Protection of food versus ecology of packaging

Experts discuss controversial functions and impacts of packaging materials at a meeting of the Swiss Packaging Institute

FPF Workshop 2016: Circular economy challenges for FCMs

Podium discussion at Food Packaging Forum 2016 workshop highlights recycling, reuse and waste collection opportunities and challenges for food packaging in the circular economy

Walmart: Sustainable packaging playbook

U.S. retailer Walmart publishes Sustainable Packaging Playbook for its suppliers; highlights the need to innovate and to optimize design, source sustainably, and support recycling

Packaging: Food waste vs. plastic waste

C&EN presents the debate on the costs of food packaging made of flexible plastics and multilayered structures: Less food waste and economic benefits vs. more difficult recycling and negative environmental impacts

Industry discusses circular economy in ‘real life’

Glass, metal, steel, and paper industry meets at the European Parliament to discuss industrial symbiosis and materials recycling within the circular economy

Circular economy and recycling of plastics in the spotlight

European Plastics Converters Association holds one-day conference to discuss the future of plastics packaging

Vision of future without plastic pollution

Global movement of 90 NGOs sets 10 principles to change society’s perception and use of plastics, aiming at a future free from plastic pollution

Germany rejects EU recycling targets

EU recycling targets for municipal waste under discussion; Germany proposes new calculation method and data collection before introducing targets under the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy

Endocrine disruption and marine plastic pollution

Talk by Pete Myers at the CE100 Annual Summit 2016 explains endocrine disruption and why it is important; shows how marine plastic pollution contaminates food chain and increases exposure to EDCs

Event: Circular economy and implications for packaging industry

International Packaging Institute hosts topical event on the circular economy on November 16, 2016 in Schaffhausen Switzerland