In numbers


Consumer packaging firm Amcor has announced a strategic investment of $10m-$15m in UK-based packaging firm ePac Flexible Packaging.


UK-based whiskey brewer Johnnie Walker has announced it will use at least 60% recycled glass in its core range bottles by 2025.


US-based pharmaceutical packaging manufacturer Sharp has revealed plans to increase the manufacturing capacity of three of its facilities in Pennsylvania with $42.9m project


US-based electronics manufacturer Belkin has outlined sustainability measures it will take to become fully carbon neutral in Scope Two emissions by 2025.


Canada-based packaging company BOSK Bioproducts has received C$1m ($795,700) funding from the Canadian Government as part of its Bioplastics Challenge.

In brief

Estrella Damm partners with GPI for paperboard packaging

Spanish beverage company Estrella Damm has partnered with US-based packaging solution provider Graphic Packaging International (GPI) to introduce paperboard alternatives for its multipacks.

Tupperware announces sustainable products and Eastman partnership

US-based consumer products company Tupperware Brands has expanded its ECO+ sustainable product line and announced a partnership with chemical company Eastman.

AmSty and Agilyx to develop advanced recycling facility

American polystyrene producer AmSty has partnered with recycling firm Agilyx to build an advanced recycling facility in Louisiana. The companies will develop the facility, which will have the capacity to recycle 50t to 100t a day, at AmSty’s Styrene production facility in St James.

Crown divests EMEA packaging business to KPS

US-based rigid packaging supplier Crown has agreed to divest its Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) food and consumer packaging business to KPS Capital Partners.

The €2.25bn ($2.7bn) deal is expected to close in the third quarter of this year, subject to customary closing conditions being met and approvals being given. Following the sale, Crown will own 20% of the business.

In pictures

Nestlé Australia uses recyclable paper packaging for Smarties

Nestlé has switched its world-famous Smarties confectionary brand to a recyclable paper packaging solution in Australia. 

Adidas launches collection partially made from ocean plastic

Sports apparel brand Adidas has created a collection of weather-resistant outdoor clothing partially made from recycled marine plastic waste.

Aldi trials packaging-free products at England store

UK-based grocery retailer Aldi has started testing its first packaging-free products at a store in Cumbria, England.

The store is selling loose basmati rice, brown rice, penne pasta and wholewheat fusilli, which are available by weight.

Amcor and Mars Food produce recyclable rice pouches

Australia-based packaging company Amcor and multinational food company Mars Food have designed an easier-to-recycle microwaveable rice pouch to be launched in the UK.