The Covid-19 round-up

The news and data you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak's impact on the packaging industry

News and numbers

Grocery bag charge in California suspended

California Governor Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order that temporarily suspends charge on grocery bags.

The suspension will remain in effect for a period of 60 days.

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Berry Global: PPE demand will continue

Plastic manufacturer Berry Global says that demand for PPE and sanitising wipes will still continue after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Full-service pallet provider Pallet Consultants has enhanced production in its North Carolina facility by 40% to meet growing supply chain demands.

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Tetra Pak parent group Tetra Laval Group is set to donate €10m across various countries to voluntary organisations that support healthcare organisations.

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Huhtamaki collaborates with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to donate €500,000 towards emergency relief efforts.

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Flexible packaging demand on the rise

Flexible packaging demand is set to increase in the US and Europe by 5-10% due to the coronavirus, according to market research firm Wood Mackenzie.

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Paper council calls for production guarantees

The European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) calls on authorities to enable the paper industry to continue production during the coronavirus pandemic.

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