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Zooming in on cross value chain collaboration
Jun 14 2022
Zooming in on cross value chain collaboration
Packaging Europe's Global Packaging Innovation Forum event helped spark a collaboration between Blue Box Partners and H.B. Fuller, which resulted in a series of dedicated sessions, the Innovation Academies. At these events, partners across the value chain work together on co-designing tomorrow’s packaging solutions. Elisabeth Skoda explores the power of collaboration and takes a closer look at these co-designing events with founders Daphné Deledicq, Chief Innovation Officer at Blue Box partners and Elizabeth Staab, Rigid Packaging Sustainability Manager at H.B. Fuller.
Zooming in on cross value chain collaboration
Jun 14 2022
Zooming in on cross value chain collaboration
Packaging Europe's Global Packaging Innovation Forum event helped spark a collaboration between Blue Box Partners and H.B. Fuller, which resulted in a series of dedicated sessions, the Innovation Academies. At these events, partners across the value chain work together on co-designing tomorrow’s packaging solutions. Elisabeth Skoda explores the power of collaboration and takes a closer look at these co-designing events with founders Daphné Deledicq, Chief Innovation Officer at Blue Box partners and Elizabeth Staab, Rigid Packaging Sustainability Manager at H.B. Fuller.
Mura Technology on the WWF chemical recycling principles
May 13 2022
Mura Technology on the WWF chemical recycling principles
In this podcast, Hannah Cole speaks to Dr Geoff Brighty from Mura Technology about what the WWF's recently-released chemical recycling principles mean for the chemical recycling industry as it builds on current opportunities and challenges.
HFSS food rule changes and the packaging supply chain
May 10 2022
HFSS food rule changes and the packaging supply chain
New rules governing the placement and promotion of HFSS foods (high in fat, sugar and salt) will come into force in the UK in October 2022, changing the way these products can be sold and promoted in-store. This will impact manufacturers, brand owners, retailers and packaging producers. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Mark Patterson, who is Vice President Global Packaging Solutions at DHL, to get his take on how this might affect the industry.
Discussing sustainability and more with UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe
Apr 11 2022
Discussing sustainability and more with UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe
UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe represents the interests of consumers and producers of non-alcoholic beverages across Europe and has also set itself ambitious sustainability targets with its Circular Packaging Vision 2030.Elisabeth Skoda discusses progress made towards this vision, the state of the market today as well as plans and goals with UNESDA’s director general Nicholas Hodac.
Sustainability Perspectives: Fiber-based packaging for FMCG
Mar 17 2022
Sustainability Perspectives: Fiber-based packaging for FMCG
Elisabeth Skoda explores the technology behind fiber-based packaging, a material that has been growing in popularity, looks at challenges and opportunities and discusses potential future developments with Herwin Wichers, Head of FMCG Category, Huhtamaki Fiber and Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania.
Closing the loop on plastic packaging in Kenya and beyond
Mar 8 2022
Closing the loop on plastic packaging in Kenya and beyond
Certified B Corporation Mr Green Africa sets out to have a sustainable, long-term social, environmental and economic impact through the collection, conversion and selling of post-consumer waste. Dow recently invested in the company to enable further diversion of plastic waste and to help close the loop. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Dow's Adwoa Coleman and Mr Green Africa's Keiran Smith to learn more.
Sustainability Perspectives: Discussing polystyrene with renewable content with Trinseo
Mar 4 2022
Sustainability Perspectives: Discussing polystyrene with renewable content with Trinseo
Trinseo has recently announced the launch of three of its STYRON™ polystyrene resins with renewable content. Elisabeth Skoda speaks with Julien Renvoise, who is Global Sustainability Marketing & Business Development Manager at Trinseo, to find out more about the new resins and the challenges that had to be overcome when it came to creating these new materials.
Sustainability Perspectives: Mondi gives eCommerce insights
Mar 2 2022
Sustainability Perspectives: Mondi gives eCommerce insights
Daniela Dorner, Group eCommerce Director, Mondi Group sits down with Libby Munford, Editor, Packaging Europe to discuss how eCommerce is here to stay - but it must be sustainable. How can packaging be part of the solution?
Sustainability Perspectives: Exploring the role hotmelt adhesives can play in sustainable packaging
Feb 15 2022
Sustainability Perspectives: Exploring the role hotmelt adhesives can play in sustainable packaging
In the latest of our Sustainability Perspectives podcast series, Bostik’s Pascal Peroni discusses with Elisabeth Skoda how hotmelt adhesives can work as enablers for different sustainable packaging types, from recyclable, compostable to bio-based.
