Cannabis. Sustainability. e-Commerce. The past year was a dynamic one in flexible packaging – and there are various trends and talking points that have shaped it and will continue to shape it moving forward.
While the packaging industry is always changing and moving forward for the better, this past year has been a particularly exciting time to be a part of it. Here’s a look at some of the trending topics from 2018 that will certainly help shape things moving forward.
Mondi and Werner & Mertz are introducing a new, patented innovation in 2019: A 100 percent recyclable pouch with detachable decorative panels. The pouch replaces conventional flexible packaging for Frosch products and features a pioneering design that overcomes many shortcomings of the recycling process.
The Flexible Packaging Association recently held its 2018 Fall Executive Conference at the InterContinental in Chicago, Illinois. The conference was preceded by the association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings. This issue of the FPA Update highlights some of the presentations.
Over the next decade, many of the leading global brands will execute on their commitments to using 100 percent recyclable or reuseable packaging. But the question remains: How does the industry come together to help make this a reality? Here is a brief guide on how to kick-off the journey.
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) recently published a new fact sheet that summarizes the key findings of its recent sustainability report, “A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World.
Sonoco has announced the expansion of its environmental and social stewardship initiatives to include commitments to achieve greater packaging sustainability and recycling in support of the food industry’s efforts to reduce global food waste.
The Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF) research program recently announced a new partnership with J.P. Mascaro & Sons Inc. to pilot single stream curbside recycling of flexible plastic packaging (FPP) at its TotalRecycle materials recovery facility (MRF) in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Many in the flexible packaging industry are hard at work to find sustainable solutions to make an already ideal packaging format even better. Here’s a look at some of them, from compostable bags to eco-friendly resins.
If you were among the several hundred packaging professionals that attended the 2018 Global Pouch Forum last June 13-15 in Miami, then you know that one of the big show themes had to do with flexible packaging sustainability and recyclability.
The Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) recently published report, A Holistic View of the Role of Flexible Packaging in a Sustainable World highlights the sustainability benefits of flexible packaging.
Among the articles in the January/February 2019 issue of Flexible Packaging Magazine, learn more about the latest trends in flexible packaging, read the latest Roundtable on film extrusion, and much more!