Smurfit Kappa bolsters portfolio with acquisition of bag-in-box packaging plant in Spain

SPAIN –  Irish corrugated packaging company, Smurfit Kappa has agreed to acquire Pusa Pack, a bag-in-box packaging plant in Spain. Located in Onda, Valencia, Pusa Pack S.L. specialises in the manufacture of large-capacity flexible bags, sized from 200 to 1500 litres. These bags are used for the storage and transport of bulk food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and other liquid and semi-liquid…

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CP Foods sets roadmap to achieve Net-Zero target by 2050

THAILAND – Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) aims to achieve a Net-Zero target by 2050 by establishing a clear roadmap of Smart Sourcing, Smart Production and Smart Consumption. The firm embraces innovation and cutting-edge technology to increase efficiency and optimize production costs in a bid to reduce the environmental footprint in sourcing, production, and consumption processes. Peerapong…

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Barfresh Food Group rolls out sustainable smoothie cartons

US – US-based beverage company Barfresh Food Group has announced the launch of an environmentally friendly 7.6oz Smoothie Cartons. In addition to being economically and ecologically friendlier, the new ready-to-drink packaging is claimed to generate higher margins than the company’s original bottle format. It is designed for use in schools, particularly in larger school districts and districts with no access…

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Malta launches deposit return scheme in a bid to increase recycling

MALTA – Malta has launched a deposit return scheme in the country with an aim of increasing the recycling rate and creating awareness around packaging sustainability. Malta follows the other 12 European countries that have introduced DRS as a tool to significantly reduce littering and increase the collection and recycling rates of single-use beverage containers. The DRS in Malta is…

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VPK Packaging appoints Jeremy Anderson as new Managing Director to drive growth in UK and Ireland

UK – Belgium-based packaging supplier, VPK Packaging has appointed ex-DS Smith director, Jeremy Anderson as its new Managing Director for UK & Ireland, as the business pushes ahead with the next stage of its growth strategy. Jeremy joins VPK from DS Smith where he enjoyed a successful career in various senior management positions, including as Sector Director with responsibility for…

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Elopak launches fully automated warehouse in Terneuzen to scale operations

NETHERLANDS – Global supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment Elopak has launched operations at its new fully automated high-bay warehouse in Terneuzen, Netherlands. The high-tech, modern facility has been built to the latest standards, offering improved logistics and increasing efficiency by replacing storage over multiple sites and automating previously manual processes. In line with Elopak’s strong commitment to sustainability…

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EIB launches environment framework to support sustainability projects globally

EGYPT – The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched its environment framework to support environmental sustainability projects globally. thereby pursuing a green, resilient, equitable and inclusive development approach. Launched during the COP27 United Nations climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the framework supports environmental investments across the world, thus contributing to green, resilient and equitable development. The EIB will support…

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