U-Label partners Giunko to offer digital packaging information in Italy

ITALY – European wines e-label platform U-Label has collaborated with Italy-based Giunko to provide customers access to digital information about product packaging and recycling in Italy from next year. From 1 January 2023, wines and spirits placed on the Italian market will be obliged to inform consumers about the identification and classification of the product packaging, i.e., the nature of…

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GE Technology opts for Honeywell recycling technology in South Korea

SOUTH KOREA – South Korea-based waste management company GE Technology is to deploy Honeywell’s UpCycle Process Technology at its advanced plastic recycling facility in South Korea. Scheduled to begin production in 2025, the plant will convert mixed waste plastics into Honeywell Recycled Polymer Feedstock (RPF). The resulting RPF will be used to manufacture new plastics and contribute towards a circular…

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Online shoppers have increased recycling but are frustrated by excessive packaging, reveals DS Smith

US – Global packaging producer DS Smith has released a consumer survey that suggests online shoppers are dissatisfied with packages too big for the products being shipped, too flimsy, covered with too much tape or not being waterproof or recyclable. The poll was conducted in October in collaboration with Toronto-based research firm Torfac and had 1,000 respondents. The results show…

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Sainsbury’s ditches single-use lids from own-brand dip pots range to combat plastic waste

UK – Leading UK supermarket, Sainsbury’s has announced plans to remove single-use plastic lids across its own-brand dip pot ranges in 2023, in a bid to save 200 metric tonnes of waste. Starting in March, Sainsbury’s will no longer sell its guacamole, tzatziki, sour cream and chive dip with single-use plastic lids. This decision follows the removal of single-use plastic…

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ePac Flexible Packaging expands operations in UK with second sales and manufacturing facility

UK – Global flexible packaging supplier, ePac Flexible Packaging has announced plans to open a second sales and manufacturing location in Sheffield, UK, further expanding its manufacturing capacity in Europe. The facility will complement the company’s existing operations in Silverstone and serve consumer-packaged goods (CPG) brands across Northern England, Scotland and Ireland. It will strengthen the company’s operations in Europe,…

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Pernod Ricard India axes permanent mono-cartons across its brand portfolio

INDIA – Pernod Ricard India (PRI), a global leader in the wine and spirits industry, has introduced the first to-industry initiative #OneForOurPlanet as the firm aims to eliminate permanent mono-cartons from its packaging. With this sustainability initiative, PRI intends to remove 100% permanent mono cartons from its packaging by June 2023 in a phased manner. According to the firm, the…

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