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Henkel Boosts Environmental Performance of Packaging with Mondi Technology

Henkel Boosts Environmental Performance of Packaging with Mondi Technology

Consumer goods company Henkel has successfully worked with Mondi to find technology solutions that would allow the company to incorporate more of its scrap plastic into a highly functional – and aesthetically pleasing – flexible laminate packaging material.

Unilever Joins Partnership to Turn PET Waste into Virgin Grade Material

Unilever Joins Partnership to Turn PET Waste into Virgin Grade Material

  Unilever, Dutch chemicals start-up Ioniqa, and PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) resin producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) have joined forces to develop a food packaging system that converts PET waste into virgin grade material. According to plasticsinpackaging.com, non-recycled PET waste such as colored bottles are broken down to base molecule level, while separating the color and other … Read more »

Amazon Sees Big Sustainability Opportunities in Transparency and Traceability

Amazon Sees Big Sustainability Opportunities in Transparency and Traceability

Amazon sees deep product transparency and traceability as key, the company’s head of worldwide sustainability said in a Q&A published today.

Henkel Launches Waste Free Oceans Plastic Partnership for Lovables Laundry Brand

Henkel Launches Waste Free Oceans Plastic Partnership for Lovables Laundry Brand

Henkel announced a new partnership with the organization Waste Free Oceans to gather plastic waste from waterways and turn it into Lovable laundry brand bottles. The German chemical and consumer goods company aims to have enough for at least 1 million bottles.

Food Safety Alliance for Packaging Releases New Guidelines

Food Safety Alliance for Packaging Releases New Guidelines

The Food Safety Alliance for Packaging, a technical committee of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, published new guidelines for food packaging suppliers this month.

Plastic Packaging Hospital Waste Recycling Initiative Kicks Off in the US

Plastic Packaging Hospital Waste Recycling Initiative Kicks Off in the US

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) kicked off a new project this week to identify successful strategies for recycling the multi-material flexible plastic packaging that is currently being discarded as hospital waste. In collaboration with researchers from UMass Lowell’s Plastics Engineering Department, HPRC plans to test whether commercially available compatibilizers … Read more »

Biodegradable Plastics: Yes or No?

Biodegradable Plastics: Yes or No?

Brand owners, food producers and manufacturers must carefully consider what packaging format they use and make an informed decision based on the reality of our current waste management infrastructure and level of public understanding, says Richard McKinlay, head of circular economy at Axion.

Report: Sustainability Drives Shift To Flexible Packaging

Report: Sustainability Drives Shift To Flexible Packaging

A new report from Smithers Pira identifies sustainability as one of the main reasons brand owners are switching from traditional materials like glass and metal to flexible packaging types. Called “The Future of Flexible Packaging to 2022,” the report says flexible packaging sales were valued at $219.5 billion in 2016. … Read more »

Besting the Challenges of Designing for Holistic Sustainability: Q&A with McCormick’s Michael Okoroafor

Besting the Challenges of Designing for Holistic Sustainability: Q&A with McCormick’s Michael Okoroafor

Michael Okoroafor, VP of global sustainability and packaging innovation for McCormick, discusses the challenges and lessons- learned when redesigning product packaging for sustainability.

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