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Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR), Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) and Forced Labour Regulation – you can’t say that the regulators in Brussels and Strasbourg are letting themselves down just before the European elections in June. We present the latest developments in compact form […]

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Strengthening social sustainability in supply chains

While the discussions surrounding the PPWR take centre stage, two important pieces of EU legislation have continued to develop inexorably in recent weeks, which will have a profound impact on global supply chains. On 24 April 2024, the European Parliament approved the draft EU Forced Labour Regulation and adopted the renegotiated version of the Corporate […]

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Store checks: your key to precise market shares and strategic insights

Which markets and segments are growing? Where should the strategic focus and industry orientation be directed? Key questions for companies in our industry – and eternally relevant. For valid answers, we at B+P Consultants supplement methods such as secondary market research with quantitative market research tools. This also includes store checks. By combining these methods, […]

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The top 5 growth areas for packaging in Europe

The packaging industry in Europe is growing and offers corresponding opportunities. Important factors include changing consumer trends and developing market niches. In our article, we present the top 5 growth segments for packaging in Europe and show the countries with the strongest growth. We use the largest absolute volume growth and the strongest average annual […]

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The top 5 innovation activities in the packaging industry

We show you which areas of innovation in the packaging sector are leading the way in terms of R&D activities and what the outlook is. We also name the most important players in terms of patent diversity, geographical reach and variety of applications. In focus: 3D printing of cellulose fibres, biodegradable packaging films (bio-based), multilayer […]

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Is the time of bioplastics from renewables coming?

For decades, the topic of bioplastics based on renewable raw materials has been a story of unfulfilled hopes for the packaging sector. The new PPWR could now get things moving. It does so through the back door, so to speak, and in the (foreseeable) event that the recyclate utilisation quotas stipulated in the PPWR cannot […]

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10 tips for dealing with the CSRD

With the Corporate Social Responsibility Directive (CSRD), the EU has initiated a new phase of sustainability reporting. Both the scope and the number of companies subject to reporting requirements have been significantly expanded. However, the directive not only offers companies a framework for orientation (with no alternative). It can also bring a number of benefits […]

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Does this mean that the PPWR is coming? And then?

The new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) has been adopted. Finalised. It has now also been approved by the European Parliament and is available in translated form. This means it is coming – even if there are still many uncertainties and countless delegated acts and implementation guidelines to be published. Basically, there is clarity […]

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Diageo and ecoSPIRITS pioneer sustainable refill solutions to combat single-use glass packaging in the beverage industry

In response to the environmental impact of single-use glass packaging, Diageo has partnered with ecoSPIRITS to change beverage distribution using the “ecoTOTE” system – a sustainable, refillable vessel. The ecoTOTE, is part of a closed-loop system that reduces the need for new bottles, demonstrating up to 95% reduction in glass usage in initial trials. This […]

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Capri Sun unveils progressive recyclable pouches as a step towards emission and waste reduction

Capri Sun Group has launched a 100% recyclable drink pouches, aiming to set new benchmarks in the beverage packaging industry. Made from mono-material polypropylene, the packaging solution shows a significantly reduced carbon footprint, aligning with the company’s sustainability plan. This marks an important step towards Capri Sun’s goal of transitioning its entire drinks range to […]

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