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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
15 Apr 2019
--- UK-based iced drinks company Polar Krush has developed a 100 percent biodegradable spoon straw made entirely from paper, that the company says may replace the millions of traditional plastic straws they distribute annually.... 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
26 Mar 2019
--- As the drive for more sustainable packaging has intensified, the demand for black plastics is ebbing away. Despite the relative cost-effectiveness and shelf-appeal of black plastics in applications such as ready meals, they... Read More
26 Mar 2019
--- Lost Sheep Coffee is launching its single origin coffee in plant-based capsules that are certified biodegradable, compostable and airtight for freshness. Until recently, the shelf-life of compostable capsules was short as... Read More
25 Mar 2019
--- New research from the University of Borås, Sweden, has created edible, bioplastic films and 3D objects from fruit waste. Veronika Bátori, who recently received her doctorate, investigated the use of fruit waste... 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
01 Mar 2019
--- Sweden-based AR Packaging has launched the market’s first gas-tight pressed board tray packaging for chilled foods in a bid to replace plastic trays. With sustainability in mind, the company employed the expertise in... Read More
20 Feb 2019
--- With Packaging Innovations 2019 in Birmingham only a week away, PackagingInsights speaks to Rob Thompson, Packaging Technologist at Co-op, about the UK supermarket’s endeavors to drive sustainable change within the... 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
--- 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
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
02 Jan 2019
--- Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has joined the international Think Beyond Plastic’s User Facility Network as an R&D partner. Its role will be to support the New Plastic Economy Innovation Center’s... Read More
21 Dec 2018
--- European Plastic Converters (EuPC) and European Bioplastics (EUBP) have vocalized concerns over the specifics of the EU’s provisional agreement to ban 10 types of single-use plastic items as part of its new Plastics... 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
06 Dec 2018
--- Total Corbion – a collaborative venture between Total and Corbion – has launched a new 75,000 tons per year PLA (polylactic acid) bioplastics manufacturing plant based in Rayong, Thailand. The facility produces... Read More
05 Dec 2018
--- Stora Enso and Sulapac have teamed up with the aim of producing renewable and biodegradable straws on an “industrial scale.” The straws are based on Sulapac’s biocomposite material – made of wood and... Read More
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