• Sustainability in Medium-Sized Enterprises: Schreiner Group Supports E-Mobility

    Schreiner Group has been committed to climate protection and sustainability for many years. As a result of its environmental programs, the high-tech company has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 65 percent and increased the utilization of renewable energies to more than 50 percent of its total energy consumption in recent years, among other things. Now the family-owned business has made another move towards a climate-neutral future by having installed and activated nine charging stations for electric vehicles at its headquarters in Oberschleissheim.

  • Nestlé Purina Introduces Refillable Packaging For Cat Litter

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    Nestlé Purina has announced plans to launch Tidy Cats LightWeight Free & Clean cat litter in refillable containers in the US in association with Loop.

    The initiative is in line with Nestlé’s pledge to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025 and reduce the use of virgin plastics by one third in the same timeframe.

    The empty packaging of the product will be collected, cleaned, and reused as part of Loop's circular shopping system.

    Loop is a global shopping platform for food and household goods that use reusable and refillable packaging.

    Diane Herndon, senior manager of sustainability at Purina, said, "The Tidy Cats expansion to Loop reflects our commitment to delivering innovative products and sustainable solutions that help reduce our environmental impact.

    "Our teams worked to design and develop new packaging that was durable enough to endure multiple uses and extreme conditions common to e-commerce while also ensuring the great experience that Tidy Cats users know and love."

    Initially, the product will be available on the e-commerce platform of Loop in 10 states.

    These include New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Delaware, and the district of Columbia.

  • Neopac Introduces Lightweight Plastic Tube with Reduced Wall Thickness for Enhanced Sustainability

    Latest addition to company’s EcoDesign portfolio of sustainability-minded tubes uses up to 30% less virgin materials 

  • WP unveils recyclable dispensing valve

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    While silicone valves provide excellent functionality in caps and closures, WP argues that the recyclability of these valves is generally compromised. It is the company’s view that, although several alternatives have been launched on the market, none have managed to replace the traditional silicone valve.

    According to a press release issued by the company: “For example, floating silicone valves are not recyclable and prevent brand owners and private labels from claiming their products can be recycled 100%. Valves made of TPE are not 100% recyclable, or don’t offer the same performance as tried and tested options. For years, there has been an urgent need for a good alternative.”

    WP’s new valve is made of a specially developed material that reportedly enables full recycling within polyolefin waste streams – regardless of the bottle material.

    The solution offers dispensing of any quantity the consumer may require, and the dosing behaviour can also be adjusted, depending on preference. Meanwhile, the valve dimensions are exactly the same as those of WP’s familiar silicone valve: the new valve fits in all of WP’s existing MaxiDose valve closures.

    WP’s product is compatible with a wide range of applications such as food, home care, and personal care – including oily or fatty formulations.

    WP concludes: “This 100% recyclable valve is one of our green initiatives, and part of the circular economy programs we have created. Our Innovation & Development team converts sustainability challenges into new opportunities to stimulate circularity, so that we can enable customers and consumers to contribute to a more sustainable future.

  • Thailand-Based NR Instant Produce PCL Leverages V-Shapes Unique Sachet Packaging for Continued Growth

    Four V-Shapes ALPHA lines enable the company to manufacture non-food products for domestic and international distribution and to differentiate itself in the global marketplace

  • Who is recycling?

    Following up on the previous blog, we want to share with you 5 nationally and internationally brands that adopted 100% recycling or 100% recycled packaging in 2020.

     

    DETTOL LAUNCHES HANDWASH WITH 100% RECYCLED PLASTIC PACKAGING

    The new Dettol Liquid handwash Black is made with 100 percent Post-Consumer Resin (PCR).

  • THE ANTARES VISION GROUP EXPANDS ITS SOFTWARE CAPABILITIES THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OF RFXCEL CORPORATION

    Travagliato, Italy – Antares Vision, a leading global provider of intelligent Track & Trace, Inspection and Smart Data Management solutions for the Life Science and Food & Beverage sectors, today announced entering into an agreement for the acquisition of rfXcel Corporation (“rfXcel”), a leading US-based Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) company, serving the Life Science and Food & Beverage sectors, for an upfront consideration of $120 million on a debt free and cash free basis.

  • Mondi Steinfeld certified as CO2 neutral for its manufacturing operations

    Mondi’s consumer flexible plant in Steinfeld, Germany has been certified as CO2 neutral by ClimatePartner
    The certification applies to the manufacturing process at Steinfeld after switching to hydropower and other renewable energies

  • Specialized market star industry prize awarded for the 4th time

    This week, the industry prizes for exemplary specialist markets and specialist market centers in the categories of new construction, refurbishment, mixed use and the special prize of the jury were awarded. The organizers are the dfv Conference Group, a subsidiary of the dfv media group, and Heuer Dialog. The winners were first honored in the digital award ceremony on Monday, after which the organizers personally presented the trophies and certificates.

  • WHY USE RECYCLED PRODUCTS?

    The past year has been one during which we saw a major wave of recycled products coming into use. Many global packaging companies announced the arrival of new designs incorporating recycled paper, recycled plastic. This year foresees the induction of fully recyclable and/or fully recycled packaging for most big brands.

    Let’s elucidate some of the benefits of recycling used paper and plastic and further using the recycled product:

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