BRUSSELS, Nov. 22, 2018 (PPI Europe) -Tetra Pak and the Switzerland-based global resource management company Veolia have entered into a partnership that will enable all components of used beverage cartons collected within the European Union (EU) to be recycled by 2015.Read more
BRUSSELS, Sept. 20, 2018 (RISI) -The German association of e-commerce and mail order (bevh) and the Association of the German Envelope Industry (VDBF) have entered into closer cooperation. The associations want to tackle the existing challenges in the delivery of goods due to sometimes heavily overburdened parcel services.Read more
BRUSSELS, Sept. 20, 2018 (PPI Europe) -The German association of e-commerce and mail order (bevh) and the Association of the German Envelope Industry (VDBF) have entered into closer cooperation. The associations want to tackle the existing challenges in the delivery of goods due to sometimes heavily overburdened parcel services.Read more
BRUSSELS, Sept. 6, 2018 (PPI Europe) -Lightweight plastic bags for fruit and vegetables that customers find at supermarkets across Europe are a popular example of plastic waste. To tackle the problem, the Austrian hypermarket chain Interspar, an affiliate of the Spar Austria group, is testing free paper bags for fruit and vegetables at 11 stores in Salzburg and Styria.
The company already tested reusable nets, which will be available at Interspar stores across Austria from autumn on. However, it said it needs more options.Read more
BRUSSELS, Sept. 6, 2018 (PPI Europe) -Germany’s ALDI Nord and ALDI Süd have launched an ambitious initiative to tackle packaging waste.
The discounters want to guarantee the recyclability of all private label packaging by 2022. Moreover, they have pledged to reduce the packaging volumes for their private brands by 30% by 2025.Read more
BRUSSELS, Aug. 1, 2018 (RISI) -Customers in Germany will find more and more tattooed fruits and vegetables when they do their grocery shopping, as the big supermarket chains continue their battle against disposable packaging.
The supermarket cooperative Edeka announced last week that it will step up the so-called smart branding, i.e. labeling with laser technology. This will reportedly reduce the group’s plastic consumption by some 50 tonnes/yr.Read more
BRUSSELS, July 12, 2018 (PPI Europe) -EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas, campaigns to ban the use of single-use plastic cups, food chains announcing that they will do without plastic straws in the future and supermarkets extending their efforts to replace plastic bags with more sustainable solutions to more and more plastic products - these are just some examples of how Europe is tackling the ever-growing plastic pollution problem. But is it enough? And how far have EU Member States come so far?Read more
BRUSSELS, June 28, 2018 (PPI Europe) -Ihobe, a publicly-owned company that supports the Basque government in environmental matters, Ecoembes, an environmental organization that promotes the circular economy through the recycling of domestic packaging in Spain, and AECOC, the Spanish Association of Manufacturers and Distributors of Consumer Goods, have signed a collaboration agreement that aims to reduce the packaging derived from e-commerce and make it more environmentally friendly.Read more