Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is the most widely used material in the manufacture of rigid packaging containers, especially for packaging applications in food and beverage industries worldwide.
Using PESTEL analysis—a framework used to analyse and monitor the macro-environmental factors that have an impact on an organisation, company or industry—we have examined the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Legal factors impacting global packaging evaluations, planning and decision-making. We then identified the threats and opportunities companies, brands and manufacturers need to be aware of in 2023 and beyond.
Flexible packaging, especially in small formats, are extremely popular in the Indian packaging landscape because of their accessibility and affordability to households with limited disposable incomes. A victim of their own success, they are found littered in rural and urban ecosystems because they are lightweight, small and sold in high volumes.
Addressing the issue with plasticwaste, therefore, requires more viable and sustainable long-term solutions. Marico Innovation Foundation’s Innovation in Plastics report, a first-of-its-kind playbook developed in association with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and Praxis Global Alliance.
Through the industry’s 2030 Roadmap1, ACE’s (The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment) members adopted an ambitious vision for 2030 and beyond: to deliver the most sustainable packaging for resilient food supply systems, which is renewable, climate positive and circular.
Total Energies Corbion published a report on PLA compostability entitled “The advantages of compostable bioplastics for the circular economy”. The report advises on product design for compostable packaging when it contributes to the diversion of biowaste from landfill or incineration, reduction of the biowaste stream contamination, increasing efficacy of biowaste collection, and when the packaging is hardly separable from its organic waste content.
As a market leader in dispensing solutions, Aptar Pharma is leading the industry in creating environmental and economically sustainable solutions, while never losing sight of the original aim – to ensure patient safety.
The Single-Use Plastics (SUPs) Challenge has officially concluded, with the pilot projects successfully avoiding a total of 934.7 kg of plastics with 60 foodservice businesses throughout the program! Over the past ten months, the program supported eight Entrepreneur Support Organizations (ESOs) and 76 start-up’s across five countries in South and Southeast Asia, with funding from PREVENT Waste Alliance and ECCA Family Foundation
Polymateria provides a tailored biodegradable solution for conventional plastic packaging, aiming to stem the global plastic pollution endemic. Polymateria’s scientists have created a proprietary additive that can break down plastics safely if they escape into the environment.
Beverage containers made of recycled PET Characteristics, processability and possible uses of rPET
The current revision of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive #PPWD, as well as the Waste Framework Directive #WFD review and the forthcoming framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics all provide crucial opportunities to implement clear, coherent, and forward-thinking regulatory frameworks that drive innovation in decoupling economic growth from the use of fossil resources and recognising the substantial contribution of the #bioplastics sector to reaching the EU’s climate and waste targets.
To keep up with plastic waste, we need to recycle more, faster. Improving & accelerating recycling requires efficient detection of contamination and inconsistency in recycled plastic, making it easier to turn recycled feedstock into reliable products.