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
06 Aug 2021
--- The Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act has the potential to set North America on the world stage as a “champion of composting,” according to Gary Robinson,... Read More
03 Aug 2021
--- Nexe Innovations is launching plant-based, compostable espresso pods in the US and Canada. In an independent composting study, 90 percent of the new pods broke down within 30 days – the same amount of time an apple... Read More
02 Aug 2021
--- Amcor is partnering with Israeli compostable packaging producer Tipa to locally manufacture compostable packaging in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Searching for plastic alternatives to reduce waste is a key part of the... Read More
02 Aug 2021
--- Germany-based online food-delivery service Delivery Hero is launching the Sustainable Packaging Program, an international initiative aimed at providing local restaurants with 100 percent plant-based and... Read More
30 Jul 2021
--- Compost organizations across the US are welcoming the introduction of the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act in the US House of Representatives. The COMPOST Act would... Read More
29 Jul 2021
--- Environmental sustainability is a must for cosmetic packaging, but it also has to be functional and aesthetically beautiful to offer a true alternative to conventional solutions, according to Dr. Suvi Haimi, CEO and... Read More
27 Jul 2021
--- Jefferson Enterprise Energy’s joint venture with Zume, creators of an advanced molded fiber technology for replacing single-use plastic items, has secured US$122 million bond financing from Hilltop Securities to build... Read More
26 Jul 2021
--- Tipa’s micro-perforated compostable packaging gives a longer shelf life to fresh vegetables than traditional plastic packaging, according to new research conducted by scientists at the Agricultural Research... Read More
19 Jul 2021
--- Environmental campaigners have reported the Italian government to the European Commission (EC) for passing legislation they say violates the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), which came into force recently.
16 Jul 2021
--- PackagingInsights speaks exclusively with Camvac CEO Greg Kingham about raw material availability issues conjured up by the COVID-19 and Brexit “perfect storm.” Kingham also discusses Camvac’s compliance... Read More