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Art and Biscuit Tins – Packaging Art since 1889

Bahlsen The family-owned biscuit company Bahlsen is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year and is showcasing over 250 different biscuit tins in an exhibition entitled “Kunst und Keksdose” (Art and Biscuit Tins) at Berlin’s Bröhan Museum. Art and Biscuit Tins – Packaging Art since 1889

Controversial discussion of draft amendment to German Packing Regulations

© carsten jacobs - Fotolia.com After many months of wrangling in the German Parliament (Bundestag), the draft amendment to the country’s packaging regulations was finally adopted. While some see the amendment as a forward-looking decision for stability and environmental awareness, its critics feel that it will be of long-term detriment both to consumers and to businesses.Controversial discussion of draft amendment to German Packing Regulations

Packaging goes global

Thorsten Freyer/pixelio In recent years, well thought-out solutions concerning the use of highly sustainable packaging materials and efficient logistics solutions for production, transportation and sales have been proposed by various actors, including policy-makers. Cross-country coalitions and corporate takeovers are also experiencing an upswing. Packaging goes global

Bioplastics on the Rise all over the World

© interpack The area of bioplastics garnered a lot of attention at this year interpack show not only from German experts, but also from two thirds of the foreign audience. Trade visitors were given a first impression of what's to come: multi-layer foils that offer high flexibility for use, completely biodegradable items whose main component is cellulose, sustainable coffee capsules made of bioplastics and much more...Bioplastics on the Rise all over the World

GreenTec Award for recyclable packaging technology

Presenting innovative technology enabling a 100% recycling rate for used containers, it was a company specialised in packaging solutions – Saperatec GmbH – that clinched the nomination in the “Recycling and Resources” category in May of 2014.The award recognises the development of special microemulsions that can be used to separate composite packaging in a particularly eco-friendly way.GreenTec Award for recyclable packaging technology

 
 

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The Green Deal

The Green Deal 
“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.