With experts calculating that demand for plastic packaging will double in the next 20 years, the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy has set a target of 55% of plastics being recycled by 2030.
According to Ball Corporation’s 2019 Consumer Survey, 73% of the respondents said they would choose environmentally friendly containers if they had a choice.
As part of its goal to eliminate 100% of current virgin plastic-based ring carriers from its product portfolio by the end of 2020, Hi-Cone is launching RingCycles – a multi-packaging solution that contains +50% post-consumer recycled (PCR) content.
British retailer, Marks & Spencer, has swapped out black plastic for semi-clear natural colour tubs for its range of minibite cakes, to make them more recyclable.
Dortmund systems provider, KHS is addressing the need for sustainable packaging with its new Beyond Juice concept: a fully recyclable juice bottle made of 100% recyclate.
Coca-Cola has unveiled its first ever sample bottle made using recovered and recycled marine plastics, demonstrating that one day, even ocean debris could be used in recycled packaging for food or drinks.
Apeldoorn Flexible Packaging will present new features at this year’s FachPack on September 24-26 in Nurnberg, Germany.
Waitrose & Partners is launching coloured packaging made from recycled plastic for its ready meals.