Zooming in on plastic recycling
Feb 8 2022
Zooming in on plastic recycling
The success of initiatives set out to boost recycling rates hinges on recycling capacities and the availability of recycled plastics, so recyclers play a key role. Elisabeth Skoda discusses industry challenges, trends and solutions with Ton Emans, president at Plastics Recyclers Europe, and Paolo Glerean, chairman at RecyClass.
A look back at 2021 with the German Packaging Institute
Jan 11 2022
A look back at 2021 with the German Packaging Institute
The German packaging institute dvi sets out to connect players from across the packaging value chain with the aim to initiate innovative and sustainable approaches for creating what it describes as "good packaging". Managing director Kim Cheng discusses notable industry developments in the last year and takes a look ahead to the coming year with Elisabeth Skoda.
The Wider View podcast: Digital transformation and the packaging industry
Dec 17 2021
The Wider View podcast: Digital transformation and the packaging industry
Mitsubishi Electric's Malte Schlüter discusses with Elisabeth Skoda what terms like 'digital transformation’, ‘digitalization’ and ‘smart factories’ mean for the packaging industry, and how they can be used to boost productivity, consumer experience and sustainability.
The NGO's packaging perspective: WWF
Dec 14 2021
The NGO's packaging perspective: WWF
How can packaging sustainability be increased, and plastic leakage be addressed? Elisabeth Skoda discusses this and much more with Erin Simon, who is head of plastic waste and business at WWF.
Sustainability Perspectives: Exploring smart technology and material innovation
Dec 8 2021
Sustainability Perspectives: Exploring smart technology and material innovation
Avery Dennison’s Hassan Rmaile discusses with Elisabeth Skoda how innovations in smart technology, connectivity and materials can transform the packaging industry and boost sustainability.
Sustainability Perspectives: Exploring digital watermarking with Beiersdorf and All4Labels
Nov 10 2021
Sustainability Perspectives: Exploring digital watermarking with Beiersdorf and All4Labels
Within the framework of the Holy Grail 2.0 project, major players across the value chain come together to improve packaging waste sorting accuracy through digital watermarking. We hear from Beiersdorf’s Sabrina Stiegler and All4Labels’ Michael Brocher about how the two companies collaborated to move digital watermarking from innovation to implementation.
The brand owner’s packaging perspective: Nestlé Waters
Nov 4 2021
The brand owner’s packaging perspective: Nestlé Waters
Like many major brands, Nestlé Waters has worked to adapt to changing consumer requirements and market pressures around packaging, and to cater for the biggest challenge – sustainability. Philippe Gallard, who is Global Innovation Director at Nestlé Waters, discusses trends and recent developments from recyclability, reusability to different packaging materials with Elisabeth Skoda.
Sustainability Perspectives: Flexible packaging for the healthcare market
Oct 25 2021
Sustainability Perspectives: Flexible packaging for the healthcare market
In the latest edition of our Sustainability Perspectives podcast series, Noemi Bertolino, VP for R&D EMEA at Amcor Flexibles, talks to Tim Sykes about sustainable flexible packaging solutions for healthcare, one of the most demanding markets for packaging applications.
Sustainability Perspectives: Inks and coatings in a circular economy
Oct 13 2021
Sustainability Perspectives: Inks and coatings in a circular economy
Inks and coatings are an integral part of packaging, and can pose challenges and also be part of the solution when it comes to sustainability and circularity. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Alina Marm, head of global sustainability and circular economy at Siegwerk, to find out more.
Tackling the flexibles recycling challenge
Oct 12 2021
Tackling the flexibles recycling challenge
Flexible packaging is lightweight and offers good barrier properties. However,  currently only around 17% of flexible packaging is being collected and recycled in the EU. To address this problem, CEFLEX has developed a Quality Recycling Process (QRP) which sets out to capture the possibilities of existing technologies to drive the circular economy. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to CEFLEX’s Dana Mosora and Alec Walker-Love to find out more.
Waste4Future - a lighthouse project for more resource efficiency
Sep 14 2021
Waste4Future - a lighthouse project for more resource efficiency
Seven Fraunhofer Institutes have recently announced that they are pooling their expertise in the lighthouse project "Waste4Future", which aims to increase energy and resource efficiency in the use of plastics and thus pave the way for a chemical industry that requires fewer fossil raw materials and produces fewer emissions. Elisabeth Skoda talks to professor Peter Michel, who is Head of the Polymer Applications Business Unit at Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, to find out more.