THE ECOLOGICAL TALENT OF PACKAGING

As consumers increasingly demand greater sustainability from the goods they purchase, companies respond by paying closer attention not only to the product itself, but also to its packaging. According to recent data from the Immagino Observatory, this shift in focus can be observed on product labels, with a subsequent impact on consumer behaviour. The label

NEW STUDY FROM CROWN HOLDINGS AND IAI ACTIONS CRITICAL STEPS TO STRENGTHEN GLOBAL ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CAN RECYCLING

Improvements to beverage can recycling practices in six countries around the world could help to reduce global CO2 emissions by up to 60 million metric tons by 2030, according to a new study commissioned by Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) (www.crowncork.com) and the International Aluminium Institute (IAI). Conducted by third-party global management consultants Roland

ROTOPRINT, PACKAGING FIRST AID SINCE 1978

Rotoprint Sovrastampa S.r.l., born in 1978 in Lainate (Mi), with the packaging saved from waste and refurbished in the forty years of activity, has recovered over 1,000,000 km, it could go around the world almost 25 times. This important result was achieved thanks to the system invented by Gian Carlo Arici to modify already printed,

NVC advice to minister: postpone decision on generally binding declaration of packaging collection and recycling levies in the Netherlands

In an official Perspective on a Draft Decision by Minister Ms Vivianne Heijnen MSc regarding the General Binding Declaration of future levies by the Dutch Packaging Waste Fund Foundation (Stichting Afvalfonds Verpakkingen), NVC argues that such a far reaching Decision should not be taken in the short term indicated. The NVC Perspective suggests that the

Incorporating renewable materials in packaging

Incorporating Renewable Materials is just one of the ten principles within the ‘Sustainable Packaging Design Guidelines’ that help companies and packaging technologists to design sustainable packaging that will meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets. So what are Renewable Materials? Well, they are materials made of natural resources, composed of a biomass from a living source

BOTTLE-TO-FIBRE AND BOTTLE-TO-BOTTLE:

Two Starlinger PET recycling lines for Indian recycling brand Go Rewise  Ganesha Ecopet Private Limited, a subsidiary of Indian PET recycling pioneer Ganesha Ecosphere Ltd., has recently opened its new Warangal facility under the brand name Go Rewise where it produces rPET for filament yarns and fibres, as well as for food-grade packaging. The company

PCR IN FILM PRODUCTION

Mechanical engineering Company SML and Braskem, the largest producer of plastics in the Americas and producer of biopolymers, now have entered a cooperation and are using recycled raw materials for film production. The use of PCR (post-consumer recyclates) is supposed to save resources and reduce waste. Both companies have already been working on joint solutions

GLUE GOES GREEN

Often invisible and yet irreplaceable in many areas of the world of packaging: glue. The desire for more sustainability doesn’t cast the same limelight on adhesives that it shines on packaging, which is far easier to notice for consumers. But here, too, much can be done to reduce carbon emissions and optimise production to be

PACKAGING IN THE TIMES OF E-COMMERCE

Since the Covid-19 pandemic at the latest, mail order has become an intrinsic part of all our lives. Where once it was considered an oddity to order books on the net, parcel delivery services have become an everyday sight in almost every residential area. And with the Christmas business approaching, parcel deliveries will once again hit all-time

SUSTAINABILITY IS ESSENTIAL

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