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Would you like a new hiking backpack? That’ll be 22 PET bottles, please. Source: Forum PET.

Good things from the bottle

13/04/2017

Bottle-to-bottle is a well-known concept in Germany. An old bottle is turned into a new one. So far so good, but rPET can do much more than that.
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Easy to open thanks to a flap. Balea packaging by Carl Edelmann. Photo: Carl Edelmann GmbH.

That Certain Something: Convenient Packaging

07/03/2017

International market research institutes agree: consumer friendliness is one of the most important packaging trends for 2017. It is achieved by artificial intelligence and more interaction with shoppers, to name but two ways.
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The use of Procyclen improves the greenhouse gas emissions balance compared with primary plastics by 50%. Photo: Coca-Cola Germany

Screwed off and rethought

24/11/2016

A cooperation between Stabilo, Coca-Cola and Interseroh has given birth to Green Boss – a text marker with a past.
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Inspired by fireflies

21/11/2016

The aim of good packaging design is to turn an everyday object into something special, and the electrical company CS Electric has come up with a successful way of adding a special touch to ordinary lamps.
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Let’s play

11/10/2016

Little Big Ben: Architectural masterpieces – as 3D cardboard DIY models. These 3D building puzzles are perfectly suited for staging at the PoS. Other companies also focus on toys and shipping containers made of this environment-friendly material.
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The universal packaging for engine bonnets can also be used for other products. Photo: Mondi Wellpappe Ansbach GmbH

If it doesn't fit, we’ll make it fit ...

08/09/2016

More and more consumers are beginning to use online mail order facilities for bulky products such as furniture, sports equipment and large vehicle parts. This means that outer packaging is becoming increasingly important. As well as providing a purely protective function, the shipping box actually represents the product, so that the unboxing process needs to be a positive experience.
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Everyone can recycle! Even coffeemaker Nespresso™ is aware of its responsibility and recycles some 75% of its capsules. Photo: Nestlé Nespresso SA

Collier à Volluto

12/08/2016

Shiny gold, pink, mauve, black, blue, bronze – the harmonious colour scheme of the little capsules not only impresses coffee lovers but also designers throughout the world. Because magnificent pieces of jewellery can be made from the used capsules.
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Modern plastics can be environmentally friendly and meet high technological standards at the same time. Photo: Frédérique Voisin-Demery / flickr.com

The power’s in the peel

08/08/2016

Delicious orange juice, delicious orange sorbet, delicious orange plastics? No, humans can’t digest orange peels, but they’re good for the environment.
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140 million fewer plastic bags end up on waste dumps each year: REWE is gradually banning plastic bags. Photo:

Not in the Bag

21/07/2016

Plastic bags are disappearing from more and more supermarkets. The accusation that they are detrimental to the environment puts governments, industry and trade around the globe under pressure.
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Too beautiful just for packaging. Beds made of cardboard in a special honeycomb structure are extremely stable, lightweight, space-saving to store and low cost. Photo: Room in a Box.

Far more than just packaging

11/07/2016

As a rule cardboard packaging is brown or white and a rather boring sight most of the time. It serves to protect transportable goods and is perfectly suited to recycling. What cardboard cartons can do for you above and beyond this, is demonstrated by various pieces of furniture made out of the sustainable raw material paper.
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