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Anti-plastic combo: cosmetics start-up relies on refill, glass and home-compostable fiber bags

London-based startup Necessary Good declares plastic a “hate object” and relies on refill glass flacons and fully home-compostable refill bags for its skincare products. The cosmetics segment again shows itself to be a (relative) “early mover” in the search for more packaging sustainability in general and in the substitution of plastic as well as in […]

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Respectueuse launches recyclable deodorant stick made from recycled paper

French cosmetics brand Respectueuse is using Sonoco’s recyclable EnviroStick packaging for its deodorant product line. The three-piece tube made of recyclable fibers offers push-up functionality and serves the trend of substituting paper for plastic. Paperization continues unabated as a trend – and the cosmetics segment continues to lead the way. Respectueuse has also looked at […]

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Coca-Cola delivers to the door in the UK – and collects the empties

Back to the future: as part of a trial, Cola-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is offering doorstep delivery of 1-liter glass bottles of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in the UK – and will also take away any empties provided there. It’s the old milkman model that’s enjoying a revival. It shows how intensive the search for reusable […]

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Edeka launches garden-compostable zero-waste coffee capsules from CoffeeB

Small spheres of pressed roasted coffee surrounded by a plant-based protective layer: This is what the innovative, garden-compostable coffee capsule looks like, which the Edeka Group, as one of the leading food retailers in Germany, will have in its range from now on. As a biocompostable solution, the “coffee with coating” follows the right paradigm […]

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REWE, Interzero and Collateral invest in low-threshold reusable system from Sykell

Berlin-based start-up Sykell offers its system called “Einfach Mehrweg” as an alternative to disposable packaging for to-go food and drinks. Now the company has secured another €4.5 million in growth capital from Germany’s second-largest food retailer REWE, major environmental service provider and waste management company Interzero, and Collateral Good Ventures. Sykell’s low-threshold system solution operates […]

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Nestlé tests Kitkat bars in paper packaging

Nestlé is taking a further step in the substitution of plastic with paper. Since the beginning of the year, Kitkat chocolate bars have been sold in a paper wrapper for the first time in Australia. Paperization is attracting more and more attention from multibrands. The more major brands use alternative materials in the course of […]

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Ready for Carbon Disclosure 2023? CDP as first important step into systematic climate reporting

Through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), companies in the supply chain are asked by their customers to be transparent as well as document their environmental performance and the extent of their environmental (specifically greenhouse gas emissions) disclosure activities. In 2022, 746 investors and more than 280 large buyers asked companies in their value chain to […]

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Under the microscope: The EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR)

On 16 May, the Council of the European Union adopted the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), which will come into force throughout Europe 20 days after its publication. This will be followed by a transition period of 18 months (micro-enterprises have 24 months). In all likelihood, the requirements will therefore come into force from December 2024. […]

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