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How does the PPWR affect the packaging industry?

Following the agreement between Parliament and the Council on 4 March 2024, the new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation is just around the corner. It is already knocking on the door with the ongoing final trialogue procedure. Even if it has not yet finally entered the room: The fundamental and long-running social debates and trends […]

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Top 5 growth regions beyond China and Russia

he only constant in life is change. What the Greek philosopher Heraclitus already knew two and a half thousand years ago is still true today. Far-reaching changes in traditional markets require a reorientation and the exploration of alternative sales opportunities for the German packaging industry. This is the only way to spread risks and generate […]

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Regulation: The top growth lever for mechanical engineering companies

In the face of massive uncertainties and economic fluctuations, it is becoming increasingly difficult for companies to find sources of stable and sustainable growth. This is especially true for the mechanical engineering sector, which traditionally depends heavily on general market developments and willingness to invest. As paradoxical as it may sound, the growing pressure from […]

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Draft of the third amendment to the German Packaging Act

Would it be more of an advantage or a disadvantage if the PPWR is not adopted in April 2024 and the cap remains open at least until after the European elections in June? As B+P Consultants, we are asked this question again and again. The short answer: It would be more of a disadvantage because […]

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News from Brussels, Strasbourg and Berlin

Even around 100 days before the European elections on 6-9 June 2024, the regulatory wheels in Brussels, Strasbourg and Berlin have not come to a standstill – quite the opposite. Some things have recently been passed, others are on the home straight and some are at risk of being shelved. We bring you the latest […]

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Kellanova adopts inclusive NaviLens-Technology for Pringles UK

Kellanova’s recent announcement to integrate NaviLens technology into Pringles cans, enhancing accessibility for the visually impaired gives a glimpse into an interesting intersection between technology, inclusive thinking, and branding. This initiative, building on the success of a similar approach with Kellogg’s cereal boxes, might represent a noteworthy leap towards customer centricity in packaging design, maybe […]

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Aluminum bottle offers new option for olive oil – and marketing

U.S. brand California Olive Ranch (COR) has added a lightweight and recyclable aluminum bottle to its line of olive and avocado oil packaging options. The aluminum bottle for edible oil is a market first and complements the previous glass and bag-in-box packaging options. COR’s example is a good illustration of how packaging can be used […]

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B+P – Sustainability Report 2022

We, B+P Consultants, are proud to take you on a journey through our past and present a clear view of the future with our latest sustainability report for 2022. Let's seize opportunities and celebrate successes together!   Our tradition of sustainability Our founder, Prof. Dieter Berndt, recognised the importance of sustainability early on. Today, sustainability [...]

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Legally compliant innovations in the age of regulation

In addition to the challenges that already arise when developing innovative packaging solutions, the aspect of legal certainty is increasingly coming into play. The growing number of European and national regulations complicates matters. Nevertheless, there is no way around scrutinising your own innovation work for legal certainty – even before the regulations come into force. […]

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The wild ride to sustainability – and what belongs on your work plan

What a wild ride! The year 2023 has barely allowed us to catch our breath when it comes to sustainability policy and the packaging industry. We take a brief look back at key packaging-related regulations for you and look ahead to next year and the topics of green claims, food contact, chemicals and due diligence […]

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