Energy Capital Partners snaps up recycling firm Biffa for US$2.6B

UK – American energy investment firm Energy Capital Partners (ECP) has completed the acquisition of British recycling company Biffa for US$2.59 billion (£2.1bn). Based in High Wycombe, Biffa claims to be a leader in sustainable waste management in the UK and focuses on improving the circular economy. With over 100 years of expertise, the company supports the entire waste management…

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Shemesh Automation unveils complete robotics-enhanced packaging line for cosmetics

UK – Automated packaging solutions provider, Shemesh Automation has unveiled its TKS-C60 complete robotics-enhanced bottling line for cosmetics products. The company says that TKS-C60 is designed to handle the entire packaging process—feeding, filling, capping, labeling, case packing and palletizing cosmetics products of all shapes and sizes. The TKS-C60 ensures a seamless, uninterrupted bottling line for a range of products from…

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TerraCycle partners with Paula’s Choice on skincare packaging recycling initiative

UK – International recycling company TerraCycle has partnered with personal care brand, Paula’s Choice Skincare to launch a free recycling initiative in the UK. TerraCycle says the partnership enables consumers to recycle their empty Paula’s Choice Skincare packaging. To participate in the program, customers must create an account on TerraCycle’s website and print a prepaid shipping label. From there, consumers…

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Robot Food rebrands Harringtons pet food with modern designs for clarity

UK – Global strategic branding consultancy, Robot Food has rebranded Harringtons pet food, updating the brand’s logo and packaging design. The idea behind the rebrand is all about enhancing Harringtons’ ‘natural’ credentials. The company wanted to ensure it remained ahead of the competition in the category by evolving its brand in line with customers’ changing needs. Targeting better on-shelf standout…

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Mondi bolsters its FunctionalBarrier Papers range with addition of high barrier packaging

UK – Paper and packaging company, Mondi has added a new range of medium, high and very high-barrier paper-based packaging to its FunctionalBarrier Papers portfolio. The new line of packaging is intended to offer better product protection and support customers to use more environmentally friendly packaging solutions. Mondi has further developed its portfolio and now provides customers with a full…

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Fungi Solutions develops mushroom-based packaging from landfilled waste

AUSTRALIA – Melbourne-based startup, Fungi Solutions has developed what it claims to be “Australia’s first” mushroom-based packaging from landfilled waste. The start-up packaging company aims to divert organic waste from landfills, marking it as the first business in Australia to convert fungi into packaging. The converting process combines fungi with organic waste to grow and create compostable packaging. After use,…

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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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