Sustainable packaging

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Sustainable Packaging: Why the PPWD’s Vision is Incomplete

Going green is not a new phase in the world of sustainable packaging, it’s a necessity. In the case of sustainable packaging, it has and can make its contribution to climate change mitigation, and at the EU level, to achieving the goals of the very ambitious European Green Deal of climate neutrality.
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The EU Forest Strategy and Low Carbon Packaging Solutions

Beverage cartons are a low carbon, recyclable packaging solution that supports the EU Green Deal ambitions and actively contributes to reducing a negative environmental impact by sourcing sustainable raw materials for its production.
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Taking Up the Challenge: The Beverage Carton Industry Drives Transformation for Sustainable Packaging

Packaging is part of our daily life and offers essential benefits: protecting food and beverages, allowing their safe use and transport, and preventing food waste. The beverage carton industry believes packaging can, and should, contribute to mitigating the biggest global challenge: climate change, while not compromising on food safety.
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Renewable, Climate Positive and Circular: The Beverage Carton Roadmap to 2030 and Beyond

Our world is facing major challenges and requires urgent action to ensure the well-being of our and future generations. With growing consumption needs, so are the demands for more sustainable solutions.
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Agrifood 18-11-2020

The unsung superhero – whole grain

Every year, 11 million people across the globe die due to poor diet. A recent research review in the Lancet suggests that nutrition is a bigger health risk than smoking or high blood pressure. According to a recent Global Burden...
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Circular economy 26-09-2018

Bottles becoming bottles: Let’s go full circle!

The time has come for the European Parliament’s last opportunity to take concrete action before handing over the reins to the EU’s successors: making it mandatory to produce plastic bottles with at least 25% of recycled plastics by 2025.

Tackling food waste: turning nemesis into a saviour

The function of food packaging has traditionally been limited to passive protection from external influences, but innovations are quickly changing its role. Packaging is getting active and intelligent, able to monitor and interact with food and environment and maintain food freshness for longer, writes Dr Milka Sokolović.
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Health 06-06-2018

Freedom of marketing and brands remains vital in the 21st century

When consumers make decisions in the marketplace, they are voting with their wallets, writes Yaël Ossowski.  
Circular economy 06-02-2018

Circular economy? Not without the internal market!

Without oversight, the implementation of the circular economy package entails a huge risk of Member States going into different directions and introducing barriers to the internal market, warns Virginia Janssens.
Circular economy 19-12-2017

Plastics: The invisible oil spill

Plastic is everywhere, polluting our waters, choking marine wildlife, and even in our food and water. It is a problem of global proportions but an ambitious EU Plastics Strategy can create vital momentum, writes Pierre-Yves Cousteau.
Circular economy 02-11-2017

China is no longer the EU’s plastic dumping ground: What’s next?

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? With EU production of plastic waste showing no sign of slowing down and China – the world’s biggest importer of plastic waste – set to ban imports, we’re about to find out, argues Meadhbh Bolger.    
Circular economy 27-09-2017

Squaring the circle of plastics recycling

The snail pace so far in terms of implementation of the EU Action Plan on the Circular Economy is embarrassing, write Anders Wijkman and Catia Bastioli.
Climate change 20-07-2016

Clearing up the confusion around marine plastics

Contrary to popular myths, most plastic pollution at sea occurs on the seabed and on beaches, not on the surface. If we want to secure the health of our oceans, we need to start looking at preventing marine plastic litter at source, writes Chris Sherrington.

Europe should continue to strive for the ideal circular economy

The European Commission's Circular Economy package is a balanced and achievable proposal but what now counts are the steps taken by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers to ensure a global mindset, effective enforcement, and strong recycling ambition, write Maarten Labberton and Magdalena Garczynska.
Fresh vegetables at a market. [Shutterstock/Sunlover].

The sustainable sourcing of materials is crucial to the circular economy

SPECIAL REPORT / The sustainable sourcing of raw materials is a crucial phase at the beginning of the economic cycle. Yet this initial sourcing phase has so far been largely neglected by targeted EU resource efficiency policies. “But it’s time for change,”, said WWF, Unilever and the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE).

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