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France Recycling

France will give consumers a financial incentive to choose packaging produced using recycled plastics.

France plans to introduce a new tax system next year that will make plastic packaging made from virgin materials more expensive that those produced using recycled plastic. more

Environment

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Morrisons is removing the plastic from some of its whole cucumbers

The 'Big Four' supermarket has made the decision to remove the plastic packaging on some of its cucumbers, despite its own tests showing that it helps to prolong shelf life. more

Environment

Walkers

Walkers is being presented with a petition asking it to change its packaging

Walkers, the UK’s largest manufacturer of crisps, will be presented with a petition on August 7 asking it to change its non-recyclable packaging. more

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Addmaster

Antibacterial lunch bag shortlisted for two UK Packaging Awards. more

Industry News

Royal DSM are collaborating with APK to increase the sustainable benefits of multilayer food packaging films. more

Industry News

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L'Oreal is to use an upcycled plastic for its cosmetics packaging

The L’Oréal Group has announced its intention to be the first major cosmetic company to use packaging made from a revolutionary recycled and upcycled PET resin. more

Environment

Just Eat

Just Eat's range of seaweed-based packaging, being trialled in the UK for six weeks. Image: Just Eat

Just Eat, a marketplace for UK takeaways, has launched a trail of seaweed-based packaging for sachets of sauce as part of its sustainability strategy. more

Environment

The EU-sponsors €2.6 million to “Zero Cabin Waste” pilot project in Madrid to address opportunities for more sustainable packaging. more

Environment

Sidel

José Andre outlined how SteadyEDGE can help brands differentiate

At this year’s Blow Moulding Conference held in Cologne, Germany, Sidel gave insights into increased PET packaging shape opportunities and how to achieve them. more

Industry News

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Coca-Cola European Partners highlight progress of its sustainable packaging strategy ambition, “to recover all of our packaging so that more is recycled and none ends up as litter,” which was announced last year. more

Industry News

The EasySnacking pot from RPC Superfos is being used for a new cereal product that allows consumers to enjoy premium cereal straight from the pack. more

Materials

Kingsmoor’s ongoing partnership with Blue Skies allows the company to supply a variety of trays and bowls for cut fruit. more

Materials

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Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Cooperation by Borealis and Henkel produces plastic bottle and nozzle composed 100 per cent of post- consumer recycled material. more

Materials

RPC bpi protec’s site in Worcester has established a closed-loop recycling scheme to capture surplus plastic packaging and turn it into second-life products for the benefit of its customers’ sustainability and CSR activities. more

Environment

The new presses are part of Amcor’s European investment programme to support pharmaceutical and medical customers. more

Machinery

Huhtamaki is part of a three-party consortium developing an alternative to existing plastic ready meal trays. more

Materials

EuroExtrusions

An example of the flocked packaging effect

Lancashire-based sheet manufacturer, Euro Extrusions, says using flocking for the decoration of plastic packaging can add value and differentiation in a competitive retail environment. more

Materials

Josh Wood Colour has chosen Spectra Packaging for its new hair products line. more

Materials

Tesco

Tesco has announced new plans for packaging across stores by 2019

Tesco has announced new plans to remove hard to recycle and non-recyclable materials used for its grocery packaging by 2019. more

Industry News

The British Plastics Federation has outlined a new strategic document outlining a range of key proposals intended to drive innovation in the plastics sector and improve UK recycling rates. more

Environment