Recycling

The lightweight, sustainable packaging panel session at ProSweets 2018.

ProSweets 2018 review

‘Don’t ditch the plastic just yet’

By Jenny Eagle

There have been an increasing number of stories in the media recently about the growing amount of plastic waste and one supermarket in the UK has vowed to ban all of its own-brand plastic by 2023.

Metsä Board produces cardboard packaging for Fox's. Photo: Metsä Board.

Pros & cons of lightweight/sustainable packaging: ProSweets 2018

‘Is lightweight, recyclable packaging a double-edged sword?’

By Jenny Eagle

Flexible plastic packaging is growing because it’s lightweight, sometimes recyclable, affordable and meets an increasing demand for packaged foods in developing countries.

Picture credit: PRE

Mixed feelings from PRE, APEAL, EuPC, BPF

Debate rages on over revised Circular Economy Package

By Jenny Eagle

The debate surrounding the revised Circular Economy Package rages on as some associations are not happy with the decisions announced while others welcome the changes.

First Vice-President Frans Timmermans

Reaction from ACE, EuropaBio, European Bioplastics, CEPI, EUROPEN

Circular Economy: Part I – What does the future hold now?

By Jenny Eagle

The European Commission has adopted a revised Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers - "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use. 

SPC has an event for sustainability professionals in the packaging value chain in October

Special edition: Sustainable Packaging

SPC: Role of sustainable packaging

By Joseph James Whitworth

The journey to being more sustainable as part of the circular economy is continuing with a number of important areas from a packaging perspective, according to the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC).

Processes to recycle post-consumer PET into food contact materials approved

Post-consumer PET recycling processes evaluated

By Joseph James Whitworth

A panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has backed two processes used to recycle post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into food contact materials.

Cascades facilities_eastern Canada and US

'Strategic move' helps both firms achieve objectives

Cascades sells its Norampac boxboard business to Graphic Packaging

By Heidi Parsons

As part of a plan to focus on its strengths, Cascades Inc. has agreed to sell its North American boxboard manufacturing and converting assets to Graphic Packaging Holding Company for $44.9m.

Franck Accornero at Emballage 2014 in Paris

Special edition: Track & Trace

UPM Raflatac tracks label footprint

By Joseph James Whitworth

Treatment at the end of life is one key factor in the environmental performance of self-adhesive label materials, according to UPM Raflatac. 

100% film made from post-consumer waste

100% film made from post-consumer waste

By Jenny Eagle

Herbold Meckesheim, in cooperation with Erema plastics recycling systems, has designed a washing plant for Poligroup which makes polyethylene films and packaging in Bulgaria.