In numbers


Three-month sales for Sappi to end of December leap 46% to US$1.7bn

Stora Enso will invest EUR40m (US$44.6m) in its fluff pulp production facility in Skutskär, Sweden

Another top-line rise in closing three months of 2021, this time for India’s UFlex flexible packaging provider, to US$459.3m


Vaibhav Global secured a 60% holding in Indian peer Encase Packaging Private

Record sales for US group WestRock in three months to end of December - a 12.5% year-on-year lift to US$5bn

In brief

Mondi develops recyclable packaging for heater company Warmhaus

Mondi has developed the ‘Monocorr Box’, a replacement packaging concept made of fully recyclable corrugated board. The group has worked with Turkish heating equipment supplier Warmhaus to create an alternative to its use of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam inserts.

Crown sets recycling rate targets for aluminium beverage cans

Crown Holdings has announced new aluminium can recycling commitments across its global operations. The beverage & food can manufacturer aims to increase its beverage can recycling rate in the US to 70% by 2030 from the current target of 45%, and to 80% by 2040.

Dabur becomes first plastic waste-neutral company in India

Dabur claims to have become India’s first plastic waste-neutral company. Since the start of April, the Indian FMCG group has collected, processed and recycled around 27,000 megatonnes of post-consumer plastic waste from across the country. One megatonne is the equivalent of 1m tonnes.

The Coca-Cola Co sets 2030 reusable packaging target

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed its intention to make 25% of its packaging reusable by 2030. To achieve the target, the soft drinks giant will lean on the greater use of refillable or returnable glass or plastic bottles as well as refillable containers.

In pictures

Parkside develops sustainable tea packaging for Bird & Blend

UK-based Parkside extended its collaboration with tea company Bird & Blend, designing new compostable packaging that completely decomposes within 26 weeks.

Parkside develops sustainable packaging for Bird & Blend’s loose tea pouches and pyramid teabags. Credit: © Parkside Flexibles.

Colgate introduces ‘Recycle Me!’ recyclable toothpaste tube

Colgate-Palmolive launched a recyclable toothpaste tube with ‘Recycle Me!’ printed on the packaging.

Colgate's 'Recycle Me!' tube. Credit: Colgate-Palmolive / PRNewswire.

Domino launches piezo inkjet printer for secondary packaging

Domino Printing Sciences’ Cx350i piezo inkjet printer has been designed as a labelling alternative.

The printer was put through extended testing at several locations before its global launch. Credit: Domino Printing Sciences.

Natural Abundance debuts NFT-based packaging in New Zealand

New Zealand food tech start-up Natural Abundance unveiled non-fungible token-based physical packaging for Blueberry Plant Cakes in the country.

Natural Abundance’s first NFT-based physical packaging. Credit: Natural Abundance / PRNewswire.