Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials has launched a scalable matrix recycling program with RoadRunner Recycling to help label converters achieve their zero waste-to-landfill goals

Through a venture investment in RoadRunner Recycling’s Series C round, Avery Dennison is expanding the accessibility of matrix recycling and leveraging RoadRunner’s technology to optimize matrix collection and recycling processes.

The pilot program focuses on the economics and logistics...

Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in Workington, UK, has been awarded the Platinum sustainability medal

EcoVadis assesses companies' sustainability achievements and has performed more than 65,000 assessments in over 200 sectors in 160 countries. In 2020, EcoVadis introduced the Platinum medal designed specifically to reward the highest scoring companies.

The Platinum level, which the...

CEFLEX  has released its first position paper recommending the use of recyclable mono-materials

As part of its Issue Alignment process CEFLEX stakeholders are working with Swiss University ETH to collect and assess topics which are essential to realizing a circular economy for flexible packaging. These issues are being addressed individually to create considered and aligned positions on...

Siegwerk's deinking technology recognized for improving recyclability of PET bottles

The Aquantum Alkali strippable primer and Sicura UV/LED ink technology developed by the German ink specialist sets a new standard for the recycling of PET bottles. ‘It significantly facilitates...

The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) has recognized a new Mactac pressure sensitive adhesive PureFloat for the association’s highest recyclability standard

PureFloat is a permanent acrylic emulsion adhesive intended for polyester (PET) bottle labeling applications. It was designed specifically to be washed off cleanly to allow the container to be recycled.

‘Meeting APR standards is a significant step for Mactac in demonstrating our company's...

UPM Raflatac’s Forest Film is made entirely from renewable wood-based raw materials

Environmentally friendly packaging has enormous potential to add value to products, shape brand image and develop customer loyalty. Sustainability and environmental responsibility, for brand owners contending for leading market positions, are nowadays a necessity, not merely a luxury or simply a...

Metsä Board has started up operations in its new excellence center at the unique bioeconomy site

The center covers a total of 1,500 sqm, includes R&D facilities, a packaging design studio, a customer feedback center and an art laboratory providing more than 100 different measurement methods and analytics. It also features a virtual store and a computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool to...

PE label made entirely from post-consumer recycle material, developed by Herma in collaboration with schäfer-etiketten and Polifilm, has won the German Packaging Award in the sustainability category

The award, held under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, is the most prestigious packaging competition in Europe. It is organized by the German Packaging Institute.

Each year, the independent panel of experts comprising trade associations, companies,...

85 companies and organizations from the packaging value chain have joined forces with the ambitious goal to assess whether a pioneering digital watermarks technology can enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU

One of the most pressing challenges in achieving a circular economy for packaging is to better sort post-consumer waste by accurately identifying packaging, resulting in more efficient and higher-quality recycling.

Digital watermarks may have the potential to improve the way packaging is...

 CCL Industries has signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Launched in 2010, Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a circular economy by designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. Since its creation, the charity has emerged as a...

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