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The New Era of Sustainable Packaging: Cartons Can Be Recycled Over 25 Times!

The lifespan of a recycled carton is expected to be much shorter than it is. In fact, the latest study conducted by Graz University of Technology disproves the widely believed mythos. The recyclability of fiber-based packaging materials, such as paper, cardboard, cartons and folding boxes does not amount to only 4 to 7 recycling cycles. On the contrary, cartons can be recycled at least 25 times without losing their material integrity. This mind-blowing finding opens new eco-friendly opportunities for the packaging industry.

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Sustainable packaging myths: There is no one-size-fits-all solution

Leyla Acaroglu is a leading sustainability strategist and an expert in life cycle and systems thinking in design, production and consumption. Her TED Talk has been watched by more than one million people. In this interview, she shares her insights about better ways to design packaging and about the most common sustainable packaging myths.

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Sustainability is The Future: “Sustainable Media Institute“ Was Founded Recently

Sustainability is not a mere green buzzword: The emerging trend of sustainability which is also one of the main topics at the oncoming drupa 2024 is transforming not only the printing and packaging sectors but also restructuring educational organizations. Responding to the environmental challenges and the changing consumer behaviour, Hochschule der Medien established a brand-new institute on university grounds named “Sustainable Media Institute“.

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Bacteria-Killing Packaging

With the bacteria-killing wings of insects like dragonflies or cicadas as foundation and inspiration, researchers have created an antibacterial texture to apply to food packaging to extend shelf life and reduce food waste. The ultimate goal is to use it in medicine, for example for implants, as well.

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r[h]eingin and Achilles Join Forces to Develop Packaging as Part of PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION’s Highlight Project

At PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION 2022, the practical knowledge in classic print communication and digital strategies will be showcased via several special highlight projects. Brand partners will share their know-how live at the trade show. In the run-up to the upcoming congress trade show, drupa presents each highlight project individually. Join us on the journey into the print cosmos of cross-channel marketing!

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