Flexible film stakeholders consider toxic chemicals

Collaboration led by RCD Packaging Innovation brings together 80 representatives from flexible film packaging supply chain; focuses on addressing issues needed to achieve ‘waste-free future’; identifies migration of toxic chemicals as priority area with significant efforts still needed

Flexible plastic packaging expected to grow

Market research by the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) estimates 3,271 billion packaging units sold in 2018, led by flexible plastics and PET bottles; expects both material types to also see greatest increases by 2023

Study on alternatives to laminate packaging

Dutch Knowledge Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) publishes study on recyclable alternatives to laminate materials in food packaging; finds direct replacement difficult, design changes needed