• Edible oil in recyclable pouches to save thousands of tonnes of plastic

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    The edible oil manufacturer, Adani Wilmar has announced that it will undertake a gradual overhaul of its edible oil packaging with a new all-PE laminate packaging to make it entirely recyclable from the first quarter of FY 2018-19.

    Pouches needed to pack edible oil have a film of nylon to ensure that oil is insulated from outer atmosphere.

     

    Edible oil manufacturer Adani Wilmar will soon replace all its packaging for edible oil in pouches from non recyclable polymers to recyclable polymers. 

    The pouches needed to pack edible oil have a film of nylon to ensure that oil is insulated from outer atmosphere. This enables oil to preserve its aroma. However, nylon used is not recylable. Adani Wilmar has tied up with Vishakha Polyfab Private Ltd (VPPL) which will supply the packaging material with a special additive that enables the plastic to be recycled to make granules, which will be used to make other materials. While this will increase the cost of packaging, Angshu Mallick, COO of Adani Wilmar said the company will not pass on the cost to the customer. The use of recyclable material will be prominently displaced on the package.

    “Non-reuse of packaging material was a major headache for us. We are glad that now it will be resolved,” said Mallick. The focus will now be on creating awareness among the rag pickers about the property of the packets and segregation so that these can be sent to proper recyling agencies.

  • IOT in Packaging

    IoT, or the Internet of Things, quite literally talks about how physical objects (aka things) such as machines and materials are now a part of a very large system (you guessed it right, the Internet) that allows them to communicate and share data with the help of sensors, microcomputers, assisted software, etc.

    From tracking your online shipment on your laptop to switching on the smart lights in your room using voice commands, all this  “convenient access to information” is made possible due to the “Internet of Things”.

  • Pulse Environment Day

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    The DS Group is committed to the mission of Green enabling by Social, Structural and Economic transformation that will drive sustainability in its business. As a committed corporate citizen, the Group aims to create a closed loop system that minimizes the use of resources, creation of waste, pollution and carbon emission. The use of R PET in popular confectionery brand ‘Pulse’, the leader in hard boiled candy segment is a small step towards environment sustainability and circular economy. The PET Jar is made from a combination of virgin and recycled PET granules, which means that the waste from eco system is being reused into packaging and not burdening the planet. The company is also targeting Industrial ecology and blue economy by working towards reducing resource depletion and environmental pollution.

    In last few decades the consumerism has increased at an exceptional pace and so has the quantum of waste that has led to an environment mayhem. The reuse of goods and waste utilization is negligent in the production-consumption cycle. Packaging is an unavoidable part of this development, as it protects, preserves, enhances, disperses information, acts as a marketing tool and allows for safe transportation. The packaging sector is a large user of the plastic and the increasing environmental pressure on the economic system requires a reconsideration of our economic paradigm. It is imperative that it consciously shifts its consumption preferences to recycled and reusable material.  The world is heading towards an “ecological credit crunch” and is under severe ecological debt as we are over-utilising the natural resources without replenishing, and this crisis is far worse than all the financial and health crisis mankind has ever faced. This urges societies, corporates around the world to increase the efficiency of natural resources use and to reduce the overall environmental impact. Reusable, recycled packaging has been suggested as an option to significantly reduce environmental impacts.

     

  • WWP Beauty Stands at the Forefront of Sustainability Through Strategic New Partnerships, Leadership and Innovation

    Company partners with several eco-minded organizations and ramps up innovation towards circular beauty, zero waste, and carbon neutrality to support its mission of building a more sustainable, clean and inclusive future. 

  • Gillette Brings World’s First Razor Made for Caregivers to Canada

    Gillette is proud to introduce Gillette TREO™, the world’s first assisted shaving razor, to caregivers in Canada. TREO is specifically designed for a caregiver to shave someone else, allowing caregivers to provide a dignified shaving experience for their loved ones who, for whatever reason, are unable to shave themselves. Gillette was inspired by real-world conversations that revealed the need for a product like TREO. Gillette knows that caregivers take on a lot and hopes that TREO can help make a meaningful difference in their daily routines with their loved ones they are caring for.

