Nestlé, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, McDonald's and Coca-Cola in Greenpeace top five plastic polluters...
- Carlsberg develops world’s first ‘paper’ beer bottle
- Unilever commits to cut virgin plastic packaging by 50%
- Floating device catches ocean plastic in the Pacific for first time
- British Plastics Federation launches sustainable packaging design tool
- Future of plastic packaging – The Plastic Packaging Tax
Nestlé named in Greenpeace list of top five plastic polluters
Nestlé, Tim Hortons, Starbucks, McDonald's and Coca-Cola in Greenpeace top five plastic polluters list. All were named from 1,426 pieces of branded plastic.
Future of plastic packaging – The Plastic Packaging Tax
Over two million tonnes of plastic packaging is used in the UK each year, with most being new plastic rather than recycled creating a grave impact on the environment. In March 2018, the UK government announced its intention to introduce a plastic packaging tax that will come into effect from April 2022. Rosie Lintott speaks with Ian Fielding, Chair of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) Waste Group, about the local governments view on the new tax.
UFlex Launches Global Initiative ‘Project Plastic Fix’ and Screens ‘The Hudson Project’ Documentary with Plastic Patrol
UFlex, one of the largest polymer plastic companies in the world, and Plastic Patrol, an international movement that combines crowdsourcing and community activism to address single-use plastic pollution, recently screened the short documentary ‘The Hudson Project’ at the Core Club in New York City.
Five recycling myths consumers get wrong
Recycling can be confusing for many consumers, from recognising different symbols to understanding the current state of recycling infrastructures in the UK. To help make this clearer, Packaging Gateway has assembled some of the top recycling myths that need to be debunked.
Digitally printed packaging in Germany: Folienprint outlines the benefits
As products compete for consumer attention on shop shelves, creating the right first impression has never been so important for brands. While multi-channel marketing undoubtedly plays a key role in building this image, product packaging is at the fore when it comes to point-of-purchase consumer decision making.
India and Iran lead globally in polystyrene capacity additions
Around five planned and announced plants are slated to come online in Asia and the Middle East.
Sustainability in packaging: How digitally printed packaging can drive efficiency
From petitions over Amazon’s new non-recyclable envelopes, to plastic-attack protests at supermarkets, packaging has never been under such scrutiny.
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