The pandemic drove increased demand for packaging and created significant stresses on the packaging value chain, but it didn’t reduce the focus on sustainability. The industry has had to meet the various challenges of the pandemic while continuing to make progress toward a circular packaging economy.
Henkel has launched a global innovation call for separating plastic from silicone waste.
February 4, 2022
In collaboration with ChileGlobal Ventures, the venture capital arm of Fundación Chile, Henkel Chile has launched the global Seal the Cycle initiative to find technological solutions for plastic waste. The goal of the initiative is innovation in separating high-density polyethylene (HDPE) from silicone waste to enable the recycling of cartridges that cannot currently be reprocessed.
Sustainable bonding requires combining the highest possible certified bio-based raw material content in the adhesives, low maintenance and energy requirements in the bonding process, high compatibility of the adhesives with existing application systems, and, especially in the packaging industry, high compatibility in terms of downstream paper recycling. All of this must be achieved at competitive prices.
Among the company’s sustainability advances over the past year, a CDP report recognized the third-party verification of Berry’s Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions.
December 30, 2021
Berry Global Group Inc. recently announced that the company received an A- rating for its action on climate change from CDP, a global not-for-profit organization that runs a leading environmental disclosure platform.
ISCC PLUS certification provides traceability of recycled and renewable-based materials across the supply chain.
December 28, 2021
Kraton Corp. recently announced that the company has received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS certification to produce ISCC Plus Certified renewable styrenic block copolymers (SBCs) at its facility in Berre, France.
From the use of renewable raw materials and sustainable production processes to the development of finished products that support environmentally friendly end uses, the adhesive and sealant industry is undertaking a broad range of activities to address sustainability.
I always love putting together our annual sustainability issue. It’s inspiring and invigorating to see the industry’s exploration of the broad scope of activities we can engage in to address sustainability. I’m reminded, though, of a restaurant with a voluminous menu. Too many options can sometimes be daunting. How can companies be sure they’re making the right choices?