Plastic Packaging articles

Sonoco swoops for $170m Clear Lam Packaging

Sonoco swoops for $170m Clear Lam Packaging

Sonoco has acquired Clear Lam Packaging in a $170m (£133m) deal to expand its flexible packaging arm. Illionis-based Clear Lam Packaging develops and manufactures flexible and rigid packaging materials for food and non food applications including fresh and processed foods, personal health care products, electronics, household products and industrial products. With a workforce of aroundRead More

Dell sustainability report highlights ocean plastic packaging drive

The “2020 Legacy of Good” update is centred around corporate social responsibility initiatives toward communities, people, the environment and the supply chain following the Dell/EMC merger. Dell exceeded the initial 2020 goal of using 50 million pounds of sustainable materials in its products and adjusted the goal to use 100 million pounds of recycled-content plasticRead More

Recycling for plastic packaging arrives

All those plastic bags floating around after shopping expeditions can now be recycled under a joint initiative between the retail sector, the packaging industry and the Government. The Love New Zealand Soft Plastics Recycling programme was launched in Dunedin yesterday, and will enable soft plastics and soft packaging such as shopping bags, bread bags, frozenRead More

Singapore unveils new rules to curb packaging waste

Companies in Singapore will have to report their packaging data and submit packaging reduction plans by 2021. The new rules are part of a plan to extend the lifespan of the island nation’s only landfill site. To curb the generation of packaging waste, Singapore will make it mandatory for firms to report packaging data and packagingRead More

McDonald’s agrees to phase out EPS in its packaging

It was probably 20 years ago that I traveled to Salt Lake City for an interview with one of the people in the plastics industry I most admired: Jon Huntsman Sr. I was really excited to sit down with him in his office at the headquarters of Huntsman Chemical Corp., then the largest privately heldRead More

Sleeve Label Award winners show ingenuity in capturing consumer attention

“There seems to be no end to the creativity, technological advancement and ‘on-shelf’ ability to capture the attention of consumers that sleeve labeling is bringing to the packaging industry—and the winning entries in this year’s AWA Sleeve Label Awards certainly prove that,” said Corey Reardon, President and CEO of AWA Alexander Watson Associates. He announcedRead More