Italian beer brand Birra Peroni, part of the Japanese Asahi Group, is now using EY OpsChain Traceability on the public Ethereum blockchain for supply chain traceability. The solution mints non-fungible tokens (NFTs), providing a unique, digital certificate of ownership for each batch of beer.
Month: May 2021
The Flexible Plastic Fund is a UK industry first and is being led by Ecosurety with support from environmental charity, Hubbub. In collaboration with retailers, recyclers and manufacturers – including Mars UK, Mondelēz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever – the Fund intends to improve flexible plastic recycling and reduce plastic pollution by giving the material a stable value.
Danimer Scientific (NYSE: DNMR), a leading developer and manufacturer of biodegradable materials, today announced it has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to research pennycress oil as a potential feedstock material for producing polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a biodegradable, eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic.
Indo Rama Synthetics (India) Limited (IRSL), a subsidiary of global petrochemical producer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), will spend up to INR 6 billion (USD 82M) upgrading equipment and adding capacity at its manufacturing site in Nagpur, India. The capital expenditure plan includes a new PET resin manufacturing facility, additional balancing equipment, and a large range of specialty yarns, further strengthening IRSL’s ability to serve clients across the country.
Botta Packaging has conceived a new innovative and sustainable packaging solution, the Eco-Envelopes, to substitute the currently used plastic air bubble bags with grocery home deliveries. During these unprecedented times in this global pandemic and higher use of single-use plastic, Eco-envelope serves as a more sustainable alternative.
KHS endorses changes to the German Packaging Law. Systems supplier supports circular economy with its technologies. FreshSafe PET prevents contamination of the recycling loop. It comes as no surprise to learn that the majority of parliamentarians in Germany’s Bundestag have now finally approved the changes to the German Packaging Law.
Aptar Food + Beverage leveraged the benefits of two high-performance products, PolkaLite, a lighter version of the Polka closure (-1.3g), and the award-winning SimpliCycle recyclable valve to bring to manufacturers and consumers the highest levels of performance, convenience and sustainability in a closure that is reliable throughout the product life cycle.
We have been practicing biomimicry to get inspired by nature for packaging solutions and this has made the packaging industry more sustainable as the ecosystem. Derived from the Latin bios meaning organic life, and mimesis meaning to imitate, biomimicry is the study of gaining design inspiration from natural processes to solve human problems.
Life-cycle assessment (LCA) shows greenhouse gas emissions of Bornewables™ polypropylene go beyond carbon neutrality: Reduced by at least 120% compared to virgin polypropylene (at Borealis’ gate). The Bornewables™ product range of polyolefins offer the same high performance levels as virgin polyolefins and can be recycled in the same wayEverMinds™ in action: Bornewables help value-chain partners meet their climate and sustainability goals.
In this episode of Packaging Talks we catch up with Paul Jenkins, Managing Director of ThePackHub, a leading packaging innovation consultancy helping brand owners, retailers, and packaging suppliers deliver a range of packaging innovation services. In this conversation with Dr Rangaprasad, Paul emphasizes that in packaging, balancing sustainability & innovation is very critical both from …