Consumers are Buying More Sustainably Again

Are German consumers more willing to spend their money on sustainable products when the general consumer mood is rising? The current GfK Sustainability Index seems to confirm this trend. With consumer sentiment brightening, the index rises again in April 2023 and now stands at 99.9 points. This is 6.6 points higher than in January. Consumers’ awareness of social sustainability and their expectations for companies to act responsibly are also on the rise.

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Beer From Leftover Bread

Research findings, new materials and innovations in mechanical engineering: The latest approaches and technologies in the fight against food loss and waste will be presented at Interpack in Düsseldorf up to and including Wednesday.

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Application Phase for the German Packaging Award Extended

The German Packaging Institute (dvi) is extending the submission phase for the German Packaging Award 2023. Companies, institutes and individuals from Germany and abroad can now submit their best solutions across materials and industries in 10 categories with fixed criteria until May 31, 2023.

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Tobacco Product Regulation: Arnold André Trusts in Zetes

Germany’s largest cigar manufacturer Arnold André meets the requirements of the Tobacco Product Regulation for cigars, which will apply from May 2024, with the TPD solution from Zetes. From the overall Zetes system, Arnold André will use the “Primary Repository” for its approximately 50 million annual product units. This is a database containing all relevant information for the traceability of tobacco, which is transmitted from there to the EU-wide “Second Repository”. Zetes is one of seven independent third-party providers certified by the EU for this purpose.

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Corrugated Board Industry Feels Cost Pressure and Warns of Reuse Quotas

The German corrugated board industry suffered a drop in sales in 2022. According to the Association of the German  Corrugated Board Industry  (VDW), it was once again confronted with unprecedented cost pressure and a considerably cooled down consumer climate. The current draft for a new EU packaging regulation now threatens to put corrugated board at a disadvantage in the future, the VDW said.

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Packaging Company Designs Reusable Plant Tray

Packaging company Walther Faltsysteme has delivered the first 20,000 reusable plant trays to nurseries and wholesalers as part of a tender process. The Euro Plant Trays are to become part of the new European standard for plant trays and gradually replace the single-use trays.

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Which Carton Suits Plant-based Drinks?

A study conducted by the market research company Kantar on behalf of Elopak looked into the question of which packaging consumers in Germany want for plant-based milk alternatives. According to the study, the sustainability of the packaging is particularly important in this product segment.

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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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