The briefing on the latest packaging developments

The trends and data you need to know about the industry

In numbers


The metric tonnage of plastic that Carlsberg plans to save annually by converting their multipacks to Snap Packs which do not use shrink.

Source: Packaging World


The UK government’s planned tax on sandwich packaging in a bid to reduce plastic waste.

Source: PackagingNews


The amount of reused materials intended for use in creation of Lightweight Containers’ new KeyKegs.

Source: Packaging Today


The goal reduction for average waste per person by 2040, as part of Canada’s zero-plastic-waste strategy.

Source: Environment and Climate Change Canada


The percentage of consumers globally surveyed by GlobalData in Q3 2018 who claim they would buy more of specific types of products if they were “packaged without any plastic at all''.

Source: GlobalData


The implied enterprise value of DS Smith’s now approved acquisition of Europac.

Source: Packaging-Gateway


The projected value of the global flexible plastic packaging market by 2022.

Source: MarketWatch

In the pipeline: German targets for 2025

Under the IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen (German Association for Plastics Packaging and Films) banner, the German plastics packaging industry has set ambitious recycling targets for 2025, including using at least a million tonnes recycling material or renewable raw materials for plastics packaging and making household packaging 90% recyclable or reusable. 

Source: Packaging Europe

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