Product Protection for Pails

Product protection for bucket containers is offered by Saier Verpackungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG with its new S-Liner Barrier. The company is one of this year’s winners of the German Packaging Award in the sustainability category.

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Recyclate is a Coveted Scarce Commodity

The German Packaging Institute e. V. (dvi) hosted the Digital Packaging Days on December 2 and 3, 2021. Leading representatives from business, research, and start-ups reported on the first day about current topics concerning circular economy and recyclate.

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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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Henkel and Metro Advertise Plastic Bank

Consumer goods giant Henkel and wholesaler Metro are among the companies cooperating with Plastic Bank. The common goal is to further the establishment of a circular economy and at the same time help impoverished people in coastal regions. David Katz, founder and CEO of Plastic Bank, discussed the value of plastic with the two sustainability chiefs from Henkel and Metro in front of invited guests in Düsseldorf. This was the first time the Canadian had heard the German word “Kunststoff”.

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Somat Dishwashing Liquid Bottles Made From Recycled Material

Together with Henkel, ALPLA has developed a new, recyclable packaging concept for the Düsseldorf-based manufacturer’s Somat gels. The dishwashing detergents are now offered in bottles made from up to 100 percent post-consumer recyclate (PCR). The cap of the Pro Nature variant also consists of half recycled material obtained from waste collection.

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Südpack Focuses on Sustainability

Südpack’s major FACHPACK appearance is all about sustainability. The manufacturer of high-performance films and packaging materials for the food, medical goods and non-food industries presents itself as a holistic solution provider. Südpack received the German Packaging Award 2021 in the category of economic efficiency.

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Minister Awards Eco-Label to Reusable “Rebowl” System

Anyone who wants to avoid single-use plastic when eating out now has another demonstrably particularly environmentally friendly option: Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has awarded the “Blue Angel” eco-label to the “Rebowl” reusable system, which offers reusable bowls for food to-go.

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Out of the Foil Back into the Foil

Breakthrough in the recycling of film waste from the yellow bag: Nestlé Deutschland AG, Papier-Mettler KG and Grüner Punkt have jointly developed a new shrink film made of low-density polyethylene (LDPE), about half of which consists of recyclates.

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