creating food waste for consumers, says an official with Sealstrip Corporation. So, when a packaging client sought a product that would meet its technical specifications...

American Packaging Corporation Announces Another "Design for Recycle" Package
04.29.2024

American Packaging Corporation (APC), a leader in flexible packaging solutions, announces the commercial launch of another RE™ Design for Recycle flexible packaging technology targeted at pet food products ranging from small pouches for pet treats...

Inteplast BOPP Films, VerdaFresh Collaborate on High Barrier Film Solutions
04.29.2024

Inteplast BOPP Films, manufacturer of biaxially oriented polypropylene films, and VerdaFresh, a provider of sustainable food packaging solutions, have collaborated on a high barrier flexible film that will extend food shelf life and reduce packaging...

Brightmark Announces Intent to Invest $950 Million in Upson County, Georgia to Tackle Plastic Pollution
04.25.2024

Brightmark LLC, a circular solutions company with a mission to Reimagine Waste®, announced plans to develop a 2.5 million-square-foot circularity center in Thomaston, Georgia, with the capacity to repurpose over 400,000 tons of plastic per...

EU Parliament Adopts New Rules to Reduce Packaging Waste
04.25.2024

The European Parliament adopted a landmark regulation on 24 April 2024, designed to make packaging across the EU more sustainable and to significantly reduce packaging waste. The regulation, which received 476 votes in favour, 129...

Packaging Can Work Harder to Prevent Food Waste
04.24.2024

Food packaging has a unique role in protection. Protecting food from waste directly protects our natural resources — water, land, and air. Food packaging is also an indirect food additive, so we need to ensure...

Sonoco Releases 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report Detailing Progress on Sustainability Initiatives
04.23.2024

Sonoco Products Company,, one of the largest global sustainable packaging companies, released its 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report which highlights progress made in support of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. This report was prepared...

Ship & Shore Environmental Announces Innovative Pollution Control Solutions for Recycling Industries
04.23.2024

Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc., a global leader in air pollution capture and control technology, is addressing the critical need for effective pollution solutions within the recycling industry. As recycling facilities worldwide strive to...

The Government of Canada Requires Producers to Take More Responsibility for the Plastic They Put on the Market
04.22.2024

The Government of Canada is implementing a comprehensive plan to reduce plastic pollution, improve how plastic is made, used, and managed across its life cycle, and move toward a circular economy. On April 22, 2024,...

MULTIVAC Secure and Sustainable Packaging Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry
04.22.2024

At ACHEMA 2024 MULTIVAC (Hall 3.1, Stand C 47) will be presenting a range of pioneering and sustainable packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. The focus of the company's presence at the trade fair will...

Flexible Packaging Europe Proposes Joint European Industry Manifesto
04.18.2024

Industry association Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE) says the European industry is making a united call to prevent the risk of de-industrialization by relaunching Europe’s competitiveness. It adds that the EU enters a new policy cycle...

How Flexible Packaging is Revolutionising Retail
04.18.2024

In an era where convenience and sustainability are paramount, the retail industry is witnessing a transformative shift towards flexible packaging solutions. This innovative approach is not only altering the landscape of product packaging but is...

Siegwerk and Borouge Collaborate to Develop Fully Recyclable Mono-material Solutions to Advance Circular Economy
04.17.2024

Siegwerk announced its partnership with Borouge, a leading petrochemicals company that provides innovative and differentiated polyolefins solutions, to co-develop 100% recyclable mono-material solutions to further drive packaging design for a circular economy. The goal of...

The Top 3 Emerging Technologies Revolutionising Packaging
04.17.2024

In today's dog-eat-dog marketplace, packaging serves as a powerful tool for branding, marketing, and sustainability. As consumer demands evolve and environmental concerns intensify, the packaging industry is undergoing a significant transformation driven by technological advancements....

Recycling Still Needs a New Game Plan
04.15.2024

“Recycling Needs a New Game Plan” is one of the first columns that I wrote as Chief Editor of Packaging Strategies. The recyclability of flexible packaging — and communicating flexible packaging’s sustainability street cred to...

Wikoff Color Receives EcoVadis Bronze Medal
04.12.2024

Wikoff Color Corporation has been honored with the EcoVadis Bronze Medal, recognizing Wikoff’s commitment to sustainability and responsible business practices. EcoVadis assessments meticulously evaluate 21 critical issues across four key themes: Environment, Labor & Human...

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