15 May 2019
--- More than half of the discarded packaging littering UK beaches comes from just a handful of global brands – with Coca-Cola and PepsiCo leading the pack. This is according to findings from conservation charity Surfers... 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
03 May 2019
--- This summer, Coca-Cola will give consumers the chance to win more than 150,000 exclusive prizes by using their mobile phones to scan the “Sip & Scan” icon on cans and bottles of ice-cold Coke, Coke Zero Sugar... Read More
30 Apr 2019
--- Government initiatives around food safety, pressures to reduce plastic packaging waste and high rates of adulteration in the alcohol market are some of the key factors driving expansion in the aseptic packaging market in... Read More
30 Apr 2019
--- An inventor from the Republic of North Macedonia has designed and patented a lightweight sleeve which can be applied to the top of beverage cans to significantly increase hygiene levels. Patented as “Protective foil of... Read More
29 Apr 2019
--- UK-based WDS Group is joining Dutch company Lightweight Containers in a closed-loop recycling program for its PET beer kegs, KeyKegs. The program was initially launched as a pilot scheme, limited to the London area, in... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging specialist PET Engineering has launched a new bottling solution that allows manufacturers to produce multiple formats and aesthetic differentiations without the need for a new mold.... Read More
18 Apr 2019
--- New lifestyle tea brand OFFBLAK has launched in the UK with packaging designed by London-based agency & SMITH. Looking to “redefine the tea category,” OFFBLAK targets Gen Z and Millennials and encourages the... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- Starbucks has partnered with UK environmental charity Hubbub to launch a £1m (US$1.3m) fund that will spearhead cup recycling initiatives in the UK. The grants to be given range from £50,000 (US$65,600) to... Read More
15 Apr 2019
--- In a £16 million (US$21 million) move, plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap are to be removed from multipacks of Diageo’s Guinness, Harp and Smithwick’s beers. In its place comes 100 percent recyclable and... Read More
12 Apr 2019
--- SIG has received recognition in the EU as a supplier of the industry’s first aseptic carton packs manufactured with foil certified to the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative (ASI) standard at the corporate level, together... Read More
09 Apr 2019
--- Israeli start-up Ripples has created a device that prints messages and images onto beer, coffee and other foam-topped beverages using ink made from natural extracts. The Ripple Maker device is touted as an ingenious brand... 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
04 Apr 2019
--- The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) has determined that the most eco-friendly coffee packaging is the stand-up flexible plastic pouch. Tested across six Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), flexible pouches demonstrated more... Read More
04 Apr 2019
--- One of the challenges faced by LG Electronics when designing its automated beer-making Homebrew Machine was determining the right packaging for its base ingredients. Through its partnership with Muntons Malt and Rapak... Read More
03 Apr 2019
--- Soft drink manufacturer Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) is redesigning its Ribena blackcurrant-flavored fruit drink 500 ml bottles, with sustainability in mind. After conducting an in-depth agency pitch process that began in... 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
21 Mar 2019
--- At the Pro2pac show in London, March 17-20, which was located alongside the International Food & Drink Event (IFE), certain beverage packaging trends became clear, such as connectivity, artistic designs and a move away... Read More
20 Mar 2019
--- Hi-Cone, a manufacturer of ring carriers for the beverage industry, has become the first non-branded company to partner with TerraCycle. According to the British Plastics Federation (BPF), 99 percent of local authorities in... Read More