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Palagan

Palagan announces the launch of higher strength, thinner shrink pallet covers for British industrial manufactures and processors. more

Materials

OPRL

INCPEN has become a guarantor of OPRL (Image: OPRL)

INCPEN is joining the On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme’s guarantors, recognising the two organisations’ shared membership base and mutual interests in promoting the recyclability of packaging and a public policy environment that supports this. more

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Henkel has set itself the objective to explore ways of incorporating Social Plastic into its own product packaging to further promote a circular economy. more

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Mondi

Downgauging innovations yield thinner, more sustainable BIB films. more

Materials

Tesco

Tesco's reverse vending machine

Tesco has launched a reverse vending scheme in some of its stores in a bid to make it simpler for customers to recycle their packaging, as well as calling on Government to introduce a consistent approach to collection and recycling. more

Environment

Co-OP

The new compostable bags (Image: Co-Op)

The retailer is introducing the bags as part of a phasing out of single-use plastics across its stores, replacing them with more environmentally friendly and recyclable alternatives. more

Environment

Procter & Gamble earn top honours in Dow’s 2018 30th awards for packaging innovation. more

Industry News

OOHO

The OOHO sachets (Image: Skipping Rocks Lab)

Participants of the Harrow Half Marathon in London yesterday received water packaged in edible seaweed pouches instead of PET bottles. more

Environment

Carlsberg

The new Snap Pack

The beverage producer's new design for its six-packs of beer replaces plastic wrapping with a pioneering technology that glues its cans together. more

Environment

Addmaster

Bandesur is using Addmaster's Biomaster additive in its new packaging trays

Spanish packaging company, Bandesur, has developed polystyrene trays incorporating Biomaster antimicrobial technology. more

Materials

Europe's largest polythene film recycler combines with substantial rigid plastics recycler in a move that will form the UK’s largest plastics recycling group. more

Industry News

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

Environment

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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

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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

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