  • Aptar Partners with CARE® to Further Women’s Economic Empowerment and Sponsors the Fast + Fair COVID-19 Vaccine Response Campaign

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    Through our on-going global partnership, Aptar will support CARE’s mission, including education programming, women’s economic empowerment efforts and CARE’s Crisis Response Campaign, by sponsoring the Fast + Fair COVID-19 Vaccine Response Campaign.

    Women and girls have always been a vital part of CARE’s fight against global poverty. During the pandemic, women are on the frontlines of the crisis, and women are at a higher risk of infection while caring for the sick and out-of-school children.

    “CARE has a tremendous, worldwide track record as a highly effective non-profit organization that has supported and empowered women and girls around the world for over 75 years. We are very proud to make CARE the global signature cause for Aptar as we work to further women’s education and empowerment, and join their fight against COVID-19 through global vaccine distribution,” said Stephan B. Tanda, Aptar President and CEO. “As a manufacturer of components for the delivery of vaccines, including stoppers for glass vials and syringe components, the work CARE is doing to advocate, facilitate, protect and educate about vaccines is critical. We believe that everyone should have the same level of access to vaccines and COVID-19 support.”

    Through the Fast + Fair COVID-19 Vaccine Response Campaign, the organization is stepping in to help communities around the globe ensure more than 100 million people in 10 countries – including women, those living in extreme poverty, and nearly 275,000 healthcare workers – have access to the COVID-19 vaccines over the coming year. Wealthy countries have already purchased 53% of the most promising vaccines. However, they account for just 14% of the world’s population. Through CARE’s Fast + Fair campaign, CARE is working to influence U.S. and global policy to ensure equitable vaccine availability and distribution.

    CARE is also focused on supporting health systems in every stage of vaccine chain—including planning, tracking, training and delivery—prioritizing at risk groups including health workers, caregivers and refugees. CARE will work to engage communities to provide correct information, combat stigma and build trust.

    Aptar is an early sponsor of the Fast + Fair Campaign and will join the CARE Corporate Council, a coalition of corporate partners committed to multi-sector collaboration, and using their influence, expertise and people to empower women and girls.

    “CARE’s mission aligns with our purpose, values and mission to further diversity and inclusion, empower women and to support the communities where we live and work, along with global communities who are the most marginalized and the most in need,” said Shiela Vinczeller, Chief Human Resources Officer. “By partnering with CARE, we can also work to accelerate Gender Equality both within Aptar and around the world.”

    CARE rose to an enormous challenge 75 years ago, sending millions of CARE Packages® to starving families in Europe after World War II. The CARE Package became iconic, representing a tangible way to provide immediate, lifesaving and life-changing assistance. Since then, CARE’s work has grown it has become a recognized leader in disaster relief and humanitarian aid. In April 2020, CARE quickly mobilized to launch a new CARE Package to respond to the United States’ biggest needs due to COVID-19. The organization has sent 3 million CARE Packages in the US – including food, income, support for frontline workers, and protections from sexual abuse/gender-based violence to individuals and communities in need.

    “CARE is grateful to be partnering with Aptar to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine reaches those most in need, regardless of where they live,” President and CEO of CARE US, Michelle Nunn said. “Aptar’s support of our Fast + Fair COVID-19 initiative will help protect those most often overlooked by society, including women, those living in extreme poverty, and informal healthcare workers. This pandemic has taught us that none of us are safe, until all of us are safe. Protecting those most vulnerable is not only ethical, it’s the only way to wage an effective global vaccination campaign and end this pandemic.”

    Aptar has formalized policies around Human Rights; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Community Engagement and Global Giving on its corporate website. These important policies outline Aptar’s commitment to upholding human rights, the environment, and the communities in which it operates.

