TNT Group crafts globular fragrance caps for Binaurale perfume collection
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16 Apr 2024 --- TNT Group worked closely with perfume brand Binaurale to create “imaginative” caps for fragrance packaging. The shape of the caps are asymmetrical globes painted with a shiny finish, resembling the planet. The scents are “genderless” and created in partnership with Robertet using a palette of natural, isolated and synthetic molecules.  “[Binaurale’s] founders are a young couple with backgrounds in fragrance and design,” highlights TNT Group ..read more
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“Unfeasible for several reasons”: Speculations rife over another UK DRS delay
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16 Apr 2024 --- The UK government might further postpone the implementation of its long-delayed deposit return scheme (DRS). Although no official announcement has been made, reports suggest that the start date could be pushed to 2028, sparking concerns and discussions among stakeholders ..read more
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Amazon slashes e-commerce packaging material for European shipping items
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16 Apr 2024 --- Amazon is now shipping over 50% of European cargo in reduced, recyclable delivery packaging, such as a paper bag, cardboard envelope or no added packaging through Amazon’s Ships in Product Packaging program.  The program applies to eligible items that don’t require any additional Amazon packaging — the products ship in the original manufacturer’s packaging, with only a customer address label added.  “Customers know Amazon for our instantly recognizable cardboard delivery boxes, but more than half of our deliveries in Europe now come in lighter packaging such as paper ..read more
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“Doubling down on rPET packaging”: Coca-Cola launches recycled plastic bottles in Hong Kong
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16 Apr 2024 --- Coca-Cola has debuted 100% recycled plastic (rPET) bottles for its 500 mL Coca-Cola trademark brands in Hong Kong as part of its “World Without Waste” strategy ..read more
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Cepi stresses pulp and paper industry strength as EU circular bioeconomy value expected to hit US$7T
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16 Apr 2024 --- Pulp and paper association Cepi is calling on the EU for greater recognition and investments in line with what it believes is its central role as a sector in the circular economy. Europe has “global champions” in the paper packaging industry and a positive trade balance in the global sector, according to Cepi’s director general, Jori Ringman.  A larger group of sectors called the circular bioeconomy represents a significant business opportunity — by some estimates, an expected global market growth of US$7.7 trillion by 2030.  ..read more
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Polytag collaborates with digital DRS company to boost recycling in the UK
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15 Apr 2024 --- Recycling technology firm Polytag is partnering with non-profit company DDRS Alliance to accelerate the development and adoption of a digital deposit return scheme (DDRS) in the UK. The collaborators aim to leverage learnings from previous trials to develop a global blueprint for DDRS, intending to deliver a viable solution in the UK and other major European countries ..read more
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Coveris acquires Polish packager and expands Central and Eastern Europe stronghold
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15 Apr 2024 --- Coveris is acquiring Hadepol Flexo, a Poland-based manufacturer of high-quality flexible paper and film packaging.  Following Coveris’ recent acquisitions of packaging sites in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, Hadepol Flexo marks the packaging leader’s fourth acquisition in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and continues its growth story and strategy to invest in selected geographies and markets.  Coveris says that through the acquisition, it has achieved its strategic goal to balance the operations footprint better and become a leader in the CEE markets.  ..read more
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“Materials and Sustainability: Building a Circular Future”: New book investigates past and future of packaging circularity
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15 Apr 2024 --- After almost five years of planning and research, environmental consultancy expert Paul Foulkes-Arellano and material sciences specialist Dr. Julia Freer Goldstein have published a new book on how industries like packaging have become so toxic to human and environmental health and how businesses can forge a profitable path away from harmful practices.  In an exclusive interview with Foulkes-Arellano, we discuss their findings on a broad range of issues, including supply chains, product design, the future of plastics, legislative reform and contrasting perspectives among in ..read more
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INC-4: Consumers call for ban on single-use plastics as WWF highlights “make or break” scenario
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15 Apr 2024 --- Market researcher Ipsos finds that an average of 85% of people polled worldwide support a ban on single-use plastics and 90% call for a ban on hazardous chemicals used in plastics.  ..read more
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Beyond The Headlines: O-I Glass markets recyclable drink container, SABIC decommissions naphtha cracker
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12 Apr 2024 --- This week in industry news, Right Coast Spirits Italian Ice became the first brand to be packed in O-I Glass’ Drinktainer. Meanwhile, SABIC announced the decommissioning of its naphtha cracker Olefins 3 and Berlin Packaging launched a pocket-size products packaging collection.  ..read more
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