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18 Jul 2019
--- Finnish paper-based packaging specialist Huhtamaki has launched a new compostable Bioware Impresso double-walled hot cup. Adding to Huhtamaki’s existing Bioware compostable range, this new cup in a mixed sleeve of... Read More
28 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Amcor entered into a US$394 million agreement with investment firm Kohlberg & Company for the sale of three former Bemis flexible packaging plants in the UK and Ireland. The divestment was... Read More
27 Jun 2019
--- Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in 3D printing with a wood-based ink in a way that mimics the unique “ultrastructure” of wood. By emulating the natural cellular... Read More
21 Jun 2019
--- Glass packaging supplier Encirc announced that is building the “world’s first” intelligent glass line at its Cheshire site, UK. Part of the Vidrala Group, Encirc will use Industry 4.0 technology to... Read More
20 Jun 2019
--- Scientists at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania have created a transparent, biodegradable plastic which decays in a compost bin within a couple of years. The bioplastic is made from cellulose – the... Read More
14 Jun 2019
--- This week in packaging, Canada announced its intention to ban “harmful” single-use plastics by as early as 2021. The initiative is modelled on the EU’s Single-Use Plastic Directive and aims to combat... Read More
30 May 2019
--- Imagine a packaging material that can lower carbon emissions, reduce plastic litter, cut food waste and improve gut health when eaten, while being very much affordable. That is what UK packaging designer, Jayne Cunningham,... Read More
29 May 2019
--- In response to the rapid growth of restaurants offering food delivery and contracting with third-party food delivery services, US-based Southern Champion Tray has launched a sustainable solid bleached board (SBS) paperboard,... Read More
28 May 2019
--- Israeli company Mushroom Benefit Ltd has launched a new line of Cuisine Bags that offer a plant-based, clean-label alternative to traditional powdered soup stocks. The patent-pending Cuisine Bags seek to disrupt the soup,... Read More
24 May 2019
--- Denmark-based Sprout has introduced a new patented and eco-friendly spoon for the “drink-to-go-market” as the pressure to phase out single-use cutlery heats up. Coined the Sprout Spoon, the 100 percent... Read More
23 May 2019
--- UK supermarket Waitrose & Partners has launched an Italian ready meal range in new fiber-based trays from Finnish food packaging supplier Huhtamaki. The new trays – called Fresh – are microwaveable and... Read More
17 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Mondelēz International reduced its packaging by 59,600 tons meaning it is on track to eliminate 65,000 tons by 2020, according to a 2018 Impact Progress Report. In biodegradable packaging news, online... Read More
10 May 2019
--- Throwaway culture can be defined as society’s way of living based on the excessive production, consumption and disposal of goods, according to environmental group, Zero Waste Europe. Consumer education around the... Read More
10 May 2019
--- This week in packaging, Coca-Cola launched its Signature Mixers in retro Hutchinson glass bottles in a nod to the silhouette of the first ever Coca-Cola bottle. With the demand for paper-based packaging on the rise, Smurfit... Read More
03 May 2019
--- Reusability, if done right, is contrary to the most pervasive symptoms of the waste crisis – single-use and disposability. Perfecting reusable solutions for packaging would target the waste problem at its core, instead... Read More
02 May 2019
--- A UK study has found that biodegradable and compostable plastic bags are still capable of carrying full loads of shopping after being exposed to the natural environment for three years. The study, conducted by Imogen E.... Read More
26 Apr 2019
--- US-based technology company Digimarc announced its commitment to improving the reliability and efficiency of sorting plastic waste by signing the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment,... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- Kaneka Americas Holding has created a new Biopolymers Division based in Houston, US. The division will produce Kaneka’s biodegradable polymer PHBH, which is a plant-based product that is touted as offering both... Read More
16 Apr 2019
--- The quest to keep plastic out of landfills and simultaneously satisfy the needs of the food industry is filled with obstacles. Researchers from The Ohio State University have developed a biodegradable plastic with both... 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
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