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14 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Canada announced its intention to ban “harmful” single-use plastics by as early as 2021. The initiative is modelled on the EU’s Single-Use Plastic Directive and aims to combat... 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
29 May 2019
--- In response to the rapid growth of restaurants offering food delivery and contracting with third-party food delivery services, US-based Southern Champion Tray has launched a sustainable solid bleached board (SBS) paperboard,... 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
24 May 2019
--- Denmark-based Sprout has introduced a new patented and eco-friendly spoon for the “drink-to-go-market” as the pressure to phase out single-use cutlery heats up. Coined the Sprout Spoon, the 100 percent... 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
10 May 2019
--- Throwaway culture can be defined as society’s way of living based on the excessive production, consumption and disposal of goods, according to environmental group, Zero Waste Europe. Consumer education around the... 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
03 May 2019
--- Reusability, if done right, is contrary to the most pervasive symptoms of the waste crisis – single-use and disposability. Perfecting reusable solutions for packaging would target the waste problem at its core, instead... 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
26 Apr 2019
--- US-based technology company Digimarc announced its commitment to improving the reliability and efficiency of sorting plastic waste by signing the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment,... 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
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
05 Apr 2019
--- Starbucks is doing away with the conventional mode of serving beverages and trialing “greener” compostable cups and strawless lids, alongside the development of a new app that allows customers to digitally trace... 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
--- Global digital printing company Xeikon has partnered with paper products manufacturer Kotkamills Oy to deliver the “next generation” of sustainable food packaging printed with Xeikon dry toner digital technology.... Read More
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