EcoCradle® is an eco-friendly packaging product made from crop waste and mushroom roots. The technology was developed by Ecovative Design, a US-based company that is engaged in the research and development of environment-friendly materials. These materials can be used in various industries including packaging, construction, automotive and consumer products.
Germany-based SIG Combibloc completed the first construction phase at its first packaging plant in Brazil in July 2011. The new plant is located in Campo Largo near Curitiba, in the state of Paraná, and manufactures aseptic carton packs. SIG is investing €90m ($113m) in the construction of the plant over three phases.
Stevanato Group is an Italian company that was founded in 1949 and is now one of the top three producers of glass tube containers for the pharmaceutical industry in the world. The company has two divisions: the glass division specialises in primary packaging of glass tube containers, such as vials, cartridges, ampoules and syringes for pharmaceutical and cosmetic use.
W&S Recycling, a company based in the UK, announced in December 2012 that it would build a new materials recycling facility (MRF) in Poole, Dorset, UK. The new facility will be built at a cost of £10m ($16.2m) and replace W&S' existing plant in Poole. It is expected to be one of the most advanced MRFs in the UK.