In numbers

Graphic Packaging registers net sales of US$2.35bn for Q2 2022 


ePac Flexible Packaging to add 11 facilities to global network

Ball recorded sales of $3.71bn in Q1, a year-on-year rise of 19.3%

Neste receives EUR135m grant for chemical recycling project 


Ardagh Metal Packaging reports 31% revenue growth in Q2 2022 


Waitrose to remove ‘best before’ dates from 500 fresh products

In brief

Coles to remove single-use plastic bags from stores in ACT 

Australian supermarket chain Coles has announced plans to remove single-use plastic fresh produce bags from its Australian Capital Territories (ACT) supermarkets as part of a new trial. From 14 September, the plastic fresh produce bags, also known as barrier bags, will be taken out of all 12 of Coles’ supermarkets across the ACT. 

Parkside and Iceland develop paper packaging for frozen food 

UK-based flexible packaging company Parkside has partnered with supermarket chain Iceland to develop recyclable paper packaging for frozen food. The recyclable pouch features enhanced capabilities such as heat saleability, as well as a range of water-based coatings with high barrier performance to withstand the freezer environment for long        periods of time. 

WasteAid wins funding to combat plastic waste in South Africa 

British non-governmental organisation (NGO) WasteAid has secured funding to support the circular economy in South Africa. The NGO received the funding through the International Circular Plastic Flagship Projects Competition, which was developed and delivered by the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). 

Gerresheimer expands vial production capacity in US 

German pharmaceutical packaging supplier Gerresheimer has announced an investment of up to US$94m to increase its manufacturing, supply and logistics capability for glass vials in the US. As part of the expansion project, the company will add vial forming lines to its facility in Morganton, North Carolina. 

In pictures

Colpac launches multi-food pots for foodservice applications

UK-based food packaging company Colpac has introduced a range of multi-food pots in response to market demand for secure and sustainable delivery.

The multi-food pots can be fitted with a clear, safe, anti-mist lid that makes the product visible. Credit: Colpac.

Immertia introduces AR-enabled product packaging technology

Australian technology company Immertia has launched Displai, a platform designed to turn regular product packaging into interactive, digitally enabled packaging.

Displai's AR platform aims to transform regular packaging into immersive, interactive experiences. Credit: Immertia / PRNewswire.

Novolex introduces tamper-evident paper bags for deliveries

US-based packaging company Novolex has launched tamper-evident paper bags designed for takeout orders and home deliveries.

The Load & Fold Shopping Bags and Load & Seal Shopping Bags are designed for transport and deliveries for restaurants and retailers. Credit: Novolex / PRNewswire.

BMW Group to use more recycled material at European plants

German luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW Group has revealed plans to increase the use of recycled material in its packaging across its European plants.

BMW introduces folding plastic pallets containing more than 90% recycled material to replace steel pallets. Credit: The BMW Group.