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P&G is testing paper bottles for liquid fabric softener

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble is testing a paper-based bottle for its Lenor-brand liquid fabric softener belonging to its Fabric and Home Care division. The “first generation” fiber bottles were developed in partnership with The Paper Bottle Company (Paboco). The test site for the pilot is the Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn. P&G’s project […]

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Focus on climate: Absolut Vodka relies on glass from a hydrogen-fired furnace

The French spirits group Pernod Ricard is increasingly relying on hydrogen for the energy needed to produce glass for its “Absolut Vodka” bottles. The initiative by “The Absolut Company” is an important milestone towards becoming completely CO2 neutral by 2030. Overall, the climate issue is becoming increasingly important in the sustainability strategies of brand owners […]

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Top or Flop? Sustainability review 2022 and outlook 2023

The year 2022 has confronted us with unexpected challenges. Rising energy and raw material costs, inflation and war in Ukraine have claimed many resources. What has this done to the megatopic of sustainability and its aspects such as the circular economy and climate protection? Did it fall under the radar? Was it treading water? Or […]

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No crystal ball? Market orientation can fix it.

Looking back on 2022, it is fair to say that a lot has happened. You could even say that, in many respects, a little too much has happened… In our article, we nevertheless only take a brief look back and instead look forward in detail. It’s about priorities, market orientation, professionalization and – ultimately – […]

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The top 10 trends in the packaging industry: Review and outlook

In our first newsletter of 2022, we presented the top 10 trends in the packaging industry. They were the result of a B+P study in which we had examined the most important and consequential market developments and trends in more detail. As the new year approaches, we want to put these trends to the test […]

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Packaging innovation: Forward always, backward never (even if it still jerks)

Sustainability was at the heart of packaging innovation in 2022, and we look back and draw a line – focusing on material efficiency, minimizing material use and using more sustainable materials in packaging design with aspects such as paperization, flexible packaging, overpackaging and secondary packaging. In the outlook for 2023, we reaffirm trends from the […]

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Top news on sustainability legislation. Outlook 2023

The EU Commission apparently wanted to clear the desks before the end of the year and has alone in the week from 22.11. to 07.12. 2022 5 heavyweights of laws either finally enacted or presented as draft. In our year-end post, we take a look at what will be on our minds in 2023. What […]

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Don’t forget to drink! PepsiCo’s Smart Bottle will remind you

PepsiCo has launched a new smart bottle for its American sports drink brand Gatorade. The bottle’s “smart” cap, in combination with an app and a sweat patch for real-time measurement, tells athletes when it’s time to drink. The new Smart Bottle is an exciting example of digitalisation and the Internet of Packaging (IoP). This is […]

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Sainsbury’s is switching its private label coffee pods from plastic to aluminium

British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is switching its entire private label coffee pod range from plastic to aluminium. The move is intended to encourage near-household collection of emptied packaging and prevent ten million pieces of plastic every year. The action by Sainsbury’s shows how much pain there is in cycles that are not closed. But we […]

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