MPMA, Alupro collectively criticize “unacceptable” plans for DRS

UK – The Metal Packaging Manufacturers’ Association (MPMA) and Alupro have united to criticize the government’s planned rollout of a deposit return scheme (DRS). The industry bodies said that the exclusion of glass is “unacceptable” and “flies in the face of the Conservative Party’s 2019 manifesto which pledged a DRS to include glass and plastic drinks containers”. Both organizations said…

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UNDP India partners with HUL to drive plastic circularity in India

INDIA – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has partnered with Hindustan Unilever (HUL), on a plastic circularity initiative dubbed Inclusive Circular Economy. The initiative focuses on the end-to-end management of plastic waste by promoting the segregation of waste at source, collection of the segregated waste, and setting up Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) for recycling all kinds of plastic waste…

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Constantia Flexibles partners Premji Invest and S.B. Packagings to expand its operations in India

INDIA – Austria’s flexible packaging company, Constantia Flexibles has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Premji Invest and SB Packagings to scale its Indian business and operations. In a news release, Constantia said the JV is pursuing organic as well as inorganic growth in higher-added-value market segments in India, continuing what it called a “strong growth trajectory” in the…

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B2B Industrial Packaging wraps up acquisition of US-based packaging firm Next Press

US – Industrial packaging provider B2B Industrial Packaging has completed the acquisition of custom packaging supplier Next Press. Based in Mahwah, New Jersey, Next Press focuses on offering customized corrugated products and functional packaging to address clients’ packaging issues. The company provides samples of custom packaging and handles small production runs through its in-house design team and printing capabilities. According…

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