Coca-Cola Amatil Australia has announced that it will distribute fully-recyclable and biodegradable Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited paper straws, ending its distribution of single-use plastic straws and stirrers.
Neopac has announced it will introduce a new recycled plastic tube at the Perfume, Cosmetics and Design (PCD) trade show being held in Paris on 30 - 31 January 2019.
Smurfit Kappa has launched a packaging design competition in a bid to encourage the development of sustainable packaging solutions.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has revised packaging regulations to increase food safety and prevent any form of contamination.
Western Australia's (WA) ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags has come into effect for retailers throughout the state.
Researchers at the Tel Aviv University in Israel have developed a process to make bioplastic polymers from microorganisms that feed on seaweed.
The Government of New Zealand has confirmed that the mandatory phase-out of single-use plastic shopping bags will become effective from 1 July.
Thailand has become the first country in Asia to adopt plain packaging for tobacco products.
UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has introduced a strategy where businesses and manufacturers will have to pay the complete costs involved in recycling or disposing of packaging waste.
The UK Government has granted £60m to develop sustainable packaging solutions such as environmentally friendly plastic bags and cups using household food scraps.