Sustainability

  • 4.5 million tea bags a year saved from going to landfill

    Jan 24, 2023
    Waitrose has recently announced it is the first UK supermarket to sell certified own brand home compostable tea bags which are now accredited with a TUV OK compost certification. As a consequence, tea bags can be placed directly into a home compost bin or heap.
  • A future guided by plant-based packaging?

    Jan 23, 2023
    Palsgaard, a Danish company which produces plant-based emulsifiers and polymer additives for the global food, packaging and plastics industries, presented its most recent novelties at K 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • CONAI 2022 Eco-design Contest, Episode 3

    Jan 23, 2023
    Ecopack 2022: 5 super-winners and another 238 cases awarded in the new edition of the Conai Contest for eco-design. Overall, it is estimated that the initiatives implemented by companies have permitted savings of 11% in water consumption, 22% in energy consumption and 29% in CO2 emissions.
  • Rising demand for recycled plastic

    Jan 13, 2023
    Aliplast CEO Carlo Andriolo, interviewed at Ecomondo. «There has also been a rise in quality, because recycled polymers are increasingly viewed as a premium material, due both to their low environmental impact and to their technical characteristics».
  • Less CO2 emissions

    Jan 09, 2023
    The packaging and recycling specialist Alpla has realised a carbon-optimised prototype solution as a showcase for future products with its innovative Canupak beauty care packaging.
  • Printing inks and PTFE

    Dec 21, 2022
    New and stricter regulations on the use of certain chemicals can pose significant operational challenges for industry. In printing inks, the use of PTFE is being impacted by new PFOA regulations in Europe as well as Japan and the United States.
  • A more compact and flexible modular line for pouches

    Dec 21, 2022
    The modular design of the SA-V line by Elba for the production of pouches has been renewed with the aim of further increasing performance and meeting additional requirements such as higher technology levels, compact size, flexibility and visual assistance.
  • Sustainable packaging for fresh produce

    Dec 14, 2022
    Basf and StePac, Israeli company specialized in functional packaging for fresh produce, have joined forces to create the next generation of sustainable packaging specifically for the fresh produce sector.
  • Roncadin and widespread well-being

    Dec 12, 2022
    Roncadin presents its first impact report measuring progress in circular economy, energy efficiency, sustainable sourcing, waste reduction and labour enhancement.
  • Schubert: towards a green, digital future

    Nov 14, 2022
    Sustainability, robotics and digitalisation are the biggest challenges facing the packaging industry. Gerhard Schubert is responding by developing cutting-edge solutions based on its established expertise.
  • Labels. Sustainability and the future at the Gipea 2022 congress

    Nov 11, 2022
    Challenges and opportunities arising from the ecological transition were the focus of the Gipea 2022 congress, held last Sept. 22 and 23 in Sirolo (AN). The two-day event focused on the difficulties of the current geopolitical and macroeconomic scenario, but also on the resources available to companies in the sector.
  • A carbon neutral plant

    Nov 11, 2022
    An Italian manufacturer of cardboard packaging, Innova Group, reiterates its commitment to sustainability year by year by verifying, quantifying and reporting greenhouse gas emissions on the basis of its CO₂ balance, or the Corporate Carbon Footprint.
  • Market trends

    Nov 09, 2022
    A recent study by The Business Research Company estimates that in 2022 the global market for recyclable packaging will reach a value of 28.3 billion dollars with a growth rate of +7.2% compared to 2021 and will climb to 34.2 billion dollars by 2026.
  • A bottle easily recognizable

    Nov 07, 2022
    How to combine the quality of a handcrafted product with the most current demands in terms of sustainability? From this common reflection between Verallia Italia and 32 Via dei Birrai comes the desire to make the renewed bottle of 32 Via dei Birrai a communicating object, not only for the values of the brand but also for the environmental commitment.