How to reach the circular economy turnaround? Deep dive with Martin Stuchtey (Founder, SYSTEMIQ)

In our expert podcast, Matthias Giebel, Partner for Sustainability & Innovation at B+P Consultants, talks to circular economy luminary Martin Stuchtey. The professor for resource strategies and management at the University of Innsbruck is the founder and managing partner of the think tank SYSTEMIQ. We wanted to know from him what innovations are necessary for […]

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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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Recycling certificates and seals: What’s available and what suits you

Suspected cases of “recyclate fraud” are currently increasing. In times of cheap virgin plastic, new plastic is increasingly being labelled as recycled and imported. This is not only a feast for the media and a danger for their own reputation and legal security. It is also not in the spirit of sustainability and the circular […]

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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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Confectionery in paper: Back to the past?

There has been a lot of movement in the market for paper packaging. The trend is clear: major FMCG companies are increasingly relying on the fiber material as part of their plastic reduction targets – thanks to innovations. So will all chocolate soon be wrapped in paper again, as it was in the 70s? One […]

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Chemical recycling: Heads up when choosing the right process

Chemical recycling is not the Holy Grail. But to turn a blind eye would be fundamentally wrong, because we can’t do without it, especially in high-volume food contact applications. What matters is the choice of the ecologically correct process. And it is precisely on this question that the conflicts ignite.   A controversial discussion has […]

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NIVEA and dm reduce packaging volume by about 75% with refill stations

NIVEA and dm to reduce packaging volume by 75% with refill stations

Beiersdorf and the drugstore chain dm are starting a pilot project with refill stations. The refill stations developed in-house by the German consumer goods giant for its NIVEA Creme Soft and NIVEA Creme Sensitiv shower gels are available to consumers in three dm stores in Hamburg and Karlsruhe for a period of 6 to 8 […]

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Food Waste

2.7x as many cucumbers spoil without packaging: We need system answers

A new study from Austria has examined the effects of dispensing with packaging for food. In the case of the cucumber, the amount of food waste increases by a factor of 2.7 on the retail side alone, and the climate footprint increases fourfold due to the additional amount of waste. The study shows that with […]

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