Online Retailers Must Register Packaging

The amendment to the Packaging Act expands the group of packaging distributors subject to registration. The registration obligation will apply to all types of packaging from July 2022. Online marketplaces will no longer be allowed to accept goods from manufacturers who have not previously registered their packaging in a system. 

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Schwarz Group Increases its Recycling Target

The Schwarz Group is taking stock of the targets and progress of its group-wide plastics strategy Reset Plastic. The occasion for this is the Global Commitment 2021 Progress Report published on November 19 by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, whose initiative the Schwarz Group already joined in 2018. It also announced an increase in its recycling target.

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Orientation in the Packaging Jungle

At the third “Österreichischer Verpackungstag” (Austrian Day of Packaging) organized by the FH Campus Wien, the focus was on the challenges of recycling-friendly packaging design. The international packaging design guideline presented for this purpose provides uniform recommendations for the industry.

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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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Paper Bags for the Oatmeal

Organic cereal manufacturer Bauck is switching to sustainable, paper-based packaging materials. The project, implemented in cooperation with paper producer Sappi and packaging machine manufacturer Rovema, demonstrates one of the possible solutions to the challenges of the circular economy in food packaging.

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Gold Status for Stand-Up Pouches

The Werner & Mertz stand-up pouch has become the first flexible packaging worldwide to achieve a “Gold” rating in all categories of the “Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Scorecard” – for the cleaning products company, the “crowning achievement” of a more than five-year joint project with Mondi’s packaging specialists.

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Mondelēz Switches Cheese Brands to Recyclable Packaging

Mondelēz is now using recyclable packaging for its Dairylea and Philadelphia cheese brands in the UK and Ireland since August 2021. The move is part of the company’s “Pack Light and Pack Right” strategy, which aims for all packaging to be recyclable by 2025, among other targets.

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