Sustainability: It’s The Outside That Counts

In recent decades, packaging technologies continuously improve to combine optimum product protection with highly efficient processes. One factor has gained importance within the last few years: the environmental impact of packaging. An interview with Ilona Junker, Project Manager Sustainable Solutions at Syntegon Technology. Manufacturers are seeking new approaches to use…

4 Innovations That Will Drive Hygienic Packaging

Caps & Closures highlight a few ways in which the packaging industry has been challenged by COVID-19.  The threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly thrust health and safety to the forefront of the public conscience. The virus’s rapid transmission through airborne germs, personal contact, and particularly ‘hotspots’ of infection…

Paper Packaging For Cadbury Chocolate Tablet

Confectionery giant Mondelēz International and Syntegon Technology take sustainable packaging to chocolate lovers in New Zealand. Mondelēz International approached Syntegon Technology with a challenging request: to package Cadbury’s Energy chocolate tablet in fully recyclable paper flow wraps. Consumer and manufacturer demand for more sustainable packaging has never been stronger. Recently,…

Innovative Sustainable Packaging Designs Recognised In Food & Beverage

A commentary on the WorldStar Packaging Awards’ Sustainable Design category, contributed by Nerida Kelton MAIP, Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Board Member of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).  The 2025 National Packaging Targets enables Brands to clearly understand what outcomes they need to achieve to…

Let’s Be Truthful About Sustainable Packaging Claims On-Pack

With the development of Australia’s 2025 National Packaging Targets, now is the time to stop and review all of your on-pack information to ensure that you are communicating effectively and honestly to consumers about your sustainable packaging. Contributed by Nerida Kelton MAIP, Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Packaging…

The Rise Of Sustainable Beverage Packaging In Southeast Asia: Will The Momentum Continue?

As the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating, the sustainability momentum may be slowed in the short term, as cost-consciousness takes on more urgent priority among stakeholders such as beverage manufacturers and consumers. By Jarred Neubronner, Senior Analyst at Euromonitor International. The sustainable beverage packaging trend accelerated in Southeast…

Toward Sustainable Packaging: Addressing Solid & Food Waste Management Issues

Aspiring towards a circular economy, product innovations and a surge in demand will be expected for different sustainable packaging solutions such as plant-based polymer packaging. Contributed by Diego Shimizu, Chemicals, Materials & Food at Frost & Sullivan. The world generates more than 200 million tonnes of plastic waste annually. The…

Examining The Shift Away From Plastics

Faced with shortages of suitable recycled material, growing consumer backlash and a hostile regulatory environment, some companies are deciding to shift away from plastics. Contributed by Mark Victory, Senior Editor, ICIS. Over the past couple of years plastics have become the public face of the waste pollution crisis, prompting an…

One Size Doesn’t Fit All When It Comes To More Sustainable Packaging

Sustainability is complicated, and when it comes to packaging, it can manifest itself in many ways and on many levels. Most consumers want ‘to do the right thing’ but as feedback from trade event ProSweets19 showed, they often lack understanding about the complexities of materials composition, when paper or plastic…

Shoppers Want Convenience, Not Sustainability—Packaging Manufacturer Warns

As supermarket giant Tesco axes fresh food counters at 90 of its stores, Miguel Campos of food packaging manufacturer Advanta, explains why this isn’t a demonstration of cutting costs, but adapting to customer needs.   Tesco’s decision to reduce fresh food counters in stores was met with a flurry of…
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