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28 Jan 2020

Nestlé announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion (USD$2.07 billion) to fund the development of sustainable packaging solutions and lead the shift to food-grade recycled plastics.

In 2018, Nestle announced its commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. Nestlé will reduce its use of virgin plastics by...

22 Jan 2020

China announces bans on non-degradable plastic shopping bags and plastic straws as part of a three-stage five-year plan to ban or restrict production, sales and use of disposable plastic products.

“It is a very reasonable scenario that China will lead the world in banning single-use plastics that have no real societal value, whilst also...

5 Nov 2019

Carlsberg has unveiled two new research prototypes of its Green Fibre Bottle, which it says are the first 'paper bottles' to contain beer.

The development is a continuation of Carlsberg's sustainable packaging innovation journey and a key part of its sustainability programme, Together Towards ZERO, including its commitment to ZERO carbon...

30 Oct 2019

HP has announced it will commit $200 million over five or more years to develop water-based ink technologies for printing digitally on corrugated packaging and textiles.

The commitment complements ongoing HP investments in other printing technologies and markets aimed at creating sustainable digital print solutions.

 “Investing in water-b...

24 Oct 2019

Canon announced its new UVgel ink has achieved the highest level of Greenguard Gold Certification by the UL Environment, a worldwide safety and certification company. The UVgel technology is at the heart of the Océ Colorado 1650.

UL Environment’s Greenguard Certification Program requires that products meet some of the world's most rigoro...

21 Oct 2019

India's flexible packaging company, UFlex, has launched Project Plastic Fix, a sustainability initiative designed to clean up plastic waste and convert it into products that have an economic value. 

“I believe that while plastic cannot be removed from everyday living, it can be used responsibly. We can have a solution to use the plastic...

21 Oct 2019

The Coca Cola Company will be putting its water brand, Dasani, into aluminium cans in a bid to use less plastic.

Coca Cola will also be introducing aluminium bottles for its water brand, Dasani. In addition, the company will be debuting HybridBottle, a packaging made with a mix of up to 50% plant-based renewable and recycled PET material...

10 Oct 2019

HP partners with World Wildlife Fund in a five-year plan to restore, protect and conserve 200,000 acres of forest.

HP announced its announced its next steps in creating a forest positive future for printing with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The announcement was made at the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit.

Over t...

2 Sep 2019

UPM Raflatac announces the new Forest Film label material. According to the company, it is the first to bring a wood-based polypropylene film material into the market.

Forest Film has been developed in collaboration with UPM Biofuels using UPM BioVerno naphtha, a 100% wood-based solution originating from sustainably managed forests.

This...

17 Jun 2019

HP Inc. announced HP Indigo digital printing inks are now certified for compostability in home and industrial.

This is the latest in sustainability achievements allowing converters and brands to print smaller quantities, while helping to reduce inventory waste and improve their overall environmental impact. 

TUV Austria awarded the “OK Co...

11 Feb 2019

Konica Minolta, Inc. has been listed among the “2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” (2019 Global 100).

This is the second time for Konica Minolta to be included on the Global 100 list following 2011.

The organisation was named one of the 2019 Global 100, to be announced by Canada-based Corporate Knights in conjunct...

11 Feb 2019

French luxury brand, Chanel, has invested in Sulapac, a Finnish start-up specialising in biodegradable materials.

Chanel becomes the first investor coming from the luxury cosmetic industry.

“We have set very high-quality standard to our sustainable material, with an ambition to replace plastic, and we are very pleased to welcome Chanel, a...

1 Feb 2019

13 Winners of the Sixth Annual KODAK SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award Program for Excellence in Sustainable Printing announced; seven from Asia Pacific region.

Kodak announced the 2018 KODAK SONORA Plate Green Leaf Award winners, which includes 13 printers from around the world.  The program, now in its sixth year, celebrates printing indus...

19 Dec 2018

Total Corbion PLA announces the start-up of its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The plant has successfully produced Luminy® PLA resins. This bioplastic provides a valuable contribution towards the circular economy being biobased and biodegradable and offering multiple environmentally-fr...

8 Nov 2018

Amazon announced that it will invest $10 million in Closed Loop Fund to support recycling infrastructure in the United States. Closed Loop Fund invests in sustainable consumer goods, advanced recycling technologies, and the development of the circular economy. 

Amazon’s investment will increase the availability of curbside recycling for...

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