Study reveals consumer preference for paperboard over plastic packaging

Together with Närpes Grönsaker, a Finnish vegetable co-operative, Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, commissioned a study that compared cherry tomato cartons made of paperboard with the currently used plastic box. 

The study specifically looked at consumer perceptions, food waste aspects...

Sustainability to continue to drive Stora Enso forward in 2019

The company recorded year-on-year sales growth in both the fourth quarter of 2018 (5.8 percent to €2.6 billion EUR) and across the whole of 2018 (4.4 percent to €10.5 billion EUR). Q4 2018 was the eighth consecutive quarter of sales growth. Operational EBIT decreased slightly to €271 million EUR...

L&L writers have often been prescient with their predictions.

‘Internationalization of the label industry is going to bring about moves by big print and supplier groups to dominate world markets.’ 
Mike Fairley, L&L issue 6, 1988

Global M&A activity across the supply chain has been prevalent for a number of years, with...

Q&A: Mike Fairley
Labels & Labeling (L&L): You were the first to recognize that the pressure-sensitive label industry was distinct from all other sectors of the print industry. How did you spot that before other analysts?
 
Mike Fairley (MF):...
FPE develops toolkit to advocate sustainability of flexible packaging

FPE has put together and created visual formats to explain flexible packaging and sustainability. The toolkit is available free of charge to anyone interested in the subject, from the association’s website. The main target group for the toolkit is people working in the fields of flexible...

Amut addresses waste management in Russia

Held during October last year, Waste Treatment 2018 looked to address growing interest in sorting and recycling of waste in Russia, and production of recycled goods with high added value.

At Waste Treatment 2018, Amut Ecotech sales manager Antonio Morona presented on ‘Waste collection...

BASF backs AEPW

AEPW is a global alliance of nearly 30 companies looking to advance products and technologies that reduce and eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean.

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New alliance formed to tackle plastic waste

The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) has committed over $1 billion USD with the goal of investing $1.5 billion USD over the next five years to help end plastic waste in the environment. New technologies and products will be developed and brought to scale that will minimize and manage plastic...

Stora Enso and FSC enter strategic partnership to promote sustainable forestry

Stora Enso and FSC have formed the agreement to increase FSC certification, especially among small- and medium-sized private forest owners in the Nordics, Baltics and across Europe. The aim is to increase the FSC certified wood supply. It is claimed that the work undertaken within the...

Coveris to open sustainable packaging development center

Pack Positive Centre is claimed as an industry-first facility and is being launched in an academic partnership with Leeds Beckett University’s Retail Institute.

Opening on January 31, 2019, Pack Positive Centre is said to provide a collaborative learning and development space to connect...

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