The briefing on the latest packaging developments

The trends and data you need to know about the industry

In numbers

7.5 million 

The 2018 total production volume of bio-based polymers in tonnes; the sector has an expected CAGR of 4% to 2023.

Source: Packaging World


The predicted value of the pharmaceutical packaging market by 2026, with a CAGR of 8.75%.

Source: Packaging Europe


The value of Australian packaging company Amcor’s now approved merger with US-based flexible packaging major Bemis.

Source: Compelo


The minimum amount of recycled content for plastic packaging to avoid a tax being considered by the UK Government. 

Source: Gov.UK


The average glass recycling rate in the EU28, with glass remaining the best performing food grade closed loop globally. 

Source: Packaging Europe


The number of new refillable and reusable designs P&G has produced for the Loop shopping platform. 

Source: Packaging World


The money raised by Waitrose & Partners for projects tackling plastic pollution.

Source: Packaging Today

In the pipeline:

Frugalpac expands mass production of fully recyclable products

Frugalpac is working to produce the world’s first mass-produced fully recyclable coffee cups, paper cartons and paper bottles. The company is rapidly expanding following a seven-figure investment and opened a new manufacturing site in North Wales earlier in the month.

Source: East Anglian Daily Times

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