FACHPACK Forums Are Still Unlocked

The presentations from the FACHPACK forums can still be accessed on the myFACHPACK digital extension until the end of the year. Meanwhile, preparations are already underway for FACHPACK 2022 in Nuremberg. Interested companies can register again for the next European trade fair for packaging, technology and processes, explains FACHPACK Director Phillip Blass.

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Ikea Says Goodbye to Plastic

Ikea wants to stop using plastic in its sales packaging. Plastic packaging for new assortments is to be phased out by 2025. In the existing assortment, plastic packaging will be replaced by 2028. At the same time, the Swedish furniture retailer wants to push ahead with the development of innovative packaging solutions made primarily from renewable and recycled materials.

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Online Retailers Must Register Packaging

The amendment to the Packaging Act expands the group of packaging distributors subject to registration. The registration obligation will apply to all types of packaging from July 2022. Online marketplaces will no longer be allowed to accept goods from manufacturers who have not previously registered their packaging in a system. 

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Schwarz Group Increases its Recycling Target

The Schwarz Group is taking stock of the targets and progress of its group-wide plastics strategy Reset Plastic. The occasion for this is the Global Commitment 2021 Progress Report published on November 19 by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, whose initiative the Schwarz Group already joined in 2018. It also announced an increase in its recycling target.

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McDonald’s Germany Tests its Own Reusable Deposit System

Since the beginning of November, guests at selected McDonald’s test restaurants in Germany have had the option of ordering drinks and desserts in reusable packaging. In this way, the company is testing its own reusable deposit system as the largest system caterer in Germany, before the national rollout in all restaurants takes place at the end of 2022.

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Henkel and Metro Advertise Plastic Bank

Consumer goods giant Henkel and wholesaler Metro are among the companies cooperating with Plastic Bank. The common goal is to further the establishment of a circular economy and at the same time help impoverished people in coastal regions. David Katz, founder and CEO of Plastic Bank, discussed the value of plastic with the two sustainability chiefs from Henkel and Metro in front of invited guests in Düsseldorf. This was the first time the Canadian had heard the German word “Kunststoff”.

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