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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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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First Market Tests with Digital Watermarks

Consumer goods company Procter & Gamble is preparing more than 100 products with digital watermarks for the national test market in Germany. The announcement was made by Gian de Belder, technical director of packaging development at Procter & Gamble, at FACHPACK.

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FACHPACK Announces New Key Theme

On the second day of the trade fair, FACHPACK bosses Heike Slotta and Phillip Blass drew up a mid-term balance. At the same time, Slotta announced the trade fair’s leading theme for 2022 at a press lunch: Transition in Packaging.

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Top Innovations from the the Packaging Industry

The Gold Awards of the German Packaging Award 2021 have now also been determined. Whether it is an efficiency-enhancing data management system, economical film packaging printing or greenhouse gas as a raw material: the award winners honored at FACHPACK demonstrate the innovative capacity in the packaging industry.

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