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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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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Every Candy Counts

On confectionery packaging, manufacturers must also indicate the number of individually wrapped sweets – for example, wrapped candies. This was decided by the Federal Administrative Court (BVG) in Leipzig on March 9, 2023.

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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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Lidl Sets New Standards in Children’s Products

From now on,  discounter Lidl will no longer advertise unhealthy foods – such as over-sugared yogurts or drinks or chocolate – aimed at children. The packaging of its own brands will also be changed. Exceptions are to be made for promotional items at Christmas, Easter, or Halloween. So advertising for chocolate Easter bunnies is still okay for Lidl.

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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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