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
--- 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
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
11 Oct 2021
--- At FachPack 2021, Vermiculite Poland presented its exfoliated vermiculite powder, which serves as an explosion-proof shipping material for potentially hazardous industrial goods. The company has eight years of experience in... Read More
08 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Weetabix announced 92% of its packaging is now completely recyclable, while the company is also on track to reduce its packaging carbon footprint by 20% in the next year. Meanwhile, Holland &... Read More
01 Oct 2021
--- In packaging news this week, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay launched an industrially compostable bag for its Off The Eaten Path brand of vegetable snacks, while Alpla produced recycled detergent bottles for the Somat gel range.... Read More
30 Sep 2021
--- Ahlstrom-Munksjö has released a compostable oxygen barrier mono-material called PureBarrier made of 100% cellulose fibers. Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s PureBarrier technology is based on genuine vegetable parchment and... Read More
22 Sep 2021
--- With snack foods typically consumed on-the-go and often in small quantities, snacking habits can create an inordinate amount of environmentally damaging waste. As eco-concerns ramp up in legislation and consumer demand,... Read More
21 Sep 2021
--- Gordon Street Coffee has launched Nespresso-compatible home compostable capsules made of Solinatra, a biomaterial that breaks down as fast as a banana skin. The company maintains the capsules leave behind zero contamination... Read More
16 Sep 2021
--- Lidl GB is planning to replace all single-use fruit and vegetable plastic bags with compostable bags, allowing customers to select more environmentally sustainable packaging when shopping.
16 Sep 2021
--- PepsiCo is spearheading pep+ (“pep positive”), a refocusing of the company’s key strategic sustainability targets, including prioritizing chickpeas, plant-based proteins and whole grains, while reducing... Read More
03 Sep 2021
--- In packaging news this week, Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts unveiled a limited edition box design in celebration of Día de Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. Meanwhile, Dow CEO Jim Fitterling and LyondellBasell CEO... Read More
25 Aug 2021
--- Portable food box innovation RingPack has secured a European patent and is now ready for market entry. The packaging design is distinguished by a novel lid that converts into a handle, facilitating convenient handling and... Read More
17 Aug 2021
--- DS Smith is investigating the use of seaweed fibers in packaging applications to reduce carbon emissions associated with traditional materials like wood. The company says this is an “industry first” that will... Read More
16 Aug 2021
--- Fruit export business United Exports has developed a paper-based packaging solution for its OZblue blueberry brand, designed to meet increasingly stringent anti-plastic regulations in Mauritius.
11 Aug 2021
--- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, PackagingInsights is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this regularly updated news feed for the coronavirus information and... Read More
10 Aug 2021
--- 3D printing has revolutionized Nexe Innovations’ manufacturing and prototyping process, the company’s president Ash Guglani, tells PackagingInsights. Following Nexe Innovations’ recent compostable espresso... Read More
10 Aug 2021
--- US consumers are hungry for better recycling information, according to a Consumer Brands Association and Ipsos survey, with an increasing appetite to take matters into their own hands to make conscientious choices.... Read More
10 Aug 2021
--- US-based Novolex has acquired Vegware, a compostable foodservice packaging provider headquartered in Edinburgh, UK. The partnership aims to give Vegware additional access to the North American market. It will also broaden... Read More