Sustainability Blog

Strategies, branding, brand management, sustainability and new materials, new solutions and concepts, interesting facts about recycling. As a pioneer in the DACH region, we have been intensively committed to sustainability since 2008 and would like to motivate and support companies in this endeavor. Here we inform you with background stories, best cases and analyses on the topic.

"No one finds it pleasant to read legislative texts".

How do the requirements for the registration and labeling of packaging in Germany differ from those in France, Bulgaria or the USA? Pacoon has now…

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End for packaging waste?

The circular economy is getting closer. Since the beginning of the year, Germany has made reusable packaging compulsory by law for take-away…

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How artificial intelligence should improve the use of recycled plastics

Only just under half of the plastic waste generated by packaging in Germany is recycled - and the recycling rate is stagnating. However, the reuse of…

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Food: Used instead of wasted

Pacoon Managing Director Peter Désilets describes the five key levers for how packaging can promote food shelf life.

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How packaging works against food waste

Harvested. Produced. Packed. Sold. Thrown away. Around one-third of the food produced worldwide never makes it to the consumer's palate for many…

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What we are doing in the packaging sector to do more for the climate

When considering the climate impact of packaging, there are many factors that arise throughout the entire supply chain. The Kyoto Protocol also refers…

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What climate protection and packaging have to do with each other

At first glance, the direct effect of packaging on the climate crisis seems rather small. But it is the functions of packaging that reveal the real…

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How the packaging industry escapes the shortage of raw materials

Whether it's fossil-based or bio-based packaging: Producers are currently suffering badly from broken supply chains, exorbitant costs or simply…

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Is inflation stopping the trend toward sustainable packaging?

Consumers who are primarily concerned with the price of products, raw materials that are becoming more expensive and more difficult to obtain on the…

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"Price is not the most important criterion for bioplastics"

The quantities and usage of bioplastics as alternative packaging materials are still manageable so far, but thanks to the efforts of large…

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Mushroom instead of Styrofoam, plants instead of plastic: the fascinating world of bioplastics

Mushrooms instead of Styrofoam, coffee capsules with paper lids, organic plastics from the farm: something is happening in the alternatives to…

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Current developments in sustainable packaging - by Peter Désilets

Since 2018, the entire packaging industry has been on the move - stirred up by the new Packaging Law. But it is not only the legal requirements and…

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The best packaging is different every time

Why innovation in packaging matters more than beliefs and why packaging-free doesn't always have to be sustainable.

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Here's how to improve reuse rates through design and digital technologies

In terms of their environmental footprint, reusable packaging performs better than single-use deposit systems. However, they have only been able to…

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Well packaged, better taste

How well do sustainable packaging and food safety actually get along? Can the desire to use as few and as environmentally friendly materials as…

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How packaging can be renewed for more sustainability

Companies can use many strategies to make their packaging more sustainable. Reuse is one way. Renewing the design and switching to renewable raw…

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The difficult path to smart packaging

Packaging should protect the goods until they arrive at their destination. At the point of sale (POS), however, the requirements profile shifts: here,…

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Sustainable packaging - from entry to successful transition

10 steps to help your company tackle the shift to more sustainable packaging

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Roadmap for more sustainable packaging - the 100% solution for more sustainable packaging does not exist

Sustainable and available - how to choose the right packaging

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PACOON presents the virtual experience of reusable packaging at ProSweets Cologne 2022

We weren't quite sure in the last few weeks, but the 'GO' really did come officially. It will take place - the ProSweets Cologne 2022 and we are…

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The analysis as the basis for your next steps

You want to find the most sustainable packaging for your product and developing a sustainability strategy is your goal?

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Reusable is the next game changer in packaging

Recycling was just one stop on the wish list of many consumers and companies for more sustainable packaging. In the interview, PACOON Managing…

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Save costs through total cost optimization

There is no doubt that the sustainability aspect of packaging has rapidly increased in relevance. This development is not a trend, but an essential…

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9 factors that speak for fiber-based packaging

The future belongs to "fiber", for this we see 9 dominant factors that make fiber-based packaging the winner in many packaging applications.

  1. The…
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Cyrcol - the new international reuse system from PACOON

Cyrcol describes a new cross-sector reusable concept. This is intended to correct existing errors in the current reusable system and create a much…

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Six things you should know about the CYRCOL returnable packaging system

Packaging does not have to lose its value once it has been opened. Together with partners, PACOON has developed a reusable system for packaging that…

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The waste hierarchy and our strategy of 10 R

The 10 R's of sustainability in packaging helps define your sustainability strategy. These think the legal waste hierarchy further and take into…

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Standing out from the competition with innovations

Innovation is evolution - therefore not a freestyle, but a duty for every company.

Adaptation to what is happening to us and what still awaits us.…

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Find the right packaging through material research

The variety of materials for sustainable packaging has increased steadily in recent years and will continue to grow in the coming years. With our…

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Understanding the recyclability of your packaging through checks

A functioning circular economy is the answer to the finite nature of many resources, it is also an answer to the need to reduce the energy demand of…

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How Growth is Managed and Promoted in Sustainability - EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance

With the EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance, there is now a classification system for sustainable business. Anyone who wants to invest in…

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