As the EU prepares to set strict new targets on packaging waste, a mounting body of evidence shows that proposed targets on reusables are unscientific, unsustainable and unnecessary.
Tesco is removing packaging from a range of its most popular bakery products in a bid to remove 33 million pieces of plastic each year.
The change marks the first switch away from rustling, shiny plastic wrappers for the brand in 86 years since Harold Mackintosh launched the brand in 1936 – with the intention of keeping 2bn wrappers a year out of landfill.
The European association representing the paper industry Cepi has updated its European test method for paper recyclability to ensure all paper packaging is recyclable by 2025.
According to a recent press release, BIOLO is the first company to successfully use PHA technology to manufacture not only straws, but also fully compostable bags.
Mondelēz International CEO Dirk Van de Put said Australia was leading the way in finding solutions for a circular economy for packaging waste.
A trial to remove un-needed toothpaste packaging in the UK has been launched by Tesco.
Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging has introduced a new home-compostable cling film called C-Cling.
In Germany, pharmaceutical giant Bayer has issued a “packaging challenge” as it looks for more sustainable options for its plethora of products.
Tetra Pak, the Switzerland-based food packaging and processing company, has set its sights on the Chinese market for growing sales of its plant-based packaging to help beverage companies cut their carbon footprints.