  • Aptar Develops Market-first Airless Roll-on Capsule for LightinDerm Skincare Device

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    Home skincare devices: a growing trend

    As beauty consumers increasingly seek dermocosmetic solutions for their daily skincare needs, devices that deliver salon-quality skincare treatments at home have boomed as a category. Developed within the auspices of Paris Santé Cochin — Europe’s largest start-up incubator in the health sector located within the Hospital Cochin in Paris — the revolutionary LightinDerm skincare device uses three types of regenerative light to transform and activate photo-active serums and provoke deep skin regeneration and rejuvenation when applied. Within the device, the airless roll-on capsule enables secure housing and delivery of different formulas according to the customer’s preference and skincare requirements. For Aptar, the challenge was to develop a perfectly sealed resistant product which would also diffuse light rays in the most efficient way to enable activation of the ingredients within the serum.

    Technical challenge: accepted!

    A market-first, the airless roll-on recharge capsule developed for LightinDerm is the result of two years’ intense work by Aptar’s airless and custom design experts. After extensive laboratory and industrial testing, the designers hit on three materials — the combination of which remains a tightly guarded secret — for the final airless roll-on capsule, which is fully recyclable. The recharge capsule consists of three parts made by Aptar, combined with the glass roller ball through which the light passes as it evenly distributes the formula and mechanically massages the skin. Inside the capsule, which has a guaranteed seal, is an airless piston designed exclusively for LightinDerm.

    Made in France excellence

    The technical achievement of creating an airless roll-on capsule was made possible thanks to the cutting-edge technologies and expertise across various disciplines present at Aptar’s industrial sites around France. Aptar’s capacity for next-level research and large-scale testing, undertaken in close collaboration with the client, was key to producing this revolutionary product for LightinDerm. Globally renowned for excellence in the beauty industry, Aptar is a proud contributor to France’s reputation as an industry leader. Innovative start-ups like LightinDerm, working together with industrial powerhouses like Aptar, will help to ensure the continued health of the French beauty industry and its ability to reinvent the market with the delivery of ground-breaking new products.

  • Research shows explosive growth in deposit return systems

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    European countries with DRS are found to have the highest rate of success, with an average beverage container return rate of 91 per cent. Australia’s deposit programmes, which are relatively new compared to other jurisdictions, have the lowest success rates so far, with an average return rate of 68 per cent.

    The return-to-retail model of DRS – where empty bottles and cans are returned for a refund of the deposit at shops where they are purchased – is the most effective, with an average return rate of 89 per cent, compared to return-to-redemption centre or depot systems, which have an average return rate of 81 per cent.

    Clarissa Morawski, chief executive of Reloop, said: “This is good news for the planet. It reveals that each year more and more countries are realising the need for DRS to collect and recycle valuable cans and bottles and to address the massive crisis in wasted containers, many of which end up as litter.

    “Deposit Return Systems are the only proven way for a country to achieve recycling rates of over 90 per cent, meaning fewer bottles and cans in our forests and on our beaches.”

  • PAPER BASED DIAPER PACKAGING

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    Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has launched a new paper EcoWicketBag for Drylock Technologies’ baby diaper ranges, bringing sustainable paper-based packaging to the hygiene market globally.

    The global hygiene products manufacturer approached Mondi to create a more sustainable alternative to its existing plastic diaper packaging that would travel well, have strong shelf-appeal, and protect the product - while also using renewable resources and significantly reducing its CO2 footprint.

    A key advantage of using paper-based solutions is the recyclability of paper and that consumers are more likely to know how to dispose of it correctly. The EcoWicketBag can be placed in existing paper streams, even in countries with the strictest recycling regulations, thereby supporting the circular economy. An EcoWicketBag made out of fully compostable materials is also available.

    EcoWicketBag fits with Drylock Technologies’ existing plant processes, meaning it is the first paper wicket bag range that can be filled and sealed on existing machines.EcoWicketbag is made of extremely durable kraft paper keeping products sterile and safe with easy opening. It is fully  recyclable and also available in compostable version.

  • Packaging Fillers: The Unsung Heroes Of Packaging

    An integral part of packaging design, especially in this era of ecommerce and abundant international shipments of fragile products, packaging fillers need to chosen correctly if you want your packaging to serve its purpose.

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