Henkel Uses Recycled Material for Blister Caps of WC Fragrance Flushers

In a pilot project, Henkel is now using 100 percent post consumer recyclate (PCR) from the yellow bag for the first time for the blister caps of its “WC Frisch Kraft Aktiv Pro Nature Pack” cleaning product. The PCR used consists of more than 80 percent recycled PET trays, which are used for food products, for example, and have not been recycled as standard until now. With this project, Henkel aims to help further exploit the recycling potential of the Dual System in Germany and initiate a new recycling stream.

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Non-Food: Packing a Wide Variety Correctly

The term non-food covers a very wide range of different goods. Therefore, these items, be they screws, dishwasher tabs, or flower bulbs, require individual packaging solutions. At the upcoming Interpack, exhibitors want to present their relevant innovation.

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Recyclate Targets Have Stalled

Consumer goods giant Henkel made significantly less money in 2022, but significantly more sales due to price factors. However, the figures for recyclate use in packaging went down. 

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“Climate Neutrality” Label Under Fire

More and more companies are refraining from advertising with the label “climate neutralit”y. The drugstore chain Rossmann also wants to do without the Climate Partner label in the future. The eco detergent manufacturer Werner & Mertz has already massively criticized this label .

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Paint Tray Made From Hemp Grass

Miss Pompadour, an e-commerce supplier of B2C paints and varnishes, is focusing on alternative utensils and sustainable materials. The plastic tub is to gradually disappear completely from the range and be replaced by ecological alternatives.

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Four Packaging Solutions in the Final

The jury of the German Sustainability Award has decided on the finalists for the “Special Packaging Award”. They include a recyclable packaging bucket, a reusable pizza box, plastic-saving containers for cleaning products, and a to-go reusable deposit system. For the fourth time, the award, in cooperation with REWE Group, honors sustainable packaging for tomorrow.

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Invisible Signs for Visible Sustainability

“The megatrend of digitization and automation – what does it mean for packaging printing” was one of the topics discussed by the flexographic printing trade association DFTA at the PACKBOX forum at FACHPACK. Jürgen Dornheim, sustainability and packaging expert from Procter & Gamble reported on the “Holy Grail” initiative.

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New Spray Head is Recyclable

Lightweight, fully recyclable, and, for the first time, with post-consumer recycled content in the mechanical components: the new spray head of Werner & Mertz’s Frosch brand of cleaning products is designed to be more sustainable than before.

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