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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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Müller & Waitrose get to grips with color

Blue, green and red are a thing of the past: In collaboration with UK supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners, Alois Müller Dairy, part of German food group Theo Müller, will replace all colored caps on its HDPE milk bottles with clear variants from April 2022. According to the company, the seemingly small innovation will mean […]

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Paperization with a new premiere: Mentos Pure Fresh Gum now in paper

A premiere in chewing gum: the Italian-Dutch confectionery group Perfetti Van Melle now offers its Mentos Pore Fresh Gum in a largely recyclable bottle made of 90 percent paper. Used only at Walmart in the U.S. for now, the new packaging stands as further witness to the unbroken momentum in substituting paper for plastic. Although […]

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U.S. Plastics Pact blacklists 11 materials

The U.S. Plastics Pact is a consortium formed by The Recycling Partnership and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s (EMF) global program. In its recently published list of problematic and unnecessary materials, the Pact has now listed 11 products and materials to be phased out by the end of […]

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100% circular: Henkel offers Pril in refill pouches for pump dispensers

Consumer goods giant Henkel now offers its hand dishwashing liquid Pril in a PET pump dispenser bottle made from 100 percent recycled material. The reusable dispenser can be reused with refill packs made of recyclable mono-PE. The refill concept is not a new invention in itself. But it is taking on a whole new meaning […]

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Overview 2022: What legislation will bring us this year

From now on, in our new POLITICS section, we will inform you regularly about ongoing and upcoming discussions, consultations and legislative changes related to packaging. The topic area of “sustainability” will play a major role in this for the foreseeable future. We will start with an overview of changes that are scheduled to come into […]

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Present and future: Quo vadis ESG reporting?

The importance of environmental social governance (ESG) in corporate reporting is growing relentlessly. Regulators and investors have a clear goal of embedding sustainability risks with firm inclusion of ESG factors in reporting requirements and risk management. This is leading to growing requirements that are impacting a wide range of practices and functions across the enterprise. […]

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