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65 billion PET bottles recycled in Europe in 2013

65 billion PET bottles recycled in Europe in 2013

Over 65 billion PET bottles were recycled in Europe in 2013 - a 7% increase, according to new figures from Petcore Europe

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PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 29 August 2014

PRN Pricewatch: Week ending 29 August 2014

Each week, we publish the average trading price for packaging recovery notes from PRN trading platform the Environment Exchange

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Tulip to move away from PVC packaging

Tulip to move away from PVC packaging

Consumer food producer Tulip has signed up to WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment 3 and is to stop using PVC in all of its packaging by next spring

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City Vending announces move to Benders’ Douwe Egbert paper cups

City Vending announces move to Benders’ Douwe Egbert paper cups

City Vending Services is to use fully-branded Douwe Egbert vending cups from Benders Paper Cups

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Huhtamaki acquires New Zealand carton packaging firm

Huhtamaki has acquired New Zealand based Interpac Packaging in a £5.5m deal

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CKF Systems installs robotic line at chocolate maker

CKF Systems installs robotic line at chocolate maker

Barry Callebaut, the global manufacturer of chocolate products, is rolling out an investment programme featuring the installation of a robotic palletising system at its Banbury plant

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SATO signs European distributor agreement with BlueStar

SATO, the barcode printing and labelling company, has signed a Pan-European distribution agreement with BlueStar to provide support for resellers.

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Tesco issues profit warning as new CEO starts work

Tesco issues profit warning as new CEO starts work

Tesco has cut its full-year profit forecast to £2.4bn from £2.8bn, sending the supermarket’s shares to an 11-year low

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Label suppliers in good health | Supplier analysis – labels

Label suppliers in good health | Supplier analysis – labels

The label sector is going through a period of growth if PN’s snapshot of suppliers is anything to go by. Jez Abbott spoke to six companies and looked at the...

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Time to rethink shelf-ready? | Category focus – point of sale/SRP

Time to rethink shelf-ready? | Category focus – point of sale/SRP

For some, shelf-ready packaging is not a priority. But there are others who view it differently, believing SRP works well with pack design. By Simon Creasey

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Cost is the innovation driver, says survey | easyFairs/Packaging News buying survey results

Cost is the innovation driver, says survey | easyFairs/Packaging News buying survey results

Philip Chadwick analyses the results of the annual easyFairs/PN packaging buying survey and discovers that cost reduction has returned to the top of the list as the main driver of...

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Tough talk over pharma issues | Pharmaceutical roundtable and video

Tough talk over pharma issues | Pharmaceutical roundtable and video

In the second of our series of roundtable events, held in association with Essentra Packaging, PN and a panel of experts look at the wide range of issues facing players...

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Paper: The future of pallet packaging

Paper: The future of pallet packaging

Paul Gill, development manager at the UK’s leading paper honeycomb manufacturer Dufaylite, explores the benefits of cardboard pallet packaging and why the future will see plastic alternatives left behind

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Convey, don’t say: how alcohol brands might address plain packaging

Convey, don’t say: how alcohol brands might address plain packaging

Chris Aukett, research manager at design research agency The Big Picture, discusses whether the plain packaging debate will stop at cigarettes

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Hervé Turpault: FMCG brands need to smarten up their act against own label

Hervé Turpault: FMCG brands need to smarten up their act against own label

Hervé Turpault, of PRS, looks at the how the own label market is faring against its branded rivals

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Things to consider when shipping items

Things to consider when shipping items

Shipping items overseas for business involves issues such as timings, regulations, safety and more. Anna Longdin discusses the packaging issues involved when trying to send products abroad legally and safely

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