Mondi launches fully recyclable packaging film for thermoforming applications

EUROPE – Mondi Group, Austria-based packaging and paper company has developed a fully-recyclable polypropylene construction for thermoforming applications. The recyclable polypropylene film can be used in thermoforming of flexible films for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) […]

DS Smith expands in N. America with new office in Atlanta

USA – British packaging company, DS Smith has opened a new office building in Atlanta, Georgia as it looks to expand its operations in the North American market. The facility will serve as the company’s […]

Industry giants launch plastics credit scheme to tackle pollution

SPAIN – Global food and beverage industry players including Tetra Pak, Nestlé, and Danone have founded The 3R Initiative aimed at accelerating ways of reducing plastic waste and pollution. Under the initiative, the companies will […]

Canada to ban single-use plastics in 2021 to tackle pollution

CANADA – The Canadian government has unveiled plans to impose a ban on single-use plastic items such as bags, straws, cutlery in an effort to tackle the challenges brought about by environmental pollution. According to […]

Multivac invests US$19.6m in German meat portioning facility

GERMANY – Multivac Group, leading food packaging solutions provider is investing US$19.6 million (17.5m euros) to build a new meat portioning equipment facility at the Bruckmühl, Germany factory. The Germany factory is owned by its […]

UK government to ban plastic straws, stirrers from April 2020

UK – The UK government has announced a ban on plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds across England, which will take effect starting April 2020. The ban which has received overwhelming support from the public, […]

Huhtamaki opens new paper straw manufacturing facility in Ireland

IRELAND – Finnish food packaging specialist, Huhtamaki has inaugurated a new, state-of-the-art foodservice packaging manufacturing facility dedicated for producing paper straws in Northern Ireland. Located in Antrim, Belfast, the new facility is expected to employ […]

EU Council adopts directive banning single-use plastics

EU – Council of the European Union has adopted a new directive banning the use of certain single-use plastics most attributed to marine pollution. The new measures proposed by the commission introduces restrictions on certain […]

Heineken Russia launches new bottles using PET Engineering technology

RUSSIA – Global beer brewer, Heineken has launched two new PET bottles developed using PET Engineering’s interchangeable insert system technology. The new bottle designs have been used for brands Tri Medvedya, Okhota and Okckoe by […]

PepsiCo joins circular shopping platform Loop in reusable packaging pilot

USA – Food and beverages giant, PepsiCo has joined the grocery platform Loop launched by global recycling organisation, Terracycle to promote reusable packaging and reduce plastic waste. PepsiCo said it will be offering Paris consumers […]