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New cooperation between B+P Consultants and Clemens Stockinger makes an offer to the cartonboard and folding carton industry

Managing current crises and risks while taking advantage of growth opportunities: Berlin-based consultants for the packaging industry, B+P Consultants, offer support for companies in the cartonboard and folding carton industry in cooperation with the former Managing Director for Sales and Marketing at Mayr-Melnhof, Clemens Stockinger. The focus is on new business concepts such as vertical […]

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The top 5 global growth markets for packaging

The packaging market is undergoing tremendous and dynamic changes. New players are entering the field, established ones are losing ground. This development prepares the ground for active change agents. It is essential to recognize opportunities early on, assess risks correctly, and gain market share through growth strategies in order to secure long-term competitiveness. To do […]

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Walmart, P&G and TerraCycle launch free recycling collection in the U.S.

Reducing waste and saving recyclable plastic packaging from landfills: with its pilot project “US Beauty Recycling Program,” retail giant Walmart is offering its customers the chance to bring empty packaging to participating stores for recycling. The pilot launched together with Procter & Gamble and TerraCycle is certainly a good approach. It will be interesting to […]

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Heinz and Tesco launch recycling pilot for thermoformed packaging

Thermoformed packaging is considered difficult to recycle and has so far had only a shadowy existence in recycling. The Kraft Heinz Company and the Tesco retail chain are therefore launching a pilot project in the UK. The focus is on newly developed packaging for “Heinz Beanz Snap Pots,” which consist to 39 percent of ISCC […]

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Plastics: Majority of food companies fail to keep their promises

According to a recent investigation by Deutsche Welle and the European Data Journalism Network, two out of three food companies in Europe are not keeping their self-imposed plastic commitments. The investigation examined 98 “plastics pledges” made over the past 20 years by 24 food and beverage companies headquartered in Europe. The results of the investigation […]

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Risks in the supply chain continue to rise. 5 recommendations for action

Further increasing risks in the supply chain can become extremely dangerous for SMEs, especially as is the case for the German “Mittelstand.” The affected companies in the packaging industry are also highly vulnerable. Those who believe they can still duck out of sight can no longer be helped. What is needed is the ability to […]

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100 percent recyclable! What’s in it and where is it going?

In the fifth article in our series on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), we look at the issue of fully recyclable packaging. In most companies, recyclability plays by far the dominant role compared to reusability or composting. We look at where the trend in materials is heading, who is making a particular mark, what the […]

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Reduce complexity: More efficiency through focus

Most packaging companies are organised in a rather complex way – and thus have too little focus in their processes and product portfolio. At the same time, the possibility of being able to operate with greater variety and diversity within the focus is missing. This circumstance leads to a number of problems ranging from margins […]

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Professionalising purchasing: How to counter the resource crisis.

The packaging industry is enormously energy and raw material intensive. For example, the raw material content of finished products lies between 50 and 70 percent. Rising prices have a correspondingly strong impact. In our article we focus on commodities and look at how the industry can react to this vulnerability. One worthwhile step is the […]

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