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Avoiding a rise in packaging costs

Keeping the cost of packaging at the current level can be difficult at the moment. Since January 2014 Germany’s renewable energy levy for packaging manufacturers has risen by just over a fifth compared with last year. At the same time production and transport costs are driven up by high prices for raw materials and energy as well as by a shortage of freight capacities.Avoiding a rise in packaging costs

Current reforms to the German Packaging Ordinance

© Rainer Sturm/ pixelio.de The Environment Ministry currently submitted the 7th Amendment to the European Commission for notification. It addresses two core issues: first, developing a robust law on reusable materials relating to the take-back of sales packaging and, second, facilitating an agreement between all of Germany’s “dual” waste-disposal systems. Current reforms to the German Packaging Ordinance

Aluminium foil: Swiss Recycling Champions

© interpack, Düsseldorf One wouldn’t call them traditional collectors, but the 30 youth athletes practicing the traditional Swiss wrestling sport of “Schwingen” didn’t seem any less enthusiastic in pursuing their task than a collector would be about his rare pieces. The effort was well worth it: The team won the 2013 championship title in aluminium collecting, a prize offered by the Swiss association IGORA.Aluminium foil: Swiss Recycling Champions

Increased sales of paper packaging

Paper, paperboard and cardboard have been getting increasingly popular in the packaging sector, with an average increase of ten million metric tonnes of paper and cardboard packaging of all types, thus growing by over two per cent.Increased sales of paper packaging

Increase in production costs for plastic packaging expected

© Alterfalter - Fotolia.com If, following the evaluation of a recently conducted study, the situations and conditions arise, which the experts from the Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen are predicting, within the next few months the economic situation of the packaging sector will be influenced to a decisive extent by price increases in raw materials procurement as well as rising energy costs.Increase in production costs for plastic packaging expected

 
 

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“Promoting brand values through sustainable packaging“ – was the motto of last year’s Pro Carton Congress in Düsseldorf. Ever greater importance is being attached to sustainability: it is one of the crucial drivers of innovation of all.