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Bonds on the Run: Finance Goes Green in China

Green Bonds on the Run - Packaging Business Insight Asia
More than 759 ‘climate aligned bonds’, known as China’s Green Bonds, are rapidly becoming the investment flavour of the month as new regulations and guidance are due to be issued in the coming months to bring clarity to the sector’s regulatory infrastructure, according to the China Green Bond Index, which was launched by the China Central Depository & Clearing Co in April 2016.

WWF slams Asian brands for not reporting sustainable sourcing and packaging practices

WWF slams Asian brands for not reporting sustainable sourcing and packaging practices
ASIA -
While global FMCG brands are among the leaders in implementing responsible sourcing policies, their Asian counterparts have only started to identify and manage these issues and fall badly behind global leaders, according to a hard hitting report published by WWF World Wide Fund For Nature (Formerly World Wildlife Fund) which suggests their failure to report may lead to vulnerabilities in their supply chains.

Bioplastics 101: The Market for Bioplastics

Inthanin's Ingeo clear cup/lid packaging for cold beverages
ASIA -
In the third of a special editorial series ‘Bioplastics 101’, we look at the wide adoption of bioplastics in packaging and other applications across the globe.

Bioplastics 101: The Sustainability of Bioplastics Packaging

Activia yogurt from Danone, made from NatureWorks' Ingeo bioplastics
ASIA -
In the second article of our special ‘Bioplastics 101’ series, we tackle the big question: Are bioplastics packaging solutions sustainable? Do they even work well as a packaging material or do they in any way compromise on the packaging’s most basic requirements for product protection, preservation and promotion (i.e. the 3 ‘P’s of Packaging)?

Bioplastics 101: What are Bioplastics?

NatureWorks Ingeo biopolymer pellets
ASIA -
In recent years, one packaging solution touted as a ‘sustainable’ option that has been emerging in Asia is Bioplastics and biodegradable and/or compostable packaging. But what exactly are Bioplastics, and what does it mean when a company says its products are biodegradable and/or compostable?

Technology agreement with Coca-Cola to further advance PlantBottle program

Technology agreement to further advance PlantBottle program
US –
Liquid Light, which develops and licenses process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant carbon dioxide, has signed a technology development agreement with The Coca-Cola Company that targets further and faster development of the latter’s PlantBottle packaging program.

Coke unveils beverage bottle made from 100% biobased PET resin

Coke unveils beverage bottle made from 100% biobased PET resin
US -
The Coca-Cola Company (TCC) has introduced what it says is the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials.

New Unilever packaging procurement policy with sustainability at its core

Unilever announces new sustainable supplier policy
GLOBAL –
Unilever is bringing forward its commitment to source all paper and board packaging sustainably by the end of 2015 with a new supplier policy.

Innovative egg packaging concept with dual functions

Innovative egg packaging concept with dual functions
DENMARK –
Eggs Posure has introduced a creative packaging concept for the egg industry, which doubles up as a toy for children.

Show Report: Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair

Shenzhen From Green Material Co Ltd exhibition booth
HONG KONG –
The Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair opened on 27 May 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo with a large number of domestic and international buyers descending on the exhibition in search of packaging and printing solutions for their brands.

Kuraray expands into biobased barrier film market with Plantic acquisition

Kuraray acquires Plantic
JAPAN/AUSTRALIA –
Kuraray Co Ltd has acquired Australian biobased barrier film manufacturer Plantic Technologies Limited, as part of its strategy to expand into the biobased food packaging market sector.

Kuraray expands into biobased barrier film market with Plantic acquisition

Kuraray acquires Plantic
JAPAN/AUSTRALIA –
Kuraray Co Ltd has acquired Australian biobased barrier film manufacturer Plantic Technologies Limited, as part of its strategy to expand into the biobased food packaging market sector.

Cardia Bioplastics consolidates Stellar Films production capacities

Cardia Bioplastics products
ASIA  -
Following the announcement of the merger between Cardia Bioplastics Limited and Stellar Films Group, the former has released details of the organization of the new consolidated manufacturing capabilities.

China launches crackdown on food and drug safety and environmental pollution violations

China launches crackdown on food and drug safety and environmental pollution violations
CHINA –
In response to increasing public discontent, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) has launched a 22-month crackdown on food and drug, and environmental crimes.

European Commission withdraws Circular Economy Package

European Commission Withdraws Circular Economy Package
EUROPE –
The European Commission (EC) has withdrawn the Circular Package from its 2015 Work Programme, and says the legislation will be amended and resubmitted later this year.

Tetra Pak obtains worldwide FSC Chain of Custody certification

Tetra Prisma Package with FSC label
GLOBAL -
Having received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)’s Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for all of its converting plants and market companies, Tetra Pak says it can now supply FSC labelled packages from anywhere in the world.

Carlsberg and partners to develop biodegradable wood fiber bottle

Carlsberg to develop biodegradable wood fiber bottle
DENMARK -
Carlsberg intends to develop the world’s first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle for beverages, to be known as the “Green Fiber Bottle”.

Fully renewable carton package now on the shelves

Valio Tetra Rex bio-base production line
FINLAND -
Finnish dairy producer Valio is the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials, claims Tetra Pak.

L’Oreal and Avery Dennison collaborate to reduce environmental impact of labels

Avery Dennison Global MDO Substrate
US -
L’Oreal and Avery Dennison are collaborating to identify and reduce the environmental impacts of packaging labels throughout the entire label lifecycle.

Tetra Pak launches new service to reduce environmental impact for customers

Tetra Pak launches new service
SWITZERLAND -
Tetra Pak has launched a new Environmental Benchmarking Service to help food and beverage companies assess the environmental performance of their production operations, and to identify opportunities for improvement.