Making Reusable Tableware a Clean Solution

Since January 1, 2023, catering establishments have had to offer reusable tableware for takeaway food and drinks. There are exceptions for smaller restaurants with less than 80 square meters of space. Microbiologist Prof. Dr. Marion Stoffels-Schmid explains to foodservice what needs to be considered from a hygienic point of view when it come to reusable containers.

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More Recycling of Labels

To offer its customers sustainable label solutions, Faller Packaging follows the motto “Reduce, Recycle, Rethink.” The pharmaceutical packaging manufacturer reduces label material, uses recycling programs for liner material and creates a recyclable label design.

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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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“The Whole Product Cycle is in Demand”

The main theme of FACHPACK 2022 is “Transition in Packaging”. We asked representatives from the packaging industry what this motto means to them. Read the answers from representatives of packaging companies Craemer, KOCH and Metsä Board.

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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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Pods by Ariel and Lenor Now Come in a Cardboard Box

The all-in-1 pods by the Ariel and Lenor brands are now available in cardboard packaging that is fully recyclable. Adults can intuitively open the box with its ergonomic design, while it remains securely closed for children, says manufacturer Procter & Gamble. Previously, the laundry detergent pellets were available in plastic packaging.

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Less Recycling Share for More Production

Finnish toilet paper manufacturer Metsä Tissue is looking for alternatives to make its own production economically and environmentally sustainable. In doing so, the group is relying on virgin pulp instead of recycled paper to reduce costs. Recycled paper makes more sense for packaging than for sanitary papers, the company says.

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Protection for Wounds

Nivea manufacturer Beiersdorf has implemented the biggest brand relaunch in the history of its healthcare brands: The Hansaplast, Elastoplast and Curitas plaster brands have renewed their products and packaging.

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