23 Sep 2020
--- Germany’s fast-food sector and academia have teamed up under the MakPak project to develop sustainable packaging solutions from marine macroalgae for the F&B sector. The bio-based, edible packaging is touted for... Read More
23 Sep 2020
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this daily news feed for the coronavirus information and insights you... Read More
18 Sep 2020
--- In packaging news this week, CEFLEX, the collaborative initiative of a European consortium of companies representing the entire value chain of flexible packaging, strongly recommended transitioning flexible packaging to... Read More
15 Sep 2020
--- Edible packaging is a developing space that shows promise in combating environmental crises. A novel solution to climate change and plastic pollution could be to eat the packaging that contributes so ubiquitously to these... Read More
09 Sep 2020
--- PepsiCo is trialling products encoded with invisible digital watermarks for more effective recycling. The technology is pegged as the “holy grail” that will make mechanical sorting more efficient.
07 Sep 2020
--- UK design student Holly Grounds has created instant noodle packaging manufactured from an edible and dissolvable potato starch-based film. The solution eliminates the need for single-use plastic sachets. Moreover, spices and... Read More
04 Sep 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Sous Vide Tools unveiled home-compostable food-safe vacuum pouches designed to withstand temperatures up to 85°C and store fresh produce and chilled food. Also, Baker Perkins manufactured... Read More
27 Aug 2020
--- Stora Enso will build a pilot facility for producing Cellufoam, a lightweight, fiber-based foam material for protective packaging and cushioning. Bio-based foams are renewable and recyclable and can be used in packaging,... Read More
21 Aug 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Heineken UK replaced the plastic ring on its multipack cans with cardboard alternatives, while Ardagh’s 16 oz cans featured in Adrenaline Shoc’s latest “performance... Read More
10 Aug 2020
--- AquaPak and DS Smith have completed a period of pilot trials, advancing a step closer in replacing hard-to-recycle plastics with fiber-based packaging. Now, the collaboration will begin developing practical applications... Read More
07 Aug 2020
--- The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited an upsurge in take-out delivery orders, and consequently, single-use plastic container waste. Particularly polystyrene – the material used to make Styrofoam – is experiencing a... Read More
06 Aug 2020
--- Mondi Group has issued its H1 results flagging a dip in revenue from the same period last year. This was attributed to lower average selling prices across its key paper grades, offsetting good volume growth in Corrugated... Read More
29 Jul 2020
--- European project BIOnTop has achieved “promising results” in its development of recyclable and reusable packaging. The EU-funded project is led by Aimplas, a Spanish plastics technology company. At the end of the... Read More
28 Jul 2020
--- Wellness brand Liquid I.V. has taken an eco-friendly stride by launching its clean electrolyte drink mixes in a recycled PET (rPET) carton, featuring compostable hydration sticks inside. The company’s products are... Read More
24 Jul 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Crown secured Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) approval for its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. The rigid metal packaging leader has committed to reduce its absolute Scope 1 and... Read More
17 Jul 2020
--- Sheep’s wool is entering the sustainable packaging sphere as a viable alternative to plastic and paper. The lightweight, shock-proof and compostable attributes of renewable wool make it particularly attractive to... Read More
17 Jul 2020
--- In packaging news this week, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) published industry guidance confirming the recyclability of pizza boxes, after a WestRock study revealed that grease and cheese in pizza... Read More
08 Jul 2020
--- Australia-headquartered Amcor has published results from its latest research into consumer perceptions of environmental sustainability and packaging. The proprietary insights offer an understanding of evolving preferences,... Read More
03 Jul 2020
--- In packaging news this week, Open Farm Pet Food became the first pet food participant in TerraCycle’s reusable and refillable Loop packaging platform. In select markets, consumers can purchase Open Farm Freeze-Dried... Read More
02 Jul 2020
--- UK-based absorbent food packaging specialist Sirane has developed a plastic-free salad packaging solution as part of a project with major brands in France. The salad bags are a variant of the supplier’s renowned... Read More