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18 Jun 2019
--- Dutch supermarket Jumbo is relaunching its 1-liter bottle of fresh orange juice in a 75 percent rPET and 25 percent bio-based plastic bottle. The bottle cap is made of 100 percent transparent and recyclable HDPE. The new,... Read More
04 Jun 2019
--- The number of brands using green polyethylene, produced by Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem, has surpassed 150 worldwide. Made from sugarcane, Braskem’s green plastic “I’m green” was reportedly... Read More
30 May 2019
--- Imagine a packaging material that can lower carbon emissions, reduce plastic litter, cut food waste and improve gut health when eaten, while being very much affordable. That is what UK packaging designer, Jayne Cunningham,... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Rolf Stangl, CEO of SIG, a global leader in aseptic packaging solutions, has stressed that circular economies must go beyond minimizing environmental damage and find ways to actively give back to the planet. He believes... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Israeli company Mushroom Benefit Ltd has launched a new line of Cuisine Bags that offer a plant-based, clean-label alternative to traditional powdered soup stocks. The patent-pending Cuisine Bags seek to disrupt the soup,... Read More
23 May 2019
--- UK supermarket Waitrose & Partners has launched an Italian ready meal range in new fiber-based trays from Finnish food packaging supplier Huhtamaki. The new trays – called Fresh – are microwaveable and... Read More
17 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Mondelēz International reduced its packaging by 59,600 tons meaning it is on track to eliminate 65,000 tons by 2020, according to a 2018 Impact Progress Report. In biodegradable packaging news, online... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Renewable packaging specialist Stora Enso is readying to launch a new paperboard which can be used to produce paper cups for hot and cold drinks, as well as ice cream, without the need for a traditional plastic coating... Read More
10 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Coca-Cola launched its Signature Mixers in retro Hutchinson glass bottles in a nod to the silhouette of the first ever Coca-Cola bottle. With the demand for paper-based packaging on the rise, Smurfit... Read More
02 May 2019
--- A UK study has found that biodegradable and compostable plastic bags are still capable of carrying full loads of shopping after being exposed to the natural environment for three years. The study, conducted by Imogen E.... Read More
01 May 2019
--- The NanoPack project has reported significant advancements in the shelf-life and quality extension of a range of foods when packaged in nano-active materials. Funded by the EU Horizon 2020 scheme, the project aims to... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- Kaneka Americas Holding has created a new Biopolymers Division based in Houston, US. The division will produce Kaneka’s biodegradable polymer PHBH, which is a plant-based product that is touted as offering both... Read More
19 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, DS Smith sold two of its European packaging businesses to US-based International Paper for a reported US$71.2 million. DS Smith says the transaction will help secure European Commission (EC) approval... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- The quest to keep plastic out of landfills and simultaneously satisfy the needs of the food industry is filled with obstacles. Researchers from The Ohio State University have developed a biodegradable plastic with both... Read More
10 Apr 2019
--- Seattle-based start-up StixFresh has developed a sticker that can keep fruit and vegetables fresh for up to two weeks longer than usual. When applied to the fruit, the all-natural compound contained on the sticker creates a... Read More
05 Apr 2019
--- This week in packaging, ALDI became the latest supermarket chain to introduce ambitious sustainability goals. By 2025, 100 percent of ALDI packaging, including plastic packaging, will be reusable, recyclable or compostable.... Read More
04 Apr 2019
--- Paper packaging specialist BillerudKorsnäs and plastic packaging innovator ALPLA have partnered on a groundbreaking project to develop a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle. The joint venture will be formed... Read More
27 Mar 2019
--- Jos Harrison, Global Design Leader for Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a global consumer health, hygiene and home company, claims that responsible packaging is now a key driver in product purchasing decisions and that CPGs must act... Read More
27 Mar 2019
--- The southern hemisphere’s biggest packaging show, AUSPACK 2019, is underway in Melbourne, Australia. The event is sold out and boasts its largest floor space ever. Highlights of the show, which is live between 26-29... Read More
22 Mar 2019
--- Sealed Air Corporation is increasing production in plant-based packaging for food applications. The company is investing in capacity at its Simpsonville, US, facility, which will be the first in the US to produce materials... Read More
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