Huhtamaki is investing app. EUR 7 million in its fiber packaging operations in Russia to facilitate further growth. In addition to the fast-growing Russian market the operations in Ivanteevka, near Moscow, serve the neighboring countries of Belarus and Kazakhstan, as well as the Nordic market. With the investment Huhtamaki expands and modernizes the range of egg packaging manufactured in Ivanteevka to even better match the expectations of its customers in Russia and in the Nordic markets. The additional capacity also allows Huhtamaki to continue to support the ongoing transfer from plastic egg packaging to more sustainable fiber packaging in Eastern Russia. The investment includes a state-of the art molded fiber packaging manufacturing line as well as modernization of an existing line in the Ivanteevka unit. Click read more below for additional detail.
PEFC-certified cardboard has replaced the plastic packaging around beverage can packs by Estrella Damm, a leading Spanish beverage producer, leading to big reductions in their plastic use.
The decision to completely remove the printed plastic packaging from all six, twelve and twenty-four-can packs reduces plastic use by 99 tons a year. The action is an important step in the company’s sustainability strategy.
The new packaging is made from PEFC-certified, natural and renewable fibres. Consumers benefit from the new design with rounded edges and different opening options, making it easier to carry and open.
Already last year, Estrella Damm saved more than 260 tons of plastic by replacing the plastic rings of beverage cans with rings made of 100% biodegradable, PEFC-certified cardboard. This action also extends to the company’s brands Xibeca, Voll-Damm and Bock-Damm.
With these two initiatives, Estrella Damm will save around 360 tons of plastic per year in favour of a natural, renewable and recyclable material.
The Spanish company is recognized for leading sustainability strategies, positioning itself as an example of responsibility by eliminating plastics from its products and replacing them with materials from sustainably managed forests.