Top Stories

Lactips launches Plastic Free Paper: the first paper packaging solution that is free from plastic or controversial substances and fully recyclable and compostable 

Packaging has more to offer than protecting and branding products. It can help reduce a product’s climate impact by offering a low carbon packaging with waste management instructions. With new IoT technologies we can engage, encourage,and instruct consumers how to recycle.

As the backlash against single-use plastic packaging grows, the market for paper packaging is increasing—but the demand for paper also means more logging, some of which still happens in old-growth forests.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Cristal™ transparent packaging papers have recently achieved BPI® compostability certification and Cristal™ heat sealable papers have additionally received a How2Recycle® label.

A long-term collaboration between Finnish startup The Paper Lid Company and Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has led to the development of a 100% recyclable paperboard lid for use with takeaway cups.

The desire for portion control in a packaging solution has been a common theme with brand owners and manufacturers alike.

Waste generated by textile recycling can be used to make paper. Using this waste as a raw material instead of incinerating it also reduces our environmental impact.

The U.S. pulp and paper industry uses large quantities of water to produce cellulose pulp from trees. The water leaving the pulping process contains a number of organic byproducts and inorganic chemicals.

Researchers at TU Graz develop green alternatives to fossil raw materials. Bio-based materials are expected to reduce pollution and drive the shift to a more sustainable economy.

Researchers at KTH have developed a more eco-friendly way to remove heavy metals, dyes and other pollutants from water. The answer lies in filtering wastewater with a gel material taken from plant cellulose and spiked with small carbon dots produced in a microwave oven.

Pulp mill waste hits the road instead of the landfill

Plastics are one of the world’s largest polluters, taking hundreds of years to degrade in nature.