January 2023

Berry, Coca-Cola Collaborate to Implement Tethered Caps in EU Markets

After winning a prestigious sustainability award at PACK EXPO International last month for this circular solution, Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) is the first plastic packaging manufacturer in Europe to supply The Coca-Cola Company with a lightweight, tethered closure for its carbonated soft drinks in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles. Bolstered by the European Union (EU) Single-Use Plastics Directive, Berry’s new tethered closure for Coca-Cola is designed to remain intact with the bottle – making it less likely to be littered and more likely to be recycled.

LVMH and Dow Intend To Collaborate To Improve Sustainable Packaging Across Major Perfume And Cosmetics Brands

Dow (NYSE: DOW) and LVMH Beauty, a division of LVMH, the world leader in luxury and home to 75 iconic brands, will collaborate to accelerate the use of sustainable packaging across LVMH’s perfume and cosmetic products. This collaboration would enable both bio-based and circular plastics to be integrated into several of the beauty multinational’s product applications without compromising functionality or quality of the packaging.

New P&G Product Pump Design Can Be Recycled Without Disassembly

Writing in a recent U.S. patent ​, multinational personal beauty care company Procter & Gamble details how their innovative design fills a pressing need for consumers and manufacturers alike, stating, “there is a need for a pump dispenser that has a pump assembly where used pump assemblies do not require disassembly to be recycled in current recycling streams.” 

TOPPAN Eco-friendly NFC tag label

Toppan Launches Sales of Eco-friendly NFC Tag Label with Paper-based Antenna Substrate

Toppan, a global leader in communication, security, packaging, décor materials, and electronics solutions, has developed an eco-friendly near-field communication (NFC) tag label that uses paper material as the substrate for the antenna instead of conventional polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film. Global sales of the new tag label have been launched today, with Europe expected to be a promising market due to the high level of environmental consciousness.

Constantia Flexibles Announces Joint Venture in India

Constantia Flexibles, a leading producer of flexible packaging worldwide, signed a joint venture (JV) agreement for its Indian business and operations with Premji Invest and SB Packagings. The combination will help Constantia Flexibles achieve its ambition to grow further and create value in the Indian market.

NREL Develops Systematic Framework To Compare Performance of Plastics Recycling Approaches

With only a small percentage of plastics recycled, determining the best way to recycle and reuse these materials may enable higher adoption of plastics recycling and reduce plastic waste pollution. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examined the benefits and trade-offs of current and emerging technologies for recycling certain types of plastics to determine the most appropriate options.

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