The year in review: The green efforts of 2018

Sustainability has been packaging industry's buzzword for few year now. 2018 saw this buzzword turn into gospel truth as green efforts were realised into commercially viable packages in the Indian market

18 Dec 2018 | By WhatPackaging? Team

Dow introduces fully recyclable all-PE packaging solution in India

With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) contemplating a ban on multi-layered (multi-polymer laminates) plastic packaging, local brands and their packaging vendors are gearing up to remain compliant with the new regulations in case the ban is imposed.


Adani Wilmar adopts new recyclable all-PE laminate packaging for Fortune edible oil

The edible oil manufacturer, Adani Wilmar has announced that it will undertake a gradual overhaul of its edible oil packaging with a new all-PE laminate packaging to make it entirely recyclable from the first quarter of FY 2018-19.


Essel Propack begins initiative to make tubes recyclable

Essel Propack has announced Project Liberty, a step forward in its commitment of improve sustainability. Project Liberty is a first-of-its-kind attempt to recycle multilayer laminates which consists aluminium in the structure, by separating aluminium and polymer into two distinct and reusable streams without the use of chemicals or heat.


10 beverage and packaging firms join forces in recycling mission

Leading food and beverage companies based in India, including CavinKare, Dabur India, Diageo India, Halewood Laboratories, John Distilleries, Karnataka Milk Federation, Parag Milk, Radico Khaitan, Schreiber Dynamix Dairies, and Tetra Pak have come together to form the Action Alliance for Recycling Beverage Cartons (AARC), a first-of-its-kind initiative to further strengthen the end-to-end waste management ecosystem.


Michelman's recyclable solution for edible oil packaging

Michelman has developed a recyclable, water-based coating for edible oil packaging. The coating is said to be an alternative to nylon and EVOH barriers used for the purpose.


APP’s Bio Natura paperboard wins sustainability award

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has bagged Business Intelligence Group’s Sustainability Product of the Year award for Foopak Bio Natura compostable food packaging paperboard.


Woohoo Doodh’s gable top cartons approach enables sustainability

Woohoo Doodh, a fresh milk brand in Pune has introduced gable top packaging with Pack Back provision for its customers. The farm-fresh milk brand has been collecting empty cartons from its consumers and contributing to the process of being an eco-friendly brand.


Avery Dennison and Himalaya collaborate on liner recycling programme

Labelstock major Avery Dennison and Himalaya Drug Company have joined forces on a liner recycling programme in order to divert liner waste from the landfill towards recycled paper products.


Stora Enso and Sulapac launch biodegradable straws

Finland-based pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso and a start-up firm Sulapac have introduced sustainable drinking straws at Slush 2018.


ITC introduces two new biodegradable paperboards

ITC Paperboards & Specialty Papers Division (ITC PSPD) has introduced two new products in the paperboard segment – Omegabev and Omegabarr – in a bid to target the food and beverages (F&B) industry. The F&B industry is expected to be one of the largest consumers of the paperboard in the next five years.