RafCycle services were launched in Bangkok on November 16

EcoBlue recycles PET label liner waste at its recycling facility in Rayong, Thailand. The waste, which otherwise is either incinerated or goes to landfill, is collected from RafCycle partners and recycled into new materials providing benefits to printers, packers, brand owners and the...

VPF launches self-adhesive material made of grass paper

This material is especially suitable for printing labels for upmarket products in the food, beverages and cosmetics industries.

The fresh fiber content in these papers is 50 percent. This provides a major advantage by slashing the required process water input during production. According...

Flair Flexible Packaging introduces recyclable Envi pouches

Called Envi, the pouches are approved by How2Recycle's store drop-off label program of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). The How2Recycle label clearly and concisely communicates to consumers how and where to recycle the pouch.

Available in both standard and high barrier...

Parkside creates compostable coffee packaging

Made from bio-based materials, the packs provide excellent oxygen, aroma and moisture barriers that extend the shelf life of roast, ground and bean coffee, whilst maintaining optimum flavor. The packs are fully home compostable and designed to break down within 26 weeks, gaining accreditation...

Flexible Packaging Europe endorses New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment has been established to combat plastic waste and pollution by uniting over 250 businesses, governments and other organizations...

TICCIT is an outreach and educational program designed to teach the next generation of consumers about sustainability and renewability

TICCIT is an outreach and educational program designed to teach the next generation of consumers about sustainability and renewability.

The initiative is aimed at children aged 8-11 and is all about trees, sustainability and the environment. Already actioned in the US, where the program...

Herma’s managing director Dr Thomas Baumgartner looked at liner recycling back in 2011

Before today, it was enough for businesses that wished to convey the image of an ecologically aware and sustainable enterprise to print their brochures on recycled paper and install solar panels – even if their production and development processes were not modified at all. 

In his widely...

SPC and CCE have launched the FlexPack Recovery Challenge

Multi-material flexible packaging — which can consist of upwards of nine layers of plastics, aluminum, adhesives, paper and other substrates — is widely used for a number of household products including pet food bags, confectionary wrappers and chip bags, and represents the fastest growing...

EcoLam is a lightweight, mono PE laminate that is recycle-ready due to its mono-material structure

Quoting figures from World Bank and the UN, Constantia Flexibles noted 2.12 billion tons of waste is produced every year. In 2050, it is anticipated 3.40 billion tons of waste will be generated in cities alone. The supplier’s own research, conducted by marketagent, found that 80 percent of end...

Wallaroo's healthy snack food packaging is part of Parkside's Pack2Nature portfolio

Manufactured with bio-based materials, the packaging has been engineered to provide ‘excellent’ moisture and oxygen barriers to extend shelf life. Further, the new packs are home compostable and designed to break down within 26 weeks, gaining accreditation from TUV (formerly Vincotte).

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