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Sainsbury’s is switching its private label coffee pods from plastic to aluminium

British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is switching its entire private label coffee pod range from plastic to aluminium. The move is intended to encourage near-household collection of emptied packaging and prevent ten million pieces of plastic every year. The action by Sainsbury’s shows how much pain there is in cycles that are not closed. But we […]

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Thailand to completely ban plastic waste imports by 2025

Through a three-step plan, Thailand is enforcing a complete ban on plastic waste imports by 2025. The ban is part of the kingdom’s broader anti-plastic plan, which also includes restrictions on the use of single-use plastic products in the future. It has long been clear that circular economy is a global issue – one that […]

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New cooperation between B+P Consultants and Clemens Stockinger makes an offer to the cartonboard and folding carton industry

Managing current crises and risks while taking advantage of growth opportunities: Berlin-based consultants for the packaging industry, B+P Consultants, offer support for companies in the cartonboard and folding carton industry in cooperation with the former Managing Director for Sales and Marketing at Mayr-Melnhof, Clemens Stockinger. The focus is on new business concepts such as vertical […]

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Walmart, P&G and TerraCycle launch free recycling collection in the U.S.

Reducing waste and saving recyclable plastic packaging from landfills: with its pilot project “US Beauty Recycling Program,” retail giant Walmart is offering its customers the chance to bring empty packaging to participating stores for recycling. The pilot launched together with Procter & Gamble and TerraCycle is certainly a good approach. It will be interesting to […]

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Heinz and Tesco launch recycling pilot for thermoformed packaging

Thermoformed packaging is considered difficult to recycle and has so far had only a shadowy existence in recycling. The Kraft Heinz Company and the Tesco retail chain are therefore launching a pilot project in the UK. The focus is on newly developed packaging for “Heinz Beanz Snap Pots,” which consist to 39 percent of ISCC […]

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Plastics: Majority of food companies fail to keep their promises

According to a recent investigation by Deutsche Welle and the European Data Journalism Network, two out of three food companies in Europe are not keeping their self-imposed plastic commitments. The investigation examined 98 “plastics pledges” made over the past 20 years by 24 food and beverage companies headquartered in Europe. The results of the investigation […]

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Risks in the supply chain continue to rise. 5 recommendations for action

Further increasing risks in the supply chain can become extremely dangerous for SMEs, especially as is the case for the German “Mittelstand.” The affected companies in the packaging industry are also highly vulnerable. Those who believe they can still duck out of sight can no longer be helped. What is needed is the ability to […]

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EU to ban thousands of chemicals. Is PVC also facing an exodus?

Are thousands of chemicals in Europe soon facing the end? The EU is planning new restrictions that will blacklist a host of potentially harmful substances. Up to 12,000 chemicals, including so-called “forever chemicals” with long degradation times, could fall within the scope of the proposal, which the EU has published in its “roadmap for restrictions.” […]

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