“Plastics Save the Future”

New technological developments in the plastics industry are enabling more sustainable packaging, according to a FACHPACK forum held at TECHBOX on Tuesday. Experts from several industries presented case studies.

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“Design For Recycling Must Be a Matter of Course in Packaging”

In an interview, Prof. Thomas Klindt talks about the raw material of the future: recyclates. As a specialist lawyer for administrative law, Klindt is a partner at the law firm Noerr. He serves numerous industry clients , including the packaging and waste management sectors. Among other things, he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Center for Consumer Law at the University of Bayreuth.

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OTTO Ships Orders in Compostable Bags

OTTO is the first online store in Germany to send selected online orders in fully compostable, biodegradable shipping bags. These are made of grass paper and a bio-based plastic substitute that is produced from plant waste and, according to the manufacturer, degrades within two weeks.

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New Spray Head is Recyclable

Lightweight, fully recyclable, and, for the first time, with post-consumer recycled content in the mechanical components: the new spray head of Werner & Mertz’s Frosch brand of cleaning products is designed to be more sustainable than before.

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Mondi Opens Recycling Laboratory

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, opened the group’s first recycling lab at its Frantschach plant in Austria to test the recyclability of paper and paper-based packaging using non-paper components such as coatings.

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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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