The ocean plastic crisis is real. It requires consumers’, brands’, and humanity’s attention. Today, only around 10% of plastic waste gets recycled globally, while the rest ends up in landfills, incineration, or leaks to nature or oceans*. The world desperately needs more ways to reuse post-consumer plastic waste.
Compostable packaging is popularly seen as an answer to plastic pollution, but while it has a role to play in a circular economy, it is not a silver bullet. Any time a piece of packaging is used once – no matter how it is disposed of – it is single-use. Preventing waste in the first place should be top priority.
India is poised to become a leading nation on sustainable packaging, says Dr. R. Rangaprasad. Thanks to a longstanding experience in recycling and a flourishing technology sector, the Business Head at the knowledge sharing platform Packaging 360 is convinced that the country’s packaging value chain stakeholders will make major advances in the coming years.
Grasping complexity and acting proactively on sustainability is key to ensure successful compliance with packaging laws and avoid financial sanctions.
In an exclusive interview with Packaging360, Mr. Andy Morse, Marketing Director, Eastman Coatings and Inks, introduces the Eastman basket of products & solutions for the packaging sector.
Today, Trivium Packaging releases its 2022 Global Buying Green Report, based on a survey of more than 15,000 consumers across Europe, North America, and South America on their values & behaviors related to sustainable packaging, including willingness to pay more for eco-friendly packaging, perceptions of materials, and interest in refillable packaging.
The infinite consumption of a finite supply of natural resources followed by the generation of humongous amounts of non-biodegradable waste has vandalized ecosystems and rendered us vulnerable in the face of pressing problems such as space management due to expanding landfills, accumulating trash, and the disruption of ecological balance. The menace of improper waste management has not only inflicted the health of the environment but inevitably lowered the quality of life on this planet.
Today, with higher living standards and more diverse materials, brand values and philosophies can be communicated to consumers through packaging. Materials with unique artistic taste and visual impact help products stand out. And with the growing global circular economy, the market urgently demands green packaging that complies with higher environmental standards
Storopack’s compostable AIRplus® Bio Film is designed to run on all AIRplus® machines in the series that process Void Film giving great variation on the types of applications it is suitable for. The filling and padding material can be used throughout all service departments, from small dispatch rooms to the automated distribution centre.
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Paperbubble® Paper Sheets Are An Innovative And Eco-friendly Substitute For Traditional Bubble Cushioning.
Businesses today have undergone a paradigm shift. Offline to online… Limited options to unlimited options. Careless thinking to a sustainability thought process. We are trying to see how and where we can put in efforts to improve the alignment of everything to a circular economy. In one such effort, Storopack, a company with 150-year-old experience in protective packaging, brings an innovative product.
Sustainability regulations for packaging have become increasingly ambitious. A detailed understanding of the diverse regulatory landscape will be essential for companies to remain compliant.