McGarlet, an Italian company that imports and distributes exotic and out-of-season fruit, decided to repackage its products in lighter and more sustainable packaging. Part of the company's research process focused on identifying and analysing those stages of the packaging process where changes could be made to reduce material. This led to the possibility of marketing the products in bulk, particularly those in the Ready to Eat range, designed to meet the needs of consumers looking for a product that is ripe at the right time and ready to eat.
Favini paper mill, known for its commitment to eco-innovation, presents Mirage, a new paper with a mirror surface. It is developed with bio-based raw materials and born out of a research project for an alternative paper that is more environmentally friendly than the category.
Zespri, a global expert in the production and marketing of kiwifruit, launched a new range of recycled paper packaging in Italy a few months ago, designed to meet the needs of the market and the brand's sustainability goals for 2025.
Paper and cardboard: consumption decreases in 2022, but separate collection does not (+20,000 tonnes).
The collection of cellulose materials is confirmed at over 3.6 million tonnes per year (+0.6% compared to 2021).
The national average per capita is over 61 kg, a new record.
The recycling rate of cellulose packaging exceeds 81%, confirming that the EU targets for 2025 have been exceeded and that the targets set for 2030 are gradually approaching.
Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is investing 16 million euros in new technology at its Solec plant in Poland to produce a new packaging range called FunctionalBarrier Paper Ultimate. This ultra-high barrier paper-based solution for food meets growing customer demand for sustainable packaging that contributes to a...
Fresh Del Monte, one of the world's leading producers, distributors and sellers of fresh fruit and vegetables, is replacing its plastic strapping around bananas sold in Italy with paper strapping to meet its sustainability targets.
The adapa Group, one of the leading producers of flexible packaging solutions in Europe, has extended its production capacity of shrink bags, allocating substantial investments in its sites in England and Germany
Styrenics producer Ineos Styrolution, waste conversion specialist Tomra and recycling company EGN Entsorgungsgesellschaft Niederrhein recently announced a ground-breaking project to convert post-consumer polystyrene (PS) waste into recycled polystyrene for food packaging applications.