Recycling

The lightweight, sustainable packaging panel session at ProSweets 2018.

ProSweets 2018 review

‘Don’t ditch the plastic just yet’

By Jenny Eagle

There have been an increasing number of stories in the media recently about the growing amount of plastic waste and one supermarket in the UK has vowed to ban all of its own-brand plastic by 2023.

Metsä Board produces cardboard packaging for Fox's. Photo: Metsä Board.

Pros & cons of lightweight/sustainable packaging: ProSweets 2018

‘Is lightweight, recyclable packaging a double-edged sword?’

By Jenny Eagle

Flexible plastic packaging is growing because it’s lightweight, sometimes recyclable, affordable and meets an increasing demand for packaged foods in developing countries.

Picture credit: PRE

Mixed feelings from PRE, APEAL, EuPC, BPF

Debate rages on over revised Circular Economy Package

By Jenny Eagle

The debate surrounding the revised Circular Economy Package rages on as some associations are not happy with the decisions announced while others welcome the changes.

First Vice-President Frans Timmermans

Reaction from ACE, EuropaBio, European Bioplastics, CEPI, EUROPEN

Circular Economy: Part I – What does the future hold now?

By Jenny Eagle

The European Commission has adopted a revised Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers - "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use.