The FPA issued letters to the White House, all Governors and Capitol Hill leadership with regard to the need for essential packaging manufacturing during this time of uncertainty, particularly food insecurity and access to pharmaceutical and medical supplies.
Avery Dennison Corp. and Ocean Recovery Alliance, founders of Plasticity Forum, aim to collaborate across the industry to discover, connect and facilitate solutions to create innovative prevention programs for plastic pollution.
The Plastics Recycling Europe and The Association of Plastic Recyclers have developed a global definition governing the use of the term “recyclable” as it relates to plastics packaging and products, in hopes to provide a consistent metric to guide the efforts of sustainability for plastics in the Circular Economy.
The initial phase of the first-ever industry effort designed to provide packaging manufacturers the ability to assess the sortability of their products in the waste stream was unveiled at the The Association of Plastic Recyclers’ (APR) Member Meeting earlier this month in Houston.
Carola K. Herbst from the DLG’s (German Agricultural Society) Food Competence Center, speaking at Anuga FoodTec 2018, which took place in Germany last month, said the lifestyle of consumers dictated what and how people want to eat.
In most grocery stores today, customers are advised not to go empty-handed to do their weekly shopping: reusable bags are the order of the day. Customers who cannot bring their own reusable bags should buy one to take home their purchases.
Held in conjunction with the Plastics Recycling Conference, KW Plastics and Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics presented their respective technical challenges of the package before being selected for the 2017 APR Plastics Recycling Showcase by the Association of Plastics Recyclers (APR).
The most common strategy deployed by many water bottlers to meet sustainability initiatives has been to significantly lightweight their PET containers. However, a recent study found that oftentimes these bottles might meet consumer expectations for convenience and price, but may not minimize the carbon footprint.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!