Klöckner Pentaplast (kp) has launched Elite MAP, a 100% recyclable rPET tray (certified by RecyClass), to create a closed-loop packaging solution for fresh meat. This solution can be combined with the innovative KP Zapora tray and the recyclable kp FlexiLid EH 145 R barrier film to create a fully recyclable and ready-to-use MAP solution.
At the annual trade fair in Rimini, Tomra Recycling Sorting launched the world premiere of the new Innosort Flake for sorting plastic flakes. A testimony to the company's constant commitment and its ability to innovate by investing in research and development.
While cosmetic packaging has long struggled to reconcile commercial and environmental concerns, today the principles of the circular economy are driving much of the innovation in the beauty sector. This is the background to the collaboration between Cosmetica Italia - the national association of cosmetics companies - and Aliplast, a Hera Group company.
From the beginning of 2023, Spain will apply a tax of EUR 0.45 per kilogram of non-recycled plastic used in the production of single-use packaging, which will also have a significant impact on ceramic packaging, such as shrink film. Aliplast, the European leader in plastic recycling, can turn this problem into an opportunity with its Reload products. In the scenario of a fully operational Plastic Tax, using an Aliplast film leads to a saving of up to 450 euros per tonne compared to the costs of using a 100% virgin product.
Smart Packaging Solutions, a division of the multinational VPK Group, a Dutch company specialising in the production of green paper and cardboard packaging, has come up with some new solutions to meet market needs. To better understand what drove the company to create innovative sustainable alternatives, Eline Verheijden, plant coordinator in Loenen (The Netherlands), explains.
IFCO, the German provider of Reusable Packaging Containers (RPCs), completed the European roll-out of IFCO RPCs for Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd on schedule at the beginning of May 2023. With IFCO as the exclusive provider of RPCs for fresh fruit and vegetable categories for the Aldi supply chain, the discount retailers secure long-term higher logistics efficiency and even more sustainability.
Tinned tuna, beer and soft drink caps, jar lids, sun creams and insect sprays: Italians' beach bags also contain steel packaging, and correct disposal is a good habit and a fundamental practice to be maintained even on holiday. Ricrea is once again launching its "Cuore Mediterraneo" itinerant campaign to raise awareness among swimmers and sailors of the many, often little-known properties of steel packaging and the rules for separate collection.
Sagra, the historic oil brand, has made its commitment to reducing its environmental impact even more tangible by launching new bottles made from 100% recycled plastic that are completely recyclable. A new green milestone in the name of the circular economy and respect for the environment.
New research from the renewable materials company Stora Enso sheds light on the importance of packaging in achieving greater food systems sustainability. The report entitled “Food packaging for better food systems” identifies 13 impact opportunities for the food packaging value chain, powered by innovation an...
To incentivise the collection of empty paper bags after they have been used on building sites, ready to be taken off a recycling plant for making recycled paper for manufacturing bags for other products as part of a proper circular economy process. This is, in short, the "Make the Difference, One Bag After Another" project promoted by...