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22 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, DuPont unveiled its new DuPont Liveo Pharma Bottle Closures for sealing threaded glass and plastic bottles and containers. Also, BillerudKorsnäs released an upgraded version of its Pure... Read More
22 Oct 2021
--- Plant-based meat brand Charley St is launching its chorizo and bolognese alternatives in industrially compostable pouches. “Reducing the consumption of animal-based protein is well understood to reduce carbon... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Coca-Cola is unveiling a fully plant-based PET (bPET) bottle prototype, excluding the cap and label. The beverage giant has produced a limited run of 900 bottles, confirming the prototypes are recyclable within existing... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Nextek’s Nextloopp project for converting post-consumer polypropylene (PP) into food-grade packaging through mechanical recycling has revealed the results of its tracer-based sorting trials, achieving a 99.9% sorting... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Mondi has equipped French Group LSDH’s Les Crudettes salads with functional barrier paper packaging made from 95% fiber, replacing its previous plastic bags with a solution recyclable in France. According to Mondi, the... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s and Starbucks are committing an additional US$10 million to the NextGen Consortium, an initiative aiming to improve environmental sustainability standards in the foodservice industry. Founded by investment... Read More
21 Oct 2021
--- Researchers at the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Thailand have developed a polylactic acid (PLA) composite pineapple leaf fiber biopolymer. The composite could help meet the growing demand for... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Researchers in Saudi Arabia have pioneered a simple surface treatment for traditional jute storage bags, preventing moisture-induced damage to stored grains. The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- The foodservice sector has experienced unprecedented demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, with one in three global consumers increasing their home delivery use, according to Innova Market Insights. Packaging producers have... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- Wendy’s is partnering with Berry Global and LyondellBasell to transition a selection of the fast-food restaurant’s plastic-lined paper cups to single-substrate, clear plastic cups for drinks. The clear plastic... Read More
20 Oct 2021
--- DS Smith has used its Circular Design Metrics (CDM) for the first time to design and manufacture fiber-based packaging for a limited edition beer collection brewed with surplus bread. The COP26 initiative led by Toast Ale... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Astellas Pharma has begun using sugarcane-derived polyethylene as 50% of its raw material for creating pharmaceutical blister packs. The company says the move represents “the world’s first use” of biomass... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Coca-Cola is joining forces with Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and Finnish forest-based bioeconomy company UPM to convert upcycled biomass to plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG) on a commercial scale. Next to... Read More
19 Oct 2021
--- Coveris is converting a “potentially revolutionary” new paper into flexible packaging for dry foods to meet growing demand for recyclable alternatives to plastic-based solutions. Notably, the material’s... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- Mondi is equipping Finnish premium dog food brand Hau-Hau Champion with a polyethylene (PE) bag, which can be recycled in plastic recycling streams. The mono-material packaging replaces unrecyclable plastic packs while... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- McDonald’s waste paper cups will be recycled into toilet paper as part of the fast-food chain’s partnership with Swedish hygiene product producer Essity. The project is estimated to save up to 12,000 tons of... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has launched a public information campaign to increase awareness around the recyclability of plastic milk jugs. The “Recycle the Jug” campaign is debuting a new... Read More
18 Oct 2021
--- Indian chocolate bar brand Kocoatrait is exceeding the requirements of the country’s mandated Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme by enabling consumers to return their fiber-based bar wrappers directly to the... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- Molson Coors Serbian plant run by its subsidiary Apatinska Pivara Apatin has invested in a KHS Innofill Can DVD can filler and revamped two glass lines. Apatinska Pivara Apatin has used KHS-engineered technology by KHS for... Read More
15 Oct 2021
--- Cameroonian authorities have intercepted a smuggling operation attempting to bring illegal non-biodegradable plastics into the country. Greenpeace Africa highlights the incident as an example of corruption impeding efforts... Read More
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