Fost Plus explains the success behind the New Blue Bag
Annual reports and press releases from Fost Plus read like one big success story. It is impressive what the Belgian organisation has managed to achieve in a relatively short time: to give shape to the desired circular packaging economy through uniform, nationwide waste collection, thorough sorting and high-quality recycling of household waste. Business development manager Philippe Gendebien talks about the successful strategy and implementation.
The Sustainable Packaging Compass
Last week the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) launched The Sustainable Packaging Compass. With the Compass, companies can determine the sustainability of packaging based on three pillars: recyclability, circularity and environmental impact. Furthermore, it is possible to compare the current product-packaging combination with other alternatives. The Compass helps companies to set their course towards a circular economy.
Workshop: film packaging in the construction industry
PackForward-members KIDV and Valipac offer a workshop series in cooperation with CIRCO and NRK. The workshop is intended for construction companies, suppliers and recycling companies who want to explore and work out together the concept of circular packaging.
Grønt Punkt Norge and the Plastic Promise: celebrating sustainable packaging
Scandinavian countries are often listed high in global top-ten rankings, for example on labour participation, care, welfare and happiness. Can European countries learn from Norway's example when it comes to sustainable packaging? Grønt Punkt Norge, with its Plastic Promise, has in a relatively short time set in motion a major movement to make packaging more sustainable.
Innovative solutions sought for ten packaging challenges
Ten leading companies are looking for packaging solutions in the KVK-KIDV Business Challenge Innovative Packaging. The issues are diverse: they range from a wrinkling and tearing proof paper wrapper for chocolate to a sustainable packaging for a bunch of flowers and from a new system for waste streams of the catering industry to the reduction of packaging for construction materials.
Pack It Better: The Belgian Hub for Packaging Eco Design
The Pack It Better platform of Valipac and Fost Plus promotes the ecodesign of packaging and collects information about sustainable packaging in one place for Belgium.
‘Our struggle is our strength’: A closer look at KIDV’s Community of Practice
The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging’s (KIDV) Community of Practice (CoP) is a group that has set its sights on developing circular solutions for flexible packaging.
Update Recycle Check for Rigid plastic packaging
Today, the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) publishes an update of their Recycle Check for rigid plastic packaging. This update is made annually on the basis of developments in the packaging value chain and questions from users. A number of issues have been clarified and refined.
KIDV innovation platform expands
The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) chooses to expand its Platform of Sustainable Packaging Innovators on an international scale. Since 2019, the KIDV platform has supported more than thirty start-ups and scale-ups. As of today, established ones - both small and large companies - can also join the platform for the (further) development of their innovative packaging and recycling ideas.
Unplastic, the evolution of packaging - Outlander Materials is looking for a production partner
Outlander Materials is looking for partners to help them produce their UnPlastic material on a larger scale. UnPlastic is Outlander Materials' answer to single-use plastics: a functional, compostable and non-plastic alternative that releases no toxins. It is circular, made from sources of the food industry, by-products and beer waste, and will never break down into micro- or nanoplastics.
Webinar 'Unlocking the flexible packaging dilemma'
Why should the value chain for flexible plastic packaging become circular? What prevents this from happening and how can stakeholders achieve it? These questions will be central in the webinar ‘Unlocking the flexible packaging dilemma’ of The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging on the 11th of February from 14.00 – 16.00 (CET).
In search of an international market for 'Belgian' shrink films made from 50 percent recycled plastic
Valipac in Belgium, together with among others chemical group Total, Wienerberger (ceramic building materials, such as bricks), Oerlemans Plastics and plastic recycler Morssinkhof/Rymoplast, executed a demonstration project to develop circular shrink sleeves.
KIDV publishes Recycle Check for Paper and Cardboard Packaging
The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) publishes a new Recycle Check today, namely that for Paper and Cardboard Packaging.
Circopack researches the right packaging for food products
In the Circopack research project of the Belgian consortium Pack4Food and Flanders' FOOD (platform of the agri-food industry in Flanders), a scan is being developed that enables companies to make targeted and well-considered choices in food packaging.
Calculation tool for CO2 impact and costs of reusable packaging
The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) launched a tool to calculate the environmental impact and economic profitability of reusable packaging.
Launch of PackForward, the European movement for sustainable packaging
Today, PackForward is launched, the European movement for sustainable packaging. This new platform brings international parties in the field of sustainable packaging together in order to help various stakeholders in the European packaging chain make their packaging materials more sustainable.
KIDV releases The State of Sustainable Packaging
Today, the Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) releases The State of Sustainable Packaging. In this publication, the KIDV explores how the international packaging industry can use recycling and circularity to ultimately achieve intrinsic sustainability.
New design guidelines set to help deliver a circular economy for flexible packaging
A comprehensive set of guidelines to help the flexible packaging value chain design recyclable consumer packaging solutions and accelerate a circular economy was officially launched in July 2020.
Five introductory videos on sustainable packaging
The Netherlands Institute for Sustainable Packaging (KIDV) published five videos to make knowledge on sustainable packaging widely accessible. The video series offers an introduction to various aspects of sustainable packaging, from calculating environmental impact to consumer behaviour and the recovery of raw materials.