“Plastics Save the Future”

New technological developments in the plastics industry are enabling more sustainable packaging, according to a FACHPACK forum held at TECHBOX on Tuesday. Experts from several industries presented case studies.

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Attitude and Consumption: How Brands Position Themselves

More and more, people are asking about the attitude of a brand, whether it is socially, ecologically, or politically oriented. Alexander Glück, Managing Director of Brand Consulting at the advertising agency Pahnke GmbH & Co. KG knows how brands with a focus on morale and consumption differ. His conclusion: it does not always have to be either/or.

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OTTO Ships Orders in Compostable Bags

OTTO is the first online store in Germany to send selected online orders in fully compostable, biodegradable shipping bags. These are made of grass paper and a bio-based plastic substitute that is produced from plant waste and, according to the manufacturer, degrades within two weeks.

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Essity Increases Recyclability of Packaging

Essity, a producer of hygiene products, has collaborated with packaging manufacturer Mondi and chemical company Dow on new secondary packaging for feminine hygiene products. The solution makes greater use of renewable and recycled materials.

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dm Saves Further Packaging Material

The drugstore retailer dm also wants to take a leading role in sustainable packaging. The topic of recyclability in plastic packaging is a hot topic in the consumer goods industry, as dm packaging expert Dagmar Glatz reports. FACHPACK is taking up this topic as well.

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Recyclable Paper Packaging for Premium Pasta

Paper manufacturer Mondi and converter Fiorini International have jointly developed new paper packaging for Antico Pastificio Umbro, an Italian producer of premium pasta products. The new packaging is fully recyclable and, when introduced for the entire pasta range, will save up to 20 tons of plastic each year.

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