Huhtamaki, a global sustainable packaging solutions provider, started an exclusive partnership with one of the largest coffee brands, Nespresso, in early 2021 to innovate a sustainable home-compostable paper-based coffee capsule.

Plastic packaging materials such as fossil-based foams seem increasingly outdated in a society that is striving to reduce plastic usage and waste and move towards renewable materials.

Researchers from the Digital Cellulose Center have developed a paper supercapacitor that can store renewable energy on a large scale. In the future, the energy storage device could be used in the construction of buildings to store energy on-site sustainably as well as insulate it.

With a flurry of announcements by companies launching 100% recyclable water-resistant paper for packaging, we look at how this could transform the packaging industry.

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