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...

INX reinforces its commitment to sustainability

‘We want consumers, brand owners, and customers feel confident in their product choices,’ said David Maternowski, vice president of quality systems at INX International. ‘That’s why we are developing products for circularity and to have minimal impact on the environment. These key tenets are at...

The white paper explores four key initiatives that have been developed as part of the company’s sustainable supply model, including a supplier selection process, which sees potential new suppliers undergo checks and financial assessment to ensure the appropriate trading capability is in place....

Xaar has introduced new packaging across the entire printhead portfolio, reducing its plastic consumption by 1.2 tones per year

In an initiative to remove packaging complexity and improve sustainability, all Xaar’s printheads will be shipped in fully recyclable and biodegradable cardboard packs by the end of the year. This will help the company deliver on its sustainability commitments and support customers’...

ePac Flexible Packaging has partnered with RePurpose Technologies to create a replicable recycling facilities model to tackle the problem of plastic pollution

The community-based model that two companies are working on, can be replicated easily, providing a transparent and economically viable solution to the plastic pollution problem by introducing the ability to track and trace every package providing supply chain transparency.

Through the...

UPM Raflatac has joined the US Plastics Pact to drive significant systems change towards a circular economy for plastics in the US by 2025

The first North American Pact of its kind, the US Pact is a collaboration led by The Recycling Partnership, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Activators like UPM Raflatac recognize that significant, systemwide change is imperative to realize a circular economy for...

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