Highlights

E-commerce packaging: sustainability moves into focus

E-commerce is booming. Driven not least by the pandemic and lockdown, online sales grew three times as strongly from 2019 to 2020 as in the same period of the previous year. As a central factor in the business, packaging is increasingly becoming a “hidden champion”. In addition to product protection as a central requirement, its […]

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Expert-talk with innovation-evangelist Alexander Drees

In our new podcast series “Pioniere der Nachhaltigkeit” (German: “Pioneers of Sustainability”), we conduct expert discussions for you with leaders from the entire packaging world. The motto of the series: Revolutionising the packaging industry together! The guest of the first episode is marketer and innovation-evangelist Alexander Drees. More than 25 years of experience in the […]

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Self-assessment insufficient: Formal ESG ratings are mandatory

In the last newsletter we explained how dynamically Environmental Social Governance (ESG) ratings are becoming key factors for business success. Today, we give you an in-depth insight into the ratings that are mainly used and demanded by clients of the packaging industry. We explain approaches and target groups and provide a basis for your decision. […]

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Consumers and the EU are fed up. Packaging needs a diet.

Overpackaging is becoming a no-go. A recent study by Mondi on consumer behavior underlines this once again. Three out of four respondents reject oversized packaging. And EU regulators are also addressing the issue. The pressure on brand owners and manufacturers is growing steadily. Reducing packaging costs in a way that is appropriate for the cycle […]

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The underestimated power: ESG ratings and EU taxonomy regulation

Investors and regulators are increasing the pressure on sustainability. Environmental Social Governance (ESG) ratings and the new EU taxonomy regulation are becoming key factors in the allocation of funds and contracts. The availability of data on production processes and supply chains is thus also becoming a guideline for corporate success in the packaging industry. In […]

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Get out of the growth jam!

Sustainability is a real driver for growth and a differentiation factor for the packaging industry. However, sustainable product offers will only be successful if the overall package of product and packaging is sustainable. In order to take advantage of the opportunities presented, companies must further professionalize in the area of sustainability. This must be done […]

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