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14 Nov 2019
--- Biodegradable materials developer Danimer Scientific has collaborated with food packaging manufacturer Genpak to develop a new line of biodegradable food containers, coined GenZero. Featuring its signature plant-based... Read More
13 Nov 2019
--- Unilever brand Hellmann’s is teaming up with food delivery service Just Eat to trial a range of condiments in Notpla’s seaweed-based biodegradable sauce sachets. This attempt to tackle plastic pollution across... Read More
12 Nov 2019
--- Using less material, improving recyclability and employing renewable raw materials are the priorities in film packaging specialist Südpack’s sustainability strategy. The German supplier showcased its latest... Read More
24 Oct 2019
--- Pizza lovers have long accepted the fact that round pizza pies are served in square boxes. Fast food giant Pizza Hut is challenging this tradition with its limited-time launch of circular pizza boxes at one of its locations... Read More
24 Oct 2019
--- PulPac, a patented technology that 3D-molds cellulose into strong and stable paper packs of any shape, is working with clients to set up production capabilities in Europe and the US as part of its quest for global... Read More
21 Oct 2019
--- Greiner Packaging, a prominent European plastic packaging manufacturer, is offering increasingly circular solutions to its customers, including more sustainable cardboard-plastic tear-off combinations, recycled PET (rPET)... Read More
17 Oct 2019
--- Cellulose films specialist Futamura has launched NatureFlex 30NVO, an ovenable grade film made from its compostable NatureFlex material. NatureFlex 30NVO is made from renewable wood pulp sourced from responsibly managed... Read More
04 Oct 2019
--- In industry news this week, materials science company Dow announced the development of a new resin made with 70 percent recycled plastic, called Dow Agility CE. The solution is the first post-consumer recycled (PCR) product... Read More
01 Oct 2019
--- Packaging trays made from BillerudKorsnäs’ FibreForm paper have up to 71 percent less global warming impact compared to trays made of only plastic. This is according to a life cycle assessment (LCA) performed by... Read More
26 Sep 2019
--- Marketed as the “first and largest zero-waste lifestyle shop,” Package Free has announced a US$4.5 million seed round led by Primary Venture Partners to grow the brand and begin manufacturing its own sustainable... Read More
24 Sep 2019
--- MarinaTex, a bioplastic made from fish waste, is the UK national winner of the James Dyson Award and could provide an environmentally-friendly alternative to single-use plastics. The James Dyson Award is an international... Read More
19 Sep 2019
--- Concern about the potential health implications of microplastics in food and drinks is rising, and for a good reason. A study published by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) estimates that more than... Read More
19 Sep 2019
--- The drive for increased environmental sustainability in packaging was once again top of the agenda at Packaging Innovations in London, UK. Private and public concern for the rising tide of global plastic pollution has... Read More
13 Sep 2019
--- Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Veolia UK & Ireland, Richard Kirkman, says that Veolia is ready and able to invest in the supply of recycled plastics, once the manufacturing demand is there. Speaking to... Read More
04 Sep 2019
--- Chemical corporations BASF and Japan’s DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction... Read More
21 Aug 2019
--- Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has revealed how a “secret recipe” to encourage Black Soldier Flies to mate can help tackle food waste. Working with Canberra-based start-up Goterra,... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- This week in industry news, Aldi announced that it will trial cardboard skin packs for its steak products across 380 UK stores from September. The supermarket indicates that the cardboard reduces the amount of plastic used... Read More
16 Aug 2019
--- US agricultural technology firm Cambridge Crops has raised US$4 million in seed funding for a food preservation solution made from silk. Using just salt and water, Cambridge Crops uses natural silk proteins to create a... Read More
14 Aug 2019
--- Coca-Cola bottled water brand DASANI has announced a series of landmark sustainability moves, including the introduction of the HybridBottle. The HybridBottle is Coca-Cola’s first US pack to be made with a mix of 50... Read More
09 Aug 2019
--- This week in packaging, Ampacet introduced a metal detectable masterbatch for plastic, 1000818-E, that aids in the detection of plastic containments. The masterbatch can result in enhanced food safety and minimized food... Read More
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