New sustainable materials and technologies need to be evaluated to really understand what they can bring to a product, according to luxury rigid box manufacturer, Knoll Packaging.
Refill packaging promises eco savings while retaining luxury feel
Retaining the glamorous feel of the product while making environmental and financial savings is the aim behind a new packaging concept, Twistub.
Israel plans packaging recycling revolution
Israel has proposed a “revolution” in the recycling of packaging that would impose personal responsibility on all manufacturers to collect and reprocess the waste packing from their products.
API Laminates adds holographic option to eco-laminated cartonboard
Holographic effects will soon be available on API Group’s environmentally-friendly laminated cartonboard, for use in cosmetics products secondary packaging.
Metabolix’ field trials investigate bioplastic-producing crops
Field research on tobacco takes Metabolix one step further in its quest to design non-food crops that produce plastic resins for use in cosmetic and food packaging.
Bio-based plastic resins are beginning to make their mark on the world of packaging; but, although significant savings are being made on resource use, much still needs to be done to improve end-of-life options.
When it comes to environmentally friendly packaging some of the most important savings are being missed through poor recycling options – and this applies to all plastics bio- and fossil fuel-based.
Research aims to boost bioplastics from potatoes
Corn starch-based Bioplastics have proved increasingly popular for eco-friendly personal care packaging, but now researchers are investigating ways to enhance potato starch for this purpose.
Green packaging event hopes to promote US-Franco trade links
French companies have a lot to offer the US in terms of green packaging, according to French business development agency Ubifrance.
Material-saving plastic tube awarded Tube of the Year
A plastic tube incorporating a permanently attached closure, which could save up to 40 per cent in material weight, has been awarded prototype tube of the year.
Taxing new plastic would increase use of recycled material, says chemist
Taxing virgin PET is one of the best ways to get companies to move over to using recycled material for plastic packaging, according to a green chemist.
Dupont uses packaging award to leverage sustainable business practices
The company is focusing on its Dupont Awards as a means of helping the personal care industry discover how packaging can be incorporated into a sustainable business strategy.
Thinking outside the box: Refillable packaging opportunities
Creative ideas for refillable beauty packages have great potential for companies looking to improve their green credentials, says a packaging design expert.
Companies urged to do more as UK unveils new packaging strategy
A major reduction in food packaging, a rethink on how it is measured and a call for greater investment by packing companies to increase recycling are part of a strategy unveiled today by the UK government.
Recyclable perfume bottles, a new move for Valois packaging
A screw-on pump for perfumes helps consumers recycle the glass bottle after use, according to France-based packaging supplier Valois.