In 2022, Italy is one of the European countries with the lowest cost of packaging recycling. This was revealed by a study conducted by Green (Centre for Geography, Resources, Environment, Energy and Networks) of Bocconi University and by Wuppertal Institut, recently presented at the European Parliament in Brussels. Increased sensitivity for environmental protection and the

Packaging Trends in 2022

Globally, 74% of consumers are concerned about the state of the environment. This increased awareness is a consequence of people being exposed first-hand to the damage done to the planet and the results of this damage. Due to this, more people are making changes to try and lead a sustainable lifestyle. This, plus health and

6e PUMA annual meeting: accelerating towards the end of packaging as an environmental problem

On 16 March 2022, the 6e annual meeting of the PUMA project took place, Live Hybrid from the Van der Valk Hotel in Dordrecht. Live Hybrid means that 1/3 of the more than one hundred participants were physically present in the hotel, while the other 2/3 participated real-time and interactively from around the world. Together

Fish in packaging made from chemically recycled plastic

Contaminated or mixed plastic waste poses a problem for the circular economy – it can’t be recycled and ends up in dumps or in a thermal recycling process. BASF has now developed styropor boxes made from chemically recycled plastic in a joint project with Vartdal Plast and Bremnes Seashore. In Norway, Bömlo’s salmon fillets have

Goods in short supply but in high demand

Using recyclates is completely in line with a circular economy. Secondary raw materials are won by recycling plastics that have been disposed of at least once – either as household waste (post-consumer recyclates, PCR) or as production waste (post-industrial recyclates, PIR). The most successful example of this to date are PET bottles: In a genuine

Pet to pet significantly increases capacities for food-grade Rpet with new Starlinger line

The Austrian recycling company installed another Starlinger bottle-to-bottle recycling system including SSP (solid state polycondensation) reactor at their production site in Müllendorf, Austria. “It is also thanks to the new Starlinger pelletizing line that PET to PET is one of the most modern facilities in PET recycling worldwide. Since the foundation of the company we