Looking at related issues such as sustainability, environmental impact and marketing related to this fast growing and increasingly crucial area. Articles will also cover the latest developments in the types of packaging materials manufacturers are using, as well as considering the increasingly important area of recycling.
13-Aug-2010 - Leading products from Procter & Gamble (P&G) will hit the shelves early next year packaged in sugarcane-based plastic.
19-Jul-2010 - Consumers would probably give a firm ‘no’in response to this question. But scratch the surface a little harder and it becomes evident that there is more than a little truth to the statement.
09-Jun-2010 - Bioplastics marry the benefits of one of the world’s most versatile materials with the advantages of a sustainable source – making it a significant advance in the field of sustainable packaging. However, as with any innovation, these new materials present their own challenges.
01-Jun-2010 - New sustainable materials and technologies need to be evaluated to really understand what they can bring to a product, according to luxury rigid box manufacturer, Knoll Packaging.
26-Mar-2010 - Retaining the glamorous feel of the product while making environmental and financial savings is the aim behind a new packaging concept, Twistub.
18-Feb-2010 - Holographic effects will soon be available on API Group’s environmentally-friendly laminated cartonboard, for use in cosmetics products secondary packaging.
26-Oct-2009 - Field research on tobacco takes Metabolix one step further in its quest to design non-food crops that produce plastic resins for use in cosmetic and food packaging.
29-Sep-2009 - When it comes to environmentally friendly packaging some of the most important savings are being missed through poor recycling options – and this applies to all plastics bio- and fossil fuel-based.
02-Sep-2009 - Corn starch-based Bioplastics have proved increasingly popular for eco-friendly personal care packaging, but now researchers are investigating ways to enhance potato starch for this purpose.
02-Sep-2009 - French companies have a lot to offer the US in terms of green packaging, according to French business development agency Ubifrance.
13-Aug-2009 - A plastic tube incorporating a permanently attached closure, which could save up to 40 per cent in material weight, has been awarded prototype tube of the year.
25-Jun-2009 - Taxing virgin PET is one of the best ways to get companies to move over to using recycled material for plastic packaging, according to a green chemist.
24-Jun-2009 - Telles has collaborated with plastics molder Nypro to develop its next generation of injection molding bioplastic, suitable for a wider range of applications.
24-Jun-2009 - Creative ideas for refillable beauty packages have great potential for companies looking to improve their green credentials, says a packaging design expert.
08-Jun-2009 - Cosmetics companies should avoid using degradable additives in PET packaging until four key questions can be answered, warns the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR).
01-Jun-2009 - Diamond Packaging has earned Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody (FSC) certification from the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood program.
06-May-2009 - Diamond Packaging has turned to wind power, weight loss and recyclable materials to create a greener package for Highland Lilac Perfume.
18-Mar-2009 - The Estee Lauder-owned natural beauty brand Origins is introducing a scheme to recycle all of the packaging for its range of cosmetic products, together with those of competitors.
10-Mar-2009 - NatureWorks has insisted that there are no technical barriers to the sorting and separating of polylactic acid (PLA) bottles for recycling.
26-Feb-2009 - Luxury and sustainability may appear irreconcilable but beauty packaging firms are working on ways to combine the two concepts.
16-Feb-2009 - Sustainability can be expensive but leaders in the beauty packaging industry claim they cannot afford not to go green.
11-Feb-2009 - Alcan Packaging Beauty claims to have developed a plastic tube made with recycled materials that makes no compromises on quality.
06-Feb-2009 - Green marketing of sustainable packaging materials can be a boomerang that comes back to hit brands in the face, says professor.
29-Oct-2008 - Creative thinking is vital for companies looking to achieve sustainability without sacrificing quality and price competitiveness. Albe Zakes from TerraCycle, a company that started out making fertilizer from worm poo, challenges the idea eco-friendly trade-offs.
29-Sep-2008 - The Personal Care Products Council is digging into sustainability at the upcoming Science Week event in New Jersey with a dedicated workshop.