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The demand for sustainable packaging solutions continues to increase across many markets. However, consumers still expect the same levels of functionality and user-friendliness. Leading Polish ice cream producer, Bracia Koral, is now taking the initiative in its sector with the introduction of packs that can be reused once the product is consumed.

One word, more than any other, is guiding Bag-in-Box (BIB) film purchasing decisions today: sustainability. Whether for wine, fruit juice or dairy products, the people in the buyer center –product and packaging managers, technical engineers and purchasing agents – are tasked with finding sustainable packaging solutions.

Improving the life cycle of packaging by optimizing resources and limiting waste production is one of the pillars of L’Oréal’s sustainability strategy and its Sharing Beauty With All program. Several milestones were reached during 2017, thanks to innovative solutions in terms of eco-design and recycling.

Paper-based packaging provider Smurfit Kappa is celebrating the first annual European Paper Bag day at its Sangüesa Paper Mill in Spain, to promote the use of paper carrier bags as an alternative to plastic bags.

For decades, conventional materials have sold themselves as the only option for insulated packaging but Woolcool is naturally better. Our products are made with wool but we don’t have to be woolly or pull the wool over anyone’s eyes when it comes to performance… and proving it!

Starting with 1 litre laundry liquid bottles, 75% of each bottle will be made from plastic sourced from recycled milk, juice and water bottles. The new bottles will be manufactured in New Zealand by Pact subsidiary Alto and will be available on shelf from October 2018.

The Beach Boys’ sentiment implies that things can never happen too soon, but for the aging population of Europe, there are many who wish that the opposite applied. Recent data from the European Union shows that the elderly population is set to increase in Europe, and that of a total population of 511.5 million in the EU-28 (as of January 1, 2017)1, some 19.4% are aged 65 or over – a significant number.

Large and small healthcare companies across Europe are getting more flexibility and lower costs for shorter print runs.

Austrian based SKIWATER® Beverages is the first European adopter of the Alumi-tek® technology, which combines the portability, recyclability and freshness of an aluminium can, with all the benefits of a bottle, filled with their signature sparkling organic raspberry juice.

Consumers can now enjoy a houmous dip spiced up with Nando’s famous PERi-PERi sauce in a bespoke thermoformed pot in clear PET from RPC Bebo UK.

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