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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Seaweed for cartonboard production?

DS Smith is exploring the possibilities of using seaweed as an alternative fiber source to wood across its packaging network. Following initial tests, the company is also investigating the potential role of seaweed as a barrier coating.

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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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Lenor in a Paper Bottle

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is developing a fully recyclable paper bottle in collaboration with Paboco and has unveiled a pilot for Lenor. The trial launch in Western Europe in 2022 is intended to form the basis of a test-and-learn strategy to bring paper packaging into the P&G portfolio on a larger scale.

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Bottles for Bags

The Edeka reusable freezer bag made of recycled material has won the German Packaging Award 2021 in the sustainability category. Not only does the body of the bag consist of more than 80 percent recycled material, but the handle also uses recycled material from the lids of PET beverage bottles with deposits collected by Edeka.

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Cool Shipping Packaging

At the Innovation Day for SMEs of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, an award was presented for a refrigerated shipping package with thermal insulation made of recycled paper.

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The Myth Surrounding the Yogurt Cup

The German Packaging Institute (dvi) held its 7th “Packaging Day” on June 10, 2021. The program included a specialist panel with the participation of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and leading representatives from Coca-Cola Germany, Duales Holding System, Huhtmaki and NABU.

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