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Online edition June 2024: Construnction | Cooling and freezing

Once you decide to start a construction or renovation project, questions arise. What materials will you choose? Are they sustainable? What does that mean for fire safety? Where will you get your power f..

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The SUP directive remains a dilemma

19 December 2023

In the Netherlands, a staggering 19 million plastic cups and food containers end up in the trash daily after a single use. Recognizing the urgency for change, the European Single-Use Plastics Directive was implemented. T...

Vergeer and adapa develop innovative cheese packaging

12 December 2023

Vergeer, a leading Dutch cheese supplier, and adapa, a specialized packaging company, join forces to create an innovative cheese packaging that not only catches the eye on the refrigerated shelf but also meets strict req...

Vacuum packaging is once again in style!

12 December 2023

Vacuum sealing fresh food not only saves plastic, space, and extends shelf life but also makes the product stackable and provides optimal protection. When using mono-material, the packaging is also ready for recycling! M...

EU takes a step forward in battle against waste and pollution

06 December 2023

On Wednesday, November 22, the European Parliament made a resolute stand to address the escalating waste crisis while simultaneously promoting reuse and recycling. With an overwhelming majority of 426 votes in favor, 125...

Microplastics under the microscope: 7 bold projects

04 December 2023

Seven innovative research projects collectively receive a subsidy of €2.1 million from ZonMw. These initiatives, united in the MOMENTUM 2.0 consortium, focus on micro- and nanoplastics. Spanning four crucial themes, the ...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals at MULTIVAC

23 November 2023

Exciting offers on Black Friday 2023 from MULTIVAC! We're showcasing four brand-new, state-of-the-art MULTIVAC showroom packaging machines at significantly reduced prices. Along with these deals, enjoy additional benefit...

Allergen Labelling: Challenges and Developments

13 November 2023

Allergen labelling in the food industry is a critical issue, impacting consumer safety and informed decision-making. Despite clear regulations, challenges persist, particularly in compliance and keeping up with evolving ...

Circu-Sleeve: Award-Winning Innovation OPACKGROUP

31 October 2023

In a world where sustainability is increasingly becoming the norm, innovative ideas like OPACKGROUP's Circu-Sleeve play a pivotal role. This recent recipient of the Runner Up Award in the Non-Food Sustainability category...

Evasive behavior regarding plastic reuse regulations

30 October 2023

The pressure on the government's objectives to reduce the amount of plastic in the environment is ramping up. Despite regulations being in place for over two years to achieve this goal, the Environmental and Transport In...

EU wants to turn packaging world upside down

26 October 2023

Imagine a world where our daily items come encased not in piles of wasteful packaging, but in materials that champion reuse, recyclability, and reduced environmental harm. The European Union is making strides towards thi...

Europe witnesses a historic surge in packaging waste

24 October 2023

In a world driven by the convenience of online shopping and our love for coffee on-the-go, we're drowning in packaging more than ever. 2021 saw the EU produce a staggering 188.7 kg of packaging waste for every resident, ...

Dutch government wants to scrap plastic tax

19 October 2023

If you've ever grumbled while paying that extra charge for your 'to-go' coffee cup, you're not alone. The controversial 'plastic tax', introduced to reduce single-use plastic consumption, has raised quite a few eyebrows ...

Nutri-Score in focus: What does the consumer think?

18 October 2023

The Nutri-Score has become a familiar logo on the shelves. As consumers navigate towards healthier choices, food producers are left wondering: what does this mean for us? ESB recently conducted a survey to gauge the impa...

Packaging Waste fund receives ultimatum from ILT

18 October 2023

Time is running out for the Packaging Waste Fund. As our world aims for a circular economy, they have failed to meet their collection target for plastic bottles. The Inspectorate for Environment and Transport (ILT) has n...

Nine golden rules for sustainable packaging

17 October 2023

In the ever-growing and changing world of consumption, it has become essential to re-examine how we package food. Especially now, as the call for sustainability grows louder. A groundbreaking study, titled 'Well Packaged...