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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
21 Mar 2019
--- Resource management company Veolia and Nestlé have announced a partnership that aims to collect, sort and recycle plastic material, with extra emphasis on flexible plastic packaging. The collaboration will also... Read More
15 Mar 2019
--- In this week’s packaging news, Carlton & United Breweries scrapped plastic six-pack rings on its beer cans. The Australian company expects to prevent more than 25 million plastic rings entering the environment each... Read More
06 Mar 2019
--- We may be one step closer to “solving” the single-use coffee cup problem as The NextGen Consortium, convened by Closed Loop Partners, has announced the winners of the NextGen Cup Challenge. The competition was a... Read More
04 Mar 2019
--- Packaging Innovations 2019 Show Director, James Drake-Brockman, predicted that at this year’s show the sustainability debate around plastics would progress from “what needs to be done” to an evaluation of... Read More
28 Feb 2019
--- On the final day of Packaging Innovations 2019, PackagingInsights caught up with Louise Stevens, Head of Circular Economy at Innocent Drinks, to discuss how a company founded on “mindful” ideals is working to... Read More
08 Feb 2019
--- Aseptic packaging supplier SIG is expanding its Asia presence with a new Tech Centre in Suzhou, China. Plant-based ingredients company Roquette has developed two new products in its Stabilys EVO special paper and coated... Read More
06 Feb 2019
--- Arla Oy has become the first company in Finland to use renewable, wood-based bioplastics for the thin plastic film necessary in gable top, paperboard cartons for milk, yogurt and cooking products, in collaboration with UPM... Read More
06 Feb 2019
--- Nestlé has identified several plastic material types that it will avoid using in new product packaging and immediately begin phasing out from existing packaging. The FMCG giant has determined that effective recycling... Read More
18 Jan 2019
--- Last year’s announcement by the European Commission that several single-use plastic products will be banned has highlighted the need for alternative, more sustainable options. In this space, Omnes, a Greek non-profit,... Read More
08 Jan 2019
--- Packaging trends in 2018 were dominated by sustainability action, largely fueled by rising anti-plastic sentiment. It was a year that saw widespread bans on single-use plastic items, the announcement of The New Plastics... Read More
04 Jan 2019
--- Bioplastic innovators Bio-On and Italian fruit producers Rivoira have signed a strategic agreement to develop new bioplastic materials made from fruit and vegetable waste for the packaging of fresh fruits and vegetables. The... Read More
21 Dec 2018
--- This week in packaging news, the UK government unveiled plans for a nationwide deposit-return scheme, which is set to launch in 2023. Sustainability action was widespread and exemplified by Stora Enso’s new partnership... Read More
12 Dec 2018
--- The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is driving forward the development of food packaging that is less damaging to the environment by collaborating on a project to cut plastic pollution. The collaboration effort will... Read More
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