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Why 2021 is the key year for industrial packaging

2021 will be a key year for industrial packaging. The sector will be shaped by a growing demand for sustainable packaging (and a lot of pent-up demand), a global circular economy policy and the application of technology to packaging. We show you facts and figures, trends and drivers, difficulties and developments.   2021 will be […]

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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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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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How the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is shaking up the packaging world

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are increasingly looking at the packaging industry. As a result, NGOs are also becoming strong drivers for innovation and for the transformation of the industry towards a circular economy. One of the most prominent and influential representatives is the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF).  Not least because of the participation of heavyweight brands […]

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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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How sustainability initiatives are pushing the circular economy

The topic of sustainability dominates the industry like no other. Accordingly, a lot has been set in motion. This is also true in the area of sustainability initiatives for the packaging industry. Diversity and intransparency increasingly go hand in hand. Irrespective of this, the industry must face up to the issue – both sector- and […]

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Nothing like before: the consequences of Covid on purchasing behavior

The Corona pandemic and lockdown have had serious consequences for purchasing behaviour and decisions. Trends that were already recognisable at an early stage have intensified. Attributes such as regionality, sustainability, trust, safety, hygiene and health awareness have gained particular weight. Dwindling brand loyalty and growing online purchases are other dominant factors. For companies, the upheavals […]

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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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No platform strategy yet? Attention latecomers!

Sales and information platforms already grew at an above-average rate in pre-Corona times. These times of pandemic have further intensified this development. In order to remain viable in the future, companies must be prepared for these changes. In doing so, they should not wait, because digital connectivity is not a quick fix. We show what […]

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