TC Transcontinental is creating a Recycling Group within TC Transcontinental Packaging. This group will purchase equipment for converting flexible plastics recovered from sorting facilities and other sources into recycled plastic granules.
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.flexpack.org. The FPA is committed to connecting, advancing, and leading the flexible packaging industry and the new website is a key communication tool in that quest.
Vellamo, Finland’s natural mineral water aims to make a big splash with its USA launch by partnering with global label stock producer, UPM Raflatac for an innovative sustainability initiative . Vellamo’s bottles will feature UPM Raflatac Forest Film, the first and only wood-based polypropylene plastic label material.
U.S. lawmakers unveil Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, legislation that would phase out single-use plastic products, hold corporations accountable for products, reduce packaging and reform waste and recycling collection systems.
GreenPrint has announced the launch of IMPACT COLLECTIVE, a group of brands committed to making a positive environmental impact by neutralizing their carbon emissions and plastic, water and energy usage.
Dow is launching its call for entries for the 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards. Submissions for the international awards program will be accepted from January 30 through April 10 on the Packaging Innovation Awards website.
Global packaging producer, Ecolean has been recognized for its sustainability work by EcoVadis, an independent provider of sustainability ratings. Ecolean is placed in the top 5 percent of a total of 60,000 companies assessed from 155 countries.
Clorox's Glad business partners with TerraCycle's Loop program to recycle food bags. Consumers fill Loop container with used food bags for recycling, then container is sent back refilled with new order of Glad food bags.
Circularise PLASTICS, a collaborative project for circularity in plastics founded by polyamide supplier DOMO, materials manufacturer Covestro and Circularise, a supply chain transparency start-up, has reached its first milestone.
The move toward sustainable practices, products and materials is no longer on the horizon but ever-present. This is especially true as more consumers factor brands’ social responsibility initiatives in purchase decisions.
Among the articles in the March 2020 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, find out the winners of FPA's 2020 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards, read the March Roundtable on advancing plate technologies, read about the upcoming 13th annual Converters Expo, coming back to Lambeau Field, and